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SPOTLIGHT ON Jason Kruse, General Manager at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences and The Small Maldives Island Company

When the borders to the Maldives closed Jason and his team decided to use the time to take advantage of their setting and get creative with some innovative projects that include sustainable superfood gardening, a jungle gymnasium, “Cluckinghampalace” and more.

Six Guidelines to a Sustainable Recovery for Hotels Post-COVID-19

It can be difficult to properly tackle the issue of sustainability in hotels, and COVID-19 has further complicated this topic. These guidelines can help you build the proper framework to achieve a sustainable recovery.

SPOTLIGHT ON Stephen Meredith, General Manager, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai

Taj Hotels, a subsidiary of the Indian Hotels Company, expanded into the Middle East with the opening of its second hotel, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Stephen Meredith tells us how the 200 room hotel with views of the Emirates Golf Club, Dubai Marina and the Arabian Gulf, are prepared and ready for their guests.

SPOTLIGHT ON Ofra Gelman, Principal, Dwell Design Studio

Ofra’s first project was the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas followed by the design and construction of the Mirage Conference Center. Both had no budget nor deadline. She has since had a reality check and has done extensive work on both hotels and mixed-use projects. The ILHA asked her how COVID-19 has affected the design industry and its influence for years to come.