WHY IT RATES: Hammock Cove Antigua’s inclusion in the prestigious Virtuoso travel network will bring new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s more than 20,000 luxury travel advisor partners and their discerning, highly desirable clientele. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Writer
Hammock Cove Antigua, an Elite Island Resort, is proud to announce its partnership with Virtuoso, the leading global network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. The resort underwent a rigorous vetting process to join Virtuoso’s collection of over 2,200 of the world’s finest luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other travel entities worldwide.
According to Elite Island Resorts Chairman Robert A. Barrett, inclusion in Virtuoso will present new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s more than 20,000 luxury travel advisors and their highly desirable clientele. Virtuoso agencies worldwide sell an average of US$25–$30 billion annually, making the network the most significant player in luxury travel.
“Travel advisors have always been at the core of our business—and today, they continue to be the very backbone of our company,” said Barrett. “When I had the idea of creating Hammock Cove, I envisioned a true, luxurious all-inclusive hotel that catered to a very specific demographic. I talked to many travel advisor partners. This product was years in the making. It’s the first hotel in the Elite Island Resorts portfolio to join Virtuoso.
That significance echoes the very ethos that I created here; to be included alongside the company’s roster of respected hotels and to be recognized as a leading luxury resort among our travel industry peers says that we are getting things right, and we can’t wait to welcome their guests.”
Overlooking Antigua’s iconic aquamarine waters and the dramatic coastline of Devil’s Bridge National Park, Hammock Cove features 41 spacious ocean-facing villas in chic, contemporary design with vast indoor-outdoor living plans, private plunge pools, wet bars with a sommelier-curated selection of wines, and other luxury amenities. Unique to Hammock Cove is the Guest Ambassadors, offering personal assistant and concierge services for guests in the villa and around the property, anticipating the needs of the modem traveler.
With a focus on gastronomy redefining the luxury all-inclusive experience, Executive Chef Marco Festini brings Michelin-starred experience to three restaurants highlighting seasonal and sustainable ingredients, while multiple bars serve on-trend cocktails, premium liquor, an extensive wine list, and of course, a library of local rums. Additional amenities include The Tranquility Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a three-tiered infinity pool, a private white sand beach, art gallery, and much more. All-inclusive nightly rates start at $1,100 for two persons.
Hammock Cove Antigua is located 25 minutes from V.C. Bird International Airport. Rates are inclusive of luxury villa accommodations, all meals offered from each of the property’s gastronomy concepts including breakfast, lunch, dinner, small bites throughout the day, degustation dinners, in-villa dining, afternoon tea, evening aperitivo, premium liquor, wines and Champagne, various wellness, land and water activities, and all taxes and gratuities. Hammock Cove does not accept travelers under the age of 16.
Elite Island Resorts represents an impressive collection of unique beachfront properties in the Caribbean. Each Elite Island Resorts property provides something unique to fulfill every traveler’s desires, with offerings ranging from destination weddings or romantic escapes to family retreats or eco vacations. Resorts include The Club Barbados, Palm Island Resort & Spa in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Galley Bay Resort & Spa, St. James’s Club & Villas, Pineapple Beach Club Antigua and The Verandah Resort & Spa, all in Antigua.
For more information, visit hammockcoveantigua.com.
SOURCE: Elite Island Resorts press release.