Heritance Aarah has been recognized for its sustainable initiatives, becoming the first property in Maldives to receive the international Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. The resort was also acknowledged for its culinary excellence in October 2019.
The LEED Gold certification follows the US Green Building Council rating system and it is awarded to those properties working towards saving energy, water and resources generating less waste as well as supports human health. Heritance Aarah has been designed to compliment the sustainability policy with measures such as fuel saving generators, energy saving LED lighting and air conditioning as well as water saving fixtures.
With regards to the achievements of the resort
“We are honoured that Heritence Aarah has been presented with numerous accolades after just a few months of opening. Atiken Spence Hotels are known for distinction in the culinary field and Heritance Aarah’s 11 dining and drinking outlets introduces flavours from across the world.”Stasshani Jayawardena, Executive Director at Atiken Spence PLC and chairperson of Atiken Spence Hotels
A key priority is to ensure our resorts contribute positively to protect and preserve the environment and the ecosystems we operate in, so we are proud that Heritance Aarah has been named as the first LEED Gold certified property in the MaldivesStasshani Jayawardena, Executive Director at Atiken Spence PLC and chairperson of Atiken Spence Hotels
A team of chefs from the resort took part in the Culinary Art Food Expo 2019. Organised by Chef’s Guild of Lanka with World Association of Chefs Societies, the Expo is known as the South East Asia’s biggest food and hospitality show, and Heritance Aarah became the overall champion of the show.
Heritance Aarah is located in Raa atoll, a-40 minute seaplane journey away from Velana International Airport. It is the newest addition to the Atiken Spence Hotels.This luxurious island offers 150 villas, six restaurants and 5 bars. Moreover, a PADI dive centre and an IASO Medi Spa is also available on the resort.