Living it LUX* – North Male’s hot new property

On the tiny island of Olhahali, about an hour north of Male, sits Mauritian hospitality brand LUX*’s newest bauble in the Indian Ocean. This time, the concept is a boutique island resort with large penthouse villas inspired by the curves and lines…

Renate Hermes

Group Spa Director & Co-Owner, Duniye Spa With Duniye Spa’s group spa director & co-owner Renate Hermes we explore topics such as the hype surrounding wellness these days, what it means to really go beyond the traditional spa concept, and the possibility…

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…

Viraj Silva

Hotel Insider sits down with Viraj Silva, the head of sales and marketing at Voyages Maldives to talk about the recent shifts in the major tourist arrival markets, seasonal changes in arrivals, and the factors that influence the numbers.   Hotel Insider: Let’s…

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru opened its doors in 1995. Set in North Male Atoll, it welcomes you to a picturesque island of palm-fringed beaches and turquoise waters. With just 48 private pool villas, enjoy unparalleled seclusion in an idyllic island retreat with the…

Shahza Ali

Shahza grew up in Male in a large family with six siblings. Flying seems to run in her blood; her eldest brother, whom she looks up to is a pilot at the same company. Today, Shahza is a senior first officer at…

Would you believe the future has begun?

Technology is changing the way people travel. Or perhaps it’s the other way around. These days, people seem to like getting things done at the snap of a finger, to be able to talk to other people instantaneously regardless of where they…

Ahmed Shaheer

Hotel Insider sits down with Ahmed Shaheer, Managing Director, State Trading Organisation PLC State Trading Organisation (STO) is the largest commercial establishment in the Maldives and has a host of firsts under its belt. Among other things, STO was the first to…

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