Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has signed a management contract to manage Le Touessrok Resort Mauritius. Shangri-La 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.
The 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 Mauritius, which has a rich history and legendary reputation for superb service,” says Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts President and CEO Greg Dogan. “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.”
Located on 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 properties. A legendary luxury hotel, the resort has three villas and 200 guestrooms and suites, all of which feature sea views. Along with extensive water and land-based activities, the property, which is located in the hearf of the idyllic Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, offers guests access to two islands: Ilot Mangenie, a private, secluded isle with 3.5 kilometers (2 miles) of pristine beach, and Ile aux Cerfs, where the stunning 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by Bernhard Langer is located.
The resort will continue to operate as Le Touessrok Resort Mauritius until it is renovated and then reflagged. It will be Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts third resort located in the Indian Ocean, joining Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives and Shangri-La’s Hambamtota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka, which opens summer 2015.
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