The world famous Aman Resorts have signed up to open its first African resort in Gabon, in West Africa. This announcement was made following a meeting in Libreville between Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba and Adrian Zecha, the Chairman of Aman Resorts.
The Aman Resorts delegation, led by Adrian Zecha, was comprised of different project managers and developers who were given a tour of potential sites for Aman Resort projects by Annie Blondel, the Advisor to the Gabon President for Tourism Development, and Dr. Lee White, the Execuive Secretary for Gabon’s National Parks Agency. Aman Resorts is well known for being a leader in high-end tourism, and their proposed first resort on Le Phare de Gombe beach will be their first in Africa. This exclusive project is expected to be a twenty-villa establishment in what is seen as a dream beach setting.
Gabon is presently reviewing its tourism policy, and in the country at the same time as Adrian Zecha of Aman Resorts, Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, was invited to Gabon to discuss tourism development and structures by the country’s Advisor of the President for Tourism Development, Annie Blondel, and Amandine Ogouebandja from the Cabinet Office of Mr. Magloire Ngambia, Gabon’s Minister for the Economy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism. Alain St.Ange joined Adrian Zecha as part of his delegation touring Gabon’s potential tourism sites earmarked for the Aman Resorts projects.
The first Aman Resort at Le Phare de Gombe Beach is set to open in January 2012, and it will be followed with two further projects at Kangou Water Falls and Hippo Beach.