The highly anticipated Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio – A Collection By Hilton, will open in December 2017. The first luxury resort from a global brand to open in the country, Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club is being built from the ground up on the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Set on 60-acres and nestled in a grove of tropical foliage, the resort is designed for those seeking relaxed adventure. Featuring 205 cottages and villa-style accommodations, the decor will reflect the destination’s authentic soul with colonial-style detailing, heirloom-quality furnishings and local, sustainably-harvested genuine Belizean hardwoods.
Leading the new Belizean experience is industry icon General Manager, Niklaus Leuenberger and veteran sales expert, Edward Donaldson as director of sales and marketing.
“This will be a one-of-a-kind, authentic, Belizean resort,” Leuenberger said. “Building a new property on an island as striking as Ambergris Caye has been a real labor of love. Every detail of the resort has been meticulously thought out – from the interior design to the selection of amenities, from the guestrooms to the public spaces. Local flavor has been infused throughout the entire resort, and we have worked hard to provide guests with what will be an exceptional product. I know I speak for the entire team, when I say we are eager for guests to experience Mahogany Bay when we officially open our doors at the end of this year.”
Over the course of 19 years, Leuenberger has served as GM for The Peninsula Hotels in Philippines and Hong Kong. Leuenberger was also managing director of The New York Palace Hotel, and most recently he held the position as senior vice president of resort operations of Baha Mar Casino & Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas.
Guests of Mahogany Bay will have full access to a wide array of amenities including the Bay Club with a grand pool and bar and the private, white sand Beach Club, just a short boat ride from the on-site marina. The property’s focal point will be a 22,000-square foot Great House featuring a signature restaurant and bar, 8,000-square feet of event space, the largest in Belize, plus a wrap-around covered veranda.