Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Hotel Updates: Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

Local Spirit at Hilton Northolme 

Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa has once more teamed together with local partners to offer a new culinary experience. Members of the Tourism Industry, partners and Hotel Guests were invited to taste a selection of innovative, organic Cocktails created by Seybrew and Seychelles upcoming eco-friendly farmer Jean Paul Morin.

Hilton Northolme has started their culinary journey earlier this year and hosted a vegan guest chef from Sweden, organised exclusive wine tastings in partnership with Mama Mia Deli and introduced the “Les Cocotiers” Creole BBQ on Sundays since then. The latest addition to the culinary offerings is called ‘’Mix it up with local flavors’’ and took place on Thursday, 9th May in the hotel’s reception area. It was the first event of a series the hotel will be hosting in the future and follows Hilton’s global commitment to increase its “big five” impact: youth opportunity, water stewardship, anti-human trafficking, protecting wildlife and local sourcing. 

“Seybrew is a great partner to start this new exciting project with and having the eco-friendly farmer Jean Paul Morin onboard gives us the opportunity to support organic products and our local suppliers. Jean Paul is a new generation Seychellois farmer who is pushing agriculture in Seychelles to a new level and it was the perfect match for the first initiative of the “big five”.  The aim is to build a strong partnership with entrepreneurs in Seychelles and integrate them into Hilton’s supply chain” Mr Daniele Fabbri, General Manager at Hilton Northolme explains the background of the collaboration. “It’s been a great pleasure working with the Hilton team and it is a pleasure to feel so appreciated’, Jean Paul Morin about his experience of the event. 

Bringing his guests closer to the Creole culture and creating authentic experiences is one of his main priorities at the award winning eco-friendly hotel in Mahé’s north. Using local products and giving guests the chance to meet the people behind the brands is part of Hilton’s genuine approach to connect cultures and promote sustainable tourism. John Shaw, Business Development Representative from Seybrew enjoyed mingling with the guests and says “The Mix it Up event was a huge success and I am grateful that the team at Hilton Northolme gave us this platform to try new ideas.”

The experienced bartenders came up with innovative, modern recipes never seen before in Seychelles. Guests could chose between the light “Tanqueray Tonic” with pieces of capsicums and exotic herbs, a “Captain Mojito” with fresh mint leaves and Captain Morgan Rum, and “Johnny & Ginger” - a spicy Whiskey creation infused with rosemary for sturdy drinkers.