Monday, 11 March 2019

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Shortlisted for Region’s Top Private Island in World Travel Awards

Denis Private Island is in the running for one of the world’s most prestigious honours in the professional tourism trade.

Its nomination in the 26th World Travel Awards (WTA), for the Indian Ocean’s leading private island resort category, is a first for the locally owned property.

According to Denis Private Island PR, Branding and Communications Manager Nicole Saint Ange, the award nomination puts the island in a new light alongside many of the upscale chain hotels in Seychelles, but for very different reasons.

“We typically avoid calling Denis a resort because the word often implies a certain amount of man-made infrastructure and contrivance, whereas Denis is more of a bubble within a natural environment for guests to discover as-is,” Saint Ange said. “But if the nomination means our unique brand of hospitality is valued at this end of the spectrum, it’s good news for us and good news for sustainable tourism.”

Denis will be up against Seychelles properties Frégate Island Private, Hilton Labriz Silhouette and North Island, as well as island resorts in the Maldives and Madagascar.

Each year, WTA covers the globe with a series of awards programmes and accompanying red carpet gala ceremonies in each continent to reward and celebrate the achievements of the region’s best travel products and services.

Voting for the Africa and Indian Ocean regions opened on 4th of March and closes at midnight on the 21st of April. Votes are cast by both travel professionals and consumers from around the world, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner. Show your support by clicking on the link and placing your vote here.

This year’s Indian Ocean gala ceremony will take place on the 1st June in Mauritius.