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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Ooredoo’s digital resort solution for OBLU Helengeli

It used to be that resorts in the Maldives had switch networks with legacy systems that required a lot of maintenance, incurring huge costs for properties. This article first appeared in our print Issue No. 3. That was the case at OBLU Helengeli…

Fareesha Hawwa

GM, Intal Group To say Fareesha Hawwa (Fary) is successful is to say something like the sun is hot; she’s someone who’s been absorbed in and affected by hospitality to a great degree, having spent 23 years of her life in the…

Dhigufaru Island Resort – Nature’s gift in Baa Atoll

Dhigufaru Island Resort, which opened in late 2016, is a deluxe boutique property situated in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Baa Atoll. Nature inspired the island’s concept and it’s famous with guests as the “Birds’ Island”.  This article first appeared in our print…