Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, the distinguished luxury hotel brand of Hilton, has announced the opening of the much-anticipated Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island, marking the brand’s first property in Seychelles. Situated on a luxurious private island, this resort – which will start welcoming guests in February 2024 – is set to provide an exclusive retreat within a paradise cherished by nature enthusiasts while offering unparalleled hospitality.
Crafting a novel standard for opulence in the Indian Ocean, this resort graces a pristine atoll a little over 130 kilometres south of Mahé. The island is encircled by palm groves, teeming migratory seabirds, and safeguarded turtles, all encompassed by its own lagoon and coral reef. This haven will feature a collection of 50 seaside villas, including a handful of five-bedroom residences for distinct vacation experiences, each furnished to a tee and complete with a private pool and personal concierge. Boasting indigenous Hawksbill turtles, eagle rays, manta rays, and whale sharks, the untouched allure of Platte Island’s surroundings ensures a wealth of unprecedented moments, enveloping guests in an unparalleled sense of enchantment.
Elias Pertoft, the general manager of Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island, expressed, “In the two decades I have called remote tropical islands a home, I have never witnessed an island as pristine as Platte Island, nor one so teaming with wildlife, where it is possible to glimpse endangered Hawksbill turtles laying eggs, eagle rays and reef sharks ribboning along the lagoon. This combined with the elegant Waldorf Astoria service and personalised guest experiences, is a winning combination that will redefine luxury in the Seychelles. I look forward to welcoming guests to this landmark destination.”
The resort is set to encompass six dining establishments and bars, each offering a spectrum of gastronomic experiences that exalt the bounty of fruits and vegetables cultivated on Platte Island. The Waldorf Spa will serve as a tranquil haven for holistic well-being, boasting six treatment chambers, a beauty parlor, hammam, spa suite, and serene open-air spaces that seamlessly merge to provide guests an unparalleled spa sojourn.