NewsNovember 6, 2019

Crown & Champa Resort’s Lars Petre featured by Forbes as ‘The Man Who Made The Maldives A Luxury Destination’

Lars Petre,  one of Crown & Champa Resorts partner has been featured by Forbes as ‘The Man Who Made The Maldives A Luxury Destination’.

Petre talks about how he first came to the Maldives and how he opened his first resort, Kuredu, with Maldivian partners in December 1988. Over the past three decades, his company Crown & Champa Resorts has grown to own or manage 10 resorts, a dozen locations of Duniye Spa and six diving centers across the tropical archipelago.


Being an industry pioneer in the Maldives, he talks about his challenges in opening the Kuredu resort and gives an insight into the industry addressing the climate-related issues and the changes in the market.