Crystal Lagoons hosts “Champion of Champions” Awards

Crystal Lagoons es anfitrión de premios “Champion of Champions”

As the “Champion of Champions” winner in the latest edition of the “Green World Awards,” Crystal Lagoons was granted the privilege of hosting the award ceremony for the 2023 edition of these awards that recognize the best sustainable practices worldwide.

The ceremony, which took place in Miami, where the headquarters of the multinational innovation company are located, brought together over 80 executives from worldwide companies recognized for their sustainable contributions. Among them were Sobha Realty, the developer of the District One project in Dubai; Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer; UDC Qatar, the leading public joint stock company in Qatar; BNP Paribas Real Estate, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas specializing in commercial property consulting, among others.

Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales at Crystal Lagoons US Corp., welcomed the attendees, highlighting the sustainable and innovative identity of Crystal Lagoons and how its technology helps reduce environmental impact, which, in the case of Public Access Lagoons™ projects, allows to reduce 40% of the carbon footprint in the tourism and transportation field.

“The Crystal Lagoons® technology allows for creating an idyllic beach lifestyle anywhere in the world through large eco-friendly crystalline lagoons that have revolutionized the real estate industry and are now living a new era of expansion through Public Access Lagoons™ developments. This innovation has very low water and energy usage, minimal additives, and low construction and maintenance costs,” explained the executive.

Following the award ceremony, the delegation visited the luxurious Sole Mia project to witness firsthand the lagoon developed by Crystal Lagoons, which surprised all attendees with its 7 acres of turquoise water.

In the 2022 edition of the “Green World Awards,” the multinational water innovation company received the Carbon Reduction award and the “Champion of Champions,” the highest recognition in these sustainable British awards. On that occasion, it surpassed winners in categories such as Climate Change, Water and Energy Efficiency, Emission Reduction, and Innovation, among others, and over 500 submissions were received by the organization.

The reason behind the recognition was that PAL™ projects, which bring beach life with turquoise waters and white sands to any city, would reduce transportation to coastal destinations and natural beaches by approximately 50%. This amounts to around 35 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, primarily from car and air travel.

“The positive results of Crystal Lagoons are not only due to being a company with a unique technology in the world but also because its corporate strategy aligns with the sustainability of its developments. This commitment should guide any firm aiming to be sustainable in the long term,” concluded Manzur.

The PAL™ developments have attracted the interest of significant players worldwide, with more than 800 projects in different stages of development. Notable contracts include 5 PAL™ developments in Orlando, 8 in North Carolina and Atlanta, and 4 in South Carolina in the United States; 100 projects in India; 30 in Korea; 15 in Pakistan; as well as projects in Europe, Palestine, Colombia (10), Costa Rica, Guatemala (18), among others.

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Several international media highlighted that the hotel sector is undergoing a real transformation thanks to the incorporation of innovative technologies. One of the technologies highlighted was precisely Crystal Lagoons, in parallel with process automation and artificial intelligence.

The sustainability of the multinational innovation company was key to being considered within these trends. “Currently, many travelers are seeking accommodations that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. Places like the AVA Resort Cancun, with its artificial lagoon of crystal-clear waters powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology, are examples of accommodations that stand out for their commitment to sustainability,” explains the Spanish portal 24 Matins.

The turquoise-colored body of water provides ideal conditions for sailing, swimming, kayaking, or relaxing, and thanks to state-of-the-art technology, it consumes 33 times less water than an 18-hole golf course, 40% less water than a park of the same size, and only 2% of the energy of a conventional pool.

After transforming the real estate industry and the urban entertainment landscape with its innovative Public Access Lagoons™ projects, the multinational innovation company is now generating a new revolution, this time in the hotel sector.

Recognizing the transformative value of Crystal Lagoons® technology, leading global hotel chains such as Marriott, Radisson, Conrad, Hyatt Regency, and AVA Resort itself, have incorporated this amenity as a centerpiece in their projects.

“Every hotel project incorporating a Crystal Lagoons amenity becomes the most attractive destination in the area. These bodies of water change the paradigm of vacation developments with world-class hotel and resort standards”, explains Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales at Crystal Lagoons US Corp.

The multinational water innovation company already has developments of this kind, in which crystalline lagoons are the differentiating factor in the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Romania, and Uruguay, among other countries.

“The crystalline lagoons achieve unprecedented results, such as bringing a beach lifestyle to Orlando—an entertainment option it didn’t have—or, counterintuitively, replacing the sea in iconic tourist destinations like Cancun,” emphasizes Jean Pierre Juanchich, Global Business Director of Crystal Lagoons.

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The Crystal Lagoons project in Thailand, Blue Tree, located in the heart of Phuket, just 4 kilometers from the coast, has recently inaugurated the Beach Club MuMu Clubhouse, a new landmark in this iconic tourist destination, adding even more fun and entertainment. This new space becomes a meeting point in the surroundings of Phuket’s largest artificial lagoon and the first in Asia under the innovative Public Access Lagoons™ model, globally recognized as a “must-visit” in the region.

This PAL™ development with Crystal Lagoons® technology has set a new standard in public meeting and entertainment spaces, establishing itself as the top amenity in Thailand. With 4.2 acres of turquoise water oasis, surrounded by white sandy beaches, a private peninsula, restaurants, and a poolside bar, it offers the perfect setting to enjoy a dynamic beach experience 24 hours a day and a calendar full of activities throughout the year.

During the day, the Beach Club offers a relaxed atmosphere where visitors can enjoy various gastronomic offerings, art, culture, and activities, from beach yoga to water sports. The place comes alive at night with nightclubs, special events, concerts, and themed parties featuring live music, special guests, and renowned DJs.

Crystal Lagoons PAL™ projects are transforming and enriching urban life by offering new entertainment destinations not limited exclusively to residents of private real estate developments with crystalline lagoons. These developments are positively impacting the lives of millions of people, bringing a piece of the ocean to the city center and making it accessible just steps from their homes.

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The monumental crystalline lagoons with Crystal Lagoons® technology have established themselves as the most attractive and esteemed amenity worldwide. Not only are they year-round entertainment centers, but they also stand out for their aesthetic value and contribution to landscape architecture. Their design harmoniously integrates with the natural environment, becoming a distinctive element that enhances the visual quality and experience of the project.

These bodies of water offer multifunctional recreational spaces, with trails, resting areas, playgrounds, and access to water activities. With over 125 activities in the lagoon and its surroundings, they become ideal venues to host various events, including large-scale ones like Aquathlons.

An example is the iconic tourist destination of Phuket, Thailand, which welcomes over 38 million visitors worldwide each year. Here, the Crystal Lagoons project Blue Tree, showcasing the first crystalline lagoon developed under the Public Access Lagoons™ model in Asia, has established itself as the new entertainment hub in the region and is a magnet for hosting world-class events, concerts, and themed parties, offering a variety of experiences for all lifestyles, from water slides to water parks. Recently, it was the venue for the country’s beauty pageant, Miss Thailand.

This PAL™ development is the jewel of the Blue Tree project. It spans 4.2 acres, is surrounded by white sandy beaches, and features a private peninsula, restaurants, and a pool bar. It is a massive recreational area with turquoise waters under the concept of an entertaining beach. Among the activities offered are Slip N Fly, water slides, Cliff Jumping & Rock Climbing, splash zones, and a water playground for adults and children.

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