Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Vancouver-based property development company, Replay Destinations, to manage Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua, which will open in 2021 in the Caribbean’s West Indies. The resort will be situated on 132 spectacular oceanfront acres along Half Moon Bay, which is internationally lauded as one of the world’s most spectacular beaches. The former Half Moon Bay Hotel was established in the 1950’s, and for decades was a sought-after vacation destination and resort playground for the international jet set.
A serene oasis for discerning travelers, the resort will feature 47 pavilion-style suites, including an ultra-luxurious, three-bedroom presidential suite. Each accommodation will feature breath-taking ocean views and thoughtful amenities finely tuned to the desires of today’s affluential explorer, including private infinity plunge pools, hammocks, open-air baths and showers and live orchid walls in each bathroom. Boasting a design that reflects the lush locale, the aesthetic borrows from historic Caribbean and architectural pioneers to offer a classic, timeless feel coupled with modern amenities and services.
Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua will also offer an exclusive residential component comprised of branded oceanfront and oceanview villas, and 13 extraordinary estate home parcels. The crown jewel property, which was previously owned by the Mellon Family, is perched on a dramatic bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and is the only location of its kind in the Caribbean.
Set to become one of the most exciting destinations to dine and drink in the Caribbean, Rosewood Half Moon Bay will include several innovative dining and lounge concepts. Situated on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the resort’s social nexus, the signature lounge will be inspired by the flavors, colors, and culture of the West Indies. Artisanal Caribbean cocktails and small plates accompanied by live reggae and ska music will set the atmosphere for a lively night out.
The resort will also feature a pool grill and beach bar, as well as an on-site organic farm, which will provide fresh ingredients for seasonal fare year-around.
Additional property amenities will include two pools, one for adults and one for families, a fitness center, and tennis courts. Additionally, Sense, a Rosewood Spa, will offer an indulgent experience with six signature treatment rooms and locally inspired treatments.
Located adjacent to a 27-acre national park, Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua is ideally situated to explore the stunning natural surroundings. A curated selection of immersive activities and unique excursions will showcase the best of the island, while biking and walking trails, beach activities, and interactive guided experiences will excite active travelers and families alike.
“With its secluded location and breath-taking beach, Half Moon Bay is one of the world’s most stunning hidden gems, and a natural destination for Rosewood’s affluential explorers,” says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “We look forward to integrating Rosewood’s Sense of Place philosophy into Antigua’s incredible natural environment to create unforgettable experiences for our guests.”
“We are honoured to be the stewards responsible for reimagining this legendary property that is so loved by the people of Antigua and for almost 50 years attracted travelers from around the world,” said Michael Coyle, chief executive officer of Replay Destinations. “By partnering with Rosewood Hotels, who not only have a storied history in Antigua, they also bring to Half Moon Bay a philosophy and approach for their guests that focuses on the distinct culture, history and geography of each locale. Together, we believe that what we will create at Half Moon Bay, Antigua will be the finest resort in the Caribbean and one of the finest in the world.”
Rosewood Half Moon Bay will join a regional network of distinctive Rosewood properties in the region, including Rosewood Baha Mar, slated to open in Spring 2018, Rosewood Bermuda which will undergo a complete renovation to be unveiled in May 2018, and Rosewood Little Dix Bay, slated to re-open at a later date.