CROSSROADS Maldives, the first multi-island leisure destination in the Maldives, has officially launched a new Ticketing Lounge in collaboration with Art Gallery Malé, located at the heart of Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Malé Maldives.
Designed to deliver CROSSROADS Maldives’ signature hospitality and encourage guests to relax and enjoy the first moments before their journey to the destination, the CROSSROADS Maldives Ticketing Lounge offers travellers a taste of CROSSROADS Maldives’ renowned hospitality in the region.
Welcoming those with reservations or those looking to book on arrival, the lounge invites guests to start their experience from the moment they arrive in its impressive lounge. The lounge features an array of services and amenities specially curated to give visitors and guests an unforgettable experience. Exuding warm Maldivian hospitality, the new ticketing lounge showcases striking artworks by Art Gallery Malé – a private gallery that works closely with emerging and established artists in the Maldives on both local and international scenes.
As part of CROSSROADS Maldives’ new Artist in Residence programme in collaboration with Art Gallery Malé, guests will have the opportunity to learn from expert artists and nurture artistic talents in the variety of innovative art classes will be available for guests based on different themes and genres. Classes take place in the Art Gallery Studio at The Marina or upon request in the privacy of the guest’s room.
“The opening of CROSSROADS Maldives lounge in Art Gallery Malé marks a key milestone for us as CROSSROADS Maldives brings the experience of art to unexpected and everyday spaces,” says Tolga Unan, Managing Director for Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and The Marina @ CROSSROADS. “We observe the increasing demand in travel to CROSSROADS. We are delighted to extend our expertise to further lengthen 360-degree local hospitality services in the Maldives. This new space allows us to cater to visitors’ demand for CROSSROADS, from boat ticket reservations for day visits and corporate events to family-friendly experiences. The lounge is purposefully designed to spur collaborations between Art Gallery Malé artists and audiences. With its unique location and heritage neighbourhoods, we hope that CROSSROADS Maldives lounge will be a new destination where cultures meet for people of all ages and backgrounds to discover modern art, create new memories and connections, provide and be inspired by different perspectives about our world today as well as our possible futures.”
First opened in 2019, CROSSROADS Maldives is home to an exceptional collection of recreational facilities, including internationally-branded five-star resorts, eclectic restaurants and lounges, world- class wellness, specialty shopping, cultural attractions, energising activities and a large marina, all surrounded by powder-soft sands, turquoise lagoons and shimmering seas. Located in the South Malé Atoll just 15 minutes from Velana International Airport, this is an outstanding destination for global explorers seeking a short or extended escape in paradise.
Travellers have a choice of two enticing places to stay, each nestled on its own exclusive island and blessed with pristine beaches and warm, shallow seas. SAii Lagoon Maldives is aimed at free-spirited couples, families and groups of fun-seeking friends, with a collection of bright and stylish rooms, suites and villas – including overwater rooms and pool villas – that blend contemporary design with natural textures and driftwood décor. Following a recent transformation, the resort has revealed a selection of new rooms and suites, which feature stunning timber decks and mosaic-tiled pools, with direct access into the crystalline waters of the lagoon – perfect for couples and honeymooners.
The resort’s ocean-view infinity pool and fitness centre allow guests to refresh and recharge in paradise, while unique culinary concepts include Miss Olive Oyl, the vibrant Mediterranean seafood grill and bar, and Mr. Tomyam, which serves Thai-inspired cuisine with an open kitchen and outdoor decks. Rates start from USD 480 net per night per room.
Just across the idyllic Emboodhoo Lagoon, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is an upbeat international resort that showcases the spirit of this famous music-themed brand. The rooms, suites and villas – including overwater pool villas – are complemented by signature amenities such as the Hard Rock Cafe®, Body Rock® fitness centre, Rock Spa®, Rock Shop®, and diverse dining and entertainment experiences. The first Hard Rock hotel in the Indian Ocean, this iconic property combines tropical architecture and interiors with regionally-inspired music memorabilia to create unforgettable stays.
These two five-star resorts are directly connected to a wealth of world-class facilities at The Marina @ CROSSROADS, an 800-metre beach walk that is the heart and soul of CROSSROADS Maldives. Lined with cool cafés, refined restaurants, upmarket boutiques, a chilled-out beach club, serene spa, 30-berth yacht marina, multi-purpose event venue and kids’ club, this breath-taking destination has redefined tourism and hospitality in the Maldives.
Visitors can also learn about the archipelago’s rich heritage, above and beneath the waves. The Maldives Discovery Centre allows all ages to uncover the country’s culture and see how local arts and crafts have shaped its unique identity. The Marine Discovery Centre, meanwhile, is dedicated to protecting the Maldives’ precious underwater ecosystems through important initiatives such as coral propagation and breeding programmes.
CROSSROADS Maldives will continue to develop and expand in future. Currently under construction, SO/ Maldives will introduce a unique collection of beachfront and over-water villas, dramatic dining and audacious entertainment to the archipelago in 2023, marking the Maldivian debut of Accor’s five-star lifestyle brand.
Please visit www.crossroadsmaldives.com for more information on the CROSSROADS Ticketing Lounge at Art Gallery Malé and for further details on the brand’s array of unique experiences.