Singha Estate’s CROSSROADS mega project in Maldives wins Best Leisure Development Award
Thailand’s Singha Estate has bagged Best Leisure Development Award for its CROSSROADS project, the first multi-island integrated leisure and entertainment mega project in the Maldives.
The award was presented at the recently-held Japan International Property Awards (JIPA) 2018.
“The CROSSROADS Maldives is the biggest development by Singha Estate to date. Set to open in 2019 at Emboodhoo Lagoon, the project will be the first integrated lifestyle destination and not-to-be-missed attraction in the Republic of Maldives. We are very proud to win the first-ever awards for the project and hope there will be many more to come,” Naris Cheyklin, CEO of Singha Estate, was quoted in a statement, as saying.
Southeast Asia’s best developers and projects were awarded at The Japan International Property Awards (JIPA), organised by Japanese real estate marketplace PropertyAccess.co. This year’s event marked a total of 29 entries from Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Maldives, Indonesia, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
Maldives’ strategic location on the Maritime Silk Road, bridging the East and West, inspired the name CROSSROADS. It depicts ‘where cultures meet’ as various cultures have crossed paths here.
Developed by Singha Estate, CROSSROADS spans nine islands in the Emboodhoo Lagoon and will have a plethora of dining, retail, entertainment, recreational and leisure-lifestyle offerings, including a 50-berth marina. In addition to SAii Lagoon Maldives, the first Curio Collection by Hilton resort in the Maldives which will be set exclusively on one of the islands within the integrated destination, CROSSROADS will also be home to Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and Hard Rock Cafe Maldives — the first development in the Maldives by world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand Hard Rock International.
With its close proximity of a 15-minute boat ride from the Maldives main Velana International Airport and capital Male, CROSSROADS aims to captivate leisure travellers and family markets with a development spanning nine islands, boasting 1,300 rooms and a retail space of over 11,000 square metres.
The project’s leisure and entertainment hub, The Marina @ CROSSROADS will house a variety of international restaurants, retail outlets, a world-class wellness spa, a Maldives Discovery Centre with coral preservation and coral propagation activities, a diving centre, a multi-purpose hall, a kids club, and a cultural centre. World-renowned partners at The Marina @ CROSSROADS include Hard Rock Café Maldives, Café del Mar, and two of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi.
The first phase of CROSSROADS is set to open in 2019, with The Marina @ CROSSROADS and two hotels — Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton.