Seychellois owned and run – Crown Beach Hotel at Fairyland Seychelles is one establishment aiming to cater to its guests every whim.
The new 12-room four-star family run hotel officially opened its doors on Saturday evening.
Present at the event were the Designated Minister Vincent Meriton, Seychelles Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange, among other key stakeholders in the tourism trade.
The Hotel overlooking a magnificent beach in the southern part of Mahe is also the home of the only conference room in the industry overlooking the sea.
Situated only a few steps from the beach and close to the main road at Pointe Au Sel, the new hotel is owned by husband and wife Jeff and Siana Bistoquet. It took the couple 18 months to build the plush establishment – although the project has been on-going for some five years now.
“Taking a tour of the new facility I would say it is beyond expectations to see the details that have gone into establishing this small hotel. Congratulations to the owners, you have listened to the words of visitors to our shores because you have included all the frills available in big hotels in your small establishment,” said Minister St Ange.
“You are a good addition to the stock we have in the country and we want to assure you that we will work with you to ensure that your establishment becomes the success it deserves to be,” added the tourism and culture minister.
Mr St Ange informed the owners that he will ensure the Crown Beach hotel features on the list of new properties that has set itself among the best in Seychelles during the forthcoming World Travel Market in London.
John Stravens, the chairperson of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), also had words of congratulations for the new owners and their project.
“It is a very beautiful place and I hope you will always keep it this way,” said Mr Stravens, adding that with the all Seychellois team it is hoped that the place will always exude that special warmth and provide a good service which will make us all proud.
“We all hope that you will still be here in 10 years’ time for us to congratulate you on your success and achievements,” added Mr Stravens.
The Crown Beach hotel also caters for special occasions like weddings and other private functions and also offers its guests a range of non-motorised water activities – kayaks, paddle boats, snorkelling and big game fishing. Guests who prefer the swimming pool, the hotel has a fabulous pool where they can enjoy the sound of the waves while relaxing in the warm salt-free pool.
The hotel which also offers special rate for Seychellois is ready to welcome all patronage as often as possible to enjoy the delicacies of La Pallette Restaurant and simply to relax and chill out by the pool or book a room for the weekend to get away from life’s pressure.
The Crown Beach Hotel’s manager, Vicky Adela, also explained that the establishment was extremely family friendly – the restaurant carries a kids’ menu – and there are rooms that are converted into family rooms.