Saturday, 29 April 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Achieves Strong Q1 2017 Results

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has recorded a strong first quarter of 2017 by carrying 143,761 passengers, representing an increase of 2.4 per cent over the results achieved during the same period in 2016 (127,923 passengers).

The airline’s domestic operations made a strong contribution to the Q1 2017 results, with passenger volumes rising 13.7 per cent year-on-year, to 55,431. 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

New Property Alert: Sea Monkey

Mason's Travel Adds Villa Sea Monkey to Our Accommodation Portfolio

Mason's Travel has added a new property to our accommodation portfolio, Villa Sea Monkey. This property is situated right on the ocean's edge in Glacis, in  the North of Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles.

Sea Monkey is built on a secluded rocky peninsula with panoramic views over the Indian Ocean, Sea Monkey is the definitive luxury retreat.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Hotel Updates: MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa

MAIA Announces Appointment of New General Manager

MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa, on Mahé Island, Seychelles, have announced the appointment of Lionel Ferrari, as the properties new general manager 

Mr. Ferrari is currently the General Manager of Paradise Sun, Praslin Island and will be moving to MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa as the new General Manager, effective 01May 2017. Mr. Ferrari will, in his new role, oversee both properties until such time as a replacement at Paradise Sun is confirmed. 

Sebastian Berinato will in the interim oversee the day to day operations at Paradise Sun.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Hotel Updates: CaranaBeach Hotel

Making Waves: CaranaBeach Caps Eventful First Year

Taking a low-key approach to its first anniversary celebration today doesn’t necessarily reflect the kind of year it’s been for the CaranaBeach Hotel.

Kicking off Seychelles’ carnival last April with a throng of journalists and a degree of fanfare, the hotel’s grand opening set the stage for an impressive first year of operation. But a busy Easter holiday season and a full house left little room for reflection, says CaranaBeach General Manager Cyrille Carofano.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Hotel Updates: Coco de Mer Hotel

Temporary Closure of Coco de Mer Hotel

Please note that Coco de Mer Hotel, on Praslin Island, Seychelles, will be closed for renovation works from  20th November 2017 until 31st January 2018. The hotel will reopen on 01 February 2018.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort

Kempinski Hotels Celebrates 120th Anniversary in Style

On Saturday 8 April 2017 Kempinski Hotels celebrated 120 years of delivering rich and meaningful experiences to its guests with ‘Ignite the Night’, a series of festivities designed to enchant and delight guests, as Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group marks this milestone anniversary.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Foumba Together: Couples Rejuvenate at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles in New Exclusive Yoga Experience

Surrounded by the warmth and greenery of nature, the ruins of an old Creole house, known as Foumba, welcome the first rays of sunlight each morning in Petite Anse bay - a venue where guests of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles will now have the opportunity to discover a new wellness experience.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Hotel Updates: Acajou Beach Resort

Swimming pool at Acajou Beach Resort goes chlorine-free 

The Acajou Beach Resort on the Seychelles island of Praslin has introduced a new chlorine-free water treatment for its swimming pool, in a further bid to reduce the hotel’s environmental impact.

The “Nu Pure” water treatment by Pace Seychelles is an aqueous solution, containing a balance of ionised minerals, that destroys algae and bacteria in pool water.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Hotel Updates: Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Six Senses Spa Zil Pasyon is Now Open: Striking location and spectacular spa design echoes epic natural form 

Following the acclaimed launch of Six Senses Zil Pasyon last October, the hotly anticipated Six Senses Spa Zil Pasyon is now open.  Created by Six Senses Architecture and Design team and Richard Hywel Evans of Studio RHE in London, the spa is completely immersed in the private island’s natural beauty of towering rocks, granitic boulders, lush jungle and the Indian Ocean. 

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Conservation News: North Island Seychelles

Earth Hour: Going Dark to Shine a Light on Conservation

On the 25th of March, WWF's Earth Hour rolled out across the world; from big bustling cities to secluded private islands, over 3000 locations in 187 countries across seven continents went dark to shine a light on climate change. North Island switched off the lights on a clear sky, full of stars, and our guests were invited to a candlelit dinner on the beach in front of the Piazza. Bonfires, tiki torches, lanterns and tealight candles set the scene for a magical evening in recognition of conservation. 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Hotel Updates: Fregate Island Private

Fregate Island Private Welcomes New Executive Chef

Oetker Collection is proud to announce the appointment of Dale Lapperts as the new Executive Chef of Fregate Island Private, Seychelles. 

Native from Cape Town, South Africa, Dale has trained and worked extensively at home in Cape Town at ‘Cape Grace Hotel’, then he moved to the UK in 2003 to pursue his passion for modern European food.