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Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa Opens - The 5-star Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa., 40 villa resort on the island of Mahé now open and operating as a Hilton Worldwide Resort.


Wolfgang Neumann, President, Hilton International, Europe & Africa commented; We are very proud to expand our portfolio and take the Hilton brand name to our first Worldwide Resort in the Seychelles. In addition to the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa and the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa, this will give us a unique selection of stunning resorts in the Indian Ocean. This will also extend our relationship with Crown Company which owns both the Hilton Seychelles and the Hilton Maldives resorts.
The resort combines idyllic barefoot luxury with refined relaxation and offers first-class facilities, quality service, fine dining and an array of activities.
40 private villas - 14 deluxe oceanfront and 26 hillside villas are nestled amidst the small beach coves of Beauvallon Bay and on the hillside. Elevated on stilts with spectacular ocean views, the villas blend Seychellois architecture and contemporary décor with natural materials and fabrics from the Far East. The ultimate in luxury, they are equipped with king sized poster beds, rainfall showers, whirlpool bathtubs, LCD flat screen TVs, CD and DVD players and extensive balconies.
Two restaurants cater for every taste with al fresco dining, freshly prepared local seafood, traditional Creole cuisine and an extensive wine list.The Ocean View Bar, with its timber deck on the water's edge, provides the prime location from which to enjoy drinks and savour the magnificent Seychelles sunsets. The resort also has a luxurious spa. Located on a giant granite boulder with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean, the Duniye Spa is the perfect place to soothe the body, stimulate the mind and arouse the senses. The spa provides a complete repertoire of health, beauty and wellness services, including Ayurvedic treatments, and has a steam room, relaxation terrace over the ocean and yoga pavilion. For water babies, the underwater world of the Indian Ocean is within easy reach.
The resort has an equipped water sports centre, snorkelling boat trips, deep sea fishing excursions and a Scuba diving centre (nearby) with full PADI instructional programmes and guided dives.Other leisure facilities include the beautiful freeform "infinity" swimming pool, a library, fitness centre, games room and TV lounge. Guests can even escape on a Robinson Crusoe island picnic or take a sightseeing tour of the surrounding islands by plane.

The Maldives has launched a new campaign to promote the sunny of life in the Europe; this time on bus rides through the streets of Munich and Frankfurt, Germany. Two separate buses, each decorated with the colourful pictures from the destination Maldives will be cruising around the streets of Munich and Frankfurt picking up travellers from all over the globe who have gathered in Germany?s main cities to witness the FIFA World Cup from June till the 9th of July this year.

This is part of the Maldives? continuous efforts to promote its unique product in the European markets as well as in the rest of the world. Football fans from across Europe have the opportunity to win a trip to the Maldives by simply taking part in the Maldives Lucky draw competition advertised on the FIFA Official Guide for Germany 2006 available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech, and Swedish language. The Maldives has been enjoying a promising season for its tourism so far this year. The island nation welcomed over 264,000 tourists until the end of May this year and is well on its way to achieving the target to exceed the arrival numbers of 2004.


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