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Seychelles Banyan Tree Resort and Spa believes in drive to see more Seychellois move to higher position

Seychelles Banyan Tree Resort and Spa believes in drive to see more Seychellois move to higher position (Forimmediaterelease.net) Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture has started a series of hotel visits and meetings with general managers and hotel staff in general to take stock of the properties’ working environment and for him to remain connected with the tourism industry’s private sector. The visit is also in line with the Minister for Tourism and Culture’s plans to follow placement of returning graduates from the Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland. Minister St.Ange first visited Hilton Silhouette Resort and Spa last week and now moved to the main island of Mahe with a visit at the Seychelles Banyan Tree Resort and Spa where he was welcomed by Frank Wesselhoeffl, the General Manager of this five-star property and by his management team.



In a closed-door meeting, Frank Wesselhoeffl and his management team outlined the on-going projects at the hotel, stating that since earlier this year, Banyan Tree Resort and Spa, one of the Seychelles’ oldest five-star resorts, embarked on a soft refurbishment of its 60 villas. Banyan Tree Resort and Spa remains a well-established resort property in Seychelles of which its future legacy is to see more Seychellois on its management team. Banyan Tree Resort and Spa is one of the hotels in Seychelles employing today a strong team of Seychellois. Among its 268 workers, 70% are Seychellois and 30% foreigners.



Although the hotel management position is held by a majority of foreigners, Frank Wesselhoeffl, the General Manager of the Banyan Tree Resort and Spa, said that his “legacy is to see Seychellois employees of the hotel move in higher positions.” He explained that the hotel has a training program whereby employees in the rank of supervisors wanting to be promoted at the management level and leadership program can do so, and even when possible, do so in Malaysia. Already this program is benefitting 40 workers of the Banyan Tree Resort and Spa.



Following the graduation and return to Seychelles of the first batch of Seychellois graduates from the Shannon College of Ireland and their placement in hotels, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture has made it his personal mission to follow up with the 15 graduates and see that they move on to become future managers in the Seychelles tourism industry.



Minister Alain St.Ange seized the opportunity at the Banyan Tree Resort and Spa to reiterate his position to see hotels in Seychelles implement a succession training program for graduates and Seychellois employed in the tourism industry. He echoed his vision to see Seychellois employed in the tourism industry become industry ambassadors right across Seychelles. Frank Wesselhoeffl, General Manager of the Banyan Tree Resort and Spa, commended the Minister for Tourism and Culture “for his stance to have [an] open dialogue with the tourism industry and for keeping close contact with the industry.”



The visit ended with a tour of the Banyan Tree Resort and Spa giving Minister St.Ange to opportunity to meet with staff at their own work stations. This is the second tourism establishment Minister Alain St.Ange has visited on this program of visits. On Wednesday, April 27, he led a high delegation at the Hilton Labriz Resort and Spa on Silhouette Island.

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