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Yoonus Ibrahim: From dreams to distinction in hospitality

Yoonus Ibrahim’s story is one of ambition, resilience, and a deep-seated love for the hospitality industry. Recently crowned the Young Hotelier of the Year at the Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024, Yoonus’s path is an inspiration to aspiring hoteliers around the world. Yoonus’s passion for hospitality stemmed from childhood dreams. Inspired by his successful uncle in […]

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Journey to excellence: Hashim’s inspiring story in Maldivian hospitality

In a ceremony held at Kurumba Maldives on April 25, 2024, Mohamed Hashim was awarded for his dedicated service in the Maldivian hospitality industry. Among the distinguished recipients of Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024 were three remarkable individuals who characterise dedication and service, and Hashim was one of them. Hashim’s remarkable journey in the Maldivian hospitality […]

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Sustainable gastronomy: Chef Riccardo Pinna on elevating dining at Sheraton Maldives

Nestled in the idyllic setting of the Maldives, the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa stands as a beacon of culinary excellence, guided by the experienced hands of Executive Chef Riccardo Pinna. With a career spanning three decades and numerous countries, Chef Pinna’s journey to the Maldives is a testament to his dedication, passion, […]

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JOALI’s Enver Arslan: Crafting legacy in island luxury

Enver Arslan’s journey through the world of hospitality reads like an adventure novel, filled with passion, resilience, and a relentless drive for perfection. His story begins with a simple curiosity about hotel life and spirals into a leading role as the Area General Manager of JOALI Maldives and JOALI BEING. Enver’s academic roots are in […]

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Mohamed Sobah: Orchestrating excellence at COMO Maalifushi

In the kaleidoscope of the Maldives’ hospitality panorama, Mohamed Sobah shines as a leader with passion and dedication. As the General Manager of COMO Maalifushi, he embodies the ethos of excellence and service that defines this luxurious retreat in Thaa Atoll. Sobah’s journey from a young aspirant to a seasoned leader is a testament to […]

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Ahmed Niam: Mastering Maldivian cuisine at Sun Siyam Iru Veli

Ahmed Niam is the Executive Sous Chef at Sun Siyam Iru Veli, a 5-star luxury resort in Maldives that offers sleek and spacious accommodation with ultimate tropical retreat. He is also a culinary consultant who has worked with various hotels and resorts in Maldives, helping them to create and improve their menus and dishes. He […]

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Kuramathi Maldives welcomes back Haamim Ali as Executive Assistant Manager

Kuramathi Maldives has appointed Haamim Ali as its new Executive Assistant Manager. Haamim, a seasoned professional with 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role. Haamim’s path to hospitality leadership is unique. He began his career in web development but transitioned to the hotel […]

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Sun Siyam Iru Veli’s Erika Magora: Finding passion in marketing Maldives’ resorts

She has a law degree, but instead of finding passion in the field, she pursued her interest in people, networking, and travelling, and found her calling in marketing. Erika Magora, the Cluster Assistant PR and Communications Manager at Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Vilu Reef, was not sure what she wanted to do after she […]


Masdhooq Saeed: On mission to make Sun Siyam Iru Veli soulful, romantic, authentic Maldivian boutique resort

Maldives is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, who flock to its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and luxurious resorts. But what makes the Maldives stand out from other tropical paradises is the warmth and hospitality of its people, who welcome visitors with open arms and treat them like family. It […]


Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024 recognises 3 for dedicated service

In a ceremony held at Kurumba Maldives on April 25, 2024, the Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024, presented by Bestbuy Maldives (BBM), celebrated dedicated service in the Maldivian hospitality industry. Among the distinguished recipients were three remarkable individuals who epitomise dedication and service. Mohamed Hashim, Diamonds Thudufushi Hashim’s journey began as a staff mess room waiter […]

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Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024 recognises Nizar Ahmed for 51 years of service excellence

Hotelier Maldives, the leading publication for hospitality professionals in the Maldives, has announced the recipient of the Hotelier Maldives Award for Excellence 2024. The award was presented to Nizar Ahmed, affectionately known as Nizarbe, during the debut Hotelier Maldives Awards, presented by Bestbuy Maldives (BBM), held at Kurumba Maldives on April 25, 2024. Nizar Ahmed […]

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The guest comes first: Ali Ismail’s recipe for hospitality success

Baa Kamadhoo native, Ali Ismail, has carved a remarkable path in the Maldives’ hospitality industry, excelling in both luxury resorts and community service. With over two decades of experience, Ali’s expertise lies in food and beverage operations. He honed his skills at renowned resorts like Soneva Fushi, Four Seasons, and Finolhu, consistently exceeding expectations in […]