A.J. Enterprises Pvt Ltd, Leaders in Commercial Security Services

AJ Enterprises Pvt Ltd was registered in 2001 as the first local commercial security service provider in the Maldives. Since then, for the past two decades, A.J. Enterprises has been providing excellence in the contract security industry, earning a reputation as the leading security provider in the country. A.J. Enterprises offers quality security programs and […]

Ausy Waseem and Sara Siyam, Management Couple at Siyam World

The newly opened Siyam World in Noonu Atoll is an island filled with wonders and behind this is an amazing team like no other. Ausy Waseem is the Resort Manager at Siyam World, who brought together a great management team of locals ahead of its successful opening on 28 October 2021. His real-life partner, Sara […]

Meet Kunchok Yeshi, Fitness Supervisor at Pullman Maldives Maamuta

Kunchok Yeshi, who first joined Pullman Maldives Maamutaa as a fitness and wellness ambassador in 2019, is also the fitness supervisor at the resort. He shared his passion for fitness and wellness exclusively with Hotelier Maldives. When asked about what fitness meant to him, he said “I spent my whole life engaging in fitness one […]

Interview with DJ Akram from Kandima Maldives

DJing is a way of life for DJ Akram who grew up in the Maldives. He is renowned at Kandima for spinning the decks. Hotelier Maldives caught up with him to find out more about what it is like to be a DJ. HM: Tell me about your background. Where did you grow up? DJA: […]

Meet Oreste Traetto, Resident Manager, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort

Oreste Traetto joins the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa as resident manager with almost three decades experience in senior management at hotels across the globe. He began his career in 1993 with Club Med and evolved within the ACCOR Group. Originally from Livorno Italy, he specialises in hotel opening, preopening and operation budget as well as aspects […]

Purchasing Power: Waraporn Dakhuntot, Purchasing Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Waraporn Dakhuntot, purchasing manager for the recently-opened The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, speaks about the ideal supplier and her most successful deals. HM: How long have you been in Purchasing? WD: I have been working for more than fourteen years in the procurement sector in the hospitality industry, spanning […]

Meet Ali Waheed, the Highly Experienced Boat Captain at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Ali Waheed, 55, is the boat captain at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in Noonu Atoll. With 22 years of experience in Sun Siyam Resorts, Ali is one of the oldest employees on the island. We interviewed him to learn more about his long journey. Tell me about yourself and your job My name is Ali […]

Feel the Beat of the Maldives with Jennifer Dons, Music Curator at W Maldives

Escape to W Maldives where the sound of the waves drumming against the infinity pool provides the perfect soundtrack to life as you luxuriate in a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs. From the moment you step onto this heart shaped island playground, get ready to welcome infinite days amplified by the […]

Meet Ahmed Zahir, the New Hotel Manager of Banyan Tree Group’s Angsana Velavaru

Maldivian-born Ahmed Zahir was officially appointed as Banyan Tree Group’s Angsana Velavaru hotel manager in April 2021, promoted from acting general manager since March 2020. Prior to this he was the executive assistant manager for almost five years at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and rooms division manager for Angsana Velavaru from 2009 to 2016. Having joined […]

Meet Navin Singh, Executive Chef of Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

Navin Singh is an experienced executive chef at the Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives. The esteemed chef trained in Paris under the world-renowned three-star Michelin chef Michel Roux, where he learned the art of fine cuisine. He also worked with other culinary masters including Frederic Molini and Thomas Angerer. Navin’s first role was as executive chef […]

Meet Chef ‘Art’, Sushi Master at Kata Japanese Restaurant, Fairmont Maldives

Chef ‘Art’ Artyiasa is the Sushi Master and Chef at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi’s signature Japanese restaurant Kata, and has been perfecting the art of sushi making for over a decade. Due to his hard work and passion for the Japanese cuisine and culture, Art has travelled the world and worked for household names […]

Meet Isabelle Miaja the Maldives Hotel Design Guru

French interior designer Isabelle Miaja is the creative force behind many five-star resort projects in the Maldives. Beginning her career in the US working on homes in Beverley Hills, Los Angeles and Park Avenue New York, she later moved to Singapore and extended her savoir faire to hotel design. Blending east and west into her […]

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