Dart today announced the addition of the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla to its luxury hotel portfolio. Dart acquired the property from an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group. Located on 35 elevated acres spanning the beaches of Meads Bay and Barnes Bay, the resort is known for its sea views at every turn and 181 generously sized and diverse accommodations from clifftop guest rooms to expansive oceanfront villas.
“Dart has a longstanding conviction in the strength of the Four Seasons brand, its ability to create enduring value throughout its luxury hotels and resorts and focus on its people and the delivery of exceptional guest experiences,” said Mark VanDevelde, Dart’s Chief Executive. “We look forward to collaborating with Four Seasons and the exceptional management and staff of this resort to continue to enhance the world class experiences of guests and residence owners and, alongside the government of Anguilla, contribute to the prosperity of the Anguillan community.”
Dart’s growing hospitality portfolio centers on five-star resorts including The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman as well as the Conrad Orlando at Evermore, an 1,100-acre resort community developed by U.S. based Dart Interests and opening in 2023.
“Anguilla is a strongly positioned destination poised for continued success, and the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla has proven itself as a brand and market leader in performance and guest experience,” said Jackie Doak, Director within Dart. “The global hospitality industry has been through challenging times recently; however, as a result of the hard work and dedication of the Four Seasons management and staff, they have established the resort as a perennial favorite among luxury travelers to the Caribbean.”
Executives from Dart, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Starwood Capital Group celebrated the transaction with honored guests from the government of Anguilla at a reception held in one of the resort’s beachfront villas.
“On behalf of the people of Anguilla, we extend a warm welcome to Dart and its investment in our luxury tourism market,” said the Honourable Premier Ellis Webster. “Attracting an innovative investor such as Dart is a testament to confidence in Anguilla’s economy and the extraordinary product created by Four Seasons, Starwood Capital Group and the Anguillan staff responsible for the stellar experiences that keep guests returning to our island year after year.”
The Honourable Minister of Tourism, Mr. Haydn Hughes shared in the welcoming of Dart by noting, “We are excited about this revolutionary step to realizing a reimagined Anguilla and its overall tourism product. We have seen much positive contributions to our positioning by Starwood Capital Group and the Four Seasons brand that will only take on greater heights with our relationship with Dart. It’s a new and great day for Anguilla and all who love our island home.”