Constance photographer Bamba Sourang launches new art exhibition

Photographer Bamba Sourang, who has taken so many iconic pictures of Constance hotels over the years, is launching his own art exhibition this month.

Bamba Sourang launches new art exhibition in Mauritius

Bamba Sourang launches new art exhibition in Mauritius

The exhibition at the Mauritius Institute Building in the capital Port Louis, will run from 20-26 June 2014.

A launch party celebrating the international artist will be hosted by Constance Hotels & Resorts on 19 June.

Bamba has enjoyed a special relationship with Constance since 2000 when he visited our hotels and resorts across Mauritius, Maldives, Seychelles and Madagascar capturing a series of beautiful photographs.

Bamba’s artistic work is a combination of photography and modern art based on his travels around the world. His aim is to battle against what he sees as a growing visual indifference in modern societies.

Born in Senegal and living in France, Bamba was selected last year as one of only 45 artists worldwide to launch the new phase of the Google open Gallery designed to create an international network of artists.

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Turkish Airlines’ customers earn bonus miles at Constance

Put your bonus miles towards a trip to Constance Le Prince Maurice

Earn bonus miles at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Turkish Airlines loyalty program members can now earn bonus miles for qualifying stays at Constance Hotels and Resorts thanks to a new strategic partnership.

Members of the airline’s loyalty program Miles & Smiles can earn bonus miles at any of Constance’s seven hotels and resorts across the Indian Ocean including Mauritius, Maldives, Seychelles and Madagascar.

Elite Card and Elite Card Plus members are also entitled to early check-in and late check-out at Constance destinations where available.

From 1 June 2014, Miles & Smiles members can earn 1 bonus mile for every US$1 spent in a Constance hotel or resort.

Jean-Jacques Vallet, CEO of Constance, said, ‘We are delighted to start a partnership with Turkish Airlines, more precisely the loyalty programme of the airline: Miles & Smiles. This new partnership will be highly beneficial for our valued mutual guests.’

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Vote for Constance Halaveli in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014

Cast your vote for Constance Halaveli in the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Vote for Constance Halaveli at the World Luxury Hotel Awards

Vote for Constance Halaveli at the World Luxury Hotel Awards

Vote now for Constance Halaveli.

At Halaveli everything we do from our sumptuous, secluded spa to our elegant spacious villas and delicious fine-dining options are inspired by our passion to create the ultimate luxury experience for our guests.

There is much to appeal to guests looking for a luxury hideaway with exceptional service. Choose from intimate, romantic excursions through to the high octane excitement of water sports, big game fishing and diving the stunning North Ari Atoll.

Some guests love their villa so much they order in service and indulge in the privacy of their own plunge pool with uninterrupted views across the turquoise water.

Vote now for Constance Halaveli at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Voting closes Monday, 28th July 2014.

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Constance celebrates World Environment Day 2014

At our hotels and resorts across the Indian Ocean we have been celebrating World Environment Day.

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

World Environment Day, which this year fell on 5 June, is a global initiative created by the UN to raise awareness through a day of positive environmental action and individual participation.

Staff at Constance Hotels and Resorts have joined in the fun with a number of environmental activities for staff and guests including lagoon cleaning, special World Environment Day menus and renovating a path at a local school.

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been doing this year:

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

  • Endemic Tree planting
  • The launch of a college environment project competition
  • From 5-8 June guests can enjoy a special ‘tropical grated coconut scrub’ at the spa
  • A special World Environment Day menu at Heritage Restaurant
  • On 8 June an island cleaning project in partnership with Association Civique de Palmar
Barracudas in the Indian Ocean

Barracudas in the Indian Ocean

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

  • Lagoon cleaning
  • Tree planting
  • A tour for guests of our back-of-house with assistant resident engineer who explained our energy production and consumption
  • On 7 June we will be going to the local island of Ukulhas to help with island cleaning.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

  • Coconut tree planting
  • Island cleaning
  • Reef cleaning

Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

  • Clean up and conservation of the resort’s mangrove area
  • An art exhibition by local painters with music by local bands on Port Launay Beach
  • From 1-10 June guests can enjoy a special World Environment Detox Spa Retreat
Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Idyllic location: Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

  • Tree planting including red and blue coconut as well as coastal flora
  • Special events for kids at the Constance Kids Club
  • Local food, drink, dance and crafts celebrated at Seselwa Restaurant

Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

  • A video and talk about our coral restoration program at Legend Bar
  • We helped a local state primary school renovate their path, with tree planting planned for the future
  • We gave the school information about our coral regeneration project and turtle nesting so that they can share it with the students

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Vote for Constance in the International Hotel and Property Awards

Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Ephélia have been nominated in the esteemed International Hotel and Property Awards 2014.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, nominated at the International Hotel and Property Awards 2014

Constance Le Prince Maurice, nominated at the International Hotel and Property Awards 2014

Hosted by leading UK design magazine, design et al, the awards celebrate ‘the best in hospitality interior design and architecture from across the globe’.

The International Hotel and Property Awards are unique within the design world is decided by votes from industry professionals, design et al readers and you, the guests who have experienced the hotels first hand.

The awards aim to reward innovative luxe design and creative interior and architectural thinking. Le Prince Maurice has been nominated in the Hotel 50-200 room category, while Ephélia is nominated in the Beach Hotel category.

Voting has already begun and will be open until 4.30pm, Friday 13 June. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday 20 June at Hotel Cipriani, Venice.

Vote now and help us to win one of these prestigious rewards.

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Constance Hotels golf courses recognised in new MCB Championship deal

Constance Belle Mare Plage will continue to host the thrilling MCB Championship, the finale to the European Senior Tour, for a further three years.

Luxury golf holidays at Constance

Luxury golf holidays at Constance

The announcement follows a renewal agreement between event partners Constance Hotels & Resorts, the European Senior Tour and sponsor Mauritius Commercial Bank.

The MCB Championship has been held on Constance’s Legend golf course for the last four years.

It is a testament to the high quality design and maintenance of the course that the Europe Senior Tour has chosen to retain it as the stage for the final leg of their annual tour where the John Jacobs Trophy is awarded to the Tour leader.

Managing Director of the European Senior Tour, Andy Stubbs, said, ‘The idyllic island setting of Mauritius is the perfect place for the Senior Tour to bring our season to a close, and the hospitality shown to us by the Constance Group, at their hotels Le Prince Maurice and Belle Mare Plage, has ensured the strongest possible fields over the past three years.’

He continued, ‘The Legend Course is a great examination for the leading Senior Tour players and has ensured that the contest for the John Jacobs Trophy comes to a fitting finale.’

The event has in recent years included golfing legends such as Tom Lehman, Colin Montgomerie, Sam Torrance and David Frost.

Jean-Jacques Vallet, CEO of Constance, said, ‘Our promise is not only to continue raising the level of the quality of Constance Hotels & Resorts’ golf courses and accommodation, but also to do our best to be the perfect ambassador of golf and inevitably boost the country’s image as a premier golf destination.’

This year’s MCB Tour Championship will take place at Constance Belle Mare Plage from 12-14 December.

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