Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has signed a management contract for its first property in Mauritius.
The Hong Kong-based hotelier will take over Le Touessrok resort in August 2014, before embarking on a major renovation of the property. It will then be relaunched in September 2015 as Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius. Shangri-La has also taken a 26% stake in the property.
“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,” said Shangri-La’s president & CEO, Greg Dogan.
“With the addition of Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa… 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, the luxury resort features 200 rooms and suites, plus three villas, all of which have sea views. Guests will also have access to two islands – Ilot Mangenie, which has a 3.5km sandy beach, and Ile aux Cerfs, which is home to an 18-hole golf course designed by Bernhard Langer.
Le Touessrok will become Shangri-La’s third resort in the Indian Ocean, joining Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa in the Maldives and Shangri-La’s Hambamtota Resort & Spa in Sri Lanka, which opens in summer 2015.