Points-based membership means big privileges at Mount Cinnamon resort.
Peter J. de Savary, the creator of exclusive private clubs such as The St. James Club (London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, and Antigua) and Cherokee Plantation in South Carolina, recently unveiled an exclusive, points-based membership opportunity at Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club on the island of Grenada in the West Indies.
The Private Residence Club at Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club is a membership program that combines an exclusive residential setting with full-service hospitality and individualized lifestyle components. Residences in the membership program include luxury Hacienda Suites and Villas measuring approximately 1,100 square feet. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom bi-level villas include master suites, indoor and outdoor living areas, full kitchens and dining areas, spacious bathrooms, and spectacular ocean views. Accommodations include the latest in technology, fully equipped kitchens, and luxury bedding and bath linens.
Mount Cinnamon Resort Hotel offers several dining options for guests, including its signature restaurant, Savvy’s. The spectacular views at Savvy’s during breakfast and dinner are complemented by delicious West Indian-inspired cuisine. Guests also enjoy access to the full-service Mount Cinnamon Resort Beach Club. Resort facilities include beachside lounge areas complete with daybeds, hammocks, and massage cabanas; seaside dining and lounge; and numerous fitness options including yoga classes, gym, tennis, and a swimming pool.
Two membership options are available, both of which provide guests with club points that can be redeemed for nightly stays in the suite or villa of their choice. The Founders Membership offers 90,000 points, while the Premium Membership provides 112,000 points. Point usage varies depending upon residence (70,000 to 112,000 in the villas; 52,500 to 84,000 per suite). Membership fees range from $22,000 to $24,750. Depending on the level selected, the time of year, and the desired type of residence, members may stay for up to 10 nights annually.
Caves Heights Oceanfront Condominium
Nassau welcomes its newest luxury gated community
Tucked along the West Nassau coastline is the Caves Heights Oceanfront Condominium development, a private, gated community of 84 two-, three-, and four-bedroom penthouse condos ranging from 1,855 to 4,594 square feet. Each property has been carefully planned to maximize views, along with spacious balconies and open floor plans, offering a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience—precisely what life in The Bahamas is all about. Located on seven acres of prime oceanfront real estate in Nassau, Bahamas, Caves Heights provides the perfect vantage point for two of the best beaches in the area. Designed by N&M Architects and built by Osprey Construction, Caves Heights is a secure gated community promising the ultimate island lifestyle, with every spacious apartment offering dramatic views from over-sized covered balconies set amongst a backdrop of lush landscaping and world-class amenities. Within this private, gated community, residents can enjoy a heated lap pool, family pool, common areas, fitness center, gym, tennis court, golf carts for owners’ use, direct beach access, and on-site security. Caves Heights Oceanfront Condominiums has launched its final phase of development, with anticipated completion of construction by the first quarter of 2013. Condos start at $695,000.
Park Hyatt Busan
The Park Hyatt Busan anchors a luxury living development in South Korea
The newly opened Park Hyatt Busan is part of an iconic, mixed-use development project comprising three residential towers, one office tower, and retail space adjacent to Haeundae Beach and Busan Marina in South Korea. The hotel is home to 122 rooms, suites, and villas, ranging in category from the spacious Premier Room to the two-bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa, which faces the ocean and houses a secluded pool oasis surrounded by lush gardens. Each room is outfitted with a luxurious Terrazzo bathtub and an entertainment center, and affords views of the South China Sea. Standard room amenities include LED TVs, DVD players with surround sound, high-speed Internet, iPod docking stations, and minibars. Rates start at $286.
Jack Dusty debuts at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
Located at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida, Jack Dusty opened its doors in January, offering guests a bevy of dining and drinking options. At the helm of Jack Dusty is Chef de Cuisine Jeff Thomas, a CIA graduate whose culinary vitae includes working for Bobby Flay at Mesa Grill, and most recently running the kitchen as executive chef at Anna Maria Island restaurant Beach Bistro. The menu at Jack Dusty offers modern American cuisine with a vast array of raw bar offerings. Main plates are categorized By Land and By Sea. Choose from entrees such as grilled Pork Chop with black-eyed peas and seasonal greens; Red Brick Chicken, a modern twist on the Sicilian classic Chicken Mattone, prepared in a cast iron skillet weighed down by a brick and served with Anson Mills grits and market veggies; and 1855 Beef Tenderloin, with smashed potatoes and seasonal mushrooms. Jack Dusty’s bar plays a central role in the restaurant with an emphasis on craft microbrews, a broad selection of rums and spirits, and an array of specialty cocktails made with farm-fresh ingredients.
Jack Dusty at The Ritz-Carlton
Club Med, Punta Cana
Club Med opens its renovated L’Occitane spa in the Dominican Republic
A 650-yard-long private beach makes Punta Cana an ideal place to relax and enjoy all-inclusive Dominican Republic vacations at Club Med. The resort recently unveiled the renovated Club Med Spa by L’Occitane, marking the conclusion of a $1.5 million upgrade project for the resort. Set amidst a coconut palm tree-lined 75-acre resort, the 54,000-square-foot spa features 10 indoor treatment rooms, including one designed for couples massages; four oceanfront palapas, including two available for couples’ treatments; a manicure and pedicure area; Zen lounge; and exclusive infinity pool to enjoy before and after spa services. Each of the 10 treatment rooms provides separate air, music, and lighting control to individualize the spa journey. The resort has offerings for the entire family including the world-famous children’s clubs, where dedicated activities and sports are available for children and teenagers. Starting rate for a seven-night stay for two adults in June is $2,118.
Fairmont expands its private residence portfolio to the Emirates
Fairmont Heritage Place, The Palm
In January, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced a new addition to its private residence club offering with the launch of Fairmont Heritage Place, The Palm in Dubai. The property features 10 residences sold in 1/13th fractions. Located within the penthouse levels of the newly opened Fairmont Heritage Place, The Palm, the residences range from one-bedroom units averaging 1,550 square feet to two-bedroom units averaging 2,400 square feet. All units have large en-suite bathrooms, open-concept dining and living areas, and large private terraces.
Ownership at Fairmont Heritage Place, The Palm means enjoying an exclusive residential enclave within the most prestigious levels of the hotel, the attentive service of its staff, and use of hotel amenities. Guests and residents of the The Palm can choose from seven restaurants and lounges. A cigar and malt lounge is highlighted by a walk-in humidor. Leisure facilities include a private beach club, pool complex, kids’ activity center, and Willow Stream Spa.
Owners’ amenities at Fairmont Heritage Place, The Palm include airport transfers, valet parking, concierge services, daily housekeeping, 24-hour room service, preferred spa rates, and priority restaurant reservations, as well as use of an exclusive Owners’ Lounge.
Adjacent to a soon-to-debut walkway lined with restaurants and upscale shops, the private residence club is also minutes away from the Dubai Marina, lauded for its café-style restaurants and alfresco dining alongside the Jumeirah Walk and public beach.
With luxury home developments in destinations from San Francisco to Acapulco and now Dubai, Fairmont Heritage Place owners receive extensive ownership benefits, including exclusive membership to Fairmont President’s Club. Owners can spend their allotted time at other Fairmont Heritage Place locations around the world.