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Ahmed Mausoom

For this instalment of Conversation, we have a chat with one of the pioneers of the country’s F&B supply business, Ahmed Mausoom, managing director of Aries Enterprises. Hotel Insider: You were selling souvenirs before you began supplying F&B goods to the resorts. Can we talk about your journey? Ahmed Mausoom: […]


Finolhu sold to German hotel company for $90m

Baa Atoll property Finolhu, part of The Small Maldives Islands Co. (TSMIC), was recently sold to German Seaside Hotels for an estimated USD90 million. Speaking to Hotel Insider, a spokesperson for TSMIC said it was “a simple business sale” and declined to make further comment.   Following this sale, TSMIC portfolio’s sole […]


Hideaway Prepares to Lure Honeymooners

Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa released a press statement today highlighting its suitability for honeymooners, weddings and renewal of vows.   The resort, which is on the crescent-shaped Dhonakulhi Island in Haa Alifu Atoll is definitely miles away from the hubbub. Hundreds of miles, rather. This seclusion makes it a little […]


Tai Chi at Coco Bodu Hithi this summer

Coco Collection is doing something really cool starting June for you wellness buffs. They’ve got a summer-long wellness residency programme forthcoming at Coco Bodu Hithi which includes Tai Chi.  On June 27, 29 and on July 1, Tai Chi master Shanshan He will be hosting her classes on the property. […]


Top Five Heinz Products at Standard & Origin

Standard & Origin are exclusive distributors of Kraft-Heinz products. The team behind the company brings fresh insights along with fifteen years of experience to the business. With a solid background in hospitality supplies, S&O are accomplished and will be an ideal F&B partner. So, without further ado, let’s get down […]

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Meraki Coffee Roasters

For this edition, we take a look behind the scenes at Meraki’s roasting room. It’s not an easy task by any means, things need to be precise for a great roast as you will see. First the beans are taken from the burlap sacks and weighed. Yes, coffee beans are […]


Hit Author Amber Rae heading to LUX* South Ari Atoll

Best-selling author Amber Rae, dubbed ‘Millennial Motivator’ by Fortune, is hosting two workshops on emotional wellness at LUX* South Ari Atoll.   On 21 and 23 May, Rae will conduct two workshops, the first centered on couples and the latter on personal growth.   Rae’s best-selling book, Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move […]

UNDP Maldives

Beating plastic pollution in paradise by UNDP Maldives

For World Environment Day, UNDP’s Ahmed Shifaz writes about how plastic is drowning the ocean and beaches of Maldives and what we can do about it. INDIVIDUAL ACTION, COLLECTIVE RESULT It’s amazing how accustomed we have gotten to the sight of our beaches covered in plastic trash. It’s as if […]