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Heritance Aarah Awarded for its Sustainability Measures and Culinary Excellence

Heritence Aarah

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 Maldives

Stasshani 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.

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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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