What you need to know about ITB Berlin 2018

March 5, 2018
ITB Berlin 2018

Maldives Tourism & Hospitality industry leaders, Crown & Champa Resorts (CCR) will be exhibiting at the renowned International Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin from Wednesday, March 7 to Sunday March 11, 2018.


Last year, the award-winning hospitality group recorded a successful exhibition at ITB Berlin, making a large number of quality business contacts with travel industry professionals and successfully further meeting the goal to promote the growing portfolio of properties.


One of the highlights of what to expect from Crown & Champa Resorts’ exhibition this year is the much-anticipated Kudadoo Private Island by Hurawalhi Island Resort. The property, offering large Two and One-Bedroom Ocean Residences and the elegant luxuries of exclusivity, is set to open in the Summer of 2018.


Other properties from the group include the Maldives travel industry favorites, Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort & Spa; award-winning Resorts for romance Komandoo Island Resort & Spa and Veligandu Island Resort & Spa; top diving destination in the Maldives, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa; and the ideal city Hotel in Male’, Champa Central Hotel.


Visit the Crown & Champa Resorts booth number 107, in Hall 5.2a.


About ITB Berlin

The Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) Berlin is a part of ITB Global, the world’s leading travel hub, along with ITB Asia and ITB China. Every year, ITB Berlin welcomes around 10 000 exhibitors and 109 000 trade visitors from 180 countries. The turnover is estimated at €7 Billion, annually.

This is where top decision-makers, experts, buyers and young professionals from every area of the touristic value-added chain meet to get information about important topics and the latest trends, establish business contacts and close global deals

ITB Berlin is held annualy during the month of March at Messe Berlin, Germany.


Owners of Crown & Champa Resorts open first private hospital in the Maldives

March 1, 2018
First Private Hospital in the Maldives

Today marks an important milestone in the expansion of healthcare in the Maldives: the opening of Tree Top Hospital in Hulhumalé, the first private, state-of-the-art tertiary institution in the country.

With up to 210 inpatient beds, a wide range of specialised services, accessible to locals, expatriates and tourists, the medical center is benchmarked to international quality standards and is a major step toward providing quality healthcare to those who need it.

Patients will be able to receive advanced healthcare services locally, which is set to significantly reduce the amount and costs of outbound travels to neighboring countries of Sri Lanka, India and Thailand for treatments, while also increasing the opportunity for medical tourism in the Maldives.

“After three or four years, we will be all set to court medical tourists,” – Ahmed Saleem, Tree Top Hospital Shareholder.


First Private Hospital in the Maldives

The world-class facilities include Oncology & Dialysis Centers, an Intensive Care Unit, departments for Radiology, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, and various laboratories fitted with modern machinery. The variety of services provided includes Accident and Emergency care, Open Heart Surgery led by Dr. Roland Fasol, Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychology, as well as General Practice.

The 6-story Tree Top Residences developed next to the hospital offers suites for patients and visiting families, restaurants, retail stores and accommodation for staff.

Management of Tree Top Hospital has been awarded to Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, a joint venture between Australia-based Ramsay Health Care and Malaysia-based Sime Darby Healthcare.

First Private Hospital in the Maldives

Behind this significant initiative are the owners of Crown and Champa Resorts, whom we congratulate on the opening, and wish Tree Top Hospital a successful operation for many years to come!


Crown & Champa Resorts awarded the GOLD 100

February 25, 2018
Crown & Champa Resorts awarded the GOLD 100

On Thursday February 22, 2018, Crown & Champa Resorts was among the TOP companies to be awarded a GOLD 100 plaque in an exclusive invite-only event at Bandos Island Resort & Spa.

Now in its second year, the Corporate Maldives GOLD 100 Awards celebrate exceptionally performing companies and leading businesses in the Maldives. Of the 10 000 companies, Crown & Champa Resorts is listed among the leading companies in the Travel & Hospitality industry for the second year in a row.

The second edition of the Corporate Maldives GOLD 100 magazine contains the full list of companies awarded with the revered plaque.

Two Lifetime Achievement awards were presented to Mr. Mohamed Waheed Deen and Mr. Ahmed Nazeer, one of the Founders and Directors of Crown Company for their contribution towards pioneering the tourism and hospitality industry of the Maldives. Last year, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to another recognized pioneer, Mr. Hussain Afeef.

Dhiraagu, STO & Marine Maldives were among the 6 companies to receive Excellence Awards during the gala night, all for their individual accomplishments during the year 2017.

Crown & Champa Resorts continues to herald the growth and success of the Travel & Hospitality industry as a reputable leader and award-winning company in the Maldives.


Create Your Dream Holiday this Valentine’s Day with Crown & Champa Resorts

January 27, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of your love, so why not spoil the person in your life with a tailor-made holiday in the Maldives. The month of romance is around the corner and Crown & Champa Resorts is here to help you choose the perfect gift.

