First new-build Waldorf-Astoria in the Caribbean to open in 2020 and is one of 15 new hotels approved in Antigua-Barbuda.
The first Waldorf-Astoria in the Caribbean is to be located in Antigua and is one of 15 new hotels that have been approved for construction in Antigua and Barbuda, tourism minister Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez told reporters during a recent product update briefing at the CTO’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference in The Bahamas.
Scheduled to open in 2020, the Waldorf Astoria Antigua will be located in a cove along the southeastern coast of Antigua at Morris Bay Beach, roughly 20 minutes from V.C. Bird International Airport. It will offer 95 hotel rooms and 25 branded villas as well as a world-class spa.
The other approved properties include Marriott Autograph Collection, Rosewood and a Best Western, The Royalton Antigua, Elegant Hotels’ Hodges Bay Resort and Spa and The Hammock Cove by Elite Island, in total representing 2,535 rooms and units. Antigua currently has 60 hotels and just over 3,000 hotel rooms.
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Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.