Mr. Philippe Bethune has been moved across from the main island of Mahe to the Paradise Sun Hotel on Praslin on promotion from his position as resident manager of the MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa, following three wonderful years at the MAIA. The Paradise Sun is also part of the South African Southern Sun Hotels empire, and his appointment as general manager is surely a vote of confidence in his performance at the MAIA.
This correspondent had the opportunity to meet Philippe a few months ago while staying at the MAIA and was able to sample their hospitality and the award-winning cuisine of this top resort. Conde Nast proclaimed the MAIA’s cuisine as the “best in Africa.”
Using a breakfast meeting with Philippe to discuss hospitality industry issues and tourism to the Seychelles with him, he did say that working at the MAIA was wonderful. Best wishes and congratulations on his new appointment.