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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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7 Things Your Travel Bucket List Should Include in 2019

December 15, 2018
Veligandu Drone Package

In 2019, the perfect travel goals include a trip to a remote island, surrounded by pearly beaches, turquoise waters, abundant marine life and the air of nature’s very best. This is what makes the Maldives the ultimate destination for any holidaymaker, whether travelling solo, with friends, family or on a romantic getaway with your loved one.

 

Find out 7 things you can add to your travel bucket list in 2019 for an unforgettable experience of tropical paradise.

 

  1. Indulge in award-winning spa treatments

Give yourself the gift of pure bliss during your holiday in the Maldives. Allow the qualified and professional therapists at Duniye Spa to guide you into the ultimate state of calm and relaxation, from therapeutic massages and antioxidant-rich natural skin care to freshly prepared body exfoliation.

 

Discover our TOP 3 Duniye Spa experiences »

 

Meeru Sunset Trip on a Yacht

 

  1. Explore the yacht Life

Between Meeru Island Resort & Spa’s Sunset Trip on a Yacht and Luxury Sailing at Hurawalhi Island Resort, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, as well as Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, you can enjoy the scenic views of the Indian Ocean with a chance to see dolphins out at play.

 

Watch a preview of what to expect from Meeru’s yacht experience »

 

  1. Swim with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Sea Turtles

With over 700 varieties of fish that have been seen around the lovely coral reefs and atolls of the Maldives, Crown & Champa Resorts offers a plethora of ways to explore the fascinating marine life. Whether a beginner or advanced diver, each resort features qualified and professional diving experts to start your adventure, as well as excursion guides to show you around the top spots for manta rays and sea turtles while Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offers the ideal location to spot whale sharks too.

 

Read more about Scuba Diving in the Maldives »

 

Underwater Restaurant Maldives

 

  1. Try some destination dining

The Maldives is most popularly known and awarded as one of the most romantic destinations in the world and with a magical setting, your evenings turn into an unforgettable experience to highlight the holiday. Choose your desired location, be it on the beach, out at sea and even 5.8 meters undersea.

 

Explore our guide to Destination Dining in the Maldives »

 

  1. Take it easy

You may have heard of the “no shoes, no news” motto that enthuses the relaxed nature of the Maldivian islands, where tranquillity, serenity and the luxuries of nature are at bay. With Innahura Maldives Resort, the motto is “Here, Life is Easy”, encouraging you to take the time out and savour life’s small pleasures.

 

  1. Make a travel video

No travel bucket list is complete without a compilation of all your favourite holiday moments, especially from a destination as picturesque as the Maldives. Our resorts offer in-house photography studios to capture your perfect images in paradise, whether on a honeymoon, celebrating a unique wedding ceremony or simply having fun in the sun. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa’s Drone Package allows you to take your travel photography to a new level and create lasting, high-quality images and videos to share with your friends and family too.

 

 

  1. The private island experience

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi combines an environmentally conscious design, sheer comfort and the utmost privacy in precious moments of indulgence. With 15 over-water Ocean Residences, each with a 44sqm infinity plunge pool, and additional accommodation for guests’ personal staff, the experience allows you to just be.

 

Anything. Anytime. Anywhere.

Choose the best collection of resorts in the Maldives and add memorable travel experiences to your bucket list for 2019.

 

Visit www.crownandchamparesorts.com.

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2018 in Review: Top 5 Highlights for Crown & Champa Resorts

December 2, 2018
Crown & Champa Resorts Team
  1. Leading Hospitality Company in the Maldives

On February 22, 2018, Crown & Champa Resorts was among the TOP companies to be awarded the GOLD 100 plaque in an exclusive invite-only event at Bandos Island Resort & Spa. The Corporate Maldives GOLD 100 Awards celebrate exceptionally performing companies and leading businesses in the Maldives, and of the 10 000 companies, Crown & Champa Resorts has achieved this prestigious accolade for the second year in a row.

 

  1. Secrets to Success

As an award-winning resort and hotel group, we have also shared insights into our continued success. The Secrets to Success series featured prominent team members, who gave valuable insider tips in their respective fields, such as Sales & Marketing, Training & Development and Human Resource Management. Some of our resorts have also taken the initiative to highlight the work that team members do within the property.

