Gillespie Grapevine: Resorting to Luxury

Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba

Photo courtesy of Fairmount Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the debut of Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba, marking the completion of the first phase of this exciting new project and featuring six of 30 planned private residence club homes. Designed by SB Architects and interior design firm VR Design Group, the club features three- and four-bedroom ocean homes with expansive terraces. Set within the chic Mayakoba resort enclave in Mexico’s Playa del Carmen, the new residences are being sold in one-twelfth fractions starting from $179,000.


Abaco Club on Winding Bay

Photo courtesy of Abaco Club on Winding Bay

Southworth Development has acquired the beautiful Abaco Club on Winding Bay from Marriott Vacation Worldwide Corporation and is planning a multimillion- dollar renovation of the resort facilities. A state-of-the- art golf practice range will also be added, along with a marina and boathouse. “The Abaco Club has everything money can’t buy,” says David Southworth, the company’s president and CEO. “It’s a gorgeous setting with a well- thought-out master plan and passionate membership.” Residential options include custom home estate lots, two- and four-bedroom cottages and one-bedroom cabanas.


Sea Pines Beach Club

Photo courtesy of Sea Pines Resort

Planning an oceanfront wedding or event? Hilton Head Island’s The Sea Pines Resort in South Carolina offers the ideal venue with the opening of its new Sea Pines Beach Club. The two-level, 25,000-square-foot facility features a beautifully appointed restaurant and stylish beach bar as well as the Ocean Lounge, a second-floor bar offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. “Premium finishes and attention to detail throughout provide a world-class experience for our guests to celebrate the most important day of their lives,” says John Munro, vice president of hospitality, sales and marketing.



Fresh from its success with Acqualina Resort & Spa and The Mansions at Acqualina, The Trump Group is launching the third phase of its Acqualina luxury condominium project in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Thenew oceanfront development is planned as twin 51-story towers, each offering 95 spacious and private residences and penthouse homes ranging from $3.9 million to $40 million.


Laguna Beach House

Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach House

The cliff-top Laguna Beach House in southern California has reopened following a $1.5 million renovation to all of its guest rooms, suites and public spaces. The 36-room retreat’s chic coastal deĢcor and vintage furniture create the ambience of a breezy, private beach cottage. Serving complimentary coffee at daybreak, a nightly wine hour at sunset and milk and cookies at bedtime, Laguna Beach House delivers all the comforts of home with the calming breeze of the Pacific Ocean.

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