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Waldorf AstoriaHilton’s iconic luxury hotel brand, has announced its highly anticipated debut in the Seychelles with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island.

A unique intersection of luxury and eco-consciousness on the African continent, Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island houses an intimate collection of 50 seafront villas with personal concierge services, including 1- to 3-bedroom villas as well as a master 5-bedroom villa with expansive gardens. The resort combines Waldorf Astoria’s elegant service and luxury with Platte Island’s timeless surroundings to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

Luxury in every room at the Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island.

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.

Exquisite Culinary Delights

Waldorf Astoria brings its legendary culinary expertise to Seychelles Platte Island with six restaurants and bars that blend the best of international and local flavours. Celebrated Executive Head Chef Jane-Therese Mulry serves Creole-Latin fusion concepts, including tapas, oysters, and champagne, as well as delectable Asian- and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine against sweeping vistas of the sunset.

The resort also offers unique food and drink experiences such as mixology and barista master classes, Creole cooking classes, dessert, and bakery classes, as well as kids’ cooking classes. Guests can join the chef on a one-hour tour of an herb garden to learn about the resort’s sustainable approach to growing and harvesting fresh produce. A private dining experience is also available, and guests can opt for lunch on the reef. Additional culinary experiences include a private barbeque, picnic-style breakfast, floating trays in villas, and paint-and-sip experiences with an open bar.

Natural Environment & Wellness Haven

An idyllic haven offering an enchanted escape from the ordinary, Platte Island earned its name as a nod to its flat typography and forested sandy cay in the outer islands of the Seychelles. It serves as a home to migratory seabirds and turtles, all of which are protected by their own lagoon and coral reefs.

An aerial shot of Platte Island.

The resort has implemented several efforts and initiatives to preserve and protect the diverse flora and fauna that also call the island home. On the sandy shores, hawksbill and green turtles come to nest, and the underwater realm of Platte Island is not only an adventure but also an essential ecological cornerstone.

Meanwhile, The Waldorf Astoria Spa is a sanctuary designed to nourish the body, mind and spirit in a tranquil landscape, with yoga, guided meditation, and mindfulness sessions among a treatment menu of personalized programs using sustainable ingredients such as organic seaweed, locally sourced coconut, and native plants.

The fitness center features a Technogym workout center, open-air fitness studio for a range of fitness classes and activities, tennis and padel tennis as well as outdoor activities including cycling and jogging.

One-of-a-Kind Experiences

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island offers a line-up of local experiences for guests to enjoy, from fly fishing with expert instructors to watersports like kite surfing, scuba diving, free diving, paddle boarding, kayaking and deep-sea fishing experiences. Special kids’ and teens’ clubs also are available, filled with crafts, classes, conservation initiatives and more.

Other activities at the resort include star gazing sessions, an alfresco outdoor cinema experience and dancing under the island’s night sky.

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island joins four properties from Hilton’s portfolio in the Indian Ocean, with Canopy by Hilton Seychelles scheduled to open later this year.

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