Crown and Champa Resorts bags Leading Local Hotel and Resort Brand title at Maldives Travel Awards

Crown and Champa Resorts has bagged the Leading Local Hotel and Resort Brand at the annual Maldives Travel Awards.

Top officials from the local resort operator received the trophy at the Maldives Travel Awards Gala held on November 23 at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort.

Owned by pioneers of tourism in the Maldives, Crown and Champa Resorts owns and operates six resorts across the Maldives, including Hurawalhi Maldives, Kuredu Island Resort and Spa, Komandoo Island Resort and Spa, Meeru Island Resort and Spa, Veligandu Island Resort and Spa, and Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa.

The group also manages the Champa Central Hotel in capital Male, and is currently developing its seventh resort in the Maldives; Kudadoo Private Island by Hurawalhi.

Initiated in 2012 by Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO), Maldives Travel Awards celebrate and honour the best tourism and hospitality products in the Maldives, while fostering relationships with suppliers and local travel agents. From 20 categories in 2012, the awards have now expanded into three editions totalling 55 categories.

This year, MATATO has for the first time branched out the prestigious awards into three categories; the People’s Edition, which recognises successful pioneers and long serving individuals in the tourism industry, a Guesthouse Edition, which celebrates the outstanding performance of the up and coming guesthouse sector, and the Grand Gala, which is exclusive for winners in the categories for resorts, airlines and liveaboards.

As the first event held under the Maldives Travel Awards brand, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi hosted the People’s Edition on July 13, where 10 individuals were recognised for their immense contributions to the development of the Maldives tourism industry.

The Guesthouse Edition, held in the island of Maafushi on October 30, expanded on the recognitions awarded to guesthouses by MATATO as part of the Maldives Travel Awards, and celebrated the outstanding performance of the guesthouse sector.

The Gala Edition held at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort on November 23 recognised the best products and services available in the resorts, airlines and liveaboards segments.

Main photo: Ibrahim Asad

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