Crown and Champa Resorts’ Hurawalhi, Meeru, Vilamendhoo win Agoda 2017 Gold Circle Award
Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online booking platforms, has awarded its prestigious Gold Circle Award to Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa, Meeru Island Resort and Spa, and Hurawalhi Maldives.
The awards were handed over to the three resorts — all run by leading local resort operator Crown and Champa Resorts (CCR) — by a team of top Agoda officials visiting the Maldives, including Murad Hassan, Director, Partner Services for Singapore and the Maldives at Agoda.
Now running for the ninth year, the Gold Circle Awards are given to top performing accommodation partners around the world that exemplify the best qualities of the online booking travel experience. The awards recognise properties that meet the following standards:
- Standing amongst the top 1 percent of Agoda’s properties
- Consistently stellar customer reviews
- Competitive pricing and availability
- A commitment to delivering a fantastic customer experience
Located in the North Male Atoll and accessible by a 55-minute speedboat ride from the Maldives main Velana International Airport, Meeru is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives, offering its guests a variety of facilities and affordable to superior accommodation.
With five types of room categories to offer, Meeru counts more than 280 rooms, five restaurants, five bars, a renowned spa featuring treatment rooms both overwater and on land, and a wide range of sports and other recreation facilities.
Located in South Ari Atoll and accessible by a scenic 25-minute seaplane transfer, Vilamendhoo is surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach. The resort offers accommodation in 184 rooms, including 30 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 30 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, 111 Beach Villas and 13 Garden Rooms.
Officially inaugurated in January, the five-star Hurawalhi resort is accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from the main airport, and offers 90 villas, including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas, for grown-ups who are seeking luxury and innovation. The villas are stylishly and beautifully conceived featuring soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors, and private terraces with panoramic views.
There is an ocean of delights to take in at Hurawalhi Maldives: dining at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, snuggling up with your darling under a blanket or sparkling stars on the iconic Dream Island sandbank, falling in love with the plethora of marine life on the island’s doorstep – in fact, one visit to the resort is hardly enough to experience it all.
In addition to Hurawalhu, Meeru and Vilamendhoo, Crown and Champa Resorts owns and operates four resorts in the Maldives, including Veligandu Island Resort and Spa, Komandoo Island Resort and Spa, Kuredu Island Resort and Spa, and the upcoming Kudadoo Private Island by Hurawalhi. The company also manages the Champa Central Hotel in capital Male.