by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 08, 2017
The 95-room Waldorf Astoria Antigua is scheduled to open on the Caribbean island's Morris Bay Beach in 2020. The resort, which will also include 25 villas, will be located 20 minutes from V.C. Bird International Airport. The property also will include a specialty restaurant, a signature bar, waterside dining outlets, and 30 acres of pristine beachfront, as well as a stunning bluff overlooking the Cades Bay. Other features include a spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a five-acre nature park and indoor/ outdoor event space (at press time, specifics were not available. Stay tuned to M&C as further details are released).
"Waldorf Astoria Antigua will set a new standard of Caribbean luxury, extending our bespoke True Waldorf Service and first-class accommodations, as well as providing travelers with unforgettable experiences," said Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts global head, John T.A. Vanderslice. He added that the hospitality company's mission "is to be the fastest growing, most innovative luxury hotel brand in the world, and hotels like Waldorf Astoria Antigua represent the brand's commitment to continued expansion and delivering luxury to the world's most sought-after destinations."
"We are pleased to embark on this exciting development with [Waldorf Astoria brand owner] Hilton and build a landmark luxury resort in the heart of this island sanctuary," said Dawood Shah, senior vice president, business development, for property developer Callaloo Cay Antigua. "Hilton's nearly 100 years of renowned hospitality, combined with the timeless sophistication of Waldorf Astoria, will help position this resort as the finest choice for luxury travel in Antigua and marquis development in global citizenship."