The resort report: what's new in the hotel world
Checking out the latest hotel and resort news from fresh renovations to brand new and upcoming properties ready to welcome your clients.
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort has a new look following a transformative multi-million-dollar renovation to the Mediterranean-style 65-acre property. Set in the hills of St. Lucia’s Labrelotte Bay, the resort’s renovations feature new additions, including the revitalization of enhanced luxury estate villas, new Ocean Point Residences, a refreshed lobby, an innovative culinary program, and updated accommodations.
The resort’s 12-million-dollar refresh includes the lobby with high vaulted ceiling beams and an open-air concept where guests can mingle and meet. Dubbed the Manor Collection, the resort’s newly revitalized luxury estate villas feature views of the Caribbean Sea complete with in-ground pools. Among the collection is ‘The Presidential Manor’ slated to be unveiled later this year; the largest villa on-site, at over 4000 sq ft, will feature a 45’x20′ swimming pool, driveway, and adjunct living space perfect for extended family or friends. Additionally, guests can now enjoy the newly built Ocean Point Residences featuring a mix of luxury two and three-bedroom beachfront villas.
A new adults-only boutique hotel has opened in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Located in the old town area of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas, The Pink Palm Hotel features a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub and boasts scenic views of the capital city’s waterfront harbour.
Each of the 28 rooms in the adult boutique luxury hotel are unique with a bedroom, sitting area, thick curtains, bedside table, wardrobe, mini refrigerator with and in-room coffee machines.
Guests staying at Wymara Resort + Villas in Turks and Caicos now have a new option to cool off. Set on the newly formed Sunset Cove Beach, Wymara has introduced the Caribbean’s first ocean pool. The scenic and luxurious natural swimming pool, which gets replenished with fresh seawater from the Atlantic, is carved out of the coastal rock and lined by an expansive timber deck that spans the entire length of the pool. The space comes complete with a tiki bar, sun loungers and umbrellas for shade.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is planning a new hotel and private residences in Jacksonville, Florida. Anticipated to open in 2026, the 170-room Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville will feature waterfront views as the centrepiece of the Jacksonville Shipyards with four dining and lounge outlets including a signature rooftop restaurant and bar, an all-day restaurant, a pool bar and grill, and a lobby bar.
The hotel will also feature a world-class spa, multiple outdoor pools with cabana service, a well-appointed gym; expansive meeting and event space; and the widely celebrated Kids For All Seasons Program with activities dedicated to younger guests.