CROSSROADS Maldives is a multi-island paradise in the Kaafu Atoll, just 15 minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport
CROSSROADS Maldives, the Indian Ocean’s first and only multi-island, integrated leisure destination featuring two award-winning resorts – Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton – and The Marina @CROSSROADS, an 800-metre lifestyle area, has been awarded the internationally renowned Green Globe Certification (GGC) following a recent sustainability audit.
Developed by S Hotels & Resorts Public Company Limited, the hospitality arm of Singha Estate Public Company Limited, Thailand’s leading real estate company, CROSSROADS Maldives has adopted environmental best practices in accordance with Green Globe standards, which are recognized worldwide as the highest benchmark in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Successfully attaining Green Globe Certification shows that CROSSROADS Maldives integrates sustainable, socially-responsible and environmentally-friendly processes throughout its daily operations.
CROSSROADS Maldives’ comprehensive Environment Policy covers four key pillars: Sustainable Management, Social & Economic Development, Environmental Practices and Cultural Heritage. Each of these strategies has been carefully designed to conserve the Maldives’ national resources and preserve the local way of life.
Two key facilities – the expert-led Maldives Discovery Centre and Marine Discovery Centre – are helping to drive to CROSSROADS Maldives’ social and environmental efforts.
Maldives Discovery Centre is designed to provide in-depth information about the Maldives’ culture, people, history, and unique environment and climate struggles. The facility is fully-equipped with interactive displays and staffed by knowledgeable, experienced guides.
Marine Discovery Centre is a pioneering conservation hub that aims to highlight environmental issues and showcase the destination’s phenomenal beauty. It features a marine biology laboratory and coral nursery, and regular initiatives include fish identification, coral propagation and more.
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives follows its brand’s global ethos to give something back – both on a global basis and by involvement in smaller community projects. It has not only served as a catalyst to raise funds, but has also enhanced the profile of corporate charity work. “Save the Planet”, the brand’s sustainability initiative, is integrated into the resort’s DNA.
SAii Lagoon Maldives is also investing substantially in sustainable solutions, such as an organic garden, which provides a hands-on experience for its guests and is currently working on its very first turtle rehabilitation centre.
“In line with the Maldives’ strategic move towards becoming a green economy, CROSSROADS Maldives is proud to be the first multi-island leisure destination in the region to be certified by Green Globe. CROSSROADS has always advocated sustainable strategies and actively develops initiatives that contribute to the green transformation of the hospitality industry.”
“This is particularly important in the Maldives, where protecting our environment is the only way to ensure the nation’s long-term future. We hope that by leading by example, we can inspire our guests and drive genuine change,” said Tolga Unan, Managing Director for Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and The Marina @ CROSSROADS.
“Here at SAii Lagoon Maldives, we are committed to creating a sustainable island experience for our guests and team. We believe that sustainability is the only logical next step in the travel industry, and we are fully invested in delivering a visitor experience that highlights the natural beauty of the Maldives in a responsible and renewable way,” added Alexander Traeger, General Manager of SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton.