PARIS, April 12, 2023 – Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, today announced plans to open Mantis Soanambo Hotel & Spa on Nosy Boraha (Ile Sainte-Marie) in Madagascar. The Mantis Collection, part of Accor, is a leading conservation-led hospitality company renowned for its commitment to preserving its surrounding communities, wildlife and the environment – and its arrival marks the first international hospitality brand in Nosy Boraha. The 48-room oceanfront hotel plans to re-open to guests in May 2023, flying the Mantis flag.
Accor is partnering with the hotel’s owner to bring the unique hospitality experience of Mantis hotels, eco-lodges, and waterways to this idyllic corner of Madagascar. Joining ibis Hotel and Spa Antananarivo and Novotel Convention and Spa Antananarivo, Mantis Soanambo Hotel & Spa will be the third Accor hotel under the same ownership group in Madagascar’s capital city and will further diversify the Group’s brand offering in the country.
“We’re excited to expand into Madagascar and delighted that our partner has chosen Accor and Mantis to revive the beautiful Soanambo Hotel,” said Adrian Gardiner, Executive Chairman, Mantis Collection. “We are confident that Mantis will be a great match, bringing the hotel back into the Sainte-Marie Island community, where it has enjoyed a long history and excellent reputation. Mantis is an exceptional hospitality brand that will bring a sense of sustainability and eco-luxury to the property, with thoughtful actions that will delight its guests as well as its local neighbours.”
At the new Mantis Soanambo Hotel & Spa, guests will be warmly greeted amid a breezy, open-plan reception area, and invited to relax at the delightful bar and restaurant. The hotel features two serene swimming pools, with incomparable views of the ocean, just a few meters away. Tranquil beaches and a quiet, laid-back atmosphere characterize Nosy Boraha, creating an idyllic spot for a secluded getaway.
Located in the Southwest part of the island, Mantis Soanambo Hotel & Spa enjoys calm seas and shelter from prevailing weather conditions. The Island of Nosy Boraha is just 45 minutes by air from Antananarivo, via Tsaradia Airlines, the domestic division of Air Madagascar.
Each Mantis property is a unique celebration of its destination, with creatively curated experiences that introduce its guests to the essence of the surrounding community’s culture, history, and people. The Mantis philosophy is one of responsible and ecologically sensitive development and operations, supporting the local environment while conserving and maintaining all natural resources.
The new Mantis Soanambo Hotel & Spa will operate in accordance with Accor’s environmental and energy efficiency reporting tools, internal carbon price monitoring, eco-certification programs, and brand standard sustainability criteria.