Emerging band, Equatic Vibe talks about its evolution on the Equator.

Tourism Indicators: Hope and Recovery amid the Pandemic

The year 2020 began with hope and positive expectations for Maldivian tourism industry, achieving a monthly growth rate of 14% in international tourist arrival for the month of January compared to January 2019. Yet, within just few weeks, the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic led to an immense global health crisis, worldwide panic, uncertainty and […]

A Tribute – Dr Ibrahim Umar Maniku 1952-2020

Main Photo: Dr Ibrahim Umar Maniku (far right) with senior members of his team at The Nautilus.  With the passing of Dr Ibrahim Umar Maniku, on 25 November 2020, Maldives has lost one of its favourite sons. Dr, as everyone knew him, was an anaesthesiologist by training and an entrepreneur in spirit. His contribution to […]


Noise is by far the most common complaint you will hear from hotel guests. This is especially prevalent with city hotels, and less so with beach resorts. However, it is not that outlandish to receive a complaint or two about being deprived of sleep due to an unrelenting barrage of noise by an obnoxiously loud […]

Remote work mentions have tripled in Hilton’s and Accor’s 2020 filings – GlobalData

Self-isolations, quarantines and national lockdowns; the COVID-19 global pandemic has changed the way we live, work and function as a society. Accounting for over two million deaths and huge economic upheavals across the globe, this health and economic crisis has now pushed companies to resort to extraordinary measures in order to maintain operations while protecting […]

“Vaccinate your Business”

A great slogan but what does it mean and why do you need it? The “why” is easy – COVID-19, the global pandemic which has disrupted life as we know it has hit everyone and all organisations in the world, and emphasized just how much we took for granted. The Travel and Tourism has been […]

Maldives Introduces New Measures to Protect Wild Grouper Fish

According to MMRI, Groupers started to decline within only 5 years of the beginning of export fishery. Their research in 2011 reveals that 70% of Groupers that landed for the export trade were immature and their latest research in 2020 offers a devastating update that 90% of the most highly valued grouper species landed are […]

Mediflex Laboratories, Comprehensive and Reliable Diagnostic Services

Mediflex Laboratories – on 20th December 2020, Medtech  launched its most recent services and opened its doors to the public at the capital city of Maldives, Male’.  Their very first, state of the art laboratory is situated conveniently right opposite Thaajuddeen School on Kanba Aisa Rani Hingun, on the West Side of the island, right […]

Purchasing Power: Abdul Baaree Abdul Hakeem, Procurement Officer, Hulhule Island Hotel (HIH)

In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Abdul Baaree Abdul Hakeem, the Purchasing Officer at Hulhule Island Hotel (HIH) speaks about his take on an ideal supplier and his most successful deals.  How long have you been in purchasing? I started my career as an Office Assistant in the Finance Department in Hulhule Island Hotel, then slowly […]

Introducing GF Entertainment – Exclusively for the Select

Established in 2014, GF Entertainment have carved a reputation as one of the most sought-after boutique entertainment companies within the industry and are renowned for providing clients with unforgettable experiences from all over the world. Headed by Founder & Managing Director, Emmanuel Akintunde, GF Entertainment are the go-to gurus when it comes to celebrity galas, […]

SMS Solutions Maldives- bespoke solutions for indoor, outdoor & marine upholstery

SMS Solutions Maldives provides bespoke solutions for indoor, outdoor upholstery and marine canvassing. The business is a subsidiary of SMS Cushions, a family business started by Dhaandhoo Mohamed Hussain in 2011. The company started with repairing motorcycle seats for their customers. As the service became successful the company decided to expand by owning a total […]

Highflyers in Paradise

Right before Christmas, the Maldives started seeing a massive surge of private jets flying into the popular holiday destination. Like flocks in migration, these iron birds were landing one after the other, filling up the tarmacs across the country. To escape the confines of their homes during this festive season and to avoid a possible […]

Soundscape, Making Waves Through Playlists

Next time you are enjoying a coffee in your favorite cafe, dinner in a fancy restaurant or sat in a hotel lobby, take a moment and listen. You will almost certainly hear music, but how does it sound? Is it improving the atmosphere? Does it fit for the time of day? Does it feel ‘on-brand’? […]

Top Hospitality & Hotel Trends in 2021 & 2020

Fundamentally it has been a completely different year from any other – many referring to a “new normal” – bringing a plethora of contrasts to the industry when comparing hospitality to pre-covid times. This urges the need to review what trends have come and go, and put any concerns into perspective. Of course, Covid-19 has […]

Sketches from Sun Island

Colin and Margaret Dale’s 30th Visit to Sun Island Resort & Spa Earlier this year, just before the country closed its borders to travellers, a British couple with a passion for travel clocked up their 30th visit to their favorite holiday spot; Sun Island Resort & Spa, on Nalaguraidhoo Island in Ari Atoll, the Maldives. […]