Mark Hehir

Mark is an industry veteran who has been in and out of the Maldives during the past twenty or so years, overseeing some of the country’s most iconic and luxurious resorts. Hotel Insider travels to the Fari Islands Archipelago at the tip…

Srikanth Devarapalli

A young, seasoned hotelier with almost 20 years of experience in people-oriented positions, Srikanth Devarapalli now heads Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa in Raa Atoll. His youthful energy and approachableness endear him to his team, superiors and guests.…

Alexandre Glauser

A man with a deep affection for Asia, Alexandre Glauser heads Amari Havodda Maldives in the stunning Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. Experienced in Thai hospitality, he is also no stranger to our neighbour Sri Lanka, having opened two properties on the island back-to-back.…

Jonas Amstad

A Swiss national who’s very familiar with Russia and Ukraine, Jonas Amstad, general manager, LUX* South Ari has had experiences that will likely crush the average person. Fluent in Russian, he was in Crimea when the annexation happened, his hotel in Donetsk…

Bradley Calder

Cluster general manager, Hurawalhi Island Resort & Kudadoo Maldives Bradley Calder is a Kiwi, mentored by several hospitality professionals as he worked around the world, but none more so than Brian Clivaz, a respected and renowned figure in British hospitality. Brad was…

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.…

Meenakshi Sundaram

Born in Chennai, India, Meenakshi Sundaram is probably one of the least likely people to have made a career in the hospitality industry. He has an academic background in zoology, is certified in library and information science, and had other dreams but…

Michael Wieser

This time, Hotel Insider meets up with Michael Wieser, an experienced Austrian with three decades of hospitality behind him. He’s no stranger to luxury, having managed Sheraton Hotels and Le Meridian properties in the late 90s and early 2000s. He’s also spent…

Benjamin Kreuz

Hotel Insider meets Benjamin Kreuz, general manager of COMO Cocoa Island. Benjamin has a strong background in hospitality, having worked with luxury international brands in the USA, Europe and China. Also, he is, in more ways than one, married to the Maldives.…