Shihalini Rajaratnam

Front Office Manager, Amari Havodda Maldives Are awards meaningful? Yes, when they highlight the efforts of those on the sidelines, especially women hoteliers. Colombo native Shihalini Rajaratnam was recently recognised by the Singapore-based hotelier award platform Stelliers. Shihalini is vivacious, a natural…

Hideaway to showcase star chef Sebastien Pinson’s talents

Lily properties are known to have a focus on food – earlier this year, Lily Beach Resort was graced by Michelin Starred chef Dominik Kappeler. And in March, Hideaway brought over chef Michelin Star chef Jean Marc Boyer.   This time around, Hideaway’s…

The Standard Huruvalhi opens

Standard International has announced the opening of The Standard Huruvalhi Maldives. Located on a protected island nestled between Raa and Baa atolls, the resort is a short seaplane ride from the airport.  “It is such a treat within the same year to…

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…

Raa Atoll Welcomes Emerald Resort & Spa

Raa Atoll is well on its way to become a tourism hub with a slew of openings in recent years including Faarufushi, Carpe Diem, Furaveri and now Emerald Resort & Spa.  The 120-villa resort has 60 villas on the beach and 60…

Saving Maldives’ Reefs, Coral by Coral  

Passionate groups come together to breathe life back into our reefs in peril. The deep oceans that surrounds the tiny Maldivian islands are filled with colourful marine life and vibrant coral reefs, and enjoys some of the richest marine biodiversity anywhere in…

Conrad Rangali Island to team up with Parley

In late summer this year, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is teaming up with with Parley For The Oceans to do its bit to safeguard the oceans. Following the principles of the Parley AIR Hospitality Program (Avoid, Intercept, Redesign), the resort will provide…

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