New hotel openings in Seychelles reflect spirit of confidence


Two locally-owned small hotels opened just in time for Christmas last week, one being the Hanneman Holiday Residence at Nouvelle Valle, Beau Vallon, featuring 12 bedrooms, and the other one the Pieds dans L’Eau at Anse Royale with six bedrooms.

Both new properties are managed by individuals with a long standing in the hospitality sector who have served for years in senior capacities in other hotels and resorts.

Mr. Alain St. Ange, director in charge of marketing at the Seychelles Tourist Board, congratulated the owners and reiterated the archipelago’s slogan “affordable Seychelles,” which needed exactly such new developments to create more beds for this market segment.

The guest of honor for the opening ceremonies was the country’s Vice President, who also happens to be the Minister of Tourism, Joseph Belmont.