Mantis, a collection of privately owned boutique hotels and eco escapes around the world, has announced the development of a new four-star hotel on the island of St Helena, in the South Atlantic Ocean.

The island, a new tourism destination which is currently accessed by the last commercially operating Royal Mail Ship, will be opening its first airport in 2016. Comair was recently awarded the first ever scheduled air services between Johannesburg and St Helena Airport.

Adrian Gardiner, founder and chairman of Mantis said:

“We’re so proud to be associated with this new and exciting venture on the island of St. Helena. Mantis is all about unearthing the exceptional, and we’ve undoubtable achieved this here – not many people have visited this remote part of the globe and now we’ve been given the opportunity to open up the doors to this new destination. Aside from just developing a new hotel and operating the islands first ever five star boutique hotel, we’re going to assist with the training of the locals in the hospitality space and also bring in our strong conservation ethic.”

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