Conversation

Conversation

Ramsay Perera

Hotel Insider visits a classic Maldivian property, Embudu Village in South Male Atoll, to have a chat with Ramsay Perera, Group General Manager, KAIMOO Resorts and Hotels. In hospitality since the late 80s, Ramsay was recently recognised by MATATO. We talk about his award, and move on to the shifting […]

Conversation

Jesper Hougaard

Hotel Insider chats with Jesper Hougaard, managing director of one of the oldest spa brands in Asia, Serena Spa. Among other things, we talk about how the concept of wellness is evolving and what spa brands and operators can do about that, how the Maldives can best capitalise on the […]

Conversation

Thoyyib Mohamed

We sat down with Thoyyib Mohamed, the MD of MMPRC, and had a chat about the corporation’s work over the past year and what it will focus on in 2020. We learned that roadshows are going to play a major part in MMPRC’s marketing efforts, as will increased digital and […]

Conversation

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 […]

Conversation

Steve Ng

This time for Conversation, we sit down with Steve Ng, the group general manager of Hulhule’ Island Hotel. He also heads Maldives Inflight Catering Pvt Ltd and Madifushi, the new resort that is being developed in Meemu atoll. Malaysia-born Steve Ng has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality […]

Conversation

Ahmed Mausoom

For this instalment of Conversation, we have a chat with one of the pioneers of the country’s F&B supply business, Ahmed Mausoom, managing director of Aries Enterprises. Hotel Insider: You were selling souvenirs before you began supplying F&B goods to the resorts. Can we talk about your journey? Ahmed Mausoom: […]

Conversation

Ali Waheed

This time around, Hotel Insider speaks with the minister of tourism Ali Waheed. Ali Waheed is arguably the youngest person to have made a successful career in politics though it is not a topic we touch upon in this interview. We talk instead of tapping into new markets, airport development […]

Conversation

Julian Hagger

This time, we meet Julian Hagger (executive vice president global sales & marketing, LUX*), a young French and British national with sixteen years of sales and marketing experience with major brands like Ritz-Carlton, Marriott and Belmond. We go over how these big brands function and the space that it creates […]

Conversation

Conversation – Hussain Afeef

For this installment of Conversation, Hotel Insider has a chat with tourism pioneer Hussain Afeef (Champa). Among other things, we talk about the Maldives’ increase in bed capacity and what that entails, whether the Maldives is losing its luxury tag, developments down south in Addu and we close with some […]