Surrounded by white-sand beaches, tropical gardens and crystal waters, the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is a true escape. 56 luxurious villas are perched on stilts, offering panoramic ocean views and plenty of privacy. An infinity pool, oceanfront dining, a luxurious spa, glass-bottom boat tours – it’s just the beginning of your retreat in Beau Vallon Bay.
Green Globe first certified Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa in February this year.
Following certification, the resort launched its first Sustainability Day on 3 March 2020. Held on the first Tuesday of each month, the main aim of Sustainability Day is to create a sustainable day where guests and hotel team members care for the environment and try to reduce their impact through activities such as beach clean-ups, experiencing a plant based diet and reducing energy consumption.
Daniele Fabbri, General Manager at the resort explains, ‘’ The ambition of this project is to inspire other hotels in the Seychelles to hold their own monthly Sustainability Day. If 100 hotels in the Seychelles had 20 guests participating in similar programmes, it will have an enormous impact on the growth of sustainability in the country.”
The resort has remained open during the Coronavirus travel restrictions and even held its first post-covid conference meeting in May which was a great success. During the same period the resort began a new partnership with Water from Air, a South African company that specialises in manufacturing dispensers that extract water from humid air. The dispensers act essentially as a purification plant that draws water vapour from the air and converts it into water that passes through carbon filters, TCR filter and a process of reverse osmosis. It is then sterilized through UV lights that remove pathogens, algae and bacteria. The units are also energy efficient and monitor the water supply.
Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort is the first hotel in the Seychelles to fully implement this new potable water system. All water dispensers in the resort, a total of 8, have been replaced with Water from Air dispensers.
Duncan Bond, Operations Manager said,” We are very excited to implement this new technology at the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort. By replacing old water coolers with the Water from Air dispensers we are moving one step closer to a truly sustainable lifestyle.”
Other key environmental initiatives at the island property include programs to eliminate single-use plastics and working in close collaboration with the Marine Conservation Society of Seychelles (MCSS) to protect sea life. The resort has sponsored four coral nurseries and the first artificial reefs of North Mahe.