Hilton has announced plans to open the first Waldorf Astoria and Canopy by Hilton properties in the Seychelles.

Waldorf Astoria Platte Island will offer 59 seafront villas, as well as six restaurants and bars, a kids’ club, an outdoor observatory, tennis courts and a marine conservations discovery centre.

The island is situated around 130km south of Mahé, and has “a small airstrip” allowing access to the destination. Hilton said that “In an effort to create and use renewable energy as part of the resort’s operation, many buildings throughout the grounds will be equipped with solar-panelled roofing”.

Meanwhile the Canopy by Hilton Mahé will be located on the island’s Anse a la Mouche beach. Fe details have been released about the property, but Hilton said that the resort “will offer 120 locally inspired guestrooms and space to accommodate more intimate meetings and events”.

Both hotels are set to open in 2023 – ahead of this Hilton is also set to debut its LXR Hotels and Resorts brand in the Seychelles, with the opening of the Mango House Seychelles on Mahé.

The property will feature 41 sea view facing rooms and “five unique dining outlets”. Reservations are currently being accepted from July 1 onwards.

The new properties will join the existing Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa, Doubletree by Hilton Seychelles – Allamanda Resort and Spa, and Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa.

Commenting on the news Carlos Khneisser, vice president, development, Middle East and Africa, Hilton said:

“The Seychelles remains unquestionably one of the world’s most desirable destinations for the discerning traveller. We are proud of the role our teams have played in the sustainable development of the Seychelles, and these new additions, coupled with Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels and Resorts, will give our guests an unprecedented range of world-class experiential options to choose from when planning what is sure to be an unforgettable visit.”