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SO/ Maldives Wins Award For Architectural Design Resort – Luxury in the prestigious Liv Awards!

SO/ Maldives has won the category of Architectural Design Resort – Luxury at the 5th LIV Hospitality Design Awards. This win marks the first award for SO/ Maldives, one of the latest luxury properties to open in the beautiful destination.

LIV Hospitality Design Awards celebrates the quality and diversity of architectural ventures and interior design projects. This marks some of the most unique and breathtaking projects shaping the worldwide hospitality industry today. The program, which was launched in 2020 is marking its fifth edition this year.

About SO/ Maldives & Its Luxury Design Features

SO/ Maldives draws inspiration from the glamour of the fashion world for its design. Lead designer Calvin Sim, with the support of Carol Chng, developed the design for SO/ Maldives. This was done under the auspices of S Hotels & Resorts. Eco-Id Architects Pte Ltd curated the beautiful architecture of the resort, while the construction was undertaken by the locally renowned brand ALIA Constructions. In November 2023, the completion of the project saw the beautiful creation of SO/ Maldives, marking the establishment of the third property within CROSSROADS Maldives.

The architectural design resort blends the world of castaway tranquillity and runaway elegance, bringing travellers something truly unique. In addition to the beautiful over-water pavilion, the resort also brings clean lines, cool neutrals, and natural wood to create a sophisticated backdrop. The vibrant accents and sculptural red-latticed central staircase complement the design. SO/ Maldives adorns its unique walkways with billowing fabrics or architectural timber canopies. This further contrasts the lush natural flora of the island!

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The first-ever Sea-to-Air Cargo Transshipment Commenced in the Maldives!

Velana Airport has announced the first-ever sea-to-air cargo transshipment along with Turkish Airlines, Maldives Ports Limited and Maldives Customs Service. This major step in cargo transhipment in the Maldives was celebrated on the 17th of May at the airport.

The  MoU for the ‘Sea to Air’ cargo transshipment services were signed earlier this year, on March 30th. With this, Turkish Airlines became the cargo partner to facilitate the service along with the Maldives Ports Limited (MPL).

With the transshipment service, MPL can easily transport goods through both seas as well as air travel. In addition to catering to the needs of businesses and industries in the region, this will also help expedite the carrying of goods from one place to another. According to the Turkish Airlines’ Regional Cargo Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives Bilal Okur, this will help the airline’s target to develop the Maldives into a sea-to-air transshipment hub.

This innovative logistics solution is expected to significantly boost the efficiency of cargo movement. Additionally, this may also see the enhancement of trade opportunities for the Maldives.

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