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.
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