From left: Dirk De Cuyper, Chief Hospitality Officer of S Hotels Resorts Inter Co., Ltd., Singha Estate PCL; Naris Cheyklin, Chief Executive Officer of Singha Estate PCL.; Mr. Thiti Thongbenjamas, COO of Crossroads, Maldives, Singha Estate
BANGKOK - 28 December 2018 – The CROSSROADS, Maldives’ first integrated lifestyle destination and mega project by Thailand’s premier property developer and investment holding company Singha Estate Public Company Limited, took home Best Leisure Development award from the recently-held Japan International Property Awards (JIPA) 2018.
Depicted as “where cultures meet”, the name CROSSROADS originates from the fact that the Maldives is strategically located on the Maritime Silk Road bridging the East and the West, where various cultures had crossed paths and interacted with one another in the past. The project will further strengthen this experience through the incorporation of Eastern and Western architecture impressions including the glorious marriage of old-world French designs, traditional Arabian themes, and design concepts from Portugal, China, and Britain of the Marina @ CROSSROADS by the world-renowned Bensley Design; along with the designs by HBA, SCDA and Eco-id behind the projects on other islands. Through its carefully crafted designs and construction, CROSSROADS draws a protective brushstroke over the pristine, ocean-blue backdrop of this vibrant nation, with a robust approach to environmental conservation, aiming to restore the Maldives delicate natural surroundings to its full glory.
“The CROSSROADS Maldives is Singha Estate’s 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,” said Mr. Naris Cheyklin, Chief Executive Officer, Singha Estate Public Company Limited
The Japan International Property Awards (JIPA), organized by Japanese real estate marketplace PropertyAccess.co, awarded Southeast Asia’s best developers and projects. This year, there were 29 entries from Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Maldives, Indonesia, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
The CROSSROADS Maldives, the first integrated lifestyle destination in the Republic of Maldives is set to open in 2019. The project encompasses the opening of two hotels and resorts including SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, as well as an 11,000 sqm. retail and entertainment space under the name of The Marina @ CROSSROADS. With its full range offers of international restaurant and retail outlets, CROSSROADS aims to cater to a wide range of visitor, including family, friends and business travelers.
The development of the CROSSROADS project is set to redefine the Maldives’ vacation experience as the first integrated leisure and recreation destination that will attract and captivate the international family-leisure markets to the Maldives.
Inspired by cultures from the East and the West at the crossing of Maritime Silk Road, the project is situated within the Emboodhoo lagoon, easily accessible via speed boat from Male International Airport, presenting an easy access and unique offerings for travelers as well as the local residents. Featuring a luxurious yacht marina and a rich combination of hotels, entertainment, one-of-a-kind lifestyle beach club, retail and fine dining, the project also houses a cultural centre that will promote the life and crafts of the islands nation and introduce global practice sustainable tourism schemes dedicated to preserving the biodiversity of the Maldives’ prestigious marine ecosystem and enhancing the well-being of the local community.