S Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Singha Estates, has announced the first phase of the CROSSROADS Maldives integrated leisure and resort destination.
Scheduled to open in summer 2019, the project will be made up of three independent islands on the Emboodhoo Lagoon in the South Malé Atoll. CROSSROADS will offer two properties, SAii Lagoon Maldives and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives.
CROSSROADS Maldives is aptly named and specifically master-planned as a global meeting place where travellers from around the world can experience authentic Maldivian culture from the past to the present. While many resorts focus solely on the country’s famous tropical scenery, CROSSROADS Maldives will also highlight its diverse cultural heritage.
“Delve deep into the diversity of the destination”
Discussing the announcement Dirk de Cuyper, chief hospitality officer at S Hotels & Resorts, said: “The Maldives is a truly beautiful destination– a tropical island paradise where guests can fulfil their vacation dreams. But there is more to this enchanting country than just sun, sea and sand.
The Maldives has a rich history that has been shaped by its unique maritime location at the crossroads of different cultures. The facilities that make up Phase One of CROSSROADS Maldives will encourage guests to delve deep into the diversity of the destination, whilst also embracing the country’s exquisite natural beauty.”
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will feature 178 rooms, suites and villas, plus family-friendly experiences and Hard Rock’s branded concepts, including a Hard Rock Cafe, Rock Spa and a Rock Shop selling merchandise and showcasing music memorabilia.
In addition, SAii Lagoon Maldives will offer an original and inspiring new resort concept featuring a range of distinctive rooms, beach villas and overwater villas, as well as extensive water sports, cultural activities, wellness and world-class dining. The resort will be part of the eclectic Curio Collection by Hilton.
S Hotels & Resorts will play a key role in developing local talent in the hospitality sector, particularly through its two hotels. Overall, CROSSROADS Maldives will create approximately 1,000 jobs for local islanders.