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.…

Anantara’s MINOR Hope CSR Programme Endorsed by Government

Anantara Maldives signed an MoU with the ministry of gender, family and social service at Anantara Dhigu on March 3. The document, signed by minister Sidhaatha Shareef, gives government support and recognition to Anantara Maldives’ MINOR Hope CSR programme for underprivileged children. …

For life on land, protecting life below water

Squeezed in a subway in Tokyo one morning in 1992, I wondered how many fellow commuters had seen the magnificence of underwater life. The previous day I had my first diving experience. I felt humbled witnessing the magic in the water, and…

Star Chef Boyer Shines at Hideaway

Something exciting happened at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa last Wednesday. The resort showcased the talents of Michelin Star chef Jean Marc Boyer at a special dinner held that evening at the Sunset Pool Café.   Frenchman Boyer had been at the resort…

Fathimath Shaazleen (Shaaz)

To see women in top positions at resorts, especially Maldivians, is like the sighting of a rare celestial event. It’s a subject we touch on over the course of the interview. Shaaz grew up in Male’ not too long ago; she is…

HR is here to help

Managing human resources is a top priority of any establishment, regardless of scale, and in the hospitality industry this is even more pronounced. Especially in the Maldives with its one island one resort concept; people are in the confines of the island…

Kandolhu – size does matter

Even at midday, with the sun a burning disc above, the water is surprisingly cool, clear as glass. I dive in with my young guide, Saif, who warned me that the current was strong. Though the vivid colours we’ve been accustomed to…

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