DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles – Allamanda Resort & Spa Appoints Doreen D’Souza as the First Female Seychellois Resort Manager
SEYCHELLES - Doreen D'Souza has become the first Seychellois and African female to be appointed the top role of Resort Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles - Allamanda Resort & Spa. The appointment is a promotion from her previous position as HR & Training Manager for Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles - Allamanda Resort & Spa.
This is one of the first measures taken by Hilton properties in the Seychelles to raise the number of women in managerial positions - an initiative resulting from its participation in a major conference entitled Women in Leadership held last month.
Bringing 27 years of hospitality expertise to her new role, Doreen will focus on creating more unique experiences for families and groups to enjoy in the resort's private location.
"I am honoured to be entrusted with the position of resort manager at DoubleTree Allamanda, and will ensure that it remains the most hospitable and welcoming resort in the South of Mahe," said Doreen.
"I am grateful to the Hilton family for helping me to hone my skills over the years and making me eligible for the role. It is a true privilege to be one of the first Seychellois and African female on the islands to be given a top managerial position in a leading international hotel chain."
A Hilton veteran, Doreen joined Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa in 2006 as Training Coordinator, and in six months was confirmed as Training Manager. In 2010, she took up the position of HR & Training Manager at Hilton Windhoek in Namibia. As part of the opening team of the hotel, Doreen set up the HR department and trained the heads of departments and all members of staff.
Two years later, Doreen joined Hilton Abu Dhabi in the UAE as HR & Training Manager. In 2014, she returned to Seychelles as the Cluster Training Manager, responsible for training the teams at all three Hilton properties in the Seychelles.
"Doreen has always been hard working and focused on results, with the impressive ability to support and develop the team. We take pride in the fact that she will be our first Seychellois Resort Manager, and the first woman in the Africa and Indian Ocean region to get this title and responsibility," said Gregory Thierion, General Manager for Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles - Allamanda Resort & Spa
Ideally located in Anse Forbans, the modern DoubleTree Resort & Spa by Hilton Hotel Seychelles - Allamanda boasts a private beach surrounded by untouched lush tropical foliage.
Hilton Seychelles Hotels
+248 252 6516
+971 (0) 55 2585 612
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 590 upscale hotels with more than 136,000 rooms across 48 countries. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,200 properties with more than 983,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 108 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With 580 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Begin your journey at www.hiltonhotels.com, and learn more by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/hhr and following Hilton Hotels & Resorts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Download Article Photos