News

Owners of Crown & Champa Resorts open first private hospital in the Maldives

March 1, 2018
First Private Hospital in the Maldives

Today marks an important milestone in the expansion of healthcare in the Maldives: the opening of Tree Top Hospital in Hulhumalé, the first private, state-of-the-art tertiary institution in the country.

With up to 210 inpatient beds, a wide range of specialised services, accessible to locals, expatriates and tourists, the medical center is benchmarked to international quality standards and is a major step toward providing quality healthcare to those who need it.

Patients will be able to receive advanced healthcare services locally, which is set to significantly reduce the amount and costs of outbound travels to neighboring countries of Sri Lanka, India and Thailand for treatments, while also increasing the opportunity for medical tourism in the Maldives.

“After three or four years, we will be all set to court medical tourists,” – Ahmed Saleem, Tree Top Hospital Shareholder.

 

First Private Hospital in the Maldives

The world-class facilities include Oncology & Dialysis Centers, an Intensive Care Unit, departments for Radiology, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, and various laboratories fitted with modern machinery. The variety of services provided includes Accident and Emergency care, Open Heart Surgery led by Dr. Roland Fasol, Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychology, as well as General Practice.

The 6-story Tree Top Residences developed next to the hospital offers suites for patients and visiting families, restaurants, retail stores and accommodation for staff.

Management of Tree Top Hospital has been awarded to Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, a joint venture between Australia-based Ramsay Health Care and Malaysia-based Sime Darby Healthcare.

First Private Hospital in the Maldives

Behind this significant initiative are the owners of Crown and Champa Resorts, whom we congratulate on the opening, and wish Tree Top Hospital a successful operation for many years to come!

Awards

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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Create Your Dream Holiday this Valentine’s Day with Crown & Champa Resorts

January 27, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of your love, so why not spoil the person in your life with a tailor-made holiday in the Maldives. The month of romance is around the corner and Crown & Champa Resorts is here to help you choose the perfect gift.

Crown & Champa Resorts has a choice of several resorts across the Maldives, each offering different experiences and possibilities in a picturesque setting. Choose from the best Resorts in the Maldives, then select the most romantic and intimate room for you, followed by some exciting activities.

Indulge in 5-Star luxury at Hurawalhi Island Resort. From exquisite architecture and design, to delicious cuisine and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine beneath the ocean at the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant.

Intimacy is the specialty at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa & Komandoo Island Resort & Spa. Escape to an oasis of calm with your partner, enjoy the famous beach dinners “underneath the stars” or simply relax on the white, soft sandy beaches with your loved one.

Vilamendhoo island Resort & Spa combines romance with adventure, for additional excitement during your retreat. With one of the best reefs in the Maldives, you and your partner can enjoy underwater adventures and snorkeling expeditions on your doorstep, mixed with beautiful beaches and the opportunity to explore the best of the Maldives together.

Between Kuredu Island Resort & Spa and Meeru Island Resort & Spa, you and your loved one will be spoiled with a variety of excursions, activities and options for your romantic getaway. The Resorts offer different room categories and romantic options to ensure that you’re your couple’s getaway needs are met. There’s something for everyone!

Champa Central Hotel, has everything you need at great value. The Hotel is centrally located in Male’, ensuring you have access to a myriad of experiences, views and food to nourish your wanderlust. Make your stay extra special with personalized room and bed décor, breakfast in bed and a delicious dinner on the Rooftop.

To top off your getaway you have a choice of activities and dining experiences. Indulge in a culinary journey with fine dining and à la carte restaurants or buffet dining on each island.

Remember to capture each special moment with a photoshoot from the professional photographers at each Island.

Create the best memories. Celebrate your love with Crown & Champa Resorts.

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Crown & Champa Resorts Festive Season celebrations are an unforgettable experience in the Maldives

January 22, 2018

We believe in beautiful destinations, authentic connections with loved ones and spending quality time together. What better place to do this over the Festive Season than at one of the Crown & Champa Resorts in the Maldives.

If you weren’t here, We Missed You and would love to see you soon!

If you were here, we hope you enjoyed every minute as much as we did.

Come island hopping with us as we reminisce about the festive season.

Christmas Eve on Kuredu Island Resort & Spa started with the switching on of the lights, Christmas dinner and a sultry snow party. Santa arrived on Christmas Day on a jet ski to hand out gifts and ended off the excitement with a Beach BBQ Dinner.

The fun continued after Christmas Day with the Christmas Crab Race, a relaxed Christmas Movie and a scrumptious stroll through the Christmas Street Market, which led up to the annual Kuredu Gladiator Fight & Fire Poi. The final hours of 2017 at Kuredu were rung in with a New Year’s dinner and an epic pool party.

The enchanting Hurawalhi Island Resort was a paradise of Christmas celebrations with extravagant cocktails, a picturesque gala dinner and beach party to match.

The island’s New Year’s Eve was an unforgettable gala dinner and tropical soirée with bubbles from Tattinger, followed by a champagne brunch on new Year’s Day.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa partied the festive season away with delicious dinners, lively entertainment, hilarious games of couple’s lip reading and chill-out saxophone sessions, just to name a few. All guests who purchased a bottle of champagne during New Year’s Eve took part in a festive Champagne Lucky Draw for a chance to win the grand prize of a 7-night stay at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and more.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa kicked off the festivities with gingerbread house building, Christmas and New Year’s greeting card crafts, Christmas movies and toy making with coconut leaves

On Christmas Eve Santa arrived bearing gifts for the little ones, with harmonious Christmas Carols by the island choir with the night ending in a Christmas Gala Dinner and exuberant party.

