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. […]

Mohamed Shameem, Housekeeping Supervisor, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Dedication, hard work and perseverance are essential in order to advance on the corporate ladder, and Mohamed Shameem has it all. Born in 1989 in Nadella Island of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Shameem always had an interest to work in the hotel industry. Since his time undergoing secondary education, Shameem had a dream, to one day […]

Mohamed Adil, Junior Sous Chef at Vakkaru Maldives

Mohamed Adil is the Junior Sous Chef at Vakkaru Maldives. He was born in Mathiveri Island of Alifu Alifu Atoll and was raised in Hithadhoo Island in Addu City. Growing up, Adil was an active kid, full of energy and always involved in extracurricular activities. He started working with his father in his retail business […]

Suppliers You Should Know: Aqua Chrome Pvt Ltd

For the cover story of issue 32, Hotelier Maldives looks at the history of some of the notable suppliers operating in the country, looking at what sets them apart from their competition. In this feature, we bring you Aqua Chrome Pvt Ltd. Founded in August 2007 by Ismail Noordeen and Yooman Noordeen, Aqua Chrome Pvt […]

Mohamed Faisel, Executive Pastry Chef (Acting Executive Chef) at COMO Maalifushi

Mohamed Faisel is the Executive Pastry Chef and Acting Executive Chef at COMO Maalifushi. He hails from Kandy, Sri-Lanka, and has been in the culinary field for around 16 years. He has been with COMO for the last 10 years and has been at COMO Maalifushi since the resort’s pre-opening in 2013. Faisel always had […]

Exclusive: Michael Wieser, Chief Executive Officer, Lily Hotels & Resorts

Michael Wieser studied in one of the most reputable hotel schools in Austria, Hotel School Villa Blanca Austria, earning a Hotel & Management Diploma. He was introduced to the hotel industry at a very young age, as his parents owned a small country hotel. Over the years, Michael had worked with some notable brands, Starwood, […]

Careers: Rifaa Saeed, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kandima Maldives.

Growing up, Rifaa Saeed didn’t really consider getting into hospitality industry. That all changed when, in the 10th grade, she won a chance to go to Rangali Island Resort in a raffles draw. Seeing the amazing atmosphere, hospitality of the staff and most importantly the attention given to the guests by Maldivian staff convinced her […]

Supplier Spotlight: Adnan Moosa, Managing Director of ILAA Maldives

We sat down with Adnan Moosa, Managing Director of ILAA Maldives to get an insight into the history of the company. Hotelier Maldives: Can you reflect back on the beginning of the company? What inspired you to create this business and what were the initial challenges? Adnan Moosa: After finishing school, I went abroad for […]