September 2014 – Wilderness Collection is delighted to announce that North Island in Seychelles has been listed as third best hotel in the world in the 17th annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards.
“We are extremely humbled that our guests and readers of Condé Nast Traveller have voted for North Island amongst the world’s best travel experiences. In the last year, we have introduced a refreshed look and feel and focused on evolving our guest experience offering to ensure we remain the world’s most exclusive island escape, so we are tremendously proud to receive this esteemed recognition of our ongoing efforts”, said Bruce Simpson, Wilderness Collection’s Chief Operations Officer.
Hundreds of readers voted for their favourite hotels, airlines, spas and countries in the annual readers’ survey to showcase the best that the world of travel has to offer. North Island was also listed as the second best hotel in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean category.
Well-known for its “barefoot luxury” concept, North Island offers unparalleled levels of sophistication and comfort, together with embracing and embodying the conservation and ecological ideals of the Wilderness Collection. “This endorsement proves that these concepts can indeed go hand in hand, and we are thrilled that this has been recognised by such discerning travellers”, Simpson added.
Situated 30 km from the main island of Mahé, North Island is particularly remote and renowned for its luminous white beaches, filigree reefs and azure Indian Ocean. Comprising only 11 guest villas, North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, long neglected, were rehabilitated so that endangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be reintroduced and given a place to grow and thrive.
The 2014 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards are published in the magazine’s October edition and available online at www.cntraveller.co.uk.
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The Wilderness Collection is a hand-picked portfolio of progressive and innovative destinations in iconic areas of Africa and its islands. All of the destinations share a philosophy of building environmental, social and financial equity and of raising global awareness around sustainability.
Refined and elegant, each location is dedicated to unashamed, but sustainable, luxury and exceptional guest experiences. From the barefoot opulence of North Island, to the architectural sophistication and elephant ambassadors of Abu Camp, the rainforest discovery and lowland gorilla encounters of Odzala and the cultural journey and modern conservation concept of Segera, the Wilderness Collection is firmly rooted in striving to provide truly unique and authentic experiences for our guests.