SIDNEY [ ABN NEWS ] — The Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort&Spa, which is located on Silhouette Island, has this year won one of the prestigious awards of the World Travel Awards, which is much sought-after by the hospitality trade.

This unique and luxury resort has been recognized by the World Travel Awards for their excellence in the category of “Seychelles’ Leading Resort.”

The award was unveiled in a commemorative ceremony on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Hilton Jetty by Hilton Worldwide Area President for Middle East and Africa, Rudi S. K. Jagersbacher.

The unveiling took place in the presence of Minister of Culture&Tourism, Alain St.Ange, members of the local Destination Management Companies (DMC) which included Creole Travel Services; Select Seychelles; 7°South; and Mason’s Travel; Vice Chairman of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association, Daniella Payet Allis; and representatives of the Seychelles Tourism Board. Also present for the event were the Vice President-Operations, Africa&Indian Ocean, Jan Van Der Putten; the new General Manager of Hilton Labriz, Claus Steiner; the General Manager of Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort&Spa, Marc Schumacher; Cluster Revenue Manager, Ahmed Abdel Ghafar; and Cluster Director of Sales, Michael Bell.

Talking to the press, Mr. Rudi S. K. Jagersbacher has said that winning the World Travel Awards is a great achievement of the Hilton Worldwide and it is very encouraging.

He also touched on Hilton Worldwide new additions of the new Hilton Brand in the Seychelles islands-Double Tree by Hilton.

He also touched on Hilton Worldwide new additions in the Seychelles – the Allamanda Beach Resort&Spa, which the company will manage under their brand Double Tree by Hilton.

Together with Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort&Spa and Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort&Spa, this new addition of Hilton Worldwide will be their third resorts in the Seychelles, explained Mr. Rudi S. K. Jagersbacher.

Congratulating the Seychelles Hilton team, the Minister for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Alain St. Ange, on his part said the Hilton Worldwide expansion plan in Seychelles is a good sign for the country.

“Hilton has been one of the sought-after brands of Seychelles, and today the country is delighted over Hilton’s achievement,” said Minister St.Ange.
With the World Travel Market 2012 coming up soon, Minister St.Ange took this opportunity to invite Mr. Rudi S. K. Jagersbacher and the Hilton team to visit the Seychelles stand in a bid of enhancing cooperation and to discuss ways of further working together.

Nestled in the tranquil settings of Silhouette Island and surrounded by the island’s luscious flora and fauna, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort&Spa is a mere 40-minute boat trip or 15-minute helicopter ride from the main island of Mahe.

Guests of the resort can enjoy thoughtful amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as exciting leisure activities, such as water sports, boat trips and nature walks. The resort boasts an outdoor pool, a modern fitness center, tennis court, and a kid’s club. It also offers seven varied restaurants and bars, including private in-villa dinner.

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