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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Moosa Zameer

Honourable Minister of Tourism Moosa Zameer speaks to Hotel Insider on integrated tourism development projects and tourism-specific developments in Addu and Laamu atolls. Hotel Insider: The landscape of Maldivian tourism is changing, we used to be an exclusively luxury destination and now…