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Happy World Tourism Day From Crown & Champa Resorts | #WTD2019

September 27, 2019

From its humble beginnings in 1972, with only two resorts, the tourism industry in the Maldives has grown in leaps and bounds. Now, with every new opening, we are seeing innovative solutions and extraordinary experiences that push the envelope of hospitality. September marks the day when World Tourism Day is celebrated. This year, the theme is ‘Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All’.

Globally, the tourism sector is a significant source of employment, accounting for one in ten jobs, due to the labour-intensive nature of tourism. Tourism is also a major driver of global economic growth. This rings true for the Maldives, with tourism contributing to 23% of the country’s GDP. The World Bank predicts that tourism will continue to be the main driver of economic growth for the Maldives.

As we reflect on the role that the tourism industry plays, we are also considering how Crown & Champa Resorts contributes to the sector. Specifically, the quality of jobs we are creating and how inclusive we are in that process. With over 3,000 team members in our employ and more job opportunities becoming available due to our expanding property portfolio, we are continuing to empower more people by offering competitive salaries and a variety of benefits.

With the growth of the tourism industry, now more than ever, we are conscious of sustainable tourism. Beyond the environmental-friendly measures we have implemented across all our properties, we regularly take part in awareness campaigns. Most recently, our properties organised World Clean Up Day activities and rallied the support of guests and team members in cleaning up neighbouring islands.

Crown & Champa Resorts remains committed to creating livelihoods and taking care of this beautiful country we operate in.

We are grateful to you for choosing Crown & Champa Resorts as your preferred choice in the Maldives. We look forward to welcoming you to our properties in the coming days.

Sincerely,

Martin Vossen

Chief Executive Officer

Crown & Champa Resorts News Travel Guide

Experience The Maldives At The Right Resort

September 25, 2019

With a destination as beautiful as the Maldives, picking the right resort can be overwhelming. As Crown & Champa Resorts, one of our differentiating factors is our diverse hotel portfolio. From the ultra-luxurious to the budget-friendly, we have a resort for every budget and every purpose. Read on to glean more insights into our offerings and pick the right resort for you!

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi is the island where time and freedom are reimagined. The 6-star resort has a stunning one-of-a-kind design that blends sophistication with sustainability at every turn. Featuring only 15 over-water residences, each with a 44sqm terrace pool, Kudadoo is ideal for travellers seeking utmost privacy, relaxation and the luxury of time and space. Kudadoo’s all-inclusive offering, Anything Anywhere Anytime, is one of the only ultra-luxury all-inclusive concepts in the world. It offers an unhindered enjoyment of luxury, where every desire under the moon is granted and expedited by your personal butler.

Explore more of Kudadoo at kudadoo.com

Hurawalhi Island Resort

Hurawalhi Island Resort is a naturally chic adults’ escape that’s perfect in every way. Here, travellers can enjoy blissful days filled with an unsparing amount of extraordinaires, and embrace genuine connections unimpeded by outside demands. This 5-star resort features 90 beachside and over-water villas, each offering comfort, privacy and stunning views. A focal point in Hurawalhi is the dining scene, with abundant venues that take fine dining to soaring levels. A definite highlight is the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, 5.8 Undersea Restaurant.

Explore more of Hurawalhi at hurawalhi.com

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star resort that’s been voted the most romantic resort in the Maldives. A scenic 20-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, Veligandu features 91 over-water and beach villas in adults-only and family-friendly areas. Veligandu is the perfect island in a lot of ways: small and intimate with lush tropical nature, high-quality dining offerings, spectacular diving and thoughtful hospitality that keeps guests coming back. In this beautiful and tranquil island, you can relax as you connect with your loved one and with nature.

Explore more of Veligandu at veligandu.com

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is the only truly adults-only resort in the Maldives, welcoming guests who are 18 years and above. Small and intimate, Komandoo is ideal for couples looking for a peaceful, romantic escape. This 4.5-star resort offers 65 villas, diverse diving for all levels and exceptional personalised service. In Komandoo, couples can experience the true charm of the Maldives as they enjoy the special, authentic island experience.

Explore more of Komandoo at komandoo.com

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star resort where you can experience the true colours of the Maldives. A snorkeller’s paradise, Vilamendhoo is surrounded by a spectacular house reef with direct access from almost every point on the island. Vilamendhoo is a medium-sized island with well-utilised spaces, featuring 194 villas. For families with children, Vilamendhoo offers a wading pool, a playground area and a games room. Vilamendhoo is the perfect resort for adventurers, offering lots of recreational facilities, excursions and evening entertainment.

