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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.

Message From The CEO News

Endless Possibilities For Your Summer Holiday With Crown & Champa Resorts

June 20, 2019
Kuredu Maldives

Dear guests,

Greetings from the Maldives!

Sustainability is at the heart of Crown & Champa Resorts. As such, we ensure that we take great care of the environment in which our resorts operate. From land to sea, we do our best to maintain the unspoilt beauty of nature. It was important for us to celebrate World Environment Day and World Oceans Day in all our properties with various activities such as island and lagoon cleanups. Further, we continue to look into implementing more environment-friendly measures to work alongside the initiatives we have in place.

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi was recognised as the best Sustainable Project, in the recently announced 2019 HD Awards by Hospitality Design Magazine. The premier competition celebrates the best in hospitality project and product design worldwide. Our sales team has been attending various summits and roadshows in an effort to forge great business relationships and to promote our award-winning resorts.

With the summer holidays fast approaching, we would be delighted to welcome your family to our resorts. Most of our properties offer ample family-friendly facilities, allowing you to create special lifelong memories with your dear ones. Tailored programmes for kids, provided by the kid’s clubs in Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, guarantee that your children will have a fantastic time while on holiday.

For those of you planning your winter break, we urge you to visit individual resort websites to take advantage of available early bird offers and stay up to date with the latest news from your favourite resort.

We look forward to welcoming you back to paradise for sun, sea, sand and much more.

Sincerely,

Martin Vossen

Chief Executive Officer

Awards News

Defining Excellence in Hospitality

May 29, 2019

At Crown & Champa Resorts, we strive to provide excellent hospitality that ensures the highest standard of customer satisfaction. However, without the support of guests, partners and our incredible team, these efforts would be futile. We are proud to announce that we were awarded the 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

This award is bestowed on businesses that have consistently garnered great reviews on TripAdvisor, with only a small percentage of companies being able to accomplish that. For us, most of our properties received the 2019 Certificate of Excellence, with some of them entering into the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. The latter is in recognition of properties that have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence every year for the last five years.

The properties that received the 2019 Certificate of Excellence are Hurawalhi Island Resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa.

We wish to thank all the guests who share feedback on review platforms, helping spread the news of the greatness of Crown & Champa Resorts. While we appreciate the awards, our greatest reward lies in satisfying guests’ needs.

Visit the resorts page to learn more about our award-winning properties.

Heart of CCR News Sustainability

World Turtle Day & Why We Are Celebrating It

May 23, 2019
Kuredu Turtle Release with Olive Ridley Project

On May 23, 2019, the world observes World Turtle Day. This is an annual observance that is marked to celebrate and create awareness on the need for the protection of turtles from their disappearing habitats across the world. In the Maldives, the tropical waters are home to many of the seven species of sea turtles. Guests travel from far and wide to explore the sea in search of these wonderful creatures.

Across our properties, there are opportunities to spot sea turtles. Green Sea Turtles can be frequently observed in Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, where there is seagrass aplenty. In neighbouring Komandoo Island Resort & Spa’s house reef, you are likely to eye Green Sea Turtles as well as Hawksbill Sea Turtles. Turtle Reef, a dive site just off Innahura Maldives Resort, is the location where 48 Hawksbill Sea Turtles were spotted in a single dive! In the south, Loggerhead Sea Turtles and Leatherback Turtles have been spotted in the South Ari Atoll waters where Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is located. Most of our resorts have excursions that allow you to hopefully spot these gentle creatures.

Though turtles have existed more than 100 million years, outliving dinosaurs, they are rapidly disappearing. Sea turtles, in particular face several threats from plastic pollution to the destruction of feeding and nesting sites. Plastic bags can be mistaken for food and when ingested, potentially lead to death by blocking the sea turtle’s intestines.

As part of our Sustainability Plan, we are committed to having a minimal operational impact on the environment within which our resorts operate. This means taking care of the natural environment to ensure that sea turtles and other marine life do not lose their homes. Secondly, we also create awareness throughout our resorts on avoiding plastic pollution and respecting marine life.

Read our sustainability plan here and more about sea turtles here.

Happy World Turtle Day!

 

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Kudadoo Maldives Private Island on Condé Nast Traveler #HotList2019

April 22, 2019
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

A few months after its grand opening, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island has been listed on the highly acclaimed Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List 2019. The definitive list is compiled after scouting five hundred hotels from across the six continents and recognises the best new hotels in the world. Condé Nast Traveler writes that:

“Ultimately, the hotels that land on this list are the absolute best of the best; the game-changing, boundary-pushing, vacation-making openings that are so good, we’re already dreaming about going back.”

Kudadoo Maldives

The first ever Himalayan Salt Chamber in the Maldives

Kudadoo’s all-encompassing AAA concept, spectacular design, one of a kind spa, remarkable unscripted dining, and sustainability efforts are just some of the few things that make it stand out. Guests are afforded the luxury of effortless adventures where anything is possible.

The Retreat in Kudadoo

The Retreat in Kudadoo

In similar great news, Kudadoo is also a finalist in the Hospitality Design Magazine’s 15th annual HD Awards, a premier competition that celebrates the best in hospitality project and product design. This is a great testament to the great work that Crown & Champa Resorts together with architect Yuji Yamazaki did to create a stunning and sustainable resort.

 

Read more about the award-winning Kudadoo, here.