 

Secrets to Success: Part II Sales & Marketing Maldives with Ahmed Shaheen

 

  1. Trade Shows

Throughout 2018, we participated in over 25 Travel Fairs and Trade Shows worldwide in 2018, including the leading travel events, ITB in Germany and Asia; WTM London; International Luxury Travel Market; JATA World Travel Fair; Arabian Travel Market; Travel Trade Maldives; and Thai International Travel Fair.

 

Each succeeded at expanding the Maldives travel and hospitality industry, as well as the Crown & Champa Resorts brand in the various markets, together with Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO); and Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporations (MMPRC).

 

  1. Sustainability

Crown & Champa Resorts’ awareness and commitment towards preserving the Maldives environment continued in 2018, to include initiatives to reduce plastic use in individual properties. We aim to operate in accordance with the best possible standards in a responsible manner that highlights the care we have for our guests, our teams, the island communities teams and our marine ecology. Read more in our Sustainability Report »

 

 

  1. New Resorts

The addition of two new resorts to the collection is the hallmark of 2018, the much-anticipated Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, which officially opened on December 1, 2018, and Innahura Maldives Resort, set to open early 2019. Both resorts offer an appealing sense of escape from the busy city life with Kudadoo as the first top-end 5-star, truly all-inclusive, resort in the Maldives and Innahura as a cost-effective option that includes an easy atmosphere, laidback environment and a touch of local Maldivian flavours.

 

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

 

Bonus Highlight

On March 1, 2018, the owners of Crown & Champa Resorts opened the first private, state-of-the-art tertiary institution in the country – Tree Top Hospital. The hospital features 210 inpatient beds, a wide range of specialised services and facilities that are benchmarked to international quality standards, and is accessible to locals, expatriates and tourists. Tree Top Hospital is a significant step toward providing quality medical treatment and an important milestone in the expansion of healthcare in the Maldives.

 

With so many remarkable highlights, we look forward to an even more prosperous 2019 as the leading hospitality company in the Maldives.

 

Add the Maldives to your bucket list of travel destinations and choose Crown & Champa Resorts.

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Added Value: All Inclusive Package Upgrades

November 12, 2018
Meeru Island Resort Maldives

As a highly rated travel destination, the Maldives is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to just lay back and relax under a palm tree or spend your days swimming in the warm turquoise waters. These comforts are enhanced by a value-for-money All Inclusive package that allows you to eat, drink and even discover fun things to do during your vacation. The Crown & Champa Resorts properties have made upgrades to their All Inclusive packages to offer you the best and most carefree experience of the Maldives.

 

To catch up on the highlights offered by each resort, read our previous blog post – A Seamless All Inclusive Plus Holiday in the Maldives.

 

By popular demand, the upgrades include milkshakes and smoothies to quench your thirst during your tropical retreat. The blended drinks form part of the unlimited ‘all you can drink’ beverages offered by the glass for you to enjoy all day at the bars and restaurants.

 

Another noticeable upgrade in the package is the inclusion of assorted snacks in the minibars, as well as juices such as orange and mixed fruit for you to delight in from the comfort of your own villa.

 

Komandoo Island Resort Maldives

 

Additional perks by the properties include an ‘all you can eat’ snack menu with pizzas, burgers and ice-cream from Vilamendhoo, Meeru and Veligandu; daily coffee capsules on Komandoo’s All Inclusive Plus; a Dhangethi Island Excursion at Vilamendhoo; as well as Snorkelling Trips, a Dhiffushi Island Excursion and use of the Pitch’n Putt Golf course at Meeru.

 

Kuredu’s All Inclusive Gold package now offers access to all bars, a selection of wines and premium spirits, a late a la carte breakfast and dinner or lunch at Franco’s, snorkelling equipment rental and use of non-motorised water sports equipment. The same upgrades can also be enjoyed at Komandoo, with a la carte dinners at Aqua Restaurant.

The All Inclusive package updates apply to the following Crown & Champa Resorts properties:

 

For full details on the new All Inclusive packages, please visit the individual websites by clicking on the desired property name.

Choose Crown & Champa Resorts and enjoy added value on your next holiday in the Maldives.