Mantis Hotels, Eco-Escapes and Lifestyle Resorts has confirmed that the Mantis St Helena will officially open on 28 October, with restaurant reservations bookable by 1 November.
Mantis Development, has restored three old Georgian buildings on the island which will now form the Mantis St Helena, a luxury hotel comprising 30 en-suite bedrooms and attractive dining and bar facilities.
In July, Adrian Gardiner, founder and chairman of Mantis noted that the group we’re proud to be associated with this new and exciting venture. “Mantis always seeks to unearth the exceptional and we’ve undoubtedly achieved that here – not many people have visited this remote part of the globe and we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to open up the doors to this new destination,” said Gardiner.
As Gardiner notes, St Helena is one of the world’s last “undiscovered” destinations. The island is 2 000 kilometres from Africa, the nearest landmass, and boasts a spectacular variety of landscapes and vistas. With between 400 and 502 endemic species, and impressive marine biodiversity, it is on the United Kingdom’s list for possible future UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Airlink launched the first commercial air service to St Helena on 14 October.