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Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare hosts WTA Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare hosted the World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015 last week. The luxury Seychelles resort welcomed tourism and hospitality industry leaders from all over the region last weekend for a red carpet ceremony presented by former Miss Seychelles, Sherlyn Furneau.

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare hosts WTA Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

The World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015 honoured the best of the best last weekend at a glamorous red carpet event at Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare.

The luxury beach resort hosted the ceremony, which was attended by 150 tourism and hospitality industry leaders from more than 20 countries in the region.

The Seychelles won the title of the "Indian Ocean's Leading Destination", while the Maldives was named as the "Indian Ocean's Leading Beach Destination".

Air Seychelles was one of the biggest winners after being recognised as the "Indian Ocean's Leading Airline" and "Indian Ocean's Leading Airline – Business Class".

Africa's winners included Kenya, which took the coveted trophy for "Africa's Leading Tourist Board", and Hilton Hurghada Plaza, which was named "Africa's Leading All Inclusive Resort".

Graham Cooke, the President of the World Travel Awards, explained:

"Tonight has been a fantastic showcase of hospitality brands from across Africa and the Indian Ocean. We have recognised some industry leading brands and it is a pleasure to honour our winners here at Kempinski Seychelles Resort."

He also commented:

"This evening's winners will now move forward to the Grand Final in Morocco later in the year, and I look forward to welcoming them there."

During the event, which was hosted by former Miss Seychelles Sherlyn Furneau, and presenter Galen Bresson, there was entertainment from The Breeze Band and the National Cultural Dance Troup of Seychelles.

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare is on located on the south end of Mahe in Baie Lazare, nestled under the granite hillside and offers breathtaking views of the sparkling crystal clear waters of the bay. The luxury beachfront resort has 150 rooms and suites and guests relax amid tranquil natural surroundings made up of a white sand beach and a tropical lagoon that winds its way around 63 hectares of lush gardens.

Upscale facilities at the property include a 24-hour fitness centre; the Kempinski Kids Club with its own shaded pool and variety of exciting activities; and the Kempinski The Spa which offers a secluded sanctuary within lush gardens.

The Seychelles is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean, approximately 900 miles east of mainland Africa. The island nation spans an archipelago of 115 islands which feature verdant green mountains, huge granite boulders, pristine white sand palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear azure ocean waters, and a tropical climate.

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