Maldives Tourism News
Merrick takes up leadership of JA Manafaru, Maldives
JA Resorts & Hotels has appointed Karen Merrick to take over the leadership of multi award-winning JA Manafaru, a private island resort in the Maldives. The Scottish National is the second female general manager in the JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio of eight properties.
JW Marriott Maldives Resort to open in November
Headed up by general manager Marc Gussing, the beautiful property will feature 60 spacious villas starting at an enormous 234 square metres, all with private pools.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo set to fully debut later this month
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo will fully open on September 22nd. Set on the southern tip of the Maldives in the remote and pristine Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s Beach Island Experience soft-opened in May.
Hard Rock debuts latest property at Crossroads Maldives
Hard Rock International has announced the opening of its first Maldivian property as part of Crossroads Maldives – the country’s first and only integrated resort. Situated across the Emboodhoo lagoon, the music-infused hotel boasts 178 guestrooms, ranging from beach villas and family suites to one and two-bedroom overwater villas.
InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau opens to first guests
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ first property in the region is situated on the southernmost tip of the Raa Atoll near Baa Atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, and one of the most secluded locations in the Maldives.
Hilton welcomes first Curio Collection property in the Maldives
Hilton has welcomed the opening of SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, a tropical escape that offers sun, sea, style and sustainability. Nestled within the idyllic Emboodhoo Lagoon, the hotel forms part of Crossroads Maldives, the country’s first and only integrated resort and game-changing retreat.
Eynaud appointed chief executive with Sun Resorts
Headquartered in Mauritius, with over three decades of hospitality experience, Sun Resorts owns and manages five unrivalled resorts in two of the world’s most coveted holiday destinations in the Indian Ocean: Mauritius and the Maldives.
Kumar appointed director of wellness with Westin Maldives Miriandhoo
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has appointed a new director of wellness, Anand Kumar. Kumar will be responsible for all aspects of the resort’s comprehensive wellbeing offering, from spa and fitness to wellness workshops and nutrition.
Cameron returns to lead Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Huvafen Fushi has welcomed Noel Cameron back to the position of general manager, nine years after his first appointment. He will guide the resort on its transcendent journey to a bold, sophisticated future back under the management of Universal Resorts.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi opens to first guests in Indian Ocean
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. The 122 all-villa resort spans across three interconnected islands, including an independent private island for those seeking an exclusive enclave equipped with a dedicated staff and luxury amenities.
Gulf Air prepares for Maldives debut as latest A320neo arrives from Airbus
Gulf Air has welcomed its third Airbus A320neo. On October 26th the new aircraft will begin operating the national carrier Bahrain’s newest route, to Malé, capital of the Maldives.
Breaking Travel News interview: McCormack, general manager, Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi
Having taken the title of Maldives’ Leading Luxury Island Resort at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, Iain McCormack, general manager at Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi, speaks to Breaking Travel News.