PARADISE ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS (Jan. 23, 2012) – Grenada’s premier luxury hideaway, Spice Island Beach Resort (www.SpiceIslandBeachResort.com) has been named “Most Excellent Resort” in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific by the authoritative Condé Nast Johansens at an awards presentation held earlier today at Caribbean Marketplace in the Bahamas.
Sir Royston Hopkin, accompanied by Lady Hopkin, was humbled as his model for a timeless luxury retreat centered around the impeccable standards of an elegant family-run resort achieved top status in the international luxury travel guide of the most trusted name in travel publishing, Condé Nast Publications Ltd.
“Once again I accept this honor on behalf of the entire dedicated and hardworking team at Spice Island Beach Resort – my management, our food & beverage and culinary staff, reservations specialists, housekeepers, gardeners, maintenance, all employees. Each one plays an integral role in the creation of relaxing, enjoyable, service-oriented vacations personalized for each discerning guest,” said Sir Royston.
Spice Island Beach Resort was selected from an exclusive collection of luxury, boutique hotels, inns and resorts throughout the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Readers of the guides, hotel guests and the Condé Nast Johansens inspection team all contributed votes in the selection process.
Lesley O’Malley-Keyes, Vice President & Publishing Director, The Americas, Condé Nast Johansens, noted: “The Awards for Excellence winners represent the very best of the best. Our readers are discerning and experienced travelers who know what they want when they travel – exceptional accommodations, outstanding service and good value. Condé Nast Johansens only recommends properties that meet these very specific standards.”
Spice Island Beach Resort has also recently achieved “Gold” standing in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards and has been rated the # 1 property in Virgin Holidays exclusive worldwide Platinum Collection for six years in a row. Last year, the resort received Condé Nast Johansens 2011 Award for Most Excellent Service. Other accolades include the AAA Four Diamond® Award, which the upscale Grenadian hideaway received for eight consecutive years. Sir Royston himself is the recent recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
Tucked away on spectacular Grand Anse Beach just 10 minutes from the airport, Spice Island Beach Resort is surrounded by pristine tropical gardens and offers a world-class spa and culinary program, and a wide choice of super-elegant beachfront suites situated right on the beach at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.
For the discerning couple, Spice Island Beach Resort’s custom-designed Royal Collection Pool Suites (pictured right) and Luxury Almond Pool Suites offer an oasis of private luxury. Each suite is at least 1,500 sq. feet with its own private entrance and tropical garden as well as a residential size swimming pool and outdoor dining terrace. The spacious bedroom is decorated in contemporary Caribbean style and features a luxurious canopy bed, making it an ideal setting for the perfect romantic retreat. An elegantly furnished bathroom with a whirlpool tub adds a touch of Caribbean romance to every evening. The Royal Collection Pool Suites also feature a Cedar Sauna.
Boasting a style and elegance befitting royalty, the palatial Cinnamon and Saffron suites (pictured right) measure 1,440 sq. feet each and feature a romantic ambiance with a floating canopy bed, rich fabrics, an elaborate marble bathroom, spacious living room with 42″ LCD television and Bose Lifestyle Entertainment System, wetbar and dining area set for six. Private patios call for lazy afternoons in the hammock with tall cocktails. Whether on a romantic getaway or a long-awaited family vacation, Spice Island Beach Resort’s Cinnamon and Saffron Suites allow the perfect blend of upscale elegance with spacious convenience and ease.
The 1,200 sq. foot Anthurium Pool Suite offers an enticing retreat into your own paradise with private entrances and personal gardens surrounding a delightful 12′ x 16′ plunge pool.
Offering a new spin on beachfront elegance, Spice Island Beach Resort’s signature Seagrape Suites are equipped with a luxurious large whirlpool tub with views of the ocean and separate shower featuring chic, new Hansgrohe fixtures designed by Phillip Starck. An additional 225 sq ft. of spacious patio with private garden, chaise lounges and a double hammock provide the perfect romantic setting to absorb the breath-taking Caribbean sunset.
All suites are air conditioned and outfitted with spectacular five-star amenities including a large whirlpool, LCD flat panel televisions with cable, dvd player and iPod docking station, the softest and smoothest Italian Frette bathrobes and linens, Molton Brown bath and body amenities, mini-bar, CD player/clock radio, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, direct dial telephone with Internet access, safe, coffee/tea facility, toaster, chaise lounges and patio or balcony. Several suites feature a private pool.
Spice Island Beach Resort is a Green Globe certified hotel.