(From L-R) John Goard, Hodges Bay; Honourable Minister Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment & Energy of Antigua and Barbuda; Sunil Chatrani, CEO Elegant Hotels Group; Paula Frederick-Hunte, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment & Energy of Antigua and Barbuda
Hodges Bay Resort & Spa slated for opening in mid to late 2017
The Hodges Bay development on the north shores of Antigua will be managed by luxury Barbados-based hotel group Elegant Hotels. Unveiled as Hodges Bay Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels, the beachfront resort is set to become the pinnacle of luxury on the Caribbean island and will offer an all-suite and villa concept for the discerning traveller.
Elegant Hotels currently boasts six stunning properties on the neighbouring Caribbean island of Barbados; The House, Colony Club, Tamarind and all-inclusive resorts Turtle Beach and Crystal Cove as well as the newly opened Waves Hotel & Spa. This will be the seventh property to the Group’s portfolio and the first outside of Barbados. In addition to a range of new concepts, Hodges Bay Resort & Spa will feature Elegant Signature Inclusions as standard including free motorised and non-motorised water sports, exceptional dining with signature theme nights, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, beach & pool ambassador service, the Flying Fish Kids Club & Teens Club, bespoke tours and daily activities including culinary demonstrations and mixology classes.
The property has been designed to appeal to families, including multigenerational families thanks to the range of accommodation options, couples, incentives and wedding/honeymooners, all of whom appreciate the finer things in life.
In addition to the exceptional Elegant Signature Inclusions that make Elegant Hotels such a popular choice with British travellers to Barbados, the Group’s first Antiguan property will offer something new for guests including villa accommodation, a first for the group. In total the resort will have 79 premium accommodation options offering a total of 122 bedrooms. These range from oceanfront town homes and villas to executive suites and penthouses, many with outdoor Jacuzzis.
Dining: Elegant Hotels properties are renowned for their impeccable dining options ranging from stylish beachfront barbecues to top notch Italian cuisine at flagship restaurant Daphne’s. This level of excellence will be continued at Hodges Bay Resort & Spa with innovative dining choices showcasing the eclectic and distinctive island flavours. There will be three dining outlets offering everything from fine cuisine to tapas, as well as six bars – including an oceanside infinity swim-up bar – plus a coffee shop and an al fresco all day poolside grill. Breakfast will be included as standard and a high-end selection of dining choices is available for all, as well as a self-catering option for villa guests.
Spa: The new spa will be the epitome of calm and rejuvenation with five therapy rooms, an advanced Swiss technology hydro-pool and relaxation areas throughout for guests to enjoy between treatments.
Fitness: Guests who want to keep trim whilst on holiday in Antigua will be able to take advantage of the new state of the art fitness centre, indoor and outdoor fitness classes including yoga and pilates, a range of complimentary water sports and new tennis courts. There will also be personal trainers and tennis coaches on hand to help guests improve their game.
Families will love the apartments and villas that feature up to four bedrooms meaning there’s space for all the family to stay, even grandparents. The ever-popular Flying Fish Club will be featured at the resort for younger children whilst teens and tweens can enjoy the Teen Space Media Centre on site. Guests can take advantage of the heated beachfront infinity pool and the stunning family lounge pool or, for those seeking more water adventures, the resort will feature an Aquaschool with plenty of family water sports challenges. There will also be themed nights for families, special entertainment designed with little ones in mind and a range of outdoor family activities. Babysitting services will be offered at an additional charge.
About the new property, Sunil Chatrani, CEO of Elegant Hotels Group said “Hodges Bay Resort & Spa is set to be a stunning property and will be warmly welcomed into our family of Elegant Hotels. The setting, dining options, facilities and accommodation will perfectly compliment what we offer our guests in Barbados and we are genuinely excited to open our first property on the beautiful island of Antigua. We opened Waves Hotel & Spa in August this year and it has become an instant success with guests who know that we are able to deliver a stellar stay with incredible facilities and our top-notch service as standard – we intend to do all this and more at Hodges Bay Resort & Spa when it opens in 2017.”
Honourable Minister Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment & Energy of Antigua and Barbuda commented “we welcome the announcement from Hodges Bay that leading Caribbean hotel company Elegant Hotels will be managing the property and have chosen Antigua as the location for their first hotel outside Barbados. We firmly believe this will be a very successful venture for Hodges Bay, Elegant Hotels and the people of Antigua and Barbuda.”
For more information visit www.eleganthotels.com or call 0800 917 3078