The New Year’s countdown was celebrated with cocktails, a gala dinner, a party filled with giveaways and best wishes for 2018.

If you know Meeru Island Resort & Spa, then you know there was something for everyone this festive season. Beginning with a journey through the history and culture of the Maldives, nature walks on the island, chill-out sessions and live bands, canoe races and a treasure hunt for kids.

Christmas Eve saw Santa arrive by boat to surprise the kids with gift. The celebration continued with a night of cocktails, a gala dinner and a chance to dance the night away at the annual party.

The countdown to 2017 was the perfect time for a sunset chill-out session, gala dinner and beach party. New Year’s Day started with the fun-filled annual Meeru Guests Vs. Staff Football.

Our adults-only island, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, had a charming festive season with a cocktail making class, Santa’s arrival, a Christmas dinner and party on Christmas Eve.

As a build-up to New Year’s Komandoo had interactive Maldivian Handcrafts Class, yoga, fruit craving and sushi making before setting off on the last sunset cruise for 2017. New Year’s Eve was celebrated in style with a masquerade ball and champagne countdown.

Here’s to 2018, a year filled with excitement, magic and adventure in the Maldives.

See you soon!

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2017 Wrap-up: 10 things Crown & Champa Resorts did right this year

December 28, 2017

The Festive Season and end of the year provides the opportunity to reflect on the past year, on the achievements, and big wins in Maldives Travel & Hospitality. As we wrap-up 2017, here are 10 things Crown & Champa Resorts did right this year:

 

  1. New blog for Crown & Champa Resorts

On April 25, 2017, Crown & Champa Resorts launched a new blog that features all the latest news in the industry. The blog covers Trade Shows, Resort news, achievements and accomplishments by the group, as well as the individual Resorts & Hotel.

 

  1. First-ever underwater Board Meeting

5-Star Hurawalhi Island Resort opened its doors on December 1, 2016 with an underwater restaurant as the must-experience highlight. On Friday, January 20, 2017, Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) held it’s first-ever underwater board meeting at the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant: the world’s largest, all-glass, undersea Restaurant. The Board meeting was held with 12 participating members.

 

 

  1. Integrated water supply system and sewerage disposal systems in K. Dhiffushi.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at K. Dhiffushi to implement the design and build of an integrated water supply system and sewerage disposal systems in K. Dhiffushi.

The project, as a donation from The Ali Fulhu Thuthu Foundation and Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Altec Maldives (Pvt) Ltd, will provide for a complete fresh water treatment and supply system, as well as environmentally friendly sewerage disposal systems for the entire Dhiffushi Island.

 

  1. GOLD 100 Award win as leading Hospitality Company in the Maldives

Of the 10,000 companies listed, Crown & Champa Resorts was among the 100 companies to receive the sought-after GOLD 100 Award in an exclusive, invite-only, gala at Kurumba Resort on February 21, 2017.

 

Additionally, Maldives Tourism avant-garde, entrepreneur and one of the Directors of CCR, Mr. Hussain Afeef was awarded a Corporate Maldives Lifetime Achievement Award for pioneering the development of the tourism and hospitality industry in the Maldives.

  1. Bank of Maldives launched the first-ever Dynamic Currency Conversion System

On Monday, February 27, 2017, a distinguished ceremony was held at Meeru Island Resort & Spa to unveil The Bank of Maldives (BML)’s first-ever Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) in the Maldives.

 

DCC facilitates transactions between travelers and expatriates from all over the world, and Resorts in the Maldives. Visitors can now transact and view their transactions in their own currency, reducing the need to use USD.

 

  1. Travel Fairs, Travel Forums and Travel Trade Shows

Crown & Champa Resorts has participated in over 15 Travel Fairs and Trade Shows worldwide in 2017, including ITB Germany & ITB Asia; WTM London and WTM Connect Asia; Hotelier Maldives GM Forum; Travel Trade Maldives; and Riyadh Travel Fair.

Each succeeded at expanding the Maldives Travel & Hospitality industry in the various markets, together with Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO); and Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporations (MMPRC).

  1. Happy Staff means Happy Service and Happy Guests

With over 3,000 employees, Crown & Champa Resorts has created an environment that only encourages teams to work, stay and be happy in the Maldives. These include personal and social benefits; education & training; CSR and empowering the local community; and continuous growth and expansion.

 

  1. Exceeding expectations through the Academy of Learning

Warm and attentive service is a staple of the Crown & Champa Resorts and the Academy of Learning, as a Training and Development Department initiative, encourages individuals to be the best they can be.

The Academy provides access to coaching, mentoring, training and sponsorship programs that are inline with Crown & Champa Resorts’ goals and individual aspirations.

  1. Outstanding Commitment to Sustainability

Tour Operators and Travel Organizations alike; have continuously recognized Crown & Champa Resorts’ awareness and commitment towards preserving the Maldives environment. From the subtle shifts to greener and sustainable operations, to consistently ensuring efficiency in energy and water consumption, Crown & Champa Resorts has maintained the reputation as a leading Eco-Friendly Hospitality Group in the Maldives.

The Maldives Travel Awards Gala 2017 was held on November 23, where MATATO specially dedicated the award for Outstanding Commitment to Sustainability Award.

 

  1. Most Awarded Resorts in the Maldives

Along with the Sustainability awards and each individual Resort’s awards, Crown & Champa has also been named the Leading Local Hotel / Resort Brand at the Maldives Travel Awards of 2017, making it the most awarded Hospitality Group in the Maldives.

Stay tuned for more updates into the New Year!