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…

Adil Naeem

It’s fair to say that GFS is a household name at least in the realm of fire and safety. Over the course of just seven years, it’s become the market leader in the field. We have a chat with its director Adil…

LUX* North Male Atoll on Conde Nast Traveller 2019 Hotlist

Well, we knew LUX* North Male Atoll was special the moment it was unveiled. It eschewed the rustic design of traditional resorts and went for a slick urban aesthetic. And it burst onto the scene with several quirks that those familiar with…

Amilla presents newest culinary addition: Wellness Café

It’s not at all rare for Amilla Fushi to try something new; this time they’re showing off their all-wood Wellness Café and juice bar. This little joint is right by Amilla’s Javvu Spa, and promises delicious, all-natural fare.   The café suits those…

Amal Gaafar

Born in Saudi Arabia to Egyptian parents, Amal Gaafar grew up between the GCC countries and Egypt. After a BA in mass communication at Cairo University, she quickly embarked on a career in the hospitality industry. In spite of her youth, she’s…

Ali Waheed

This time around, Hotel Insider speaks with the minister of tourism Ali Waheed. Ali Waheed is arguably the youngest person to have made a successful career in politics though it is not a topic we touch upon in this interview. We talk…

Underwater golden egg hunt at LUX* North Male Atoll

LUX* North Male Atoll has a trick up its sleeve: it’s planning an Easter egg hunt with human-sized eggs scattered across the island. The real surprise though is the golden egg, man-sized, that’s to be placed somewhere in the island’s lovely lagoon.…

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