Four Seasons to operate Viceroy Anguilla
Four Seasons extends presence in the Caribbean with landmark seaside property on Anguilla, opening October 2016
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, and Starwood Capital Group, a private real estate investment firm, today announced that Four Seasons will assume management of the Viceroy Anguilla resort, which is owned by funds affiliated with Starwood Capital Group. Following the Resort’s annual closure from August to October, the property will reopen as Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla.
The 35 square-mile (91 square-kilometre) island of Anguilla is one of the only islands in the British West Indies to maintain an embargo on cruise ships, casinos and high rise hotels, preserving the natural beauty, culture and tranquility of the island. Framed by endless white sand beaches, serene bays and rugged coral coastline, Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla is located along the island’s northwestern shore, offering 3,200 feet (975 metres) of pristine beachfront and unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea’s breaking surf.
Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla will feature 166 accommodations including dedicated resort guest rooms, whole-ownership beachfront private residences, 5,000 square-foot (465 square-metre) villas, and vacation rental units. Offering secluded luxury amid a high-end atmosphere popular with families and celebrities alike, guests and residents of Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla will enjoy access to world-class dining, an 8,100 square-foot (753 square-metre) spa and a wide range of pool and watersport activities. Casual yet chic, the property will elevate seaside luxury on the island, combining sleek, modern design and stunning natural surroundings with Four Seasons legendary quality and service.
“Four Seasons is known all over the world for operating some of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in the world, and we’re excited to bring their level of expertise in resort and private residence management to Anguilla as we continue to make additional improvements to the already magnificent property. Four Seasons is committed to the highest standards of service and care. For our guests and current and future residential owners, we look forward to re-opening the doors of our Anguilla resort as a Four Seasons later this year and elevating Caribbean luxury to new levels,” says Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group.
“This is a unique opportunity to extend our presence in the Caribbean and offer luxury travellers a Four Seasons experience at the best resort property on the island,” comments J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “This is our first venture with Starwood Capital Group and we look forward to leveraging our combined strengths and shared commitment to excellence as we introduce a world-class Four Seasons resort to Anguilla later this year.”
Four Seasons has had a presence in the Caribbean for more than 25 years, having operated Four Seasons Resort Nevis since 1990. Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla will be the second resort in the company’s Caribbean collection.
About Starwood Capital Group
Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a core focus on global real estate. Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Firm and its affiliates maintain 10 offices in four countries around the world, and currently has more than 2,100 employees. Starwood Capital Group has raised more than USD 33 billion of equity capital since its inception in 1991, and currently manages USD 53 billion in assets. The Firm has invested in virtually every category of real estate on a global basis, opportunistically shifting asset classes, geographies and positions in the capital stack as it perceives risk-reward dynamics to be evolving. Over the past 25 years, Starwood Capital Group and its affiliates have successfully executed an investment strategy that involves building enterprises around real estate portfolios in both the private and public markets.
Source: FourSeasons Press