Choris Rusdiana

Women In Hospitality: Choris Rusdiana

Choris Rusdiana is the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa. With managerial F&B experience in Muscat, Oman and Bali, Indonesia, Choirs brought her rich expertise to the Le Méridien Maldives pre-opening team. Hotelier Maldives sat down with Choris to discuss her career, responsibilities, and advice for young women pursuing […]

Martina Crkonova

Wellness Wisdom: Martina Crkonova, Master Wellness Trainer

Martina Crkonova is a passionate holistic health educator with a mission to empower others to care for themselves to reclaim their health and joy. She is deeply interested in traditional Chinese medicine, with over 27 years of experience in integrative and TCM medicine and 15 years as a therapeutic instructor and trainer. Martina worked as […]

Ronando Anievas Ramos

Chef of the Month: Ronando Anievas Ramos

Ronando Anievas Ramos is a Sous Chef of Japanese Cuisine at Le Méridien Maldives Maldives Resort & Spa Growing up in a small town near Manila in the northern part of the Philippines, Ronando didn’t have an interest in the culinary profession. When leaving school, his sole goal was to earn money to help support his […]

JW Garden Maldives

A Day in the Life of the Herb Gardeners at JW Marriott Maldives

The JW Garden at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is not just a garden but a passion project born from the hard work and dedication of Mohamed Rilwan, the resort’s Laundry Manager and Abdullah Ibrahim the herb gardener. The duo played a crucial role in the development of the JW Garden. Together they cleared […]

Seema Rana Maldives

Wellness Wisdom: Seema Rana, Wellness Mentor

Seema Rana is the Wellness Mentor at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort. For nine years, she has worked in the hospitality industry, providing wellness services, including yoga, meditation guidance, crystal healing and singing bowl therapy, among others. Hotelier Maldives sat down with Seema to discuss her career, relationship to wellness and wellness opportunities in the Maldives. […]

Constance Chang, W Maldives

Women in Hospitality: Constance Chang

Constance Chang is the director of Sales & Marketing at W Maldives. She has over a decade of experience in luxury and lifestyle hospitality. Hotelier Maldives sat down with Constance to discuss her career and the future of luxury hospitality. HM: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your career?  CC: Yes […]

David Saria Maldives

Chef of the Month: David Saria

David Saria is the head baker at Niyama Private Islands Maldives David Saria hails from Arusha, a small city in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, East Africa. Growing up in a small family, his mother was always cooking and baking, surrounding David with food from an early age. This ignited a love of cookery that […]

Iain McCormack Maldives

GM’s View: Iain McCormack, Vakkaru Maldives

Iain McCormack is the General Manager of Vakkaru Maldives. With an international career, starting in the kitchens to managing palace operations to resort management, Iain has over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Hotelier Maldives speaks to Iain about his career, achievements, day-to-day experience as a Resort General Manager and the changes he […]

Nasrulla Mohamed and Priya Dubey

Interview with The Island Couple, Nasrulla & Priya at OBLU SELECT Lobigili

The Island Couple, Nasrulla Mohamed and Priya Dubey, are a hospitality power duo at the adult-exclusive resort OBLU SELECT Lobigili, the Island of Love. Nasrulla Mohamed serves as the Island Chief. His wife, Priya Dubey is the Front Office Supervisor. Married long before joining the resort’s pre-opening team, they leave no stone unturned in ensuring that […]

Chef Mohamed Shujau

Chef of the Month: Mohamed Shujau

Mohamed Shujau is the Chef de Cuisine at Kalhu Odi Maldivian Restaurant at Crossroads Marina Growing up in a large family in Hithadhoo, Addu, Shujau was surrounded by food from an early age. His father would provide fish that his mother and grandmother would prepare or pickle for family meals, events, and gatherings. Disillusioned by […]

Nashra Hassan (Nattu)

Women In Hospitality: Nashra Hassan

Nashra Hassan (Nattu) is the Deputy Director of Brand Communications and Digital Marketing for Pulse Hotels and Resorts. Hotelier Maldives spoke to Nattu about her career, hotel marketing and the impact of digital marketing on Maldives’ destination marketing. HM: Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your career.  Nashra Hassan: My name is […]

Shihab Maldives HR

Interview with Mohamed Hussain Shihab, Maldives’ Youngest HR Director

Mohamed Hussain Shihab is the Cluster Director of Human Resources for the InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort and Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. Shihab is the youngest Maldivian appointed in a Cluster Director of Human Resources role. He held the Director of Human Resources position at InterContinental Maldives for two years before he accepted the opportunity […]