Waldorf Astoria opens – a new chapter in luxury

Hilton’s luxury hotel brand Waldorf Astoria has opened a new resort in the Maldives – The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. It’s a 122-villa property spread over three interconnected islands in Male Atoll, half an hour from Velana International Airport.  Hilton has a…

Naladhu Private Island is offering buyouts

Here’s some news for the super-rich – Naladhu Private Island is offering buyouts starting from USD50,000 per night.   The bewitching South Male Atoll property is in a cosy coven with its two sister properties Anantara Dhigu and Veli.   With just 20 villas,…

Hussen Abdulla

General Manager at Sea Gear Hotel Insider meets with Sea Gear’s general manager Hussen Abdulla. Though Sea Gear is a relative newcomer, Hussen has decades of experience in water sports and diving. In our chat, we cover Sea Gear’s parent company Silver…

From Anatolia with (food)lust at Coco Bodu Hithi

Buckle your seatbelts everyone, something exciting is about to happen on our culinary landscape – Anatolian cuisine is coming to our archipelago for two splendid nights. Coco Collection is partnering with award-winning chef Colin Clague to make this happen. And on August…

Rochelle Moreno

Former Spa Manager at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Life is often bewildering and always uncertain. It’s cruelly indifferent to people’s goals, their dreams. It’s perfectly understandable that some end up bitter and resentful from bearing the brunt of life’s vicissitudes. Rochelle…

Patrice Aira

We travel down to Ari Atoll and sit with Patrice Aira, Lily Beach Resort’s general manager. His journey in hospitality began in Seattle during the grunge era and he had a stint in Toronto before moving all the way to Sharm al-Sheikh.…

Hussain Zahid

We sat down with a company that’s been around for over two decades – Ocean Group, led by the charismatic Hussain Zahid (CEO). He made headlines as a national windsurfing champion and brought that passion and drive to his business. We talk…

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