Waldorf Astoria tees up Seychelles site for Q4

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Hilton Worldwide luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, has confirmed that its Seychelles debut site will complete in Q4 this year.

Located on a luxury private island, Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island will offer a secluded escape in the Indian Ocean, just over 130 kilometres south of Mahé.

Villa resort

The atoll-located resort will be home to a collection of 50 seafront villas, featuring up to five-bedroom villas, all equipped with their own private pool and personal concierge.

The resort will encompass six restaurants and bars offering a collection of culinary experiences that celebrate the fruit and vegetables grown on Platte Island. The Waldorf Spa will offer a destination for holistic wellbeing, featuring six treatment rooms, a beauty salon, hammam, spa suite and outdoor spaces.

Eco considerations

As part of the resort’s ‘travel with purpose’ commitment, Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island will use a solar field to create renewable energy across most of its operations.

The island’s garden will provide a large portion of its fruits and vegetables, which is intended to deliver a sustainable farm-to-table culinary experience for guests.

Redefined luxury

Elias Pertoft, general manager, Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island, said: “In the two decades I have called remote tropical islands a home, I have never witnessed an island as pristine as Platte Island, nor one so teaming with wildlife, where it is possible to glimpse endangered Hawksbill turtles laying eggs, eagle rays and reef sharks ribboning along the lagoon.

“This combined with the elegant Waldorf Astoria service and personalised guest experiences is a winning combination that will redefine luxury in the Seychelles. I look forward to welcoming guests to this landmark destination.”

Seychelles expansion

The opening of Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island will take Hilton’s Seychelles portfolio to five hotels as it further expands its footprint in the destination, joining Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles -Allamanda Resort and Spa.

Hilton also expects to open Canopy by Hilton Mahé in Q3 this year. The resort will offer 120 locally-inspired guestrooms and space to accommodate more intimate meetings and events.