“The official opening of Carana Beach and the arrival of the hotel’s first guests are just days away.” This is what Alan Mason, the Director of the company, said to Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, as he visited the property ahead of the opening of the hotel. First guests are booked to arrive at the new property soon and management on site confirmed to the minister that the hotel was ready to open its doors and was only waiting for the last official formality from the Department of Planning.
The management and staff of Carana Beach have been hard at work preparing the hotel and overseeing the final touches. On-site training sessions and mock exercises have been on-going for several weeks for the staff to get a good feel for working in their new environment. Testing of infrastructure and operations has been smooth, and landscaping works are continuing to restore the natural vegetation around the chalets and the rest of the property.
Minister St.Ange said after his visit to the property this week that he was impressed by the latest addition to the hotel network of Seychelles.
“We see today a Seychellois company re-investing in the tourism industry of our islands. Their new 40 chalets hotel pitched at being a four-star property with all the frills of a five star was a needed addition to our hotel network. We salute the Mason’s Group for having faith in our tourism industry, and we wish them success. Seychellois re-invest in the industry when they see signs of growth and also when stability exists. Our island’s tourism industry is working, and it is only by working together in the public/private sector partnership that exists that we can continue to consolidate our industry for the long term,” said Minister St.Ange.
Carana Beach has a beachside restaurant and poolside eatery area open to everyone. They also have a spa with two treatment rooms. “Opening now just ahead of the large bank of international press arriving in Seychelles for the 2016 edition of the carnival will increase visibility of the new hotel, and I encouraged them to get these members of the press to see their new addition to what is on offer in Seychelles,” said Minister Alain St.Ange.
The hotel’s management was thankful to everyone as they said, “On behalf of the entire Carana Beach family, we sincerely thank all of our partners for their support before and during the hotel¹s development phase, and we hope we can continue to count on that support as we set the stage for our official launch.”
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