Vice President Faisal Naseem has inaugurated CROSSROADS Maldives—the country’s first and largest multi-island integrated resort project.
CROSSROADS Maldives was developed by Singha Estate PCL and its hospitality sector S Hotels & Resorts.
The resort spans a seven-kilometre long lagoon and nine islands. Its “lifestyle destination” offers 11,000 square meters of retail space, world-class facilities and eight resorts, two of which are now open. They are Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton.
At the official opening ceremony on Thursday, Vice President Faisal Naseem said that no tourism-related project is too large and that no vision is too bold to not be able to thrive in the Maldives. The Vice President assured that the administration is committed to encouraging visionaries and entrepreneurs from all across the globe to successfully invest in business ventures in the Maldives and that Maldives welcomes foreign investments and building more mutually beneficial partnerships to secure a better future for the Maldivian people.
Noting that CROSSROADS Maldives is the country’s first-ever integrated tourist destination, Vice President Faisal Naseem noted that it provides resources to better understand the Maldives’ rich history and heritage and promote local arts and crafts via the Maldives Cultural Centre, while the Marine Discovery Centre will help visitors understand the environmental situation.
Expressing confidence that the project will help boost the economy, the Vice President identified that it will provide several employment opportunities to the youth who are eager to unlock their potential by pursuing careers in the hospitality industry.
Following the inauguration ceremony, Vice President Faisal Naseem took a tour around the resort, and also visited the Maldives Discovery Centre.