Hilton Grand Vacations Invest in the Crane Resort
Hilton Grand Vacations, the second largest shared-ownership company in the world, recently purchased in excess of US$50 million worth of The Crane Resort’s luxury fractional ownership inventory. Already highly regarded as one of the world’s leading private residence resorts, with a top global ranking by the exclusive Registry Collection, this latest vote of confidence is sure to elevate the Crane’s international status even more. It is also hugely significant for Barbados that HGV chose the Crane to be its first ever destination in the Caribbean.
Exciting Upgrade for Apes Hill
Apes Hill Club golf course changed ownership in late 2019. From the moment new owner Mr. Glenn Chamandy acquired the property, he has been committed to the goal of making Apes Hill the most spectacular golf course, resort and residential experience in the Caribbean. Major renovations have commenced, led by a world class team including renowned golf course designer Ron Kirby whose profound career spans countless elite courses across the globe. Golfers are eagerly waiting as the spectacular project envisions an upgraded picturesque 18-hole course that ensures each hole benefits from the vantage views Apes Hills has over both the East and West coasts, the addition of a convenient short course, as well as state of the art high-tech ‘Mayo Clinic for Golfers’ style practice and development facilities, bringing the best physical and technical capabilities out of every golfer in a fabulous and fun environment.
The vision expands to include residential and resort recreational facilities ensuring a phenomenal experience for the entire family. In addition to a luxurious yet chic full service clubhouse and restaurant, there will be a beach club accessing the best of Barbados’ pristine beaches, a spa sanctuary, hiking trails, horseback riding, tennis courts, gym and much more. The project will have limited prime properties available for purchase, offering generous space in its serene and beautiful environment. Be on the lookout for Apes Hill being a jewel attraction and truly brilliant experience when it
re-opens in early 2021!
Check into Port Ferdinand
In 2019 Port Ferdinand launched its new concept of signature vacation packages, where guests are free to choose how many nights they’d like to stay – literally from 1 to 100! The Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences offer a selection of spacious and beautifully appointed one, two and three-bedroom luxury villas.
With top-class resort amenities and a water-taxi service to neighbouring properties and the beautiful beach it is ideal for couples, friends or families. This is a fantastic way to experience living in a world-class residential marina. They also offer traditional sales and long-term rentals.
Beach Houses Open Their Doors
The east coast’s newest resort, Beach Houses, located at Whitehaven overlooking picturesque Skeete’s Bay and Culpepper Island, is open for business.
Conceptualised for people who want to escape the hurly burly of modern life, these eco-friendly contemporary one, two, three and four-bedroom residences provide the best of modern conveniences coupled with the laid-back lifestyle of the traditional Bajan beach house.
Marriott Invests Heavily in Barbados
Towards the end of 2019, Marriott International paid an estimated US$130 million to purchase the Barbados-based Elegant Hotels Group, comprising Colony Club, Tamarind, The House, Crystal Cove, Turtle Beach, Treasure Beach, Waves Hotel & Spa, and Daphne’s Restaurant.
The scale of this commitment by such a well-established global hotel brand as Marriott serves as a clear indicator that Barbados is back on track as an attractive destination for major investment.