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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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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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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!

 

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Crown & Champa Resorts’ award-winning spree continues

December 11, 2017
Crown & Champa Resorts’ award-winning spree continues

Yet again, Crown & Champa Resorts’ award-winning spree continues with a host of honors, including the TUI Holly 2018; the TUI Environmental Champion Award; and the TraveLife Gold Award.

 

Meeru Island Resort & Spa is among the top winners of the much-revered TUI Holly 2018. The award is given to the most popular hotels and Resorts worldwide, which guests consider to be the best TUI holiday hotels/Resorts for the year 2018.

 

The TUI Holly represents the highest appreciation of our mutual guests and offers clients and travel agencies assurance when choosing a holiday hotel or Resort.

 

In addition to the TUI Holly 2018, both Kuredu & Meeru obtain another quality label – the TUI Top Quality 2018 Award, highlighting all Resorts with an exceptional customer satisfaction rating, a minimum of 8.7 out of 10.

 

That’s not all…

 

For the 4th year in a row, Meeru & Kuredu Island Resort & Spa receive the prestigious TUI Environmental Champion Award 2018. The accolade is limited to a select group of TUI Germany Resorts, worldwide, whose performance achieves exemplary sustainable tourism.

 

To qualify for this Award, TUI Germany guests must rate a Resort more than 8 of 10 in the Environment section and hold a Global Sustainable Tourism Council recognized certificate such as Travelife.

 

Finally, all Crown & Champa Resorts receive the TravelLife Gold Award, maintaining their status as leading sustainable Resorts and driving forces towards sustainable tourism in the Maldives.

 

Crown & Champa Resorts is committed towards preserving the Maldives and global environment through sustainable operations and various green initiatives.

 

Read more about Crown & Champa Resorts’ commitment and efforts towards environmental sustainability here.

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Kuredu Wins 6th Consecutive TUI Holly Award for 2017

March 12, 2017
Kuredu

Kuredu has again been acknowledged as one of the top 100 for perfect holidays

In a recently published article on their website, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Maldives has been acknowledged as one of the top 100 Hotels for perfect holidays with a prestigious 2017 TUI Holly Award, for the 6th year in a row. With rigorous standards, only 100 of these coveted treasures are awarded each year and, Kuredu is one of the only two resorts in the Maldives to be awarded one for 2017.

The TUI Holly is the highest accolade that can be awarded to a TUI Hotel. It stands for everything that makes a TUI holiday perfect. This includes great attention to detail, superb service and outstanding cuisine. The TUI Holly is indeed the most premium prize for the 100 most popular TUI hotels worldwide.

In addition to this distinguished accolade, Kuredu was awarded the 2017 TUI Top Quality Award, for the 4th consecutive year of exceptional guest satisfaction. The TUI Top Quality is a prestigious award for TUI’s 250 best hotels. All hotels with this accolade earned the highest ratings in our guest survey and scored at least 8.7 out of 10 possible points. The TUI Top Quality signet also serves to highlight the most popular holiday hotels.

Congratulations to Kuredu Island Resort & Spa!

Kuredu

Hedda Svensson (Kuredu Sales & Marketing Assistant), Ahmed Shaheen (CCR Senior Sales & Marketing Manager), Mariejetta Trültzsch (TUI Germany Service Delivery Manager), Rainer Steinhilber (Kuredu Resident Manager), Tina Zündorff (TUI Germany Tour Guide)