Spas in the News
Bay Resort Opening Summer 2010: Harlequin Hotels & Resorts to Open First 5-Star
Luxury Resort in St. Vincent
VINCENT & THE GRENADINES (May 26, 2010) Buccament Bay Resort announces
its soft opening as the first luxury resort on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent.
The 368-room resort will be the first from the new hotel brand, Harlequin Hotels
& Resorts and is positioned to redefine tourism on the island, creating massive
sustainability and growth into the economy and its community.
hotels unprecedented partnerships will provide extensive facilities and
amenities such as The Alaia Spa, Pat Cash Tennis Academy, Liverpool Football
Club Soccer School, Harlequin Performing Arts Academy, Trader Vics along
with several other bars and restaurants, a Diving & Water Sports Centre and
Harlequin Hotels & Resorts understands the impact
a large-scale resort development has on a relatively small tourism industry and
is committed to being a responsible and considerate community partner by striving
for a positive economic impact and supporting social development in St. Vincent.
This will include a sustainability strategy involving sourcing local resources
for building materials and food, maximizing energy efficiency, minimizing water
waste and pollution and reducing the carbon footprint made by transporting goods
and guests within the resort. Harlequin is also recruiting its workforce locally
and Buccament Bay Resort will employ more than 700 local people in the operation
of the resort.
Accommodations from sprawling beachfront villas
to chic hotel suites, including nine different categories are being constructed
to the highest specifications.
Inspired by the rich jewel
tone colors of a tropical sunset, Dallas-based interior design firm Jones Baker
incorporated tropical hardwoods, natural stone, and luxurious textiles to create
a memorable guest experience. Catering to an upscale clientele, special attention
was given to design details such as custom bedding, luxurious baths with rain
showers, and numerous other guest amenities including in-room technology, custom
lighting and private terraces.
With several restaurants, bars
and lounges, Buccament Bay Resort will provide the best of world cuisine. Restaurants
include Jacks Steak and Seafood, Arlecchino Italian fine dining, Trader
Vics offering a blend of Pacific Island, Asian and American cuisine, Ginger
& Co. Asian fusion restaurant, and The Bay Beach Club serving drinks and snacks
throughout the day. An attraction in its own right is The Pearl, a galleon that
will be moored just offshore at the hotel to provide a fantastically original
Buccament Bay Resort will feature the Caribbeans
most varied, and respected sports facilities and activities. The Pat Cash Tennis
Academy will offer expert tennis coaching for both adults and children along with
annual tournaments featuring Grand Slam players. Further, the resort will be the
first Caribbean destination to feature a partnership with a football (American
soccer) club with the opening of the Liverpool Football Club Soccer School. The
courses at the school will be designed to be fun, challenging and interactive
with courses available for children of five years and up. The facilities will
also be available for professional teams to undertake pre-season training.
Harlequin Performing Arts Academy will offer a wide range of upbeat classes and
a unique opportunity for children of all ages to learn and develop performance
skills, with tailor-made programs led by West End and Broadway performers, actors,
choreographers, vocal coaches and musicians. Master-classes can also be arranged
for aspiring adults.
The resort marina will have berths for
cruising yachts and offshore anchoring mooring buoys for larger yachts. Buccament
Bay Resort will offer a wide range of water sports through its Diving & Water
Sports Centre including a range of PADI certified diving tuition and guided dives.
Other water sports offered will include kayaking, and snorkeling.
Alaia Spa, designed by ESPA, will have a range of relaxing and restorative treatments
and therapies. Services will include hot stone therapies, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy,
holistic body and Thai massages as well as traditional beauty treatments. Yoga,
Pilates, Reiki and meditation will also be offered, reflecting the spas
holistic focus and guests will be able to experience outdoor treatment suites,
bordered by herb gardens and shaded by tropical vegetation.
ceremonies will take place in an antique gazebo being shipped from Spain overlooking
the resorts white sand beach and the Caribbean Sea. Packages will have exclusive
use of a villa for a champagne and canapés reception.
resort amenities include several boutiques, a white sand beach, swimming pools
with concierge service, a childrens pool, , business center, Teen Club,
babysitting and Little Harlequins, Buccament Bay Resorts signature kids
For reservations and more information, please visit www.harlequinhotelsandresorts.com.
About Harlequin Hotels & Resorts
Harlequin Hotels &
Resorts is creating luxury resorts in Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The
Grenadines, Dominican Republic and Brazil. Built to the highest specification
and offering state-of-the-art facilities, the resorts will be managed and maintained
to the highest standard by a five-star hotel management team. Each resort will
offer a wide range of amenities; the Harlequin Sports Academy will include the
Liverpool Football Club Soccer School, Pat Cash Tennis Academy, Harlequin Fitness
Centre and Diving & Water Sports Centre; several bars and restaurants, including
world famous Trader Vics, will offer guests a choice of cuisine ranging
from fine dining to casual eating; the Harlequin Performing Arts Academy; the
Alaia Spa created and operated by ESPA, and the Little Harlequins Kids Club. The
Marquis Estate in St Lucia will have a Gary Player Signature Golf Course with
the worlds first Gary Player Golf Hotel and villas. Harlequins first
resort, Buccament Bay Resort in St Vincent & The Grenadines, is due to open