Raffles Praslin Seychelles received the Certificate of Recognition for Wetland Protection by the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, for the hotelâ€™s efforts in conserving the protected environment.
Online PR News – 21-May-2012 – Praslin – As part of its commitment towards the environment, this Seychelles hotel (http://www.raffles.com/praslin/) established a partnership with the Seychelles National Park Authority for the treatment of Takamaka trees: endemic species of local tree with a high level of recognition which forms an integrant part of Seychellesâ€™ heritage and culture. The partnership also endeavours working on developing the public beach promenade with local trees and patrimonial ruinsâ€™ signage to increase awareness among the community and guests.
Simon Hirst, General Manager commented: â€śLocated on an island which is rich in fauna, flora, and heritage sites, Raffles Praslin has made one of its priorities to protect and maintain these natural resources. Our resort aims to offer luxury in a sustainable context, enriching the guestsâ€™ experience while implementing environmental initiatives.â€ť
The luxury Seychelles resort is committed to protecting the environment by working year-round on energy conservation and monitoring, water conservation campaigns, recycling centres, internal training for team members, regular cleaning days, protecting natural fauna and flora, and the creation of a Green Committee.
Raffles Praslin is also taking part in the global environmental movement â€śEarth Dayâ€ť by organizing an event involving team members and residents in the plantation of trees around the resort. The event aims at developing endemic species of flora around the Seychelles resort (http://www.raffles.com/praslin/locations-and-attractions/hotel-information/) and raising environmental awareness among the community.
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ABOUT RAFFLES PRASLIN SEYCHELLES
The Raffles Praslin Seychelles is a brand new all-villa resort spread over 30 acres of land on the magical island of Praslin, in the Seychelles archipelago. Praslin is famous for its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters and the VallĂ©e de Mai UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort features 86 spacious pool villas, a selection of superb restaurants and a dramatic rooftop lounge. It also offers exclusive tailor-made experiences from sunset cruise aperitif to fishing excursion with the Chef and private island barbecue. The resort boasts the first signature Raffles branded spa, themed around the jewel-of-the-sea, the pearl, symbolising the wellness philosophy of transformation. It features 13 spa treatment pavilions, all with outstanding views across the water.
Part of an award-winning, international luxury hotel company, the service at Raffles Praslin Seychelles is second to none. Raffles Butlers, adept in various languages, offer welcoming service, thoughtful and graceful assistance around-the-clock, ensuring the delivery of Rafflesâ€™ hallmark style emotional luxury.
ABOUT RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises nine luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to city hotels in key locations around the world: in Singapore, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris, each one is an oasis of calm and charm. The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in Istanbul, the Maldives, Indonesia, the Philippines and China scheduled over the next two years. With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles â€“ to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests.