Chef of the Month: Ali Ziyan, Milaidhoo Island Resort

Appreciating the unique gastronomic experiences offered at Maldives resorts, Hotelier Maldives is delighted to launch a new series – Chef of the Month, featuring interviews with some of the top chefs in the industry and their signature dishes. The first segment introduces Ali Ziyan, Speciality Chef De Partie, Milaidhoo Island Maldives in Baa Atoll. Originally […]

Design: An Insight into GX Associates

GX Associates is one of the leading architectural firms in the Maldives. Among their projects are the resorts of Huvafen Fushi, Velassaru Maldives, Kuramathi, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa and LUX* Maldives. They have worked on over 70 hospitality projects to date, and they continue to grow with a pipeline of private island […]

50 on 50 : MU Maniku, Chairman, Universal Enterprises

To celebrate the 50th year of the Maldives tourism industry, we are starting a new series commemorating 50 leaders in the industry with the most impact, both in the past and looking to the future. The first segment features MU Maniku, Chairman of Universal Enterprises and Chairman of the Board of Maldives Association of Tourism […]

Struggle and Success: The Story of Hussain Shahid, Executive Assistant Manager, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Achievements may take different forms, different scales, and there are many sacrifices and challenges behind it. Hussain Shahid’s greatest win isn’t a trophy, neither it is a title or a promotion. For him, his greatest achievement is people. Hotelier Maldives looked closer into his twenty-three year old story in the hospitality industry. The Beginning In […]

Abdul Matheen Adam, Restaurant Manager, The Edge, Grand Park Kodhipparu

Offering the best of open dining on the beach, the Edge at Grand Park Kodhipparu is where guests indulge in a wide range of international cuisines from the restaurant’s extensive ‘live cooking’ buffet menu. Spearheading the operations of the Edge is Restaurant Manager Abdul Matheen Adam. Matheen is an honest, reliable man that treats every […]

Sarocha, Sustainability Manager and Resident Marine Biologist at Grand Park Kodhipparu

Resting within the crystal waters of Northern Male’ Atoll, Grand Park Kodhipparu is strongly committed to achieving environmental and socio-cultural sustainability. They strive to practice internationally recognised best practices in sustainable hospitality and tourism in order to achieve gradual development in their environmental and socio- cultural performance. One of their quite notable as well as […]

Junaid Ahmed, Front Office Manager, Grand Park Kodhipparu

Located in North Male’ Atoll, a 20-minute launch ride from the Velana International Airport, Grand Park Kodhipparu is a place where time flows at a slow pace, where guests can soak in the hypnotic views, the white sand beaches, a magnificent crystal clear lagoon and astoundingly mesmerizing sunsets. Grand Park Kodhipparu is also known for […]

A Day in the Life of Yasith Keshan

Yasith Keshan Kokuhennadi is the learning and development manager at Cinnamon Velifushi. Yasith has worked with the management to create a great learning environment throughout all the departments. He is responsible of effectively and efficiently implementing the full learning cycle at Cinnamon Velifushi, starting from the development of TNA (training need analysis) to carrying out […]

Premgeeth P Nair, Chief Engineer, Grand Park Kodhipparu

At Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, one of the most noted sustainable projects conducted is the solar power installation, whereby the chief engineer overseeing the project was Premgeeth Nair, more fondly known within the resort as Prem. Prem began his journey at Grand Park Kodhipparu in the year 2018, as the assistant chief engineer. He then […]

Making of a Hotelier

Hassan Shihab is the resident manager at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives. For Hassan Shihab, time has been a teacher, friend and foe that made his years at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives an adventure, an epic journey in the making. For the past twenty years, he has grown alongside the resort, collecting stories of a lifetime. Joining the […]

A Day in the Life of Rosalie Bailie

Rosalie Bailie is the marine educator at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, where she works closely with guests to help them make memorable experiences on the island. She can be found in the ocean guiding marine excursion trips, managing the coral restoration programme, conducting coral, turtle and manta surveys or holding reef clean-ups. On land, her […]

Bespoke Events – Specialists in Orchestrating Unique Events

Organising one-of-a-kind, singular events that are utterly distinctive, Bespoke Events specialises in custom event management. The brand was founded by Shaffu and Nai, highly recognized personalities in the event industry in Maldives. While Shaffu is an inspiring planner, a creative artist and a passionate designer; Nai is a talented coordinator and organiser. For over a […]