Holiday Inn Resorts Offers Kids a ‘Behind The Scenes’ View with its Little Big Hoteliers programme.


 Holiday Inn Resorts has announced that from, little travelers aged four through to 12 years old can try their hand ‘working’ in key aspects of a resort through its Little Big Hotelier programme. This initiative is a unique edutainment experience bringing learning through role-play to life, on offer across each of its resort properties across in Thailand, Maldives, Indonesia and Malaysia (see full list of locations below). 

To help them gain real-world experience, during their stay, Little Big Hotelier offers kids the opportunity to see the inner workings of their resort property as they take up roles in key departments, learning new skills while they have fun with other children, all under the guidance of the Holiday Inn Hotelier crew and their supportive parents.

Shantha de Silva Head of Operations Thailand, Indonesia and Resorts said: “Founded in 1952 by Kemmons Wilson, the Holiday Inn brand has long stood as a trusted hotel partner for all, across the world to deliver extra “Joy of Travel”. The Little Big Hotelier programme helps empower children to embrace the world as their classroom. From restaurants to housekeeping, recreation to gardening. A resort is the perfect environment for children to gain invaluable skills, be it effective communication, interaction with others, basic culinary and recreation skills.  

To take part in the programme at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, kids register at the resort’s Kandoo Kids Club, choosing the time and role they’d like to experience.  No matter the age, a Little Big Hotelier can participate in activities including:


At Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives participants can learn more about:

Check in at Reception 

Understanding the role of the Concierge and porter  

Coordinating their fellow’s activities at the Kids Club

Leading the swimming and snorkeling lessons at the Water Sports Center

Creating a feast with the culinary team

Creating the perfect bed setting with Housekeeping

How maintenance of a resort is conducted with Engineering

How to preserve our fragile eco system with the Marine Biologist

Little Big Hotelier will be available at Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa, Holiday Inn Baruna Bali, Holiday Inn Resort Penang, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach, Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island,

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin and Holiday Inn Batam.