South Asia’s Largest Hospitality Tradeshow, Hotel Asia 2022 Returns This October

After much anticipation, South Asia’s largest hospitality tradeshow, Hotel Asia 2022, will take place on the 10th, 11th & 12th of October 2022 with the much-awaited International Culinary Challenge kicking off a day ahead. The exhibition will be held in Dharubaaaruge – Male’, for which several Resorts, Hotels, Restaurants, Food and Beverage establishments have confirmed participation for.

The year 2022 marks the 50th Golden Jubilee year of tourism in the Maldives. It is therefore timely that the Hotel Asia Exhibition and International culinary challenge returns to Male after a lapse of two years, owing to the global pandemic. The organizers has shown appreciation for the recognition provided by the relevant authorities towards the importance of holding the event this year.

Hosted as the 16th edition, the exhibition will attract the leaders, key stakeholders from the regions HORECA Industry into the Maldives over the three days in October. The International Culinary Challenge, will also attract hundreds of chefs from around the Maldives into Male, setting the stage for celebration and growth within the Hospitality Industry.

Hotel Asia is organized by Maldives Exhibition & Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd and Bestbuy Maldives (Pvt.) Ltd., the main sponsors and partners of the exhibition since the inception. This continues the long-standing collaboration between the organizations. TTS Maldives joins the event this year as the Official Logistics Partner.

Many foreign exhibitors see Hotel Asia as an opportunity to propel their hospitality products and services to the Maldives and other countries as top brands and suppliers who have excelled in the hospitality industry usually attend the exhibition. It is also known as a symposium where key players in the hotel industry worldwide interact and a platform that encourages new businesses and start-ups, especially in the Maldives.

Furthermore, it’s also an arena for buyers to explore and source from recognized brands, network directly with international manufacturers whilst discovering the latest developments and trends in the market.


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One of the major attractions of the exhibition will be the Culinary Challenge has a history of building world class chefs over the years. This year the competition will see 650 entries from 500 Chefs competing in over 20 categories.

The Culinary Challenge was conceived with the idea of encouraging locals to enter the culinary workspace. Today more and more locals entering the culinary profession is proof that the Culinary Challenge has impacted the interest and opened avenues for budding culinary enthusiasts. The general notion being that those who perform and win at Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge can prove themselves anywhere else in the world; speaks volumes about the quality of the judging panel.

Bestbuy Maldives Pvt Ltd has shown support and dedication for this event over the years making the event as successful as it is today. The event this year is endorsed and supported by the Chefs Guild of Maldives apart from being a World Chefs endorsed event in the past.

The judging panel will include Project Director Alan Palmer, a veteran Chef counting over 50 years of experience in the field. Honorary Lifetime Member of the World Chefs (WACS) Chef Alan Palmer.

From its humble beginning back in the year 2000, Hotel Asia Exhibition has had a remarkable journey to become the high-profile exhibition and tradeshow it is today.



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