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A Happy New Year from Team Hotel Insider

It’s time to switch into a new groove for 2021. Last year has been a trial for most, including us, but it is only human to hope even in the most desperate of times. We have reason to be (cautiously) optimistic too, with the country recording the arrival of the […]

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LUX* South Ari grabs Best Luxury Resort 2020

The votes are in, well, they were in last week but we still want to celebrate LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas’ success. They were awarded Best Luxury Resort 2020 by Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards, now in its ninth year. The awards were hosted virtually for the […]

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Soneva donates medical equipment worth $27,000

Soneva has donated USD27,000 worth of equipment to the medical centres in Baa and Noonu Atolls to ease the extra strain on them during this pandemic. A small Zoom ceremony was held to mark this event which saw the participation of the minister of health Ahmed Naseem, Soneva CEO Sonu […]

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Al Shaali sponsors this year’s virtual Marine Expo

The Maldives Marine Expo Virtual’s main sponsor is Al Shaali Marine reveals the company’s operations manager Ismail Shareef.  The expo will be held from 20 to 22 December this year and it is a first for virtual exhibitions of this scale in the country. The event is geared towards liveaboards […]

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Laamafaru Festival 2020 begins

Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI) Six Senses Laamu launched #LaamafaruFestival2020 on 1 December, which the resort describes as a community driven social media campaign. It aims to empower the Laamu Atoll community using digital means to educate and inspire one another in a dire and uncertain time.    This is the fifth […]

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Sonu’s dissenting opinion

You know it’s going to be an interesting read when a hotelier begins a piece with a quote from Osho, as Soneva’s Sonu Shivdasani has in a recent op-ed piece: “There is no virus in the world more deadly than fear,” Osho said, and it encapsulates our tension-fraught times.  Travelling […]

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LUX* NMA gears up for the festive season

Everyone kind of expects LUX* properties to do cool things during the festive season, and as you will see, LUX* NMA are arriving all guns blazing this time around. For gastronomes, it’s going to be truly special – there’s a TEX MEX night at the resort’s Japanese/Peruvian fusion restaurant INTI, […]

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Soneva Jani is recruiting, 85 positions open

The stunning Noonu Atoll resort Soneva Jani is after 85 new candidates as the property undergoes planned expansion in line with its ‘Chapter Two’. Maldives candidates are preferred and the range of opportunities go all the way from boat crew to management positions.  In a press release, the resort says […]

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Introducing Pullman Power Fitness

Pullman is introducing a cool new social fitness concept at all their hotels and resorts, a recent press release reveals. They call it a ‘game changing fitness concept’ that does away with the homogenous hotel gym and replaces it with ‘a bold, artful, social approach to contemporary fitness.’ “At Pullman, […]

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LUX* South Ari brings the circus this December

LUX* does something cool and fun every now and then and this time, they’re bringing the circus to their South Ari Atoll property. The circus will stay from 21 December 2020 to 6 January 2021. This special event allows guests to try out culinary experiences, be entertained by circus shows […]