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Crown & Champa Resorts wins Leading CSR Program at Maldives Travel Awards 2018

December 29, 2018
Maldives Travel Awards 2018

In an exclusive soiree on Thursday, December 27, 2018, Crown & Champa Resorts received the ‘Leading CSR Program’ for 2018 in the Maldives Travel Awards. The event, held at Paradise Island Resort, welcomed over 200 industry professionals to celebrate the winners across all 25 categories in the gala edition.

 

The award serves a formal testament of the continuous aim to increase the sustainability of operations through positive contributions to biodiversity conservation, cultural heritage preservation and community development. Within the extensive Sustainability Report is the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to promote local employment and fair trade, support local entrepreneurs, respect local communities, implement policies against commercial exploitation and practice responsible sourcing.

 

Read the full Sustainability Report »

 

5-Star luxury resort, Hurawalhi Island Resort has been bestowed the ‘Leading All-Inclusive Resort’ award, which highlights the resort’s generous and value-for-money plan that allows guests to luxuriate in a carefree getaway in the Maldives. Having been in operation for 2 years, Hurawalhi sets an exemplary path for sustainable luxury and elegance with a traditional Maldivian touch that is rooted in the core values of Crown & Champa Resorts.

 

View Hurawalhi’s complete All Inclusive Plus package »

 

Finally, the Maldives Travel Awards named Duniye Spa the ‘Leading Wellness and Spa Brand’ for 2018, adding to the spa’s stellar reputation as one of the best in the Maldives. Founded in 2002 by a group of international hotel owners, Duniye Spa is a leading spa management and consultancy company in the Maldives and Indian Ocean region. The spa offers a holistic approach to well-being using world-class facilities, natural products and the care provided by each professional therapist.

 

Visit the Duniye Spa website »

 

Crown & Champa Resorts offers guests 40 years of expertise in the hospitality industry. Each resort is individually crafted to reflect its surroundings and heritage, creating getaways filled with authentic beauty and allure, and catering for all types of guests and island experiences.

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Kudadoo Maldives: World’s Best New Luxury Hotel

December 23, 2018
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

Newly opened Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi has been named the world’s best new luxury hotel for 2018 by the prestigious, members-only Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI). The independent luxury review site conducted an assessment of the year’s top hotels, published in a recent CNN Travel article, with the private island firmly in the lead.

 

The experts at LTI find that the blend of modern luxury, sustainability and excellence in architectural design make Kudadoo “a truly special and intimate private island resort.” In fact, the accolade reiterates the essential promise of affording precisely what the discerning traveller desires – the luxury of time, space and unhindered connections.

 

Having only been officially open since December 1, 2018, Kudadoo’s commitment to world-class eco-tourism shines through each aspect of the island that it is embedded in and developed together with the renowned architect, Yuji Yamazaki, from 100% solar-powered operations and sustainable building material to environmentally conscious activities, amenities and food.

 

Kudadoo features 13 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom residences located atop an aquamarine lagoon, each with a private infinity pool and a private butler. The all-encompassing AAA concept affords residents at Kudadoo an effortless adventure whenever they wish, the choice to indulge in unscripted culinary treats at any time and anywhere, as well as rest and reset with the help of the various well-being options as often as they like.

 

At Kudadoo, anything is available, at any time and anywhere.

 

LTI is an independent, members-only digital resource for global luxury travel intelligence that identifies the front runners of luxury travel based on a comprehensive algorithm covering 118 touch points with weighted scores. The top 15 new luxury hotels from the worldwide survey include:

 

  1. Kudadoo Private Island, Maldives
  2. Joali, Maldives
  3. Amanyangyun, Shanghai
  4. Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia
  5. Zuri, Zanzibar
  6. Chable Maroma, Mexico
  7. Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos
  8. Capella Ubud, Bali
  9. Royal Champagne, Champillon
  10. Como Uma Canggu, Bali
  11. Solaz, Los Cabos
  12. The Murray, Hong Kong
  13. Nobu Hotel, Marbella
  14. Six Senses, Fiji
  15. Hotel Gloria de Sant Jaume, Mallorca

 

Visit www.kudadoo.com and explore the hallmarks of luxurious living.

