Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens Second Property In The Seychelles

111-room Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa Opens Its Doors

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March 02, 2011

DUBAI, UAE and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa. Operated under a management agreement with Silhouette Island Resort Limited, the resort becomes the second Hilton Resort in the Seychelles.

"We are delighted to add Hilton Labriz Resort & Spa in the Seychelles to our portfolio," Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said. "Recognised as one of the world's leading leisure destinations, the Seychelles offers a combination of unique wildlife, cultural heritage and beautiful surroundings for our guests to enjoy. Travellers now have two great Hilton Resorts offering premium experiences across these picturesque islands."

Located on Silhouette Island, the third largest in the Seychelles, the 111-villa Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is the only resort on the private island, which is a 40-minute ferry ride from the main island of Mahé.

Complete with its own private beach, amidst lush vegetation, the resort offers guests luxury accommodation with spectacular views of the mountains or beaches. The rooms comprise of 30 garden villas with private terraces, 63 beachfront villas, which open onto white sandy beaches, 17 deluxe villas with private pools and one presidential suite with a private lounge and swimming pool. With five restaurants, guests are able to choose from an array of dining options, from Italian cuisine under the stars to international wines and cocktails at the pool side.

The resort's Aquum Spa allows guests to unwind in treatment rooms built on stilts, amidst the rocks which emerge from the island jungle. Resort facilities include a water sports centre featuring scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing, a swimming pool, tennis court, library lounge, island boutiques, a medical centre, Wi-Fi internet and a DVD library.

"Tourism in the Seychelles continues to grow and with the addition of a second resort property in the Seychelles we are able to offer our guests a choice of island getaways. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa offers unbeatable privacy in a stunning location with the exceptional service our guests have come to expect from a Hilton Resort," said Rudi Jagersbacher, area president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East and Africa.

Silhouette Island, once home to Seychellois fisherman and plantations, is now a nature reserve, which offers exceptional attractions to its visitors, including the Grand Tortoise Sanctuary and Mount Dauban (740m).

In 2010, Hilton Hotels & Resorts was named the Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel Brand by the World Travel Awards. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa joins Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, a resort comprised entirely of private villas on the island of Mahe, as the second Hilton property in the Republic of Seychelles. Media can download images and access additional information about Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/seychelleslabriz.

Emma Corcoran
Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
+971 4 365 4886

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+ 1 703 883 5212

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