Crown & Champa Resorts has a choice of several resorts across the Maldives, each offering different experiences and possibilities in a picturesque setting. Choose from the best Resorts in the Maldives, then select the most romantic and intimate room for you, followed by some exciting activities.

Indulge in 5-Star luxury at Hurawalhi Island Resort. From exquisite architecture and design, to delicious cuisine and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine beneath the ocean at the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant.

Intimacy is the specialty at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa & Komandoo Island Resort & Spa. Escape to an oasis of calm with your partner, enjoy the famous beach dinners “underneath the stars” or simply relax on the white, soft sandy beaches with your loved one.

Vilamendhoo island Resort & Spa combines romance with adventure, for additional excitement during your retreat. With one of the best reefs in the Maldives, you and your partner can enjoy underwater adventures and snorkeling expeditions on your doorstep, mixed with beautiful beaches and the opportunity to explore the best of the Maldives together.

Between Kuredu Island Resort & Spa and Meeru Island Resort & Spa, you and your loved one will be spoiled with a variety of excursions, activities and options for your romantic getaway. The Resorts offer different room categories and romantic options to ensure that you’re your couple’s getaway needs are met. There’s something for everyone!

Champa Central Hotel, has everything you need at great value. The Hotel is centrally located in Male’, ensuring you have access to a myriad of experiences, views and food to nourish your wanderlust. Make your stay extra special with personalized room and bed décor, breakfast in bed and a delicious dinner on the Rooftop.

To top off your getaway you have a choice of activities and dining experiences. Indulge in a culinary journey with fine dining and à la carte restaurants or buffet dining on each island.

Remember to capture each special moment with a photoshoot from the professional photographers at each Island.

Create the best memories. Celebrate your love with Crown & Champa Resorts.


Crown & Champa Resorts Festive Season celebrations are an unforgettable experience in the Maldives

January 22, 2018

We believe in beautiful destinations, authentic connections with loved ones and spending quality time together. What better place to do this over the Festive Season than at one of the Crown & Champa Resorts in the Maldives.

If you weren’t here, We Missed You and would love to see you soon!

If you were here, we hope you enjoyed every minute as much as we did.

Come island hopping with us as we reminisce about the festive season.

Christmas Eve on Kuredu Island Resort & Spa started with the switching on of the lights, Christmas dinner and a sultry snow party. Santa arrived on Christmas Day on a jet ski to hand out gifts and ended off the excitement with a Beach BBQ Dinner.

The fun continued after Christmas Day with the Christmas Crab Race, a relaxed Christmas Movie and a scrumptious stroll through the Christmas Street Market, which led up to the annual Kuredu Gladiator Fight & Fire Poi. The final hours of 2017 at Kuredu were rung in with a New Year’s dinner and an epic pool party.

The enchanting Hurawalhi Island Resort was a paradise of Christmas celebrations with extravagant cocktails, a picturesque gala dinner and beach party to match.

The island’s New Year’s Eve was an unforgettable gala dinner and tropical soirée with bubbles from Tattinger, followed by a champagne brunch on new Year’s Day.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa partied the festive season away with delicious dinners, lively entertainment, hilarious games of couple’s lip reading and chill-out saxophone sessions, just to name a few. All guests who purchased a bottle of champagne during New Year’s Eve took part in a festive Champagne Lucky Draw for a chance to win the grand prize of a 7-night stay at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and more.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa kicked off the festivities with gingerbread house building, Christmas and New Year’s greeting card crafts, Christmas movies and toy making with coconut leaves

On Christmas Eve Santa arrived bearing gifts for the little ones, with harmonious Christmas Carols by the island choir with the night ending in a Christmas Gala Dinner and exuberant party.

The New Year’s countdown was celebrated with cocktails, a gala dinner, a party filled with giveaways and best wishes for 2018.

If you know Meeru Island Resort & Spa, then you know there was something for everyone this festive season. Beginning with a journey through the history and culture of the Maldives, nature walks on the island, chill-out sessions and live bands, canoe races and a treasure hunt for kids.

Christmas Eve saw Santa arrive by boat to surprise the kids with gift. The celebration continued with a night of cocktails, a gala dinner and a chance to dance the night away at the annual party.

The countdown to 2017 was the perfect time for a sunset chill-out session, gala dinner and beach party. New Year’s Day started with the fun-filled annual Meeru Guests Vs. Staff Football.

Our adults-only island, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, had a charming festive season with a cocktail making class, Santa’s arrival, a Christmas dinner and party on Christmas Eve.

As a build-up to New Year’s Komandoo had interactive Maldivian Handcrafts Class, yoga, fruit craving and sushi making before setting off on the last sunset cruise for 2017. New Year’s Eve was celebrated in style with a masquerade ball and champagne countdown.

Here’s to 2018, a year filled with excitement, magic and adventure in the Maldives.

See you soon!