Women in Hospitality: Fathimath Nafha, Duty Manager, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With hard work and determination, Fathimath Nafha, the Duty Manager at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has reached the management level in the hospitality in little under five years. Being a woman in hospitality in the Maldives still comes with its own challenges in a largely male-dominated industry. Yet, Nafha has proven that […]

Women in Hospitality: Anna Luttsau, Director of Sales, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Anna Luttsau is the Director of Sales at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. Anna completed her studies at the Tver State University in Russia. She has always been passionate about travelling, learning and experiencing different cultures. Here, we speak to Anna about her career in the hospitality industry and working in the Maldives. Hotelier Maldives: […]

Women in Hospitality: Cherry Cruz, Regional Human Resources Director at LUX* South Ari Atoll and LUX* North Male’ Atoll, Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For our latest feature in Women in Hospitality, we speak to Cherry Santos Cruz, the Regional Human Resources Director at LUX* South Ari Atoll and LUX* North Male’ Atoll, Maldives. Cherry is someone who has reached and achieved numerous milestones with her career only because of her dedication, commitment and the habit of never giving […]

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 […]

Show