Removing Barriers Between Hotel Technology, Marketing and Operations

The perfect storm of economic decline, technological advancement, and consumer liberation may have created considerable challenges for the hospitality industry. However, the situation also presents a unique opportunity for organizations to adapt and recalibrate their operations to reduce asset loads, improve information exchange, and leverage customer self-service. What forced us to remove these barriers between […]

Global Wellness Day in the Maldives

Over the pandemic, people have been drawn to the healing power of nature seeking the socially distanced great outdoors like never before. The coronavirus experience has pushed the nature-worshipping trend to a whole new level. Travellers will continue to seek wild nature in the next year, and the long-term nature tourism explosion is being fuelled […]

InterContinental Maldives Wins “Best Hotel Architecture Maldives” at the Asia Pacific Property Awards

Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has been recognized as the 5-star winner for “Best Hotel Architecture Maldives” at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021. This is the second architectural achievement for the resort, which won the Bronze Award for “Best Hotel & Tourism Development 2020” at the MIPIM Asia Awards in December 2020. The Asia Pacific […]

Careers: Rohan Jayawardana, Sommelier at Gili Lankanfushi

Rohan Jayawardana, 42, the sommelier at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives takes us through what it is like to be a sommelier at a resort and takes us on a journey through the wine cellar and its contents. HM: What is it is like to be a sommelier at the resort? RJ:  My aim is to see […]

Secret Paradise Rejoices a Fully Vaccinated Team

As part of the “I’m Vaccinated” campaign by Visit Maldives and Ministry of Tourism, local tour company Secret Paradise announced that 100% of their team have received their first and second vaccination dose. Ahmed Mashir Ali, tour guide at Secret Paradise said ”Having received both doses of the vaccine, I feel reassured when welcoming guests […]

Lti Maafushivaru Launches Coral Nursery Project

Lti Maafushivaru has announced the start of a new marine conservation project. The resort aims to install 20 coral frames within three months, as part of the Coral Restoration Project lead by Lti Maafushivaru Marine Biology Department. During April 2021, three tester coral frames were installed and placed in various locations around the island’s arrival […]

Hospitality Hires of the Week

Featured Image: Kanruethai Roongruang, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru The beginning of June saw some big and inspiring movements in the hospitality industry of the Maldives. Read all about this week’s resort appointments. Kanruethai Roongruang, General Manager, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru has engaged […]

GM’s View: Brad Calder of Hurawalhi and Kudadoo

As the cluster general manager of Hurawalhi Island Resort and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, two of the most exclusive resorts in the Maldives, Brad Calder is counted as one of the most experienced men in his business here in the archipelago. Before his arrival in the Maldives, Calder worked at one of London’s most exclusive […]

Meet Emily Mundy of the Olive Ridley Project

To mark World Ocean Day on June 8, Hotelier Maldives interviewed Emily Mundy who is a marine biologist with the Olive Ridley Project. She works for Kuredu Island Resort & Spa set on the teardrop island in the Lhaviyani atoll, surrounded by azure lagoons and cobalt Indian Ocean. With 50 dive sites just beyond the […]

Importance of Fire Safety in the Maldives Tourism Industry

The Republic of Maldives (Maldives Islands) is geographically scattered in different atolls which means the resort hotels are located across 495 kilometers of 1200 islands. This has triggered the necessity for all islands, resort and local, to be self-sufficient in their administration and operation. Only the main inhabited islands had key services such as the […]

Aqua Activities on Offer at Pullman Maldives for World Ocean Day

What better place than the Maldives to learn to become a mermaid? The Pullman Maldives has officially launched its new PADI Mermaid course – as the first resort in the archipelago to do so. The Pullman Maldives Maamutaa celebrates World Ocean Day with a whole week of water-themed activities as it launches its brand new […]

Meeting Raffles Maldives Marine Biologist on World Ocean Day

To celebrate World Ocean Day on 8 June, Hotelier Maldives spoke to Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s resident marine biologist Giulia Pellizzato, 30, originally from Italy who has been based in the Maldives since January 2019. Her favourite marine animals are sea turtles, although she dreams about humpback whales. Working as a resident marine biologist at Raffles […]