The Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand is coming to the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas as a result of an agreement between Marriott International and Cotton Bay Holdings.
“We are thrilled to bring the Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand and service to this pristine island in the Great Bahama Bank,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, chief development officer, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International. “We are excited to partner with Cotton Bay Holdings in developing this luxury resort, where the original Cotton Bay Club was built in 1959.”
Located on the southern end of the island, the Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Eleuthera is expected to feature an open-air resort including 90 rooms. It will offer a full slate of luxury services and amenities, including an 18-hole golf course, a spa, swimming pools, and restaurants, all surrounded by pristine beaches, azure waters and tropical flora and fauna.
Plans also call for the inclusion of 60 Ritz-Carlton Reserve-branded residences, which are expected to include a mix of two- to five-bedroom villas. These villas will be designed in the same architectural style as the resort.
“We are pleased to work with Marriott International to bring the Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand and experience to one of the most exotic and secluded destinations in the Caribbean,” said Daniel Zuleta, manager, Cotton Bay Holdings. “We are excited to make this project a prime example of business, environmental and social excellence. Our plan for the project takes into strong consideration the role of the local communities and their active participation for its success.”
Marriott International currently operates five properties under the Reserve brand across Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Reserve properties “are tucked away in the rarest corners of the world.” They combine luxurious spaces and individualized service with elements of the local culture, history, heritage and environment.
Based in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Cotton Bay Holdings Ltd. has played an active part in the local economy for more than 25 years, as the owner of the Cotton Bay Club and the Cotton Bay Golf Course, situated to the south of the settlement of Rock Sound on the Island of Eleuthera.