The Emerald Collection, the Italian group that manages 5-star luxury properties in the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean and East Africa, confirms its expansion plans and announces the arrival of a new property in the north-eastern area of Zanzibar, Tanzania, by June 2022.
“We are thrilled to return to Zanzibar, where for years we have managed several owned and non-owned resorts, thus consolidating the presence of our brand internationally – says Ermenegildo Scarapicchia, CEO of The Emerald Collection – The success of Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa also in the year of the pandemic, thanks to the special measures implemented to ensure Covid-Free stays with the possibility of carrying out tests on site, it was a confirmation of the excellent work by the whole Emerald team. The resort was the first in all the Maldives to obtain GBAC STAR ™ (Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a division of ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association) certification for the protection of its guests and employees, and to proceed with the vaccination of all and 320 staff members in no time. The inauguration of the new Emerald resort opening in Zanzibar is scheduled for June 2022. This is a completely new project for the island and for East Africa, consisting of all suites, with wellness center and congress area, kids club, diving center and of course our Deluxe All-Inclusive stay formula ”.
The new property will join the existing Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, which opened in summer 2019 and will soon be elected World’s Leading New Resort and Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort at the 2020 World Travel Awards.
Part of The Leading Hotels of the World circuit, the 5-star Emerald Maldives was designed by the American architect Edward David Poole to blend in perfect harmony with the surrounding environment, using native materials such as bamboo, natural stones and Langhi Langhi leaves. The result is a skilful combination of tropical suggestions and contemporary design, capable of creating atmospheres of natural and informal elegance and guaranteeing guests the ideal setting in which to live new experiences and create indelible memories.
Developed on a 20-hectare property on Fasmendhoo Island in Raa Atoll, one of the largest private islands in the Maldives, surrounded by a natural coral reef, the resort makes sustainability its strong point using the energy produced by the solar panels positioned on the central body, recirculation water for irrigation of the island and an effective composting system that converts food waste into organic fertilizer for the gardens and the vegetable garden, whose products at Km 0 are used in the 2 bars and the 4 restaurants. The facility also produces and bottles its own drinking water, The Emerald Water, directly on the island and has implemented a Coral Frame Planting project for the protection and regeneration of the coral reef surrounding the resort.
Guests have access to 60 Beach Villas ideal for families and 60 Overwater Villas to make the most of the warm and calm turquoise waters that surround the island, The Emerald Spa and the Dolphin Kids Club for children aged 3 to 12 – the largest in all Maldives and considered one of the best in the entire archipelago.
To better communicate future developments internationally, The Emerald Collection has chosen Prco Group to manage PR strategies in Italy, Russia and GCC.