Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has signed a management contract for
Le Touessrok, Mauritius. The group will take over management of the resort in
August 2014 and will reflag and launch the hotel as Shangri-La's Le Touessrok
Resort & Spa, Mauritius in September 2015 following a renovation.
announcement follows the signing of a joint venture agreement between
Shangri-La’s holding company, Shangri-La Asia Limited, and the resort's owner,
Sun Resorts Limited. Shangri-La Asia has taken a 26% stake in the property.
"Mauritius is a jewel in the Indian Ocean with white sand beaches. We are
excited about the opportunity to invest in and manage a property such as Le
Touessrok Resort, which has a rich history and legendary reputation for superb
service. With the addition of Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa,
Mauritius to Shangri-La's portfolio, our guests will have another exotic
destination to choose from in our growing collection of resorts in Asia and the
Indian Ocean," said Shangri-La President and CEO Greg Dogan.
the east coast of Mauritius in one of the island's most spectacular bays, the
five-star resort is among the world's most distinguished. It has three villas
and 200 guestrooms and suites, all of which have sea views. Along with extensive
water and land-based activities, it offers guests access to two islands: Ilot
Mangenie, a private, secluded isle with 3.5 kilometres of pristine beach, and
Ile aux Cerfs, where the 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by
Bernhard Langer is located.
"I am very excited with our new agreement
with Shangri-La, which sets the basis of our new strategy to form strong
partnerships with highly recognized branded international hotel groups, to
manage one of our first class resorts. I believe that the long lasting
reputation of the Le Touessrok coupled with its association with Shangri-La will
enable this unique resort to achieve its full potential and pave the way for a
successful and mutually beneficial collaboration for many years to come." said
Sun Resorts Ltd. CEO Philippe Cassis.
The resort will continue to operate
as Le Touessrok until it is renovated and then reflagged. It will be
Shangri-La's third resort located in the Indian Ocean, joining Shangri-La's
Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives and Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort &
Spa, Sri Lanka, which opens summer
Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel companies,
currently owns and/or manages over 95 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room
inventory of over 39,000. Over four decades
the group has established its brand hallmark of ‘hospitality from the heart.’ The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia,
Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi
Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and
reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.