CLUB Med has taken over the marketing of Beachcomber Tours’ Seychelles Saint Anne Resort & Spa under a new leasing agreement that involves significantly expanding the capacity of the resort infrastructure. The ‘new’ resort will launch in 2020.

Terry Munro, md of Beachcomber Tours, explains that the resort had too few rooms to achieve a profitable situation. “By adding more rooms to the resort and renting it out, Beachcomber Tours will now make a substantial profit on this asset.”

For this new project, Club Med will work alongside New Mauritius Hotels (NMH), the oldest and largest hotel group in Mauritius, where it operates all of the Beachcomber Tours resorts on the island.

The opening of the new Club Med resort will represent a total investment of around €70m (R1bn) for NMH that will boost the resort’s capacity from 87 to about 300 rooms.

“I am particularly happy to see Club Med secure a base in the Seychelles, one of the most luxurious destinations alongside the Maldives and Mauritius,” says Henri Giscard d’Estaing, president of Club Med. adding that the operator plans to open three to five resorts per year between now and 2020.