Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa: Impressive Island Retreat

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa: Impressive Island Retreat
June 3, 2020 Bradley Cox

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa was certified by Green Globe for the first time in January this year.

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is the only resort on the third largest island in the Seychelles, Silhouette Island. The secluded eco-friendly resort lies surrounded by a National Park nestled in lush mountains.

Accredited Green Globe Auditor Parveen Dulloo details the resort’s best practices.

Opportunities for Young People

Hilton Labriz runs various initiatives that support youth development specifically in hospitality training. The property works in collaboration with the Seychelles Tourism Academy and University of Seychelles with a focus on student placements, coaching and mentoring.

Working with the University of Seychelles, a Career Fair was organised for young people to develop their skills at the property. Interactive stands were set up representing the Front Office, Finance and Food & Beverage departments. F&B focussed on the more creative aspects of making cocktails and mise en place. Masterclasses were also offered by the Housekeeping, Engineering, Learning & Development, Marketing and Reservations departments while in the Kitchen students were treated to the finer points of pastry making.

Local children from various schools pay monthly visits to the property to learn more about the Island’s history and take the opportunity to explore the hotel and the island’s geography. Hilton Labriz has opened the Indian Ocean’s first hotel museum, Grann Kaz, set in a restored plantation house. The house holds great cultural heritage significance as it was the first plantation house built in the 19th century on Silhouette Island and owned by the Dauban Family.

Water Stewardship

The resort is uniquely situated within a Marine National Park dedicated to environmental protection. In line with its water management policy, the property has installed new water meters and LCD panel. The replacement of all main meters with a LCD display panel was completed in 2019. It allows more accurate readings and storage of data to monitor usage more easily and resulting in better controlled water consumption. Other water saving measures at the island include an onsite bottling facility for natural spring water and multiple water storage tanks to capture rainwater for irrigation purposes.

The Silhouette Foundation

Hilton Seychelles Labriz is located on Silhouette Island, of which 93% has been designated as a national park by the Seychelles government. The Silhouette Foundation was established in 2019. The objective of the Foundation is to promote the conservation, rehabilitation and enhancement of Silhouette Island to make it among the finest restored tropical island ecosystems in the world, in harmony with sustainable low impact human development and eco-tourism, and to contribute financially in order to do so.

For further information about Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa and expected reopening dates please see  www.hiltonseychelleslabriz.com