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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.

 

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Next Up: World Travel Market 2018 in London

October 27, 2018
Meeru Island Maldives

Following last year’s success, Crown & Champa Resorts will be exhibiting at the leading global event for the travel industry, World Travel Market (WTM) in London from November 5–7, 2018.

 

The trade show is part of a network of events that offer the most effective business to business networking opportunities, including the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, WTM Connect Asia in Malaysia, WTM Africa in Cape Town and WTM Latin America in Sao Paolo.

 

With new additions to the group’s growing portfolio of properties – Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi and Innahura Maldives Resort – Crown & Champa Resorts will be showcasing the latest products offered in the travel and hospitality industry of the Maldives.

 

It 2017, WTM welcomed over 51 000 industry professionals from all over the globe and reported around £3 billion in contracts. The three-day show will also be concluding with the renowned WTM Festival, where exhibitors will showcase their various cultures.

 

Visit Crown & Champa Resorts at stand AS140 with Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC).

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Scuba Diving in the Maldives

October 22, 2018
Scuba Diving in Maldives

With over 700 varieties of fish that have been seen around the lovely coral reefs and atolls of the Maldives, Scuba Diving is one of the best ways to experience the spectacular underwater world. Crown & Champa Resorts offers the ideal opportunity to start your diving adventure, expand your knowledge of our marine life or add a few more dives to your log.

 

The teams of professional and friendly dive instructors on the islands are ready to make your stay in the Maldives an unforgettable one!

 

In the South Ari Atoll, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and Mirihi Island Resort are the ideal locations to start your scuba diving adventures. With a plethora of tropical fish, the atoll also offers sightings of the majestic Whale Shark and Manta Rays. The house reefs are spectacular with budding corals and located a short swim from the shores. The atoll also offers prime dive sites such as Kuda Rah Thila, Broken Rock and a variety of shipwrecks to explore.

 

Although Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is located in one of the relatively smaller atolls, the North Ari Atoll, there are 18 dive sites on offer. The atoll is famous for the abundance of reef sharks and dive sites that range from easy-going to more challenging for experienced divers. The types of dive sites include thilas, channels, walls and reefs such as the premier dive sites of the Atoll, the Rasdhoo Reef and Madivaru Corner.

 

Euro-Divers Meeru Island

Courtesy of Euro-Divers Meeru Island

 

Meeru Island Resort & Spa in the North Male Atoll offers boat dives to all the best dive sites in the atoll, including Fairytale Reef, Helegeli Thila and Lankan Manta Point with the Manta Trust Marine Biologist. With the ongoing Manta research, each day presents a new opportunity to log as many manta sightings as possible.

 

Over in the Lhaviyani Atoll, popularly known as the sea turtle hub, dozens of hawksbill and green sea turtles have been recorded on Komandoo Island Resort & Spa’s House Reef. Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is located near the aptly named Kuredu Express and Kuredu Caves that are filled with an abundance of marine life, including eagle rays, grey reef sharks, large schools of jackfish, giant sweetlips, napoleons, green sea turtles and stingrays.

 

The rocky dive site, Mashura is one of the famous out reefs on the eastern end of the Lhaviyani Atoll, ideal for diving guests at Hurawalhi Island Resort. Here, you can expect to see many scorpion fish and honeycomb moray eels, humpback snappers, yellow snappers, cleaner shrimp, sweetlips and red-tailed butterfly fish.

 

Book your stay at any of the resorts by clicking on the name and add a fantastic underwater experience to your holiday in the Maldives.

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Visit Crown & Champa Resorts at ITB Asia 2018

October 16, 2018
Maldives Travel CCR

 

Award-winning hospitality group in the Maldives, Crown & Champa Resorts will be exhibiting at this year’s most anticipated trade show in the Asia Pacific. ITB Asia is held from October 17 – 19, 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Visit booth number P41 for a look at the group’s latest offerings and products.

 

Now in the 11th year, ITB Asia brings together travel and hospitality professionals for a three-day, B2B convention that attracts international exhibitors of all sectors within the travel and hospitality, including Asia Pacific’s leading travel companies, and emerging small and medium-sized enterprises.

 

In 2017, ITB Asia hosted over 940 exhibitors from 113 countries, which was an 11% increase from the previous year. Other highlights include over 22,000 business appointments recorded during the show and a spectacular 77% growth from its first edition.

 

Much like the parent event – ITB Berlin – the trade show is designed to be the main event for the Asia Pacific travel industry. ITB Asia offers opportunities for professionals and experts to showcase a variety of products, establish global contacts and reach, as well as discuss the rapidly growing market.

 

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

 

Visit the Crown & Champa Resorts at booth number P41.