Mango House Seychelles and Canopy by Hilton Mahé, which is set to open later this year, is delighted to announce the appointment of Giuseppe Ressa as Cluster General Manager, bringing with him 40 years of international hopsitality experience – from the Middle East, Europe, and Asia – to the role.
Returning to the family of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, where he started his career many years ago, Giuseppe will be joining the team with motivation, excitement, and passion. Driven by his love for exotic, luxury destinations, the exceptional location, positioning, and offering at both of the resorts are what drew him to his new position.
“As I step into the role of Cluster General Manager at Mango House Seychelles and Canopy by Hilton , I am filled with excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to lead this exceptional team. Together, we will cultivate an unforgettable experience for our guests, where the lush beauty of Seychelles meets barefoot luxury and impeccable hospitality,” said Giuseppe Ressa.
Born in a southern Italian city called Bari, Giuseppe studied Hotel Management before securing his first ever role as a Chef at Hilton Stratford Upon Avon. Since, Giuseppe has worked his way up with Hilton International in Switzerland, France, Venezuela, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam, and became General Manager in French Polynesia 20 years ago – a move that spearheaded his career as he went on to manage luxury hotels across Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Malaysia, Borneo, and Indonesia.
In his last role as General Manager in Doha, Giuseppe was tasked with opening the most iconic and luxurious hotel in the city, overseeing the entire process – from hiring and shortlisting the executive committee and defining sales and marketing strategies, to finalising the F&B concepts. His experience in the Middle East laid the foundations for future successes in luxury hospitality, a trend that Giuseppe hopes to continue in his new role at Mango House Seychelles and Canopy by Hilton.
Mango House Seychelles is an exclusive Seychellois island oasis offering an authentic yet luxurious experience for those looking to connect to art and culture. Opened in 2021, Mango House is a contemporary reimagining of the former residence of one of the most celebrated photographers in the world, Gian Paolo Barbieri.
Canopy by Hilton, set to open in Q4 2023, will be located on the Anse à al Mouche beach in Mahé. The resort is set to bring a new sense of vibrancy to the oceanfront community and will offer 120 locally inspired guestrooms.
Hilton operates six brands in Africa and the Indian Ocean and recently reached the milestone of 100 hotels trading or in the pipeline across the continent. Hilton remains steadfastly committed to the sustainable development of travel and tourism across the region and has implemented several award-winning sustainability measures at its three operational Seychelles properties. These range from the removal of plastic straws and bottles to the use of locally sourced produce, through to wildlife conservation and community engagement projects.