Hilton Seychelles Hotels honors outgoing GM in Seychelles

During an event to honor the outgoing General Manager of Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Minister St.Ange congratulated Mr. Claus Steiner on his achievements over the last few years as a true partner for the Seychelles tourism industry and playing an active role in the development of hospitality for the resorts as well as the people of Seychelles.

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa hosted the event with local dignitaries and members of the business community like the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, and Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports, Vincent Meriton to pay tribute to Mr. Claus Steiner, Cluster General Manager of Hilton Seychelles Hotels, who after 4 years in Seychelles will be moving on to another role within Hilton Worldwide.

It was also an opportunity to welcome the new General Managers, Mr. Gregory Thierion, General Manager for Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles Allamanda Resort & Spa, and Mr. Andre Borg, General Manager for Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa.

A number of key milestones have been achieved within the Hilton Seychelles Hotels in the last 4 years where 19 awards have been won from international organizations like the World Travel Awards, Global Traveler Awards, and TripAdvisor, lauding these hotels as the Best Resort in Africa and the Indian Ocean’s Leading Spa Resort, among others.

At the end of 2015, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa opened the much-awaited 16 luxury pool villas with a 2-bedroom presidential villa having the largest private in-villa pool in the north part of Mahe.

DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles Allamanda Resort & Spa opened in January 2014 and is highly successful not only from a financial perspective but also in the local community by being awarded the Community Care Award for Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hotels within the Doubletree Brand for its contribution within the local community.

From a business perspective, Mr. Steiner has looked at synergies and opportunities to maximize resources and performance within his teams by implementing a cluster structure within departments like Business Development, Finance, Purchasing, and IT.

In the wider community, Mr. Steiner serves as Board of Trustee member for the Silhouette Foundation as well as a member of the Mentoring Committee for the Seychelles Tourism Academy and Shannon College Graduates to impart knowledge and expertise for future leaders in hospitality.

Claus Steiner, Cluster General Manager, Hilton Seychelles Hotels said: “It has been a great pleasure to discover Seychelles, one of the last paradises on Earth, and to be able to lead 3 extraordinary resorts, each unique and successful in its own right. It is now time to welcome the new leaders to take the helm at Hilton Seychelles Hotels to take them to the next level.”

Offering a combination of idyllic dramatic beauty, stunning locations, and first-class Hilton service, the Hilton Seychelles Hotels are some of the most picture-perfect retreats in the Indian Ocean.

A favorite haunt of James Bond creator, Ian Fleming, the upscale Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is a secluded hideaway nestled among the hills and coves of Beau Vallon Bay on Mahé, just a 25-minute transfer from the Seychelles International Airport. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, crystal-clear waters, and a sheltered white-sanded beach, this boutique resort offers true intimacy and privacy from its spacious, luxury stilted wooden-clad villas.

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is located on Silhouette Island, 20 km northwest of Mahé; this luxurious mountainous beach retreat is sandwiched between a dazzling 2.5-km-long white beach with leaning palms over turquoise seas strewn with granite boulders and tropical forest. Only a 20-minute helicopter transfer from Seychelles International Airport in Mahe, and a 45-minute boat trip via Bel Ombre Jetty, the resort is home to one of the largest nature reserves and national marine parks in the country.

DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles Allamanda Resort & Spa – from its prime beach-facing location on the southeast coast of Mahe, is Seychelles largest and best-known island, and DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa is a true tropical retreat.

Surrounded by 2.5 hectares of picturesque, landscaped gardens with an abundance of indigenous flora and boasting breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean, the hotel is an enchanting resort perfect for barefoot indulgence. For more information about the hotel, please visit the hotels website or contact them directly at +248 438 8800.

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