Hilton has officially opened its first-ever resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.
Hilton’s LXR Hotels and Resorts collection has launched at the Zemi Beach House in Anguilla.
It’s Hilton’s first Anguilla property and the first-ever LXR Hotels and Resorts-branded resort in the Americas region.
The 76-key hotel continues to be owned and operated by the Goldstein family of New York.
LXR is what Hilton calls its “premier collection brand,” focused on properties in “the world’s most alluring locations,” according to a company description.
There are just two other LXR resorts in the world: the Habtoor Palace in Dubai, and the Biltmore Mayfair in London.
“Zemi Beach House is the ideal property and Anguilla is the perfect destination to debut LXR within the Americas,” said Feisal Jaffer, global head, LXR Hotels and Resorts. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Zemi Beach House in creating truly extraordinary and authentic experiences for all of our guests.”
Zemi Beach House, which first made its debut in early 2016, is set on Anguilla’s spectacular Shoal Bay East beach.
Its amenities include two eateries: Stone, a “sea-to-table” eatery; 20 Knots, the resort’s beach bar; and three bars and lounges: the barefoot-chic Shoal Bay Zemi Beach Club, the Bohio Bar and Lounge cocktial bar and the Rhum Room, which focuses on small-batch, single-estate rums from around the Caribbean.
That’s along with three pools, a grass tennis court and perhaps the resort’s signature amenity: the 15,000-square-foot Thai House, a 300-year-old authentic Thai building with a spa, outdoor showers and a pool.
“We are excited to join LXR’s growing collection of luxury hotels from top destinations around the world,” said Paulo Paias, General Manager at Zemi. “We look forward to sharing Zemi Beach House with Hilton’s global travelers and continuing to provide unforgettable experiences to our guests.”
It’s yet another expansion in the Caribbean for Hilton, which has been adding new resorts around the region at a breakneck pace in the last several years, from new all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic and Mexico to a new planned resort in the Cayman Islands.