Shidha Hussain, Reservations Manager at W Maldives

Hotelier Maldives: Can you tell us more about your first role in the luxury hospitality industry? Shidha Hussain: I was first introduced to the world of hospitality when I joined the COCO Collection part of Sunland Hotels Pvt LTd in 2010 as a Cluster Reservation Agent. It was there that I learnt how to assist […]

Women: Thy Name is Hospitality

An equal world is an enabled world and at Hotelier Maldives we believe in equal rights for all. Especially women who play an important role in modern society and nowhere is it more perceptible than in the workplace. Women are a formidable force in the hospitality industry and we salute their accomplishments and stand behind them […]

W Maldives celebrates 13th anniversary!

The Maldives is a luxurious bucket list destination and we are conveying this vision through fashion, fuel, music, and design activations. W Maldives targets a hip and young at heart vibe that delivers moments. Initiating approachable luxury through fun-filled healthy lifestyle choices like sunrise yoga, private dinners, and celebratory once in a lifetime events. On […]

The GM’s View: Anton Birnbaum, W Maldives

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 […]

W Maldives festive season

New Year, No Rules at W Maldives

To celebrate the festive season, W Maldives has planned exciting events from 11 December to 1 January 2017. Highlights include breakfasts with international DJs, pool and desert island parties, sunset sessions and cruises, cocktail parties and a gala dinner. “W Maldives will upend tradition and rewrite the rules of the holidays with a street art–style take […]

Branding – It can make or break a property

Brands are ubiquitous. In our everyday life we’re confronted with a plethora of them; there are those that fulfil our most basic needs, like milk, and others that we indulge in every now and then, like a treatment at a particular spa. Branding is part of the process that gives tangibility to something that is […]

Careers Maldives – W Resort Maldives

Careers – Abdulla Adam, Carpentry Team Leader at W Maldives

Abdulla Adam, the youngest of three siblings, was born in Noonu Atoll Kendhikulhudhoo and raised in Alifushi in Raa Atoll. He went to school but had little interest in academic studies preferring instead to learn a trade. So, after completing the eighth grade, he joined the vocational training centre in Alifushi. He enrolled in a […]

W Maldives

W Maldives introduces Extreme Island Takeover package

W Maldives has introduced a private buyout travel package that gives guests exclusive use of the island and turn it into their own private playground. Guests who purchase the ‘Extreme Island Takeover’ package will have access to the luxury resort’s 78 private escapes, its six creative gourmet eateries and lounge bars, including 15BELOW, the Maldives’ […]

W Maldives scoops top prize at FHAM International Culinary Challenge

Demi Chef de Partie of W Maldives, Sujith Premalal, has won the top prize at the FHAM International Culinary Challenge held in Male from August 21st to 24th.

Ilias Kafalis

W Maldives appoints new director of cuisine

W Maldives resort has appointed Ilias Kafalis as Director of Cuisine to oversee its five vibrant dining venues. With 15 years of experience at a vast range of international locations, Chef Ilias brings culinary expertise refined from Greece, Cyprus, France, China and Qatar. He joins W Maldives from InterContinental Hotel & Resort – Doha, Qatar. […]

Starwood Maldives resorts host special iftar

Sheraton and W Maldives hosted a special iftar for partners and friends on 16 June at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. Travel agents and tour operators who have had a longstanding business relationship with Starwood Maldives resorts attended the function. Prior to breaking fast, Hotel Manager Rajbhan Singh thanked all the invitees […]

W Maldives presents FIT with Tara Stiles

W Hotels Worldwide brings back its fitness programme, FIT with Tara Stiles to the Maldives.

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