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 […]

Aishath Shimani, the Planning Director of Sun Siyam Resorts and an award winning, innovative Interior Designer

Ms. Shimani started her exciting career journey from humble beginnings – as a freshly graduated highschool student. Confused and with little idea of what she wanted to do as a future career, she sought advice from her parents who encouraged her to pursue a field that would utilize her strengths, and most importantly a profession […]

Luh ‘Luhadi’ Ramiadi, Director of Spa and Wellness at Furaveri Maldives

Wellness Village at Furaveri Maldives is built around a unique local village concept. The traditional Asian holistic health care offered stimulates to create a balance for the body, mind and spirit; resulting in achieving one’s highest potential of health and well-being. The wellness village is set amidst gentle white shores, tropical life and nature. Surrounded […]

Eka Yuniari, Spa Manager, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Ni Putu Eka ‘ Eka ‘ Yuniari – Spa Manager at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu comes from the world-renowned island for wellness and spa: Bali, Indonesia. Though Eka is an experienced Spa Manager, today; she did not begin her career as a spa specialist. Instead, her hospitality journey began in F&B. On pursuing a hospitality […]

Want to step up your expertise in hospitality sales and marketing? …Judy Ong shares it all!

In a friendly-interview with Hotelier Maldives; Judy Ong, The Director of Sales and Marketing – Maldives at Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Singapore; expresses about her career and experiences in the hospitality industry for over 16 years. Judy is a strong professional, passionate about training her peers and working towards achieving their goal as a […]

Shihalini Rajaratnam, Manager – Front Office, Amari Havodda Maldives

Stelliers Awards is one of the most prestigious hotelier awards in Asia and South Asia region, celebrating the stars of the industry. This platform is dedicated to distinguishing the most hardworking and outstanding hoteliers. Stelliers Awards also aims to inspire the young generation into the hospitality industry by sharing the success stories of these top […]

Women in Hospitality: Nasreena Ali – From a small business owner to a sous chef

The woman who has earned it all, Nasreena ‘Natti’ Ali is someone who came from humble beginnings to reach the top. As the Sous Chef at Dhigali Maldives, Nasreena has quashed the beliefs and stereotypes that surround the hospitality industry and has proven that women can be as successful both professionally and personally. Nasreena Ali, who […]

The Soneva-YCI partnership: Building blocks for women empowerment

Contributing only around four per cent of the total workforce in the Maldives’ tourism industry, local women are the least employed demographic in an industry that covers over 40 per cent of the country’s economy. Despite the fact, Soneva has been instrumental in the efforts to promote women employment in the industry, seeking to achieve […]

Women in Hospitality: Marife Tolentino Bien, Wellness Manager, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fenfushi

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Marife Tolentino Bien, the woman behind the first ever Willow Stream Spa in the Indian Ocean, is the shining example of the heights women can reach in the hospitality industry. A firm believer of where there are challenges, there is also an opportunity, Marife was ecstatic in narrating to us at Hotelier Maldives, her wonderful […]

Women in Hospitality: Vasma Ahmed, the inspirational Speedboat Captain from Holiday Island Resort & Spa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It has always captured my interest to read about women who are brave. Women who fulfil their dreams despite various hurdles faced in this challenging world. It is not every day we meet such incredibly courageous women. But, when we meet; we owe it to acknowledge their endurance and determination. Their calibre is astonishing. The […]

Women in Hospitality: Life Stylist Patrice M. Dela Cruz from Cinnamon Dhonveli

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Patrice M. Dela Cruz, the power woman behind Cinnamon Dhonveli’s staff has traversed far and wide through plenty of challenges to become who she is today; a valued Life Stylist at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives. She was delighted to relay her extensive journey to us at Hotelier Maldives, highlighting on her countless experiences working as a […]

Women in Hospitality: Khumar Askerova, Group Director of Sales & Marketing, Lily Hotels & Resorts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Born in Azerbaijan, a country situated in the South Caucasian region of Eurasia, Khumar Askerova’s father was an honoured artist and her mother, a doctor. Now the Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Lily Hotels & Resorts, Khumar was raised in an artistic family, which had an impact and made her follow the traditions […]