July 12 – 13, 2017 promises to be the highlight of the Maldives travel trade industry. As a first of it’s kind, Travel Trade Maldives (TTM) takes place over 2 full days with over 100 Resorts and 150 industry professionals.
As a first of it’s kind, the “invitation only” event will take place at Dharubaaruge, Male’, Maldives. Crown & Champa Resorts will be participating as a premium exhibitor at stand A02 and our City Hotel, Champa Central Hotel will be exhibiting at stand A16.
In 2015, Maldives reported over 1 million tourist arrivals and TTM aims to facilitate this growth to a target of 2 million by the end of 2020. The platform is organized by Maldives Getaways, with the Bank of Maldives at the platinum partner.
With the focus being on the quality of networking opportunities, exhibitors can look forward to the Tourism Career Fair and the first ever Hotelier Summit Maldives, where Chartered Surveyor and Motivational Speaker, Paul McNeive will be headlining the event.
The TTM Gala Night at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, will close off the platform with the Maldives Travel Awards: People’s Edition 2017 to recognize the industry’s contributors, talents and achievements.
One of the keys to a memorable stay in the Maldives is an uncompromised hospitality standard. Our Housekeeping departments have mastered the art of personalizing your stay and adding the finest touches to a truly special vacation. Get to know more about the teams responsible from each of our best Resorts in the Maldives.
Creating the right atmosphere for romance and intimacy is Komandoo Island Resort & Spa’s specialty and meticulous Room Attendant, Saeed Ibrahim creates original bed decorations, towel art and messages using freshly picked flowers to make your stay unforgettable.
Repeat guests are most familiar with Meeru Island Resort & Spa’s Housekeeping Department for their attention to detail, personalized and attentive service with every visit. Guests become a part of the family. Executive Housekeeper, Lali Khorkheli says, “Most of our team members are long serving staff and they understand our guests very well, which is why most of our guests request a specific Room Attendant by name because they know the guest and what they like.”
Veligandu Island Resort & Spa’s Executive Housekeeper, Chrizanne Malherbe and her team are most proud to uphold the Resort’s 5-Star reputation. From the immaculately clean standards, to romantic room arrangements and, of course, the finest details that go into making your paradise getaway the best in the Maldives.
Executive Housekeeper, Mirjana Vidic shares an important insight into why guests are happy, and keep returning to Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, “we provide the service in an honest and natural way. Many Room Boys develop a special kind of friendship with guests.” This makes for an authentic experience of a tropical vacation that exceeds your expectations.
In the city of Male’, Champa Central Hotel offers a unique experience for any occasion. Return to a room that is decorated with a rose petal path and a special message for your loved one. Executive Housekeeper, Ekatrine Kvirikashvili and her team go above and beyond to make every guest smile from their Housekeeping surprises.
Book at any of our resorts by clicking on the name and receive the warmest welcome to your home away from home. Celebrate your anniversary, honeymoon or birthday at any of our Resorts and experience the true sense of Maldives paradise.
Watch a video of the Meeru Housekeeping team preparing creative bed decorations here.
The tropical Maldives contains 26 atolls covering 90 000 square kilometers of the Indian Ocean. Our ocean is our future. To celebrate World Ocean Day, help our Crown & Champa Resorts to keep our ocean healthy.
Climate change and the “El Nino” phenomenon had led to coral reefs worldwide being affected in a global bleaching event over the past two years. In 2016, 60% of the Maldives coral was affected and over the past year, the Maldives government and our Resorts hosted ongoing efforts to revitalize the corals and protect the Indian Ocean, including reduced usage of plastic, reef & lagoon cleaning activities, as well as coral planting projects.
In the North Malé Atoll and a 55-minute speedboat transfer from Velana International Airport, Meeru Island Resort & Spa continues to support the preservation of the Maldives marine life. Together with the Euro-Divers team, Meeru facilitates both learning and interactive events to encourage awareness, conservation and coral growth.
A scenic 20-minute seaplane transfer takes you to Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, a paradise island that offers beach and house reef cleaning events for guests to take part in. Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is renowned for its spectacular house reef. A 25-minute seaplane toward the South Ari Atoll leads you to this diver’s haven, which has already installed two coral growing platforms. Guests participated in installing the third during their World Environment Day event on June 5, 2017.
In the Lhaviyani Atoll, a scenic 40 to 45-minute seaplane transfer away, Hurawalhi Island Resort and the Marine Biology Center with a resident Marine Biologist, leads continuous research efforts towards conserving our marine eco-system. Komandoo Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort & Spa actively organize reef cleaning and awareness projects involving guests, the most recent being for World Environment Day on Monday June 5, 2017.
The Maldives corals have shown significant amounts of recovery. Colorful tropical fish can still be seen at any of our top dive sites, along our Resort shores and even at the foot of our Water Villas. Help us protect our beautiful underwater world and Indian Ocean on your next stay with Crown & Champa Resorts.
“Oceans are the lungs of our planet and the very foundations of life. They provide most of the oxygen we breathe”
On World Environment Day, June 5, 2017, each of our Resorts offered special activities and excursions for guests to participate in, as they create awareness and show support for the annually celebrated event.
With 60% of Hurawalhi Island Resort powered by solar panels, the Eco-friendly Resort had a special afternoon event for snorkelers. The excursion included a presentation by Lisa Bauer, the resident Marine Biologist, snorkeling on a coral reef and a visit to an uninhabited island for a beach cleanup.
Guests of all ages enjoyed participating in our child-friendly Resorts’ greener efforts. Kuredu Island Resort & Spa hosted a house reef and lagoon cleanup event, as guests and team members alike showed their commitment to a clean environment. Meeru Island Resort & Spa held a tree-planting event to anchor the support of an environmentally sustainable Maldives and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa organized two interactive events to support environmental consciousness.
This year’s theme ‘Connect with Nature’ can be celebrated at any time of the year at our adults-only Resorts, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa and Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. The combination of soft, white sandy beaches, palm tree views and tropical landscape make these the perfect Maldives getaway. Our Champa Central Hotel, located in the center of Male’ city, offers day trips to local islands in the Maldives. Whether you are in transit or on a business stay, take some time to reconnect with our beautiful environment.
Crown & Champa Resorts is committed towards preserving the Maldives and global environment through sustainable operations and various green initiatives. These initiatives include alternative sources of energy; water-bottling plants to reduce plastic consumption; food and water recycling facilities; a collection of greenhouses and desalination systems; and frequent island, reef and lagoon cleaning projects.
Crown & Champa Resorts representatives will be exhibiting at International Luxury Travel Market from June 5 – 8, 2017. Asia’s leading luxury travel event, held at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China, is an invitation-only global event for luxury travel suppliers around the world and buyers representing the fast growing and sought after Asia Pacific market of luxury travellers.