Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa Expands Sustainable Development Activities
SEYCHELLES - Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa has announced the expansion of its sustainable development program, with a particular focus on reducing in-resort waste while enacting technologies to reduce environmental impact.
The first of these measures involves the repurposing of linens, so that those no longer suitable for guest use are recycled, either for staff accommodation or for cleaning; surplus items are donated to the local Red Cross. Similarly, any food waste will be distributed to local farmers as feed, while rain-water will be collected and used for gardening purposes.
Northolme has set up its own desalination and waste management systems, converting sea and treated water into that which can be used by the kitchen and garden, respectively. Energy saving sensors have also been installed in selected staff areas to ensure lights and air-conditioning units only operate when required. Additionally, solar panels have been fitted to the roofs of deluxe rooms, with each of the seven panels fully powering two villas.
In making these changes, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa reaffirms its dedication to providing guests with truly unforgettable experiences, while reducing its environmental impact and conserving the ecological beauty of the Seychelles.
Claus Steiner, cluster general manager, Hilton Seychelles Hotels, commented; ‘Protecting and pre-serving the natural resources is a key priority in our operations, using the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle. By introducing simple initiatives, educating our team members and guests on how we can incorporate these in our daily activities, as well as encouraging creativity with new ideas, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is working towards a sustainable future.'
About Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa:
A favourite haunt of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, the upscale Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is a secluded hideaway nestled among the hills and coves of Beau Vallon Bay on Mahé, just a 25 minute transfer from the Seychelles International Airport. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, crystal-clear azure waters and a sheltered small white sanded beach, this small boutique resort offers true intimacy and privacy from its spacious, luxury wooden-clad villas on stilts. Choose from the classically charming Hillside and Oceanfront Villas, opt for complete privacy in one of the 16 elegant new Grand Ocean View Pool Villas, or select the stunning and spacious Two Bedroom Presidential Pool Villa for a taste of total indulgence. The resort operates a policy of no children under 13, making it the ideal location for a romantic break. Take in the magnificent Indian Ocean views that inspired Ian Fleming’s ‘For your Eyes Only' with an alfresco cocktail at the Oceanview Bar, or enjoy fine cuisine and a tantalising selection of wines at Les Cocotiers or Hilltop Restaurant and live the moment.
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