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The Somerset Hotel

Located in Male’ city, the Somerset Hotel was opened in 2013. It caters to the corporate market and welcome a large number of repeat guests. Tucked away in a quiet alley in a busy part of the city, the hotel offers accommodations in three types; superior, super king and business […]

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Hotel Jen

Hotel Jen by Shangri La ranks among the best city hotels in the Maldives, possibly the best. It ranks high on TripAdvisor and has great reviews. Opened initially as Holiday Inn in 2009, the hotel was later rebranded as Traders Hotel in 2014. To cater to a new ‘Jeneration’ of […]

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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 Sands’ history as a revolutionary dive, water sports […]

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Mathieu Delin

F&B Manager, Mercure Maldives, Kooddoo Mercure Maldives Kooddoo is a special place built right on the airport island. You’d think the flights would make a ruckus but they don’t and they aren’t that frequent. This is a place to tune out and connect with Gaafu Alifu’s sublime beauty. And what […]

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Managing Human Resources in the Digital Era

Ooredoo Maldives’ CEO Najib Khan tells us about recruitment, bringing generations together, the role of HR tools and more in this instalment of Spotlight. Hotel Insider: I’d like to start off the interview with a question on recruitment. We’ve been hearing talk of how recruiters are increasingly using social media […]

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Food Trends for 2019

F&B in hospitality has become a highly competitive and revolutionised component as hotels and resorts aim to keep up with new trends. As a result, hospitality creates an elite industry of hotels and resorts that foster exceptional and exclusive dining experiences. As we’ve entered into the New Year, here’s a […]

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Ethics and Transparency

An organisation should stress ethical behavior in all stakeholder transactions and interactions. It’s an organisation’s governance body that should require highly ethical conduct and monitor all conduct accordingly. The senior leaders should be the role models of ethical behavior and make their expectations of the workforce very clear and organisation’s […]

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Rizan Afeef

Director of Human Resources & Training at Six Senses Laamu. Rizan Afeef began his career in tourism when he joined the Four Seasons family in 2006 as human resource officer. Twelve years later, after working with brands such as Anantara and Starwood here in the Maldives as well as in […]

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G. Rajasekaran

In many ways, St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort can be considered one of the resorts in the Maldives that’s taking a lead when it comes to technology.  G. Rajasekaran has been serving as the senior IT manager of the resort since 2016. When he took up the position, the resort […]

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Sci-Fi meets Hospitality

Digital Trends of 2018 As for now, there’s no record of a tourist ever teleporting to a destination and no one has ever dined at a restaurant in Mars. But as we explore the digital trends that will possibly take shape in the global hospitality industry in the year 2018, […]