Dubai, UAE – 17 December 2013 – Hilton Worldwide announced the official opening of the 30-room DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa, its third resort in the Republic of The Seychelles Islands.
From its prime beach-facing location on the Southeast coast of Mahe, Seychelles largest and best known island, DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa is a true paradise escape. Surrounded by 2.5 hectares of picturesque, indigenous landscaped gardens and boasting breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, the hotel is an enchanting island resort of barefoot indulgence.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton said: “We’re tremendously excited to open our first property in one of the world’s primary leisure destinations. DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa is an inspired addition to our global portfolio and we are confident the hotel’s stunning paradise setting along with the offer of ultimate seclusion, comfort and overall well-being will prove a tantalising combination for travellers.”
Nestled against a spectacular backdrop of mountains and ocean, DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa features a tempting array of amenities and facilities. Guests will appreciate the complimentary wifi access from the internet lounge, the newly installed Technogym together with the refined simplicity and quality of the ocean-facing resort restaurant and separate bar.
The 30 spacious rooms and suites all enjoy superb ocean views and, for total relaxation, guests can luxuriate in the hotel’s signature spa, uniquely perched on a large granite boulder and surrounded by tropical foliage. The more energetic can enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving while nature lovers can discover Seychelles’ mountain treasure by exploring the many nearby nature walks. The charm and intimacy of DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa has also proven the property’s romantic credentials with many couples already seeking the hotel’s exclusive paradise setting as the idyllic wedding destination.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa said: “I am delighted we have added to our Seychelles portfolio with such an outstanding hotel. Along with Hilton Labriz Resort & Spa and Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa, we now have a cluster of three picture-perfect properties providing improved guest choice and now serving the needs of those seeking a more adventurous, island hopping holiday in one of the world’s sought after leisure destinations.”
The Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands is known for their unspoiled tranquility, textbook pristine beaches, extraordinary national parks and authentic and unique eco-tourism. Lying around 1000 km from the East Africa coastline, the country’s economy is dominated by tourism which accounts for *25% of GDP, 70% of foreign exchange earnings and up to 30% local employment.
Claus Steiner, cluster general manager, Seychelles Islands, Hilton Worldwide said: “As we join the DoubleTree by Hilton family, I am delighted DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa will embrace the traditional values, qualities and characteristics that epitomise the brand. The famous warm hospitality of the Seychelles Islands will blend perfectly with the brand’s longstanding CARE culture of local community involvement as well as DoubleTree’s legendary chocolate cookie welcome at guest check-in. We also look forward to offering guests the rewarding benefits of Hilton Honors, our hugely popular award-winning guest loyalty programme.”
*Source: World Bank 2013