Following a recent sustainability assessment, CROSSROADS Maldives, the first and only multi-island, integrated leisure destination in the Indian Ocean with three award-winning resorts, including Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, and SO/ Maldives, which will open in late 2023, and The Marina @CROSSROADS, a luxury yacht marina, lifestyle area, and culinary experiences, received the prestigious Green Globe Certification.
CROSSROADS Maldives was created by S Hotels & Resorts Public Company Limited, the hospitality division of Singha Estate Public Company Limited, Thailand's leading real estate company, in collaboration with Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd. The project adheres to Green Globe standards, which are acknowledged as the industry's highest standard worldwide. The achievement of Green GlobeTM Certification demonstrates how CROSSROADS Maldives incorporates ecologically friendly, socially ethical, and sustainable procedures into all aspects of its everyday operations.
This is the most recent honour for CROSSROADS Maldives and its properties, who recently received the South Asia Travel Awards for Leading Yacht Marina Hotel/Resort and the 2022 Awards for Best MICE Destination. Four major pillars—Sustainable Management, Social & Economic Development, Environmental Practices, and Cultural Heritage—make up the complete environment policy of CROSSROADS Maldives. The national resources of the Maldives and the local way of life have both been carefully protected by these efforts.
The expert-led Maldives Discovery Centre and Marine Discovery Centre are two crucial facilities that are fueling CROSSROADS Maldives' social and environmental initiatives.
The Maldives Discovery Centre's mission is to educate visitors in-depth about the Maldives' history, people, culture, special environment, and climatic challenges. The facility is completely furnished with interactive exhibits, and the guides are trained professionals. The Center is an innovative conservation centre that attempts to draw attention to environmental problems and promote the location's extraordinary beauty. Fish identification, coral propagation, and other ongoing projects are featured in its marine biology lab and coral nursery.
S Hotels & Resorts' CEO, Dirk De Cuyper, stated, "S Hotels & Resorts is a subsidiary of Singha Estate, which has transmitted its vision of sustainable development and integrated the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its business operations, particularly marine biodiversity (SDG 14: Life Below Water). To develop a balanced, diverse, and sustainable growth plan, our organisation strives to strike a balance between large corporations and the integrity of marine biodiversity. This is incredibly difficult, therefore we have to carefully watch every area of our business to make sure that it improves the guest experience while not having an adverse effect on the environment.
S Hotels & Resorts' main project, CROSSROADS Maldives, has the potential to bring in a sizable amount of money for the company. We will introduce SO/ Maldives in 2023, a chic new resort from Accor's luxury lifestyle brand that will provide visitors with a lively vacation experience and a variety of leisure choices. The company will grow into more varied market segments as a result of the distinctive and varied characteristics of all three resorts, he noted.
"We are honoured to get Green Globe Certification, which is regarded as the highest quality available to hospitality and tourism businesses worldwide. We are dedicated to operating in accordance with the principle of sustainable development via caring for the environment and community is important to every element of our business at S Hotels & Resorts and Singha Estate. We are aware that we are simply the destinations' guardians and that it is our duty to keep them safe and intact for upcoming generations. This significant honour demonstrates that we are succeeding. We are excited to continue promoting the natural beauty of the Maldives to tourists from across the world for many years to come, Mr. De Cuyper said.