Crossroads Maldives, the remarkable multi-island tourist destination developed by S Hotels and Resorts PCL, the global hospitality arm of Singha Estate PCL, has achieved yet another major milestone, after it was named as the “Best Leisure Development Maldives (Five Star)” in the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021-2022.
A world distinguished recognition of excellence, the Asia Pacific Property Awards were established to celebrate the highest levels of achievement in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. Judged a panel of over 80 industry experts, they look out for eye catching and smart designs, the quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability. These criteria certainly apply to the CROASSROADS Maldives, which became the country’s first fully integrated resort and set itself as a new national icon when it opened its doors in 2019.
Nestled in the idyllic Kaafu Atoll and the Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes by speedboat from Malé’s Velana International Airport, this breath-taking destination is centred around The Marina @ CROSSROADS, an 800-metre lifestyle area and beach walk that features a wealth of world-class facilities, including diverse dining options, retail stores, wellness centres, water sports, diving, kids’ clubs, an oceanfront wedding venue and a 30-berth yacht marina. This makes CROSSROADS Maldives a truly inspiring and immersive setting for leisure breaks, vacations and special occasions.
Two exceptional resorts, including SAii Lagoon Maldives, a tropical lifestyle retreat for millennially-minded guests, and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, the iconic music-themed brand’s first Maldivian property, offer outstanding accommodation options for all types of traveller, including experience-seeking couples, honeymooners, families and groups of friends.
What truly sets CROSSROADS Maldives apart however, is it’s relenting focus on sustainability. During the initial levels of construction, specialist equipment was used to monitor the underwater environment in order to minimize its impact. A steadfast Marine Discovery Center leads conservation initiatives such as coral propagation and breeding programs, while serving as an educational hub for Maldivians and visitors alike. All of these ecological efforts seem to be succeeding as; Olive Ridley sea turtles have been seen nesting at SAii Lagoon Maldives’ beach, and pods of dolphin have been spotted near the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. The Maldives Discovery Centre meanwhile, creates a deep connection with the archipelago’s culture, allowing local people to interact with visitors and generate income by selling authentic arts and crafts.
“We are delighted to have won the ‘Best Leisure Development Maldives (Five-Star)’ title at the Asia Pacific Property Awards. This is a wonderful recognition that reflects our tireless efforts to raise the quality of hospitality and tourism in the Maldives, while also actively preserving and promoting its pristine environment. The last 12 months have been a challenging time for everyone, but the Maldives is leading the recovery. Since it reopened to international visitors last year, this captivating country has shown how tourism can be managed safely and responsibly. We look forward to welcoming even more guests back to CROSSROADS Maldives in 2021 and beyond,” said Dirk De Cuyper, CEO of S Hotels & Resorts.
About S Hotels and Resorts Public Company Limited
S Hotels and Resorts Public Company Limited, the hospitality arm of Singha Estate Public Company Limited, is a fast-growing, Thai-inspired company with an extensive international portfolio and world-class standards. Specializing in the management and investment of high-quality hotels and resorts in desirable destinations across the globe, S Hotels & Resorts has created a collection of its own distinctive lifestyle brands, whilst also partnering with the hospitality industry’s leading names. The company aims to set new standards for leisure and lifestyle through diversified business platforms and to enhance value for all its stakeholders based upon a philosophy of sustainable development and delivering benefits to local communities.