Hilton has just announced two new properties in the Seychelles, one of which sounds like it could be incredible. This is in addition to the recent announcement of the Mango House Seychelles, which is a new LXR Hilton property.
Waldorf Astoria Platte Island Seychelles
This is without a doubt the more exciting addition, even though details are limited as of now. The Waldorf Astoria Platte Island Seychelles is expected to open in 2023. The property will be located on Platte Island, about 130km south of Mahe. The island has an airstrip, so guests will be able to fly to this property.
The resort will feature 59 seafront villas with private pools. The Waldorf Astoria will have six restaurants and bars, a spa, a club for kids, an outdoor observatory, tennis courts, and a marine conservatory discovery center.
Platte Island is covered with palm forests and surrounding by a coral reef and lagoon, so it sounds incredible. It’s cool to read more about the island — it’s about a quarter of a square mile.
The only rendering of the property is the featured image above. Nonetheless suffice to say that a private island all-villa property in the Seychelles sounds amazing, especially with the potential for Hilton Honors points to be redeemable here.
I stayed at the Four Seasons Desroches Island a few years ago, and it’s a similar setup — it’s a private island belonging to the Seychelles, with a private airstrip.
The Four Seasons Desroches also has a private airstrip
Canopy by Hilton Mahe Seychelles
Also scheduled to open in 2023 is Canopy by Hilton Mahe, which is on the Seychelles’ main island. Canopy is one of Hilton’s lifestyle brands, and this property will be located on Anse à la Mouche beach.
The resort will feature 120 rooms. Chances are that this won’t be as luxurious as Mango House Seychelles, which is the LXR property, since Canopy isn’t quite as premium.
Also keep in mind that this complements the other Hilton properties already in the Seychelles, including the following:
- Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa
- Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
- DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles, Allamanda Resort and Spa
Mango House Seychelles, an LXR property
Hilton is expanding its footprint in the Seychelles even further, and frankly I’m borderline confused. Hilton will have six properties in the Seychelles. You’d think hotel owners would be looking to diversify hotel groups a bit to appeal to a wider consumer base, but Hilton sure is winning here.
I can’t wait to learn more about the Waldorf Astoria Platte Island, which sounds like an exciting new property that will (hopefully) be a great use of points.
Are you excited about these Hilton additions in the Seychelles?