Hilton Worldwide has opened its 30 rooms Double Tree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa, its third resort in the Republic of the Seychelles. From its prime beach-facing location on the South East coast of Mahe, the Seychelles largest and best known island, Double Tree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa is a true paradise escape. Surrounded by 2.5 hectares of picturesque, indigenous landscape gardens and boasting breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, the hotel is an enchanting island resort of barefoot indulgence.

Claus Steiner, the cluster manager of the Seychelles Hilton Worldwide was first to address the invited guests at the Official Opening Ceremony of the Double Tree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa in the presence of Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Sherin Renaud, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, PS Steve Fanny, the Ambassador of the Russia, and Consuls representing Germany, Mauritius and Indonesia, John Stravens, the Chairman of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association, local Destination Management Companies and friends of the Tourism and Hilton Group.

“I am delighted Double Tree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa will embrace the traditional values, qualities and characteristics that epitomize 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 Double Tree’s legendary chocolate cookie welcome at guest check-in. We also look forward to offering guests the rewarding benefits of Honours, our hugely popular award-winning guest loyalty programme” Mr Steiner said.

Minister St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture on his part said when he addressed the invited guests that he congratulated the Hilton Group on the opening of their third property in Seychelles. “You started off with the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, then you moved to open the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa on Silhouette Island and now this Hilton Double Tree Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa property. As a country we value the International Hotel Chains operating in Seychelles. You, and our Home-Grown properties are today the backbone for the tourism industry, the industry that remains the pillar of our island’s economy. The Ministry of Tourism and Culture, and its Seychelles Tourism Board will continue to work with you, continue to support you and continue to ensure that your operation is the success you had expected it to be, but we also expect you to continue to operate within the parameters of the laws of the country. Our country today proudly says that it has all the best in hotel chains and bands. They are all well established in Seychelles and their hotels and resorts are delivering returns for their respective companies. This situation is set to continue when the year on year official statistics of visitor arrival numbers are analyzed, but we need to do more as a country to increase the yield from our vibrant tourism industry. We need more facilities, and we need more activities geared towards our visitors so that they can spend their budgeted tourism dollar for their Seychelles holiday. This is the only way we can increase the yield from tourism and this is the only way to make our tourism industry work for Seychelles and for the People of Seychelles” Minister St.Ange said.

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture was given the honour of cutting the traditional ribbon accompanied by the Management and representatives of the Directors of the property’s Owning Company.

Rudy Jagersbacher, President Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa said in his release to mark the Official opening of the Double Tree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa that he was delighted to have added to their Seychelles portfolio with such an outstanding hotel and John Greenleaf, the Global Head of Double Tree by Hilton added in that same release that they were tremendously excited to open their first property in one of the world’s primary leisure destinations. Double Tree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa is an inspired addition to their global portfolio and they re confident that 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.