Careers: Rohan Jayawardana, Sommelier at Gili Lankanfushi

Rohan Jayawardana, 42, the sommelier at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives takes us through what it is like to be a sommelier at a resort and takes us on a journey through the wine cellar and its contents. HM: What is it is like to be a sommelier at the resort? RJ:  My aim is to see […]

GM’s View: Brad Calder of Hurawalhi and Kudadoo

As the cluster general manager of Hurawalhi Island Resort and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, two of the most exclusive resorts in the Maldives, Brad Calder is counted as one of the most experienced men in his business here in the archipelago. Before his arrival in the Maldives, Calder worked at one of London’s most exclusive […]

Meet Emily Mundy of the Olive Ridley Project

To mark World Ocean Day on June 8, Hotelier Maldives interviewed Emily Mundy who is a marine biologist with the Olive Ridley Project. She works for Kuredu Island Resort & Spa set on the teardrop island in the Lhaviyani atoll, surrounded by azure lagoons and cobalt Indian Ocean. With 50 dive sites just beyond the […]

Meeting Raffles Maldives Marine Biologist on World Ocean Day

To celebrate World Ocean Day on 8 June, Hotelier Maldives spoke to Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s resident marine biologist Giulia Pellizzato, 30, originally from Italy who has been based in the Maldives since January 2019. Her favourite marine animals are sea turtles, although she dreams about humpback whales. Working as a resident marine biologist at Raffles […]

Meet Ahmed ‘Handhu’ Rasheed: JW Marriott’s New Director of Guest Services

Ahmed Rasheed, known as Handhu, has recently been promoted to Director of Guest Services at JW Marriott Maldives. In these post-Covid times, he has been embracing the challenges that the pandemic has brought and dealing with managing staff and services offered by the resort. Hotelier Maldives caught up with him to find out his thoughts […]

Careers: Mariyam Nazeeha, Airport Team Leader at Radisson Blu Maldives

Maziyam ‘Nazy’ Nazeeha is the airport team leader at Radisson Blu Maldives. Her high standards and regard for guests rest on working together as a team. As a woman hotelier in hospitality, she has gained confidence. She hopes her story will inspire other women in the Maldives to aspire for a career in this sector. […]

A Day in the Life of Yuki Matsutori

Yuki Matsutori began her hospitality career in 2009 at her home country Japan. She always had a strong passion to meet new people and experience the world outside Japan. In 2011, she moved to Maldives with an opportunity to work with Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. She started her international hospitality career with Taj Exotica […]

Maldives Fitness Trainer to the Stars Shares Her Secrets

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day today, read on the journey of an inspiring woman from the Maldives, a fitness trainer proving that dreams do come true- big or small, male or female. Kai is a fitness trainer from the Maldives who helps celebrities keep in shape and improve their fitness. Based in Male, […]

Young Hotelier: Aminath Hameed, Commis One Pastry Chef at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Hotelier Maldives: What inspired you to become a pastry chef? What initially attracted you to work in hospitality? Aminath Hameed: Back in 2012, just out of interest I decided to take cake decorating classes, while I was working as a corporate sales officer in Ooredoo Maldives. Slowly it became an online cake shop and I […]

Ibrahim Rasheed Moosa, Engineering Manager, Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa

A proud native from B. Thulhaadhoo, the island famous for its lacquer work, with his own family involved in the craft, Ibrahim Rasheed Moosa started in the field of Engineering 10 years ago. Currently, he is the Engineering Manager of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. With extensive experience carrying out projects at the […]

Faiz Idrees, Executive Chef of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Faiz Idrees is a charming, fun loving man full of positive energy. He is the incredible talent behind the delightful food served at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu by Coco Collection. Before joining as the Executive Chef at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu by Coco Collection, Faiz worked for Club Med for 26 years. Within his long […]

A Recipe for Success: Jean-Pierre ‘JP’ Tennant, Food and Beverage Manager, Constance Halaveli

Growing up as an island boy in the serene country of Mauritius, Jean-Pierre ‘JP’ Tennant did not foresee himself working in hospitality. It all took a spin when he made a visit to his hometown during a study break, while pursuing an engineering career in Australia. JP was lured into the fascinating and dynamic hospitality […]