Women in Hospitality: Anusha Zubair, Sales & Marketing Manager at Fushifaru Maldives

Anusha Zubair is known to her family, friends and colleagues at Fushifaru Maldives as Anu. Having completed her A’ levels in Malé, Anu packed her bags for an adventure in the land of the Hobbits, New Zealand, and signed up for a Degree in Design from the University of Massey. Returning from New Zealand with […]

Nina Mohamed: Marketing & Communications Manager Hotel Jen, Malé, Maldives by Shangri-La

It’s rare to meet an individual like Nina Mohamed who is as work oriented as she is. Her replies in a personal interview contained more information about her company and her work than her personal life. But it was refreshing and we sat conversing at Azure, the rooftop restaurant of Hotel Jen. Her, over a […]

Maseeha Ibrahim Fulhu, Guest Hostess, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa

Maseeha Ibrahim Fulhu’s career with Crown & Champa Resorts (CCR) began in 2006 when she joined Komandoo Island Resort & Spa as a guest hostess. Maseeha has since grown into a beloved team member and was subsequently recognised as the ‘Star of the Month – October 2017’ and ‘Employee of the Month – October 2017’ […]

Aishath Hamid, Business Development Manager, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo

Four years after working in Traders Hotel Malé, now Hotel Jen – the seventh Traders property to adopt the ‘Jen’ brand by Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd – Aishath Hamid started a family and settled in Sri Lanka. Despite it being a foreign country and the challenges associated with the change in her personal life, […]

Deveekaa Nijhawan, PR and Communications Director at Niyama Private Islands

For our latest feature of Women in Hospitality, we speak to Deveekaa Nijhawan, the PR and Communications Director at Niyama Private Islands Maldives. A young award-winning professional with a jovial personality, Deveekaa talks about her beginnings in the industry and share some insight into the rewards and challenges. Hotelier Maldives: Tell us a bit about […]

Helen Bolton, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kanuhura Maldives

In this edition of Women in Hospitality, we talk to Helen Bolton, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kanuhura Maldives. Hailing from Yorkshire, UK, Helen began her career in hospitality as a tour guide/holiday representative for Sunset Holidays at the tender age of 20. As well as studying business administration, Helen also completed a BTEC […]

Women in Hospitality: Zeenaz Hussain, Dean, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies

Zeenaz Hussein, who started her career in the hospitality industry as an Assistant Cook at Paradise Island Resort, now leads the country’s biggest training institution for future hotel industry professionals. As the Dean of the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies (FHTS), she believes she has a responsibility to deliver the much-required resource to further […]

Silvia Collepardi – Director of Sales & Marketing, Outrigger Konotta

HM: Your educational background is in tourism, even your bachelor’s degree to some extent. What was the pull (of tourism)? When did you get interested? Was there ever a point when you thought that ‘this is what I’m going to do with the rest of my life?’ SC: I am from a little town in […]

Women in Hospitality – Maria Shareef, Resort Manager at Summer Island Maldives

Women in Hospitality: Maria Shareef, Resort Manager at Summer Island Maldives

For our latest Women in Hospitality feature, Hotelier Maldives spoke to Maria Shareef, the Resort Manager at Summer Island Maldives. Maria started her career as a kitchen assistant and worked her way to the top. In an industry where women make up only 8% of the workforce (of which only 3% are Maldivian women), her […]

Women in Hospitality: Elza Artiaga

We speak to Elza Artiga, who hails from a family of hospitality professionals, but has made a career of her own, working for big names like the Ritz-Carlton and now Outrigger.

Women in Hospitality: Simmi Soodan

Simmi Soodan is the Director of Sales at Jumeirah Vittaveli. Hailing from Jammu and Kashmir in India, Simmi has always been passionate about the hospitality industry.

Women in Hospitality: Michelle Flake

Having started working in the hospitality industry in her early teens, Michelle has worked with some of the big names in the business such as Kuoni.