Young Hotelier: Aminath Hameed, Commis One Pastry Chef at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Hotelier Maldives: What inspired you to become a pastry chef? What initially attracted you to work in hospitality? Aminath Hameed: Back in 2012, just out of interest I decided to take cake decorating classes, while I was working as a corporate sales officer in Ooredoo Maldives. Slowly it became an online cake shop and I […]

Ibrahim Rasheed Moosa, Engineering Manager, Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa

A proud native from B. Thulhaadhoo, the island famous for its lacquer work, with his own family involved in the craft, Ibrahim Rasheed Moosa started in the field of Engineering 10 years ago. Currently, he is the Engineering Manager of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. With extensive experience carrying out projects at the […]

Faiz Idrees, Executive Chef of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Faiz Idrees is a charming, fun loving man full of positive energy. He is the incredible talent behind the delightful food served at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu by Coco Collection. Before joining as the Executive Chef at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu by Coco Collection, Faiz worked for Club Med for 26 years. Within his long […]

A Recipe for Success: Jean-Pierre ‘JP’ Tennant, Food and Beverage Manager, Constance Halaveli

Growing up as an island boy in the serene country of Mauritius, Jean-Pierre ‘JP’ Tennant did not foresee himself working in hospitality. It all took a spin when he made a visit to his hometown during a study break, while pursuing an engineering career in Australia. JP was lured into the fascinating and dynamic hospitality […]

Timothy Sawyer, CEO and Managing Director, Bank of Maldives

Hotelier Maldives had an exclusive interview with Timothy Sawyer, who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Bank of Maldives Plc (BML) in July, 2019. In his interview, Tim talked about the current trends within the Maldivian banking sector and how Bank of Maldives managed to maintain its status as the […]

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 […]