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Jonas Amstad

A Swiss national who’s very familiar with Russia and Ukraine, Jonas Amstad, general manager, LUX* South Ari has had experiences that will likely crush the average person. Fluent in Russian, he was in Crimea when the annexation happened, his hotel in Donetsk was occupied by the armed forces. He’s seen… […]

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Rafaaf Wahid

Restaurant Hostess, Hurawalhi Island Resort If there’s a story that breaks stereotypes, it’s Rafaaf Wahid’s. A 21-year-old from Lhaviyani Naifaru, she joined Hurawalhi in May 2018 soon after finishing A-Levels at Villa International High School in Male’. At high school, she wanted to continue studying tourism but it didn’t materialise […]

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Standard International debuts Maldives resort with special offer

American hotel brand Standard International has unveiled its first property in Asia, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives. To celebrate, the luxury resort is offering an exciting opening package for guests.  Located in Raa Atoll, the resort is a 40-minute seaplane ride away from Velana International Airport. Alternatively, travellers can take a […]

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Browns Investments to develop three five-star hotels in Maldives

Sri Lanka’s conglomerate LOLC Group’s subsidiary company, Browns Investments PLC has signed an agreement with the Barceló Hotel Group to develop a three-hotel complex in North Male’ Atoll and to manage five leisure properties of Browns Hotels and Resorts in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.  At a signing ceremony held […]

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Head to Conrad Maldives to celebrate festive season sustainably

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will be bringing its sustainability and community outreach programme to the fore of during the festive season’s celebrations this year, reports the Luxury Travel Magazine.  The property has joined hands with local artists and designers who share the resort’s commitment to nurturing local culture and will […]

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JW Marriott Maldives opens

Marriott International has debuted its premier luxury brand in the Maldives, with the opening of JW Marriot Maldives Resort & Spa. Located in Shaviyani atoll in the north, the resort is a 55-minute seaplane ride away from Velana International Airport.  The luxury resort features 60 villas, located on the beach […]

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Adil Naeem

Much was said about safety over the past few weeks – there was loss of life, damage to property, homelessness. The preventable nature of these incidents sparked public outcry, so we thought it was an opportune moment to sit down with one of the best men in the business of […]

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Atmosphere launches new resort Varu

Homegrown brand Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts launched its fifth resort in the Maldives dubbed Varu by Atmosphere. The property is a 40-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport. ‘Varu’ refers to strength, resilience and life in abundance in Dhivehi and the resort’s blend of modern and tropical island architecture and […]

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STO seeks investor for new resort

The State Trading Organisation (STO) is seeking an investor to develop a resort in Ekulhivaru island in Noonu atoll.  Ekulhivaru island, located 200 kilometers away from Velana International Airport, can be reached by a 40-minute seaplane ride or via the nearby Maafaru Airport in Noonu atoll. The island offers over […]