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Maldives Travel Awards 2018: Vote Crown & Champa Resorts

September 27, 2018

 

Award-winning Crown & Champa Resorts is nominated in 2 more categories for this year’s edition of the prestigious Maldives Travel Awards. The categories include Leading Eco Resort and Leading CSR Program to add to the categories from 2017, Leading Local Hotel / Resort Brand and Leading Human Resource Management.

 

Crown & Champa Resorts collected the Leading Local Hotel / Resort Brand at the annual gala last year. Cast your vote and help the best collection of resorts win at the Maldives Travel Awards 2018.

 

Click on the website www.travelawards.mv and select Crown & Champa Resorts for the categories below. Enter your name and email address, and click ‘submit’. Then, click on the link sent to your email address to confirm your vote.

 

  • Leading Hotel / Resort Brand

– MTA674 (Ooredoo) & MTA18 CRO (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Eco Resort

– MTA675 (Ooredoo) & MTA22 CRO (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading CSR Program

– MTA676 (Ooredoo) & MTA23 CRO (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Human Resource Management

– MTA677 (Ooredoo) & MTA24 CRO (Dhiraagu)

 

Crown & Champa Resorts is proud to have grown to a workforce of over 3 000 employees and continues to grow, year after year. The brand currently manages 8 properties in the Maldives, as well as 2 soon-to-be-opened resorts Innahura Maldives Resort and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi Island Resort.

 

Voting closes on October 25, 2018, and users can only vote once for each category.

 

As a product of Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, MATATO, the Maldives Travel Awards first launched in 2012 to recognise the excellence, commitment and expertise in the Maldivian Tourism Industry.

 

The rapid and continuous growth of the industry has lead to the expansion of the Awards, to including the recognition of Guesthouses in Maldives and the key people in the travel industry.

 

To vote via SMS using either Dhiraagu or Ooredoo networks in the Maldives, send the designated SMS code to the number 5005.

 

(Example: MTA18 CRO to 5005) – for Dhiraagu

(Example: MTA667 to 5005) – for Ooredoo

 

Check out our Secrets to Success series for insights into the leading hospitality group in the Maldives.

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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.

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Crown & Champa Resorts’ award-winning spree continues

December 11, 2017
Crown & Champa Resorts’ award-winning spree continues

Yet again, Crown & Champa Resorts’ award-winning spree continues with a host of honors, including the TUI Holly 2018; the TUI Environmental Champion Award; and the TraveLife Gold Award.

 

Meeru Island Resort & Spa is among the top winners of the much-revered TUI Holly 2018. The award is given to the most popular hotels and Resorts worldwide, which guests consider to be the best TUI holiday hotels/Resorts for the year 2018.

 

The TUI Holly represents the highest appreciation of our mutual guests and offers clients and travel agencies assurance when choosing a holiday hotel or Resort.

 

In addition to the TUI Holly 2018, both Kuredu & Meeru obtain another quality label – the TUI Top Quality 2018 Award, highlighting all Resorts with an exceptional customer satisfaction rating, a minimum of 8.7 out of 10.

 

That’s not all…

 

For the 4th year in a row, Meeru & Kuredu Island Resort & Spa receive the prestigious TUI Environmental Champion Award 2018. The accolade is limited to a select group of TUI Germany Resorts, worldwide, whose performance achieves exemplary sustainable tourism.

 

To qualify for this Award, TUI Germany guests must rate a Resort more than 8 of 10 in the Environment section and hold a Global Sustainable Tourism Council recognized certificate such as Travelife.

 

Finally, all Crown & Champa Resorts receive the TravelLife Gold Award, maintaining their status as leading sustainable Resorts and driving forces towards sustainable tourism in the Maldives.

 

Crown & Champa Resorts is committed towards preserving the Maldives and global environment through sustainable operations and various green initiatives.

 

Read more about Crown & Champa Resorts’ commitment and efforts towards environmental sustainability here.