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Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016
Alphonse Island, which made its debut into the luxury travel sector in October 2016, is the ultimate island for guests seeking Indian Ocean seclusion and extraordinary experiences that cannot be encountered anywhere else in the Seychelles. A paradise location for honeymooners, couples and families seeking a unique escape, Alphonse Island is home to a Padi Certified diving centre, a spa, an active conservation programme, and a wide variety of non-motorised watersports and exceptional experiences.
In his new role of General Manager, Rankin will oversee the guest experience of the spectacular island in Seychelles, which comprises of twenty-one Beach Bungalows and five Beach Suites. Regular recipients of five star reviews on Trip Advisor, Rankin will head up and manage the hotel staff team. Renowned for his effervescent, energetic personality, Rankin will further enhance the luxury experience for visitors, including wellness offering, extensive experiences, dive centre, snorkeling and family-oriented excursions.
Rankin has extensive experience in the luxury hotel industry, gained during twenty-five years working at the most prestigious ski resorts in Austria and Italy including: St Johann, Saalbach, Kitzbuhel and Livigno. He left the slopes of Europe and headed to the Cayman Islands where he established and managed Cayman Jetski Fishing and Safaris as well as The Cayman Glass Bottom Boat.
“This is an exciting new role for me. At Alphonse Island, the true luxury lies in the experiences we offer. I desire not just to meet guests’ expectations, but to exceed them.” enthuses Gordy Rankin, General Manager of Alphonse Island, Seychelles.
Alphonse Island offers a private paradise for a family, couples, honeymooners or group of friends, with various amenities, combined with the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, the colorful reefs and the riches of the natural beauty of the Seychelles.