Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island Named Region’s Top Luxury Boutique Retreat

Denis Private Island is the Indian Ocean’s best luxury boutique retreat, according to the latest edition of the World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA).

The award was announced at the WLHA gala ceremony in Finland on October 12, held at the Arctic Treehouse Hotel.

“With just a handful of cottages on a private island surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, Denis Private Island has developed a unique niche for itself in sustainable up-market tourism”, the hotel’s resident manager, Werner du Preez said.

“We’re proud that voters continue to recognise Denis as a luxury retreat not for its grandeur or opulence, but as an immersive experience in nature with a sustainable footprint,” du Preez said. “We welcome our guests with authenticity and warmth and this is a lot easier to do when we share a passion for the island and how we want out guests to experience it.”

A photovoltaic power system that will eventually wean the entire island off fossil fuels for energy, a lumber mill for building materials, and a farm that provides the hotel’s fruits and vegetables, dairy products, poultry and pork, are among the standout factors that make Denis an attractive option for  travellers seeking a different form of luxury altogether.

“A WLHA award for Denis Private Island signifies that it is indeed possible to provide high-end hospitality while scaling back on imports in favour of local production,” du Preez said.