A brand new fourth Hilton property will open in the Seychelles. This is a relatively late signing as the hotel is due to open in March 2021, which suggests that it is already close to completion.
The Mango House Seychelles is a new-build property on the southern coast of the main island of Mahé, along Anse aux Poules Bleues.
Hilton already has three properties in the Seychelles (including a DoubleTree) but Mango House will be its most luxurious offering on the archipelago.
The resort will join Hilton’s LXR brand, of which there are just four currently open. (The Baltimore Mayfair re-opened as an LXR property in 2019 after a big refurbishment.) Four more, including Mango House, are due to open next year.
LXR is a ‘collection’ brand comparable to Marriott’s Autograph Collection. It lets individual boutique hotels join the Hilton Honors network without having to implement any fixed brand standards.
The Mango House Seychelles will feature just 41 guest rooms including nine suites. It will offer three different pools and five different cafes, bars and restaurants.
Hilton Honors has yet to decide what category of hotel this is so we don’t yet know how many points per night it will be. It may be on par with the Waldorf Astoria Maldives which goes for 120,000 points per night but it is more likely to be at ‘standard’ luxury level of 95,000 or 80,000 points. Status members receive ‘5 for 4’ which effectively knocks 20% off this price for a five night stay.
It is not currently bookable but you can see more renderings of the resort on the Hilton website here.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (January 2023)
There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:
- American Express Gold (30,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
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