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Conversation – Hussain Niyaz

Hotel Insider talks with Ooredoo’s chief commercial officer Hussain Niyaz on different topics ranging from exciting new products for the hospitality industry to how Covid is continuing to change the way business is done.    Hotel Insider: Can you tell us about some exciting products Ooredoo has specifically for the hospitality […]


Ritz Carlton Maldives debuts dining venue ‘Arabesque’

The Ritz Carlton Maldives Fari Islands has debuted their latest culinary spot dubbed “Arabesque”, which offers diners a sumptuous gastronomical journey from Lebanon to North India.  Arabesque sits in the Fari Marina Village, accessible by an eight-minute dhoni trip. Awaiting guests is a sunken dining room with hanging lamps and […]


Introducing Makers’ Place by Soneva Fushi

This time around, Soneva Fushi is going to deal with the waste of soft drinks via Makers’ Place – a fully carbon neutral island studio. The studio was built by collabing with British artist Alexander James Hamilton, who founded the Distil Ennui Studio. A multi-disciplinary artist who works with several […]


Medianet brings a new season top football leagues to fans

The world’s most popular league Barclays Premier League returns on 14th August 2021. You can watch all the action live on ICE Sports (Ch102) & PLTV HD (Ch880). Additionally, Europe’s Top Football League, La Liga Santander is back only on ICE TV (Ch100) & ICE Sports (Ch102)! The 2021-2022 La […]


Medianet on infringement of channel rights

Medianet in a press release says tourist establishments operating in the Maldives are offering TV channels which are under their authorised distributorship through sources other than Medianet’s authorised  service.   Medianet is the largest Pay TV and Cable TV operator in the Maldives and is the authorized distributor of the  following […]


Brice Lunot appointed new GM of Maldives’ two Shangri-La properties

Brice Lunot has been appointed the new cluster general manager of the Maldives’ two Shangri-La properties: Hotel Jen in Male and Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa in Addu Atoll. Brice is a seasoned hotelier with nearly 30 years of experience working with luxury brands that include Le Meridien and LUX*. […]


GM Patrice Aira joins LUX* South Ari

LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort and Villas has appointed a new GM, Patrice Aira, a seasoned hotelier who’s worked with big brands in North America, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean. Patrice, a Toulouse native, has an impressive F&B background and ramped up culinary offerings at Lily Beach Resort and […]


Maldives gets ritzy with Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands

It’s finally here, guys! the Ritz-Carlton has debuted in the Maldives in June at a sensational location in North Male Atoll.  The hotel was designed by the award-winning Kerry Hill Architects, who drew inspiration from the resort’s surroundings, especially the breeze and swirling water.  The resort is part of the […]


Corals aplenty on Summer Island’s 3D-printed reef

Amid another soul-debilitating lockdown period, you may be happy to know that at least the corals are doing very well for themselves on Summer Island’s 3D printed reef! The increase in corals was noticed by the resort’s dive team earlier this month. And this is no ordinary 3D structure – […]


Head to Seaside Finolhu this Eid

Seaside Finolhu invites guests to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr on their carnivalesque island in the UNESCO-preserved Baa Atoll.  The resort’s gone through a total makeover and villas have been kitted out with all the must-haves, they announced in a recent communique. Finolhu welcomes families and friends to their two-bedroom villas while the […]