Two Top Caribbean Hotels — Secret Bay Resort & Villas and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort — Won Multiple Five-Star Awards at 2019 International Property Awards

first_imgBusinessLifestyleLocalNews Two Top Caribbean Hotels — Secret Bay Resort & Villas and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort — Won Multiple Five-Star Awards at 2019 International Property Awards by: – November 6, 2019 Fort Young Hotel. Photo credit: macocaribbean.comBest Hotel Architecture – Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort (Redevelopment)Best Hotel Interior – Palisades Restaurant, Fort Young Hotel & Dive ResortBest New Hotel Construction & Design – Fort Block, Fort Young Hotel & Dive ResortBest Leisure Architecture – Zing Zing Restaurant and Gommier Spa, Secret BaySecret Bay, Dominica’s award-winning, ultra-luxury, all-villa resort, and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, the ‘Nature Island’s’ landmark waterfront hotel and dive resort located in the vibrant capital city of Roseau, have won The Five-Star Award in multiple categories for their stunning design and architecture by the 2019 International Property Awards, Americas Division.Both properties are part of GEMS Holdings Limited, an impact-driven Caribbean-based company dedicated to managing and developing world-class, sustainable luxury properties and businesses in the hospitality and tourism markets. This announcement comes on the heels of Secret Bay being awarded the Green Globe Certification, one of the highest standards for sustainability worldwide, and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort announcing its 30th anniversary.In partnership with GEMS, ARGO Development Studio, the architectural and design firm behindboth Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resorts’ expansion and newest amenities, wasrecognized in the following categories:● Best Hotel Architecture – Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort (Redevelopment)● Best Hotel Interior – Palisades Restaurant, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort● Best New Hotel Construction and Design – Fort Block, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort● Best Leisure Architecture – Zing Zing Restaurant and Gommier Spa, Secret BayARGO was responsible for designing Zing Zing Restaurant, Secret Bay’s first-ever seated diningexperience overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and the resort’s Gommier Spa, a three-walled treehousestylewellness retreat, perched on the cliffside and enveloped in nature. The firm also oversaw the design for Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, including the expansion of the hotel’s Fort Block rooms, from 32 to 60 guestrooms, along with a reimagined aesthetic of the hotel and the new Palisades Restaurant, the resort’s signature waterfront, fine dining eatery.“We’re very proud of our luxury-meets-sustainable design at both Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel& Dive Resort, so it’s an honour to have each property recognised by such a prestigiousorganization,” said Gregor Nassief, proprietor of GEMS Holdings Limited. “ARGO did an incrediblejob executing our collaborative vision and is very much deserving of this accolade from theInternational Property Awards.”“ARGO Development Studio was delighted to be awarded Best Hotel Architecture, Best HotelInterior and Best New Hotel Construction and Design in relation to Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resortand Best Leisure Architecture for Secret Bay from the International Property Awards,” said DavidCampion, ARGO’s managing director.“We are honoured to have worked with GEMS on the shared vision for Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort and to have made a contribution to the improvement of the hospitality industry in Dominica with our involvement with these two prestigious establishments. This celebration is one we share with all who were involved in the success of these projects.”The International Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companiesoperating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award isa world-renowned mark of excellence, judged by a highly experienced team of professionals whocover the whole range of property disciplines.About Secret BaySecret Bay is a limited collection of six freestanding, secluded and sustainably crafted villas that areimmersed in nature and positioned on a breathtaking clifftop overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea.Offering a wealth of transformational experiences, fine dining, wellness facilities and stunningarchitectural design, Secret Bay is a unique tropical hideaway. Since opening eight years ago, SecretBay has received numerous accolades, including: Caribbean Journal’s Coolest Hotels, Condé NastJohansens’ Best Green Hotel in the Caribbean & Pacific, Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice” forTop Resorts in The Caribbean, Fodor’s Finest Hotels, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, andTripAdvisor’s “Travelers’ Choice” for Best Small Hotels in the Caribbean for multiple years.ContactSecret Bay at +1 767.445.4444 or [email protected] For more information, visit:http://secretbay.dm/About Fort Young Hotel & Dive ResortLocated on the water in Roseau, Dominica’s capital, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort is the country’sonly downtown hotel, affording guests unmatched proximity to the “Nature Island’s” vibrantculture, delicious cuisine, exhilarating activities and some of the island’s most prized attractions,like Trafalgar Falls, Middleham Falls, Freshwater Lake, segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail,and world-renowned diving. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort offers a luxurious sense of seclusion,fine dining and meeting facilities. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort can be reached at 767-448-5000or [email protected] ARGO Development StudioARGO Development Studio is an international award-winning architectural practice specialising ina design and construction process called Building Information Modelling (BIM). This process allowsARGO to design, cost and construct intelligent buildings in a 3D virtual environment.ARGO has offices in Dublin, Barbados, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with projectoffices in St. Maarten and Tortola. ARGO’s core team consists of architects, architecturaltechnologists, graphic designers, interior designers, project managers and construction engineers,and offers a full range of design development services. 152 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img

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