Explore more of Vilamendhoo at vilamendhoo.com

Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Meeru Island Resort & Spa is the quintessential Maldivian island. Large and spacious, the 4.5-star resort is just a 50-minute scenic speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. Meeru features 284 villas across different categories, in family villages and adults-only areas. In Meeru, guests can enjoy the dream beach holiday experience, complemented with outstanding facilities such as the Meeru Museum, kid’s and teen’s club, and a 5* PADI certified diving centre. With proven excellence over forty years and counting, in Meeru, you can count on exceptional value and unforgettable holidays.

Explore more of Meeru at meeru.com

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, offers guests more than a beach holiday. This larger 4-star resort features 387 villas across different room categories, with something for everyone’s budget. In Kuredu, guests can be as active or as relaxed as they wish, as adults-only and family-friendly areas cater to both couples and families, respectively. Kuredu boasts of an excellent house reef, making it a diving and snorkelling hub. Kuredu’s vibrant dining scene with superb restaurants and numerous bars is a foodie’s dream.

Explore more of Kuredu at kuredu.com

Innahura Maldives Resort

Newly opened Innahura Maldives Resort redefines the Maldives experience by offering a more affordable option. The 4-star resort offers 78 vibrant beach bungalows, an overwater bar, wholesome buffet restaurant, main bar, diving centre, spa, gym and much more, without the hefty price-tag. Perfect for all kinds of travellers, Innahura’s promise of the ‘easy life’ is delivered through all their offerings. Highly recommended for travellers seeking a cost-effective holiday in a laid-back environment with a touch of local Maldivian flavours.

Explore more of Innahura at innahura.com

Champa Central Hotel

If you are looking to explore Male’ City for a few days, or a stopover before heading to the airport, Champa Central Hotel, located in the heart of the city is the perfect choice. With lavish, well-appointed rooms, great dining and a convenient location, Champa Central Hotel is the right place to stay while in Male’.

Whichever Crown & Champa Resorts you choose, you are guaranteed an exceptional experience in line with our mission to always exceed guest expectations.

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Amazing Upcoming Discounts For Your Summer Maldives Vacation

July 14, 2019

If you are looking for a tropical island to get away to for a few days in summer, Crown & Champa Resorts have something for you. Go through our properties’ offers for summer holidays and book now to enjoy amazing discounts. The early bird gets fantastic discounts.

Discover The Easy Life At Innahura With 30% Discounts & Free Stays For Kids

Guided by the ‘Here, life is easy’ philosophy, brand new Innahura Maldives Resort is the perfect destination for a family-friendly holiday break without breaking back. And now with this extra discount, you and your family can enjoy this tropical haven for much less.

Details:

Promotion: 30% off Best Available Rates + Free Child stay

Booking Window: June 28, 2019, thru and including August 31, 2019

Stay Period: Stays from June 28, 2019, thru and including the night of October 31, 2019

Room Category: All room categories

Rate Plan: Full board & All Inclusive Easy

See more details here.

Treat Yourself To A Naturally Chic Escape For 30% Less

Hurawalhi Island Resort is a luxury adults-only resort where luxury treads lightly and opportunities to be in the moment abound. Experience the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, marvel at the beautiful views all around and be spoilt with lavish comforts in Hurawalhi.

Details:

Promotion: 30% off Best Available Rates

Booking Dates: July 1, 2019 thru and including August 31, 2019

Stay Dates: Arrivals from July 1, 2019 thru and including September 30, 2019

Room Category: All room categories

Rate Plan: Bed and Breakfast, Half Board, Full Board & All Inclusive Plus

Visit the website for more details.

Your Maldives Vacation Is Within Reach In Kuredu

Whether you are getting away for a romantic retreat or a fun holiday with your family, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is the perfect choice. Enjoy Kuredu’s beautiful location, expert Dive Centre, variety of accommodation options, the liveliest dining scene in the Maldives and much more.

Details:

Promotion: 25% off Best Available Rates

Booking Window: From now thru and including August 31, 2019

Staying Dates: From July 1, 2019 thru and including September 9, 2019

Room Category: Garden Bungalow, Beach Bungalow, Beach Villa, Jacuzzi Beach Villa, Sangu Water Villa & Private Pool Villa

Rate Plan: Full Board, All Inclusive Plus & All Inclusive Gold

Get more details here.

Experience The Charm of A Small Island For 25% Less

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Maldives’ only truly adults-only resort offers a romantic paradise full of the charm of a small island, an idyllic beach, well-appointed villas, exceptional dining, boutique diving and snorkelling, all marked by genuine hospitality. Fill your days with extraordinary moments in Komandoo, with this amazing offer.

Details:

Promotion: 25% off Best Available Rates

Booking Window: From now thru and including August 31, 2019

Staying Dates: July 6, 2019 thru and including October 15, 2019

Room Category: All room categories

Rate Plan: Full Board, All Inclusive Plus & All Inclusive Gold

Get more details here.

