The megaproject CROSSROADS began in 2017 with high hopes of paving the Maldivian hospitality industry towards a new path. Developed and navigated by Thailand’s leading real estate developer, Singha Estate Public Company Limited, the mega project holds a mind-blowing value of approximately USD 131 Million. The destination will feature a vast total of 376 rooms, opening doors for over 1,000 jobs for the local islanders.
Built on one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, Emboodhoo Lagoon- the property is just a 15-minute speedboat ride away from the Velana International Airport. The transfer from the airport to the one of a kind property is provided by Jalboot Maldives. Their modern and luxurious vessels will provide a safe and joyful ride from and back to the airport. Jalboot Maldives has also partnered with Singha Estate Public Company Limited to manage and overlook the Marina at CROSSROADS.
Maldives has been witnessing a flourished year in terms of tourist arrivals and overall hospitality industry. Hitting the one million mark during August, 2019 has been one of the most successful years in the history of the famed holiday destination.
The tourism sector in the Maldives has been the key national income generator that is strongly supported by our government. The growing number of foreign investments are expected to help create more job opportunities for our people and drive the growth of our country. We believe that the official opening of CROSSROADS with the lifestyle district and two international hotels will help bring us closer to the 1.5 million of tourist arrival target set for the year 2019Faisal Naseem, Vice President, Rep.of.Maldives
Reaching to the CROSSROADS Maldives, the first island is home to the heart of the mega project, Marin at CROSSROADS. The 11,000 sqm inspires the visitors and locals to share and explore cultures including a vast number of lifestyle based features such as shopping, fine dining, a second-to-none event hall, and PADI-certified dive and watersports center. Along with them, SAii Lagoon by Hilton targets short term visitors for their limited time ventures. One of the most advanced marine life laboratories is also located in the island, carrying out researches and initiating events the Marine Discovery Centre is one of the many highlights of CROSSROADS.
Hard Rock Maldives, a S Hotels & Resorts’ property is located on the second island. Delivering memorable music-inspired stays providing signature experiences and facilities for visitors of all ages.
Mr Chutinant Bhirombhakdi, Chairman, Singha Estate Public Company Limited
With CROSSROADS, we are making history. The project has been an exciting and challenging venture to plan and implement for all parties involved: Thai, Maldivian, and international. And today officially marks our first outstanding achievement. By being the largest integrated leisure and entertainment destination in the Maldives, CROSSROADS will help maintain the notable and continuously rising tourism markets such as China, India, and the Middle East, and attract new market segments of family and locals to the Maldives. CROSSROADS is going to redefine vacation experience in the Maldives and the entire Indian Ocean region while also being deeply sustainable and considerate of its environment, history, and culture.”
Looking into the vast history of Maldives as a crossroads of maritime trade routes of ancient times between the East and the East, the world famed architecture studio, Bensley Design, honors the Maldives under the motto “CROSSROADS: Where Cultures Meet”. The Marina of CROSSROADS brings out the mixed natures and cultures of historic French designs, traditional Arabian themes, and ancient concepts from China, Portugal and Britain.