Accor maintains its position as the leading international hotel operator in the Maldives with the signing of a hotel management contract with S Hotels and Resorts Pubic Company Limited et Way Eco World Developer Pte.
The resort is scheduled to open in 2023. It is located in the center of the private island of Crossroads in the south of Mahé.
Composed of 80 luxury villas, overlooking the azure lagoon of Emboodhoo, and offers beachfront and waterfront services and events. In addition, SO/Maldives is a 15-minute boat ride from Male's Velana International Airport. In the immediate vicinity, guests can enjoy The Marina @Crossroad shopping center with its upscale boutiques, the Marine Discovery Centre, and the island's restaurants and bars.
SO/ hotels and resorts are currently being developed in Berlin, Bangkok, St. Petersburg and Singapore. Crossroads Island was recognized as the "Best 5* Maldives Leisure Development" at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021-2022. In line with this, Accor aims to play a key role in helping Crossroads Maldives grow and reach new markets worldwide.
"We are very excited to unveil SO/ Maldives as the latest jewel in the crown of Crossroads Maldives as we continue to transform the tourism landscape of this highly desirable destination," said Dirk De Cuyper, Chief Executive Officer, SO/ Hotels & Resorts. "With its sense of style and commitment to creating unique journeys for its guests, SO/ is the perfect choice for our third island. It will stand out from the crowd, complement our other two industry-leading brands and complete our collection of luxury and lifestyle resorts, further raising the bar for hospitality in the Maldives."