Waldorf Astoria, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) iconic luxury hotel brand, announces today its highly anticipated debut in the Seychelles with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island.
Waldorf Astoria Seychelle Platte Island houses an intimate collection of 50 seafront villas with personal concierge services, including one-to-three-bedroom villas as well as a master five-bedroom villa with expansive gardens. The resort combines Waldorf Astoria’s sincerely elegant service and unsurpassed luxury with Platte Island’s timeless surroundings to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience for sophisticated travellers.
Commenting on the opening, Guy Hutchinson, President, Middle East and Africa, Hilton, said: “We’re excited to introduce Waldorf Astoria to the Seychelles – creating a unique destination that beautifully integrates luxury hospitality with the natural beauty of Platte Island. The resort provides unforgettable experiences for guests and features eco-programmes and partnerships, led by the island’s specialist marine biologist, which aims to preserve and protect the surrounding nature and marine life at this outstanding resort destination.”
“The debut of Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island represents an intersection between luxury, the highest echelon of personalised service, and eco-conscious travel,” says Dino Michael, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Hilton Luxury Brands. “The resort is a one-of-a-kind offering that creates unparalleled experiences and exceptional service, in a setting that is truly remarkable. We look forward to welcoming guests to the serene island sanctuary that is Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island.”
Timeless Resort Design
Waldorf Astoria Platte Island’s distinct architecture and interior design blends luxury with earthy tones, stunning art, the finest furnishing, and tropical views that reflect a true sense of place – anchored by the iconic Waldorf Astoria sundial clock as a timeliness centre piece. The sundial clock was inspired by the Moulin Kopra, a Creole melting pot previously used on the island. The resort’s interiors are inspired by the coconut palm trees, while the cascading curtains strung from seashells in the lobby form a dramatic backdrop.
Inspired by the shell of the hawksbill turtle, the resort’s villas consist of faceted shapes, folding and bending, to become large airy canopies. Each villa is designed with a fan-shaped style that gives the space an ascending pitched ceiling. The villas are also sensitively set back from the shoreline and feature expansive gardens that create an undisturbed place for sea turtles to lay their eggs.
Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island
Platte Island, Seychelles
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