SHOAL BAY, Anguilla and MCLEAN, Va. - LXR Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) luxury collection brand which officially launched in December 2018, announces its debut in the Americas and Hilton’s first property in Anguilla with Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa. The 65-key, beachfront hotel is slated to become part of the LXR Hotels & Resorts brand in November 2019 following a two-month annual closure. To be called Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa – LXR Hotels & Resorts, the resort will continue to be owned, operated and managed by the Goldstein Family of New York.
“Representing LXR’s debut in the Americas, the addition of Zemi Beach House to our carefully curated portfolio showcases our commitment to finding the right product and upholding our standards for authenticity and inspiring destinations,” said Martin Rinck, executive vice president and global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton. “We are honored to have this world-renowned resort join LXR as one of the founding properties in the growing collection of unique and best-in-class hotels.”
Set on a pristine beach, the six-acre luxurious retreat is nestled on the quiet and secluded Shoal Bay East in the northeast coast of Anguilla. Accessible from St. Maarten International Airport via a 15-minute sea shuttle or directly by small carriers and private jets into Anguilla’s International Airport, the stunning enclave has been recognized as one of the Best Hotels in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure for three consecutive years, as well as the No. 1 hotel in Anguilla and No. 2 in the Caribbean by U.S. News & World Report.
“A highly rated and trending hotspot in the Caribbean, Anguilla is on track for a record-breaking season this year1 as it continues to evolve as a high-end tourist destination,” said Juan Corvinos, vice president, development, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton. “We recognize that the demand for more branded luxury products in the Caribbean that offer personalized attention and immersive experiences is paramount, and this aligns fully with the identity of LXR Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio. We look forward to opening Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa as an LXR hotel this winter and to introducing more hotels to the LXR brand in the Caribbean in the following months.”
“On behalf of my family, we are excited to become part of LXR’s wonderful collection of properties,” said Jeff Goldstein. “We built Zemi in 2016 on a dazzling, pristine beach in fashionable Anguilla with lots of love and attention and a great team. We look forward to sharing Zemi, our beach and our 300-year old Thai House, which houses our spa, yoga classes and relaxation deck, with Hilton’s worldwide travelers.”
The 65-room hotel offers a range of accommodations from superior and premium guest rooms to two- and three-bedroom penthouse suites and beachfront villa suites. Designed by internationally renowned Caribbean architect Lane Pettigrew, the property’s architecture pulls inspiration from Anguilla’s natural environment and blends modern, clean lines with classic Caribbean building details.
In-room amenities include stocked mini bar, high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV, motion sensor AC system, Malin + Goetz toiletries, and complimentary beach bags and flip-flops. Services also feature private chefs and in-room dining.
A true Caribbean paradise, Zemi Beach House boasts three pools with cabanas, including an oceanfront pool with an underwater window facing the beach. While relaxing pool- or beachside, guests can indulge in complimentary poolside sorbet, fruit juices, water and sunscreen. Travelers looking to stay active can spend time in the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center or try out the well-lit tennis court with faux lawn grass, morning vinyasa flow yoga sessions or beach volleyball. Children can also participate in a variety of activities organized by the Kids Club, including mermaid adventure experiences.
Central to the property’s wellness experience, Zemi Thai House Spa is set in an authentic 300-year-old Thai House boasting 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Housing the island’s first co-ed House of Wellbeing with a heated gobek tasi, the spa offers a sun deck for mud and salt body treatments, outdoor showers and vitality pool. Spa facilities also include oversized private spa villas, couples’ villas, a wellness boutique, outdoor rest areas with wave loungers and spaces for yoga and Pilates; and a meditation garden where guests can enjoy classes on mindfulness and relaxation. A fresh juice bar at the ancient Thai Rice Barn features teas and cold-pressed juices made from fruits, herbs and plants from the spa garden.
All in one exquisite location, Zemi Beach House will feature five food and beverage concepts to create an innovative culinary experience that offers a variety of settings and diverse array of tastes.
- Stone is a fine dining restaurant serving seasonal, locally sourced, sea-to-table cuisine along with a large international selection of carefully chosen fine wines served by our knowledgeable sommelier.
- 20 Knots is a casual “toes-in-the-sand” restaurant and beach bar offering an international menu with a variety of cuisines fused with the flavors of Latin America.
- Rhum Room featuring more than 100 small-batch, single-estate rums that recall the Caribbean’s 18th century sugarcane plantations. The refined and elegant tasting room offers small bites and the best island rums, perfect for late night cocktail service, private dinners and tastings.
- Shoal Bay Zemi Beach Club provides a casual “no-shoes, no problem” atmosphere serving inventive cocktails against the backdrop of crystal-clear turquoise waters and towering palm trees.
- The Bohio Bar & Lounge serves pre- and after-dinner cocktails, champagne and wines by the glass for guests to gather and enjoy live music and conversation.
Meetings & Events
Ideal for intimate wedding celebrations, Zemi Beach House offers an exquisite backdrop for a barefoot ceremony followed by an elegant poolside reception or formal seated dinner overlooking the ocean.
Those looking to host small corporate meetings, executive retreats and incentive groups can also take advantage of the unique venues and experiences available at the boutique hotel. Events can include meetings in the Rhum Room (followed by a tasting of small-batch rums), a beach yoga break in between meetings or a series of team building exercises on the beautiful Shoal Bay Beach.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels and resorts open to welcome travelers in the Caribbean and Latin America. In its 100th year, the company continues to pursue additional growth opportunities in the region and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 90 hotels throughout the region, including approximately 10 properties under the company’s luxury and lifestyle brands including Waldorf Astoria Antigua, Waldorf Astoria Cancun, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Conrad Punta de Mita and Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla.
Hilton properties are also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
For more information regarding Hilton development opportunities, please visit www.hilton.com/en/corporate/development or call 703-883-1000.
1 Anguilla Tourist Board
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About LXR Hotels & Resorts
LXR Hotels & Resorts is a curated collection of independent and spirited luxury properties celebrating the timeless pursuit of personal adventure. Found in the world's most alluring destinations, LXR Hotels & Resorts connects legendary properties into an exclusive network of hotels that are set apart by individual design, an unrivaled commitment to personalized service and elegant, yet locally immersive, experiences for guests. Each member of the collection features its own enchanting pedigree, story and character that is steeped in the originality of its locale and provides a luxurious base of exploration for the intrigued yet discerning adventurer. LXR Hotels & Resorts is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company, and each property benefits from the strength of the Hilton enterprise and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Experience an inspiring stay at LXR Hotels & Resorts by booking at lxrhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about LXR Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/lxr.