Openings - South Africa

Seychelles- The Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts brand will open a luxury resort in 2007 in Seychelles. The resort will occupy its own private island of 23 acres off the coast of Mahe. The hotel will consist of over 100 villas and spacious suites and be home to Shangri-La's signature spa brand, CHI. Guests will arrive via boat, a 10-minute ride from the capital city of Victoria.

- Hilton International signed with Crowne Company to manage the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa. The 40 villa resort on Mahe is now open under the Hilton Worldwide Resort brand-name. The property features 2 restaurants with traditional al fresco dining and the Duniye Spa. There is also a fully-equipped water sports center for snorkeling, deep-sea excursions and Scuba diving in the Indian Ocean.