Find Your Adventure in Vilamendhoo

Famous for its magnificent house reef, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is perfect for the ultimate Maldives adventure. Swim, snorkel, dive or relax on the expansive beach. There is much to do in Vilamendhoo, and you can discover it for yourself with their summer offer, giving a 17% discount.

Details:

Promotion: 17% off Best Available Rates

Booking Window: From now until August 31, 2019

Staying Dates: From now thru and including September 30, 2019

Room Category: All room categories

Rate Plan: Full Board & All Inclusive Plus

See more details here.

Get The Best Rate At Kudadoo Maldives Private Island By Hurawalhi

Enjoy 10% off best available rates for an eco-friendly, truly all-inclusive, luxury adult’s escape in Kudadoo Maldives Private Island. The resort’s signature Anything Anytime Anywhere offering is unparalleled, allowing you to embrace the hallmarks of luxurious living.

Details:

Promotion: 10% off Best Available Rates for a minimum stay of 4 nights

Booking Window: July 2019 thru and including August 31, 2019

Stay Dates: Arrivals from July 1, 2019 thru and including September 30, 2019

Room Category: All room categories

Rate Plan: Anything Anytime Anywhere Experience

Visit the website for more details.

 

Crown & Champa Resorts Destination Dining Kuredu Island Resort & Spa News

The First Speakeasy Bar Opens In Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

July 14, 2019

The last week saw the launch of the first Speakeasy Bar in the Maldives in Kuredu Island Resort & Spa in partnership with Bulleit Bourbon. Nestled in the lush foliage in a secret location, the Bulleit Bar provides the ultimate private bar experience. Kuredu guests can hire out the space and host exclusive parties and gatherings, all serviced by a host or bartender. Included in the price are a variety of whisky cocktails, flavoured water and popcorn. There is no better way to celebrate a special moment in paradise, than by relaxing with your friends and family, sipping on delicious drinks and enjoying the beautiful, tropical nature all around you.

Kuredu’s lively dining scene is unparalleled. The bar scene, in particular, offers a variety of options, with the Bulleit Bar being the latest addition. Each of the now ten outlets has a unique concept and a signature drink menu. Whether you indulge in elaborate cocktails or prefer to sip on a large glass of beer, there is something for you in Kuredu.

There is no room for boredom in Kuredu. The upcoming December holidays are a great time to sample Kuredu’s dining scene and to also have a lively, vibrant holiday that you will remember for days ahead. Join in their 31st Birthday Celebrations that guarantee a fantastic time. Read more here and take advantage of their special offers.

 

Awards Crown & Champa Resorts News

Scaling The Heights Of Excellence In Hospitality

June 22, 2019

Over the years, the different properties under Crown & Champa Resorts have been recognised for defining hospitality standards in the Maldives and throughout the region. Whether from our loyal guests, reputable hospitality groups or renowned publications, each award and accolade is a testament to the high standards we are known for. In line with our mission, we continue to exceed our guests and partner’s expectations by delivering an excellent combination of purposefully selected accommodation, exceptional experiences and extraordinary service.

In 2019, Crown & Champa Resorts, as a resort collection, and our various properties have been lauded for our commitment to excellence. Below are some of the marvellous accolades that line our walls.

2019 Awards

Travel Trade Maldives Awards 2019

Bestowed upon Crown & Champa Resorts for outstanding contribution to the tourism industry

2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Given to Hurawalhi Island Resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa.

This award is bestowed on businesses that have consistently garnered great reviews on TripAdvisor.

TUI Top Quality Award

The exclusive award for TUI customer’s favourites and the highest feedback scoring hotels awarded to Kuredu Island Resort & Spa and Meeru Island Resort & Spa.

Travelife Gold Award

Conferred to Hurawalhi Island Resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa for fulfilling the requirements of the Travelife Sustainability System.

HolidayCheck 2019 Award

This award is given to the best 10 hotels in a region based on 950,000 traveller reviews. Recipients of the award this year were Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort & Spa.

TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2019

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa was ranked 1st place in the ‘Top 10 Hotels for Romance’ in the Maldives, 3rd place in the ‘Top 25 Hotels for Romance’ in Asia and 19th place in the ‘Top Hotels for Romance’ in the world.

Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2019

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi was listed as one of the ‘Best New Hotels’ in the world in the Asia & Indian Ocean Region.

Robb Report Best of The Best Award 2019

In the annual awards, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island was listed as the ‘Best Island Resort’ in the world.

Hospitality Design Magazine, Annual HD Awards 2019

Hospitality Design Magazine named Kudadoo Maldives Private Island the ‘Best Sustainable Resort’.

Every award and accolade bolsters our commitment to surpassing our guests, partners and even our employees’ expectations. We will continue to abide by our guiding principles as we studiously scale the heights of excellence. Thank you for choosing Crown & Champa Resorts and playing an integral role in our success.