Hussain Thoufeeq Ali, Managing Director, Silver Sands Pvt. Ltd.

The Maldives tourism industry came to life in 1972 with the introduction of 60 tourist beds in two resort islands. Since then, tourism has been flourishing in the country for over four decades now. However, the recent influx of international chain hotels and guesthouses has opened up the Maldives tourism industry from its previous base […]

Chef Profile: Glen Cooper, Executive Chef at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Glen Cooper, the Executive Chef of JW Marriot Maldives Resort & Spa, has an outstanding history working with Resorts, Boutique and 5 Star City Hotels. A well-established hotelier not only experienced on the arts of modern cuisine but in all aspects of managing operations and leading teams from diverse cultural backgrounds. His notable pre-opening experiences […]

Darmarathna Weerasingha, Director of Security, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Having served in an infantry unit for two years with an additional 12 years in special forces plus diplomatic security work at embassies in Sri Lanka, Darmarathna Weerasingha is well-appointed in his role as the Director of Security at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. Looking at military service versus the hospitality industry in […]

Ali Faheem, Chairman – City Investments

Ali Faheem, the Chairman of City Investments is a Maldivian entrepreneur mostly recognised for the modernising of the bakery industry in the Maldives. Led by his strong passion and enthusiasm, City Investments has gained the trust and love of the local community in Malé City. From being a self-taught baker eager in experimenting with food […]

Chef Bruno Menard: Weaving Michelin-starred magic on the shores of Maldives

The story of the French restaurant L’Osier is inscribed on his left forearm, in the shape of three very distinctive stars; he wears them on his sleeve with pride. They represent one of his most significant accomplishments. The restaurant tucked away in Tokyo’s Ginza district was awarded the highest distinction—the three-star rating—since the first year […]

Riyaz Mohamed, Head of Transportation Services, One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

One&Only Reethi Rah is designed as a hallmark of excellence, located in one of the most spectacular destinations around the world. Its guests are offered a service distinctive in style and inspired by the local culture, genuine hospitality and lively energy. The passion for travelling, discovering new culture and traditions guided Riyaz Mohamed to step […]

Ali Naseer, Airport Manager, Soneva

With unforgettable 23 years of service in the Hospitality Industry, Ali Naseer has been a part of Soneva team for almost 20 years now. Ali joined the team as an Airport Representative back in 1999. Today, he is the Airport Manager of this admired team. Hotelier Maldives: Would you share with us how you developed […]

Surfing the waves with Ryan Thoyyib

Is a holiday in the Maldives all about relaxing in the sun? Well, this tropical paradise is not just a popular destination among leisure holidaymakers. But these dotted islands across the vast ocean makes it the ideal destination for recreational holiday-makers such as people who love surfing. Surrounded by numerous coral reefs, the islands feature […]

Ahmed Shaheen, Director of Sales & Marketing, Crown & Champa Resorts

Crown & Champa Resorts (CCR) is one of the pioneers of the hospitality industry in the Maldives. Offering varied tastes and choices for guests to fancy, CCR’s plate keeps on growing. The dedicated and enthusiastic team at CCR is the pillars behind its success. One of the names that are instrumental in the progress of […]

A Day in the Life of Ahmed ‘Mujey’ Mujuthaba

Ahmed Mujuthaba, commonly known as Mujey, has been working in the hospitality industry for over 17 years. He started his career in Constance Moofushi as a receptionist in 2000 and moved to Human Resources in 2007. Originally from Hithadhoo Island of Addu City, Mujey approaches hospitality with the belief that hospitality is all about people, […]

Suppliers You Should Know: ProFitness

ProFitness was founded in 2016 by Nazima Ali (Wellness by Nazi), Ibrahim Asneem Adam and later joined by co-founder Aznym Adam to fill the gap in the market for aftersales service of fitness equipment. The company started with only PreCor Fitness products and now have additional products available such as PoolBiking from Spain, Ziva from […]

Mickael Farina, Executive Chef at Kandolhu Maldives

French-born Executive Chef at Kandolhu Maldives, Mickael Farina is a descendant of a multicultural close-knit family, with Spanish, Italian, Vietnamese and Algerian ‘Pied-Noir’ roots. He has always had scores of culturally diverse influences around him, resulting in him embracing and celebrating other cultures while never needing to identify himself with any one country in particular. […]