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 GlobeTM standards, which are recognized worldwide as the highest benchmark in the tourism and hospitality industry.
The awarding of the Green GlobeTM Certification shows that CROSSROADS Maldives has integrated sustainable, socially-responsible and environmentally-friendly processes throughout its daily operations.
Multi-island leisure destination’s comprehensive Environment Policy covers four key pillars: Sustainable Management, Social & Economic Development, Environmental Practices and Cultural Heritage. These strategies have 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 CROSSROADS Maldives’ social and environmental efforts.
Maldives Discovery Centre is designed to provide in-depth information about the Maldives’ culture, people, history, 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 that provides a hands-on experience for its guests and is currently working on its 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 GlobeTM. 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.
“We are delighted to achieve Green GlobeTM Certification, which is considered the highest global standard for sustainable tourism and hospitality providers. At S Hotels & Resorts, caring for the environment and community is integral to every aspect of our business. We understand that we are only the guardians of our destinations and that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve them for future generations. Receiving this important accolade shows that we are succeeding. The Maldives is a truly breathtaking destination, and we look forward to showcasing its natural beauty to the world’s travellers for many years to come,” commented Dirk De Cuyper, the CEO of S Hotels & Resorts.
To learn more about CROSSROADS Maldives and how it is dedicated to preserving the Maldives’ precious ecosystems, biodiversity and local communities, please visit crossroadsmaldives.com.
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