Waldorf Astoria debuts in Seychelles

Waldorf Astoria debuts in Seychelles

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island comprises 50 villas with one to five bedrooms

Hilton has announced Waldorf Astoria’s debut in the Seychelles with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island.

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island houses of 50 seafront villas with personal concierge services. Villas range from one- to three-bedroom units, as well as a master five-bedroom villa with expansive gardens. 

There are six restaurants and bars. Menus by executive head chef Jane-Therese Mulry feature Creole-Latin fusion concepts, tapas, oysters and champagne, and Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island 

On the resort's shores, hawksbill and green turtles come to nest, and the underwater realm of Platte Island is billed as "an essential ecological cornerstone". With a resident Environment Manager and Marine Biologist and partnerships with local non-profit organisations, including the Island Conservation Society, Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island has implemented several initiatives to preserve and protect the diverse flora and fauna here.

Onsite facilities include The Waldorf Astoria Spa using sustainable ingredients such as organic seaweed, locally sourced coconut and native plants.  Thermal experiences including sauna, steam and hydrotherapy. Yoga, guided meditation and mindfulness sessions to focus on breathwork are also available.

Pool view villa

The fitness centre features Technogym equipment, an open-air fitness studio and tennis and padel tennis facilities, in addition to the option to get involved in outdoor activities including cycling and jogging. Other activities at the resort include star gazing sessions and an alfresco outdoor cinema experience.

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Commenting on the opening, Hilton president, Middle East and Africa, Guy Hutchinson said: “We're excited to introduce Waldorf Astoria to the Seychelles, creating a unique destination that beautifully integrates luxury hospitality with the natural beauty of Platte Island."

Hilton Luxury Brands senior vice president and global head, Dino Michael added: “The debut of Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island represents an intersection between luxury, the highest echelon of personalised service, and eco-conscious travel."

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island joins four trading properties from Hilton’s portfolio in the Indian Ocean, including Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles – Allamanda Resort and Spa, and Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, with Canopy by Hilton Seychelles scheduled to open later this year. 

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