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If your clients have been there, done that, you might want to point them in the direction of Seychelles. Laila, Seychelles, a Tribute Portfolio Resort, is located on the island of Mahe—the largest island in the group—and is this Marriot International brand’s debut in this location.

“We are thrilled to be opening Laila, Seychelles, a Tribute Portfolio Resort and to introduce the brand to this vibrant, leisure destination,” said Sandra Schulze-Potgieter, v.p., premium & select brands, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, in a press statement. “As the first Tribute Portfolio property in the Seychelles and further growing its footprint in EMEA, this resort advocates the brand’s passion for captivating design and sincere service, while offering unique experiences that connect guests to the spirit of the destination.”

A Boutique Retreat in Seychelles

With only 76 guestrooms and eight suites, the family-friendly Laila has an aesthetic that blends in with the tropical surroundings and makes the most of the area’s natural materials. Think about the Senior Suite with its private plunge pool and views of the Indian Ocean and the mountains from its terrace for your best clients.

This is a place where they can be as chill or as active as they want to be: the resort boasts a water sports center, an outdoor swimming pool and a kids’ recreation area, among other amenities. For clients who seek to immerse themselves in their travels, Laila can take them on curated experiences in the nearby villages, including Creole cooking classes, traditional weaving demonstrations and evenings dancing around the bonfire to the sound of the local beat. They can even join local insiders on trips to the village market and expeditions to neighboring islands, explore the underwater life or make the most of the non-motorized watersports so as not to spook the fish and sea turtles.

Laila welcomes the adventurers back with healing therapies at the spa and delicious menus on tap at the resort’s five restaurants and bars. Local flavors mix with Creole and Italian cuisine, so your foodie clients will be well pleased. Note: Tribute Portfolio is part of Marriott Bonvoy, so clients who are Marriott Bonvoy Members will earn points for their stay.

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