The owning company and Oetker Collection have signed a management contract to promote the one-of-a-kind property as of July 2013. The luxury retreat occupies an entire private island in the middle of the turquoise and temperate waters of the Indian Ocean. Beautifully crafted and nestled nicely into the coastline, its 16 residences ranging from 400 to 700 square meters, are naturally secluded. They all have their own luxurious terrace, large private infinity pool and Jacuzzi. On the Island, guests also enjoy seven stunning beaches with the possibility to “exclusively hire” their own, including the beach acclaimed amongst the 10 best beaches in the world.
In addition to the amazing coastline, lush forest and wild protected fauna, the resort is a secluded haven of peace, a true masterpiece. Fregate Island Private is home to the second largest population of Giant Aldabra Land Tortoises. Many birds also take up permanent or temporary residence on the island which is also the nesting home to endangered turtle species. The private inland harbour is the first port of call for all sea adventures and the wealth of marinewildlife. Thanks to the great care to nurture the natural habitat, organic vegetables and fruits are grown on the island’s plantation for hotel guests to ensure the highest quality and freshness of food. The line of Rock Spa products, named after the hotel spa facilities, is made from the plants harvested on site. Fregate Island Private is a jewel of conservation, Seychelles’ true sanctuary.
Frank Marrenbach, CEO of Oetker Collection, stated: « Fregate Island Private is in perfect harmony with the requirements of Oetker Collection: exceptional environmental settings, overall wellbeing, exquisite décor and incomparable service. It is certainly one of the most inspiring private islands worldwide. We are of course very happy to have an experienced General Manager such as Paul van Frank on board, who will be the custodian of these values. After L’Apogée Courchevel, due to open in December 2013, we are delighted to welcome Fregate Island Private as our eighth masterpiece hotel. Every hotel is passionately managed based on our ability to protect individuality and on the shared principle of creating unique moments for our guests. One of a kind as we say.
Didier Le Calvez, Senior Vice President Operations and Sales & Marketing of Oetker Collection, added: « When we first visited the hotel, we were amazed by the engagement of the property in favour of sustainable development. Fregate Island Private succeeds to combine luxury services and limited ecological footprint. Moreover, it enhances our portfolio of resorts recently joining the Collection: Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France in the French West Indies and Palais Namaskar, Marrakech. I am delighted to be overseeing this property on an operational level.