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Masdhooq Saeed: On mission to make Sun Siyam Iru Veli soulful, romantic, authentic Maldivian boutique resort

Maldives is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, who flock to its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and luxurious resorts. But what makes the Maldives stand out from other tropical paradises is the warmth and hospitality of its people, who welcome visitors with open arms and treat them like family. It […]

From intern to resort manager: Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s Atham shares recipe for success

As the seaplane glides over turquoise waters dotted with picture-perfect islands, passengers catch their first glimpse of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi – a true island playground for families, groups of friends, couples and honeymooners alike and a luxurious Maldivian resort known for over a decade of excellent service, stunning villas, and world-class amenities. Leading the […]

From reluctant student to passionate hotelier: Inspiring journey of Nova Maldives’ GM Abdulla Aboobakuru

As a child growing up in the Maldives, Abdulla Aboobakuru dreamed of flying high in the skies as a pilot, instead he planted his feet firmly in the world of hospitality. Now the General Manager of Nova Maldives, Aboobakuru reflects on the experiences that shaped his long career over 24 years working in resorts. “Two […]

Nika Island Resort’s Jacopo Doria: Championing eco hotel management

Jacopo Doria is no stranger to the Maldives. A native of Milan, Italy, he set foot on Male’s sandy roads in 1990 and was amazed by the country’s beauty upon arrival. He witnessed the Republic’s development into one of the most iconic destinations on Earth. Jacopo’s background in economic studies aligned with his passion for […]

The GM’s View: Anton Birnbaum, W Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Anton Birnbaum is the General Manager of W Maldives. An Austrian native, he has worked for major brands such as T-Mobile, DO & CO or SPAR in Austria prior to joining the Starwood team. Birnbaum was promoted to the top position after serving eight years as Executive Assistant Manager at Le Méridien Vienna, where he […]

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives Resort

The GM’s View: John Bendsten, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]John Bendsten is the general manager at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives. His first taste of hospitality was as a porter in his native Australia. Over the years he has worked in several continents and countries. Hotelier Maldives sits down with him to have a chat about his career, his approach to management and why he keeps […]

The GM’s View: Jean-Luc Naret, One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives

A chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest commendation, Jean-Luc Naret has worked in some of the world’s most exclusive resorts

The GM’s View: Sandrine Kaiser

Sandrine Kaiser joined Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu earlier this year, having arrived from St. Petersburg where she was GM at the Trezzini Palace Hotel

The GM’s View: Voytek Klasicki, Area General Manager, Centara Hotels & Resorts Maldives

Hotelier Maldives sat down with Voytek Klasicki, Area General Manager for Centara Hotels and Resorts.

The GM’s View: Lyle Lewis

With over 30 years of experience, Lewis is a welcome addition to the hotel group, and is well poised to continue delivering the level of excellence the brand is renowned for.

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