Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, Hilton’s signature luxury hotel brand, is set to open the highly anticipated Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island—signalling the debut of the brand in Seychelles. Creating a new benchmark for luxury in the Indian Ocean, the resort lies just over 130 kilometres south of Mahé, in a pristine atoll fringed by palm forests and migratory seabirds and turtles protected by its own lagoon and coral reef. A truly exclusive luxury experience, the resort will offer a collection of 59 seafront villas all equipped with private pools.
Guests will have access to six restaurants and bars, a spa, kids’ club, an outdoor observatory, tennis courts and a marine conservation discovery centre—all within the sanctuary of Platte Island. The island itself lies in a panoramic stretch south of Mahé and is renowned as a nature lover’s paradise, covered with palm forest and surrounded by lush flora and fauna. A small airstrip allows for access to the island from the main airport of Mahé. In an effort to create and use renewable energy as part of the resort’s operation, many buildings throughout the grounds will be equipped with solar-panelled roofing.
The resort will feature six restaurants and bars offering a collection of culinary experiences that celebrate the bounty of fruit and vegetables grown on Platte Island. The Waldorf Spa will offer a serene destination for holistic well-being, featuring six treatment rooms, a beauty salon, hammam, spa suite and serene outdoor spaces that blend harmoniously to offer guests an unparalleled spa experience.
The Seychelles remains unquestionably one of the world’s most desirable destinations for the discerning traveller. We are proud of the role our teams have played in the sustainable development of Seychelles, and these new additions, coupled with Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts, will give our guests an unprecedented range of world-class experiential options to choose from when planning what is sure to be an unforgettable visit. — Carlos Khneisser, Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton
As part of the resort’s Travel with Purpose commitment, Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island will use a solar field to create renewable energy across most of its operations. The island’s garden will provide a large portion of its fruits and vegetables, which will deliver a sustainable farm-to-table culinary experience for guests. Seychelles has long been a glamorous getaway for guests seeking the ultimate barefoot luxury holiday. Touching down on Platte Island and stepping off the plane onto this 14-kilometre-wide lagoon, stories begin, and unforgettable memories are made.
The highly anticipated opening of Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island will take Hilton’s Seychelles portfolio to five hotels as it further expands its footprint in the destination, joining Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles Allamanda Resort and Spa. Hilton also expects to open Canopy by Hilton Mahé soon.