SAii Lagoon Maldives is the brand’s flagship resort located at CROSSROADS, the first integrated leisure and lifestyle destination in the Maldives. — Photo by S Hotels & Resorts

BANGKOK, THAILAND - S Hotels & Resorts Public Company Limited (SET: SHR), the flagship hospitality arm of Singha Estate PCL, has embarked on an exciting new era with the launch of SAii, a charismatic upper-upscale resort brand for free-spirited, experience-seeking travellers.

SAii, which derives from the Thai word for "sand" or "pathways", is a new lifestyle resort concept that will appeal to millennially-minded guests in enticing destinations. Born and raised in Thailand but with a global vision, this unique brand offers carefully curated stays to free-spirited travellers. The brand promotes down-to-earth luxury, with artisanal touches and heartfelt service based on a culture of sharing and caring.

SAii Lagoon Maldives, the first SAii resort and new brand flagship, opened its doors last month at CROSSROADS Maldives, the ground-breaking integrated resort project in the Indian Ocean developed by Singha Estate and S Hotels & Resorts. Nestled in the Emboodhoo Lagoon, this idyllic tropical retreat is aimed at light-hearted couples, families and groups of fun-seeking friends. Each room, suite and villa - including overwater rooms and pool villas - blends bright creative design with natural textures and driftwood décor.

The original and artistic new resort also showcases SAii's unique culinary concepts: Miss Olive Oyl, the vibrant Mediterranean seafood grill and bar; Mr Tomyam, which serves Thai-inspired cuisine with an open kitchen and alfresco dining areas; and bean/Co, a casual coffee shop serving premium drinks and grab & go snacks, such as healthy wraps and signature ice cream sticks. S Hotels & Resorts' signature wellbeing brand, Lèn Be Well, takes an innovative and inspiring approach to health and relaxation, with outdoor adventures and wellness activities. As part of CROSSROADS Maldives, SAii Lagoon Maldives also provides direct access to a wide range of facilities, including a PADI-certified Watersports & Dive Centre, the CROSSROADS Event Hall, the Maldives Discovery Centre, Marine Discovery Centre, Café del Mar, Hard Rock Cafe, and a variety of dining and shopping options at The Marina @ CROSSROADS, just a short stroll away over a footbridge.

Partnered with the Curio Collection by Hilton, SAii Lagoon Maldives reflects how S Hotels & Resorts works with the industry's leading brands to bring world-class hospitality to its guests.

Dirk De Cuyper, Chief Executive Officer, S Hotels & Resorts.— Photo by S Hotels & ResortsDirk De Cuyper, Chief Executive Officer, S Hotels & Resorts.— Photo by S Hotels & Resorts
Dirk De Cuyper, Chief Executive Officer, S Hotels & Resorts.— Photo by S Hotels & Resorts

"In the millennial mindset, luxe is no longer defined by designer labels and deluxe goods; it derives from a sense of freedom and connecting with one's surroundings - and other people. While SAii is an upper-upscale brand, it promises indulgent experiences for the soul, with deeply personal and spiritual adventures. This concept will now play a major role in the expansion of S Hotels & Resorts, which is aiming to double its portfolio by 2025. At present, our company comprises 39 hotels and resorts in five countries, totalling more than 4,600 rooms, but we look forward to moving into more highly desirable leisure destinations in future," said Dirk De Cuyper, Chief Executive Officer, S Hotels & Resorts.

In the coming years, new SAii branded resorts will open in key locations, focusing on exquisite islands and blissful beachfronts in Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean and the South Pacific. This growth will be driven by a mix of mergers & acquisitions, resort purchases and hotel management agreements.

About S Hotels & Resorts Public Company Limited

S Hotels and Resorts Public Company Limited, the hospitality arm of Singha Estate Public Company Limited, is a fast-growing, Thai-inspired company with an extensive international portfolio and world-class standards. Specialising in the management and investment of high-quality hotels and resorts in desirable destinations across the globe, S Hotels & Resorts has created a collection of its own distinctive lifestyle brands, whilst also partnering with the hospitality industry's leading names. The company aims to set new standards for leisure and lifestyle through diversified business platforms and to enhance value for all its stakeholders based upon a philosophy of sustainable development and delivering benefits to local communities. To learn more, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, or LinkedIn.

Chenyue (Cassandra) Xu
Director of Brand & Digital Marketing
S Hotels & Resorts