Did you know that Four Seasons is planning to open another resort in the Seychelles? The existing tropical resort—complete with tree-house villas perched on stilts overlooking the azure Indian Ocean—will be getting a sister property in early 2018. And it’s pretty special: The new Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island will be the only hotel on a secluded island in the outer edge of the archipelago, a 35-minute flight southwest of Mahé. Five degrees south of the equator, this remote island has nearly nine miles of white sandy beaches fringed by coconut groves and abundant coral reefs just offshore—perfect for scuba diving.
With 40 beach suites and 11 private residence villas, the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island will be one of the brand’s smallest properties. There will be two restaurants, a lounge bar, a six-suite spa, wellness classes, water sports, a Marine Conservation Discovery Center and a tortoise sanctuary.
The latest news is that Four Seasons has appointed a new GM. Edward Linsley is a seasoned Four Seasons executive, having first joined the upscale hospitality company in 1990. He held Four Seasons management positions for 21 years, before taking on the role as GM of The Nam Hai in Vietnam and, most recently, managing director at Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands. Sisley is no stranger to remote tropical islands; the official press release notes that he’s a “keen sailor” who’s “circled the globe, touching down on all seven continents, including a recent trip to Antarctica.”