Aris Meeha is the new b-word at the Ritz-Carlton

So, you’ve had your ‘island chief’, your ‘Man Friday’ and now there’s a new butler name about – ‘Aris Meeha’, the Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands’ contribution to the expanding hospitality lexicon. Now, this is how the resort describes the role in a press release: “Similar to a modern-day butler, Aris […]

Working Women

Nina Mohamed

Marketing & Communications Manager, Hotel Jen, Male, Maldives This time around, we catch up with Nina – she leads marketing at Hotel Jen but wears many hats and has a background in interior design, so you know there’s a story here. As a kid, she was a tomboy who hung […]


MMPRC conducting Maldives brand survey

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Company is looking into the Maldives brand in the wake of COVID-19, industry website reports. Maldives – the Sunny Side of Life was launched in 2003, and the years have seen the island nation soar to an enviable position as a high-end luxury destination.  […]


SHI offers online COVID-19 training programme

Shorthouse Hospitality International (SHI) has come up with an online course on COVID-19, according to a press from the company. They are collaborating with Maldives-based tour company Secret Paradise Maldives in this venture. The course comprises two modules, the first deals with the basics of the virus and the second […]


Soneva funds COVID-19 testing centre in Noonu Atoll

We almost forgot to tell you this. The Soneva-funded COVID-19 testing centre was officially inaugurated by the minister of health Abdulla Ameen and CEO of ADK Hospitals, Mr. Ahmed Nashid during an online ceremony on the 13th of this month. Soneva’s CEO and founder Sonu Shivdasani, and general manager of […]


Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru collabs with local artists

Accor is holding a global digital campaign #ALLtogether, and this sees Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives collaborate with famous local artist Hussain Atheek as well as popular local musos Detune Band. Self-taught artist Atheek showcased his talent for teaching yesterday, demonstrating how to create your own abstract painting. He has been […]


Coco Collection reopening this August

Local brand Coco Collection is set to open doors of their two properties, Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhunikolhu, to guests on 1 August 2020.  The two islands have beefed up their already excellent hygiene protocols.  These new standards are being assessed by Bureau Veritas, a leading company in […]


Kaimoo Resorts and Hotels announces opening date

Kaimoo Resorts and Hotels, who own and operate Embudu Village, Summer Island Maldives and Equator Village resorts, have announced opening dates and reassure guests with stringent hygiene measures. First to open is Equator Village Maldives in Addu Atoll – the resort is set to welcome guests on 1 August. Meanwhile […]


LUX* NMA offers exclusive island buyout

LUX* North Male Atoll Resort and Villas are offering an exclusive island buyout package, a press from the resort reveals. The package, which starts from 180,000USD, includes roundtrip speedboat transfers from Velana International Airport, daily breakfast, plus lunch and dinner at any of the resort’s three acclaimed restaurants.  Lucky guests […]