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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 prepares for the festive season with a social media challenge

December 14, 2017
Festive Season

As the Festive Season approaches and you prepare to travel to your destination, Crown & Champa Resorts invites you to watch, interact and share some of the preparations in the upcoming #FestiveChallenge.

 

Each Resort will display their most original, fun and Festive preparations to give you an idea of what to expect over the Festive Season.

 

Meeru Island Resort & Spa has launched the challenge on December 15, 2017 with a Meeru Christmas video and season’s greetings from the entire team. Watch the full video here.

 

In the video, Meeru also nominated Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa for the next #FestiveChallenge. In response, Vilamendhoo posted their  unique holiday experience, including a sparkling New Year’s Eve. Watch the full video here.

 

The challenge has been passed on to Hurawalhi Island Resort, having posted their creative video of christmas tree preparations and colourful cocktail mixes that you can watch here.

 

Hurawalhi has also challenged Veligandu Island Resort & Spa for the next #FestiveChallenge video. The team at Veligandu has proven to be ready for the holiday season and you can watch the full video here.

 

Having received the #FestiveChallenge baton, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa showed how the General Manager and his little helpers are setting the scene for a merry Christmas and fantastic New Year. Watch the full video here.

 

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa received the last challange nomination and the team telped each other to create a Maldivian style Christmas Tree, which you can watch here.

 

The #FestiveChallenge was a huge success, as each Resort displayed their Festive Cheer, creativitiy ad highlights for the holiday season in only 24 hours after being challenged.

 

You can post your Festive Season preparations too!

 

Join the fun, follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and use the tag #FestiveChallenge to post Festive pictures and videos, no matter you are with friends, family or colleagues anywhere in the world.

 

Happy Holidays!

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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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Secrets to creating the best holiday in the Maldives

October 11, 2017
Kuredu Maldives

Crown & Champa Resorts offers a unique and personalized experience to add to your tropical paradise holiday. From a warm and traditional welcome to the attentive service and special details that exceed your expectations, each Resort ensures that you enjoy the best and most memorable holiday in the Maldives.

 

What contributes to Hurawalhi Island Resort’s luxurious appeal is the team that makes all those unforgettable moments happen. Director of Operations, Mohamed Solah is considered the teams’ vice captain and knows that the key to Guest satisfaction is to have a genuinely happy team that shares a passion for the workplace.

 

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa excels in creating intimacy and simple pleasures, the feeling of calm, and making the ordinary feel extraordinary. One of the stellar Room Attendants, Saeed Ibrahim recalls the occasions where the finest details went a long way into creating the best and most romantic experiences for guests.

 

In the 17 years that Guest Services Manager, Fikry Mohamed has been with Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, exceptional service and hospitality continues to be one of the top reasons why Guests return year after year to this Island paradise. He is extremely popular with repeat guest and he is known to go the extra mile to provide an unforgettable holiday experience.

 

Planning a romantic proposal or a birthday surprise in the Maldives? Guest Services Manager, Sina Schwebler and her team go above and beyond to make your holiday at Meeru Island Resort & Spa truly special. In addition, the Guest Service team ensures that all the information about the different meal plans, excursions and activities that guests can enjoy at Meeru.

 

Apart from the ‘surprises’ arranged for guests on celebrating special occasions, Guest Services Manager, Desiree Boettcher and her team provide a warm and unique welcome to Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, the Maldivian way. Guests can hear the traditional ‘Bodu Beru’ drums beating from the moment they step onto the Jetty upon arrival.

 

Guest Services Manager, Danijela Tautz and the Guest Services team at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa express the importance of a real and genuine care for guests, from a ‘Courtesy Call’ to keeping guests informed about the Island and activities to enjoy. The team aims to provide unique experiences for each guest, the Vilamendhoo way.

 

From the Male’ City Jetty #1, guests are transferred to Champa Central Hotel via the complimentary branded taxi. Front Office Manager, Adbul Waahid and his team meet each guest with a refreshing beverage and face towel to cool off upon arrival, as part of their warm and attentive service. The team believes in providing an efficient and friendly service from arrival, to departure and the special moments in between.

 

Book at any of our Resorts by clicking on the name and enjoy the most personalized hospitality in the Maldives.