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Usha Ali Rasheed appointed as Digital & Social Media Marketing Manager at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has appointed Usha Ali Rasheed as the Digital & Social Media Marketing Manager. With a career spanning various positions in the Maldivian travel and hospitality industry, Usha brings a dynamic skill set to her new role. Beginning as a Sales Manager at Destiny Maldives, a travel agency, Usha demonstrated proficiency in […]

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi appoints Tj Joulak as General Manager

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, the epitome of luxury in the Maldives and leader of unparalleled bespoke service, has announced the appointment of TJ Joulak as General Manager. A veteran in luxury hospitality, Joulak has over 25 years of experience in the industry and worked across markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Previously having […]

Once-in-a-lifetime diving experiences at Hilton’s Maldives resorts

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi and Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, introduce Dive with Hilton, a seasonal collection of distinct dive experiences that showcase the wonders of the archipelago’s world renowned marine biodiversity. To mark the launch, marine biologist, master reef guide and underwater photographer Jacinta Shackleton […]

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi wins prestigious Les Clefs d’Or for service excellence

Five members of the personal concierge team at Waldorf Astoria Maldives have been awarded the prestigious Les Clefs d’Or, becoming the first Hilton team in South Asia to receive the honour. “I’m incredibly proud of the team and our united commitment to welcoming our guests to experience unforgettable moments that are unique to this beautiful […]

A New Era of Luxury – Waldorf Astoria Unveils “Ithaafushi – The Private Island”

Award-winning Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi unveiled their newest addition to their ultra-luxury portfolio – Ithaafushi – The Private Island. Spanning across 32,000 square meters, this is the largest Maldivian private island currently on the market. Offering unparalleled levels of privacy alongside highly personalized service, Ithaafushi – The Private Island fully embodies the timeless ethos of […]

Young Hotelier: Aminath Hameed, Commis One Pastry Chef at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Hotelier Maldives: What inspired you to become a pastry chef? What initially attracted you to work in hospitality? Aminath Hameed: Back in 2012, just out of interest I decided to take cake decorating classes, while I was working as a corporate sales officer in Ooredoo Maldives. Slowly it became an online cake shop and I […]

GM’s View: Etienne Dalancon, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Hotelier Maldives: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is the first property that you are managing in the Maldives. How would you describe your experience so far working in the Maldives?  Etienne Dalancon: In one word, excellent. Having the right team and brand partners make the challenge of opening such an anticipated luxury resort a lot smoother. […]

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