The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort announces October opening following $60 million renovation

Puerto Rico's first ultra-luxury resort also launches The Ocean Drive Beachfront Residences, Atlantic Drive Estates and plans for a resort expansion.

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The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort has announced that the property is slated to open on 29 October 2018, following an extensive $60 million renovation at Bahia Beach.

The renovation is inclusive of every guestroom and suite, the Plantation House, the heart of the resort where guests will enjoy The St. Regis Bar and the property’s signature restaurant, the seaside pool and esplanade, which will offer a casual dining option for guests, the spa, and the ocean-front golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Additionally, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort also announced the new $85 million beachfront, ultra-luxury residential development, Ocean Drive, as well as The Atlantic Drive Estates and plans for a resort expansion.

Owner John Paulson, Paulson & Co. said, “The St. Regis Bahia Beach has always been an incredibly beautiful resort. With the new upgrades, it will be even more remarkable than it was before the 2017 hurricanes.”

Designed by Puerto Rican designer Nono Maldonado together with Hirsch Bedner Associates of San Francisco, and inspired by the surrounding sea, sand and foliage, the 139 refurbished rooms and suites at The St. Regis will boast a light, modern and organic aesthetic in a contemporary and residential setting. A tranquil colour palette of whites and light blues will complement the ocean and lush tropical garden views, while custom furniture pieces such as a glass bar cabinet will evoke an inviting and luxurious home.

The light-centric design is also seen in the Plantation House, which will greet guest upon arrival and is home to the resort’s signature fine-dining restaurant and St. Regis Bar. Anchored by The Long Awaited Voyage – a mural by Puerto Rican artist Arnaldo Roche Rabell that has been restored following the storms and hangs above The St. Regis Bar – the two-story building overlooks the ocean and invites guests to relax taking in the view, while experiencing the brand’s champagne sabering ritual and enjoying live music from a Steinway Piano from the comfort of a banquette.

The seaside pool and esplanade has also undergone a renovation, and will offer a casual dining restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating in addition to poolside cabanas, lounge chairs, and the spa, which will debut as The Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort when the property opens.

All structures have been built below the tree line, affording unspoiled views along the resort’s three-kilometre stretch of private beach, with beach towels, comfortable lounge chairs, umbrellas and beach service. For the ultimate beachside indulgence, private Beach Front Cabanas with St. Regis service will be available to reserve.

Available through a new collaboration with Aquavento Water Sports, equipment and activities for children and adults alike to enjoy includes non-motorised water sports such as surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and fishing in any of the surrounding lakes. The property also offers numerous trails for biking, walking and running, all nestled under the canopy of the tropical setting and inviting guests discover and immerse themselves in the preserved surrounding nature. For guests interested in volunteer opportunities and activities that give back to the community and destination, the property is working in collaboration with the Bahia Beach Resort Golf Club and its non-profit organisation Alma de Bahia on several initiatives to support the affected communities in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is proud to offer these opportunities and assist those who were impacted by the storms.

The Ocean Drive Residences

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort also announces the launch of an $85 million beachfront, ultra-luxury residential development, The Ocean Drive Residences. Comprising of 30 luxurious condominium residences in three beachfront buildings, The Ocean Drive Beachfront Residences at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort will offer three- and four-bedroom residences and penthouse models. Created by SB Architects of Miami and Hirsch Bedner Associates of San Francisco, the design of each residence takes inspiration from the spectacular nature and wild environment surrounding the property. Features also include innovatively designed living areas, expansive beach front terraces with outdoor bars and kitchens, and direct private elevator access.  Residents will additionally enjoy five-star hotel services and amenities provided by St. Regis, breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and a stretch of crescent beach. The first building is under development and is expected to be completed by June 2019.

The Atlantic Drive Estates

The property is also slated to debut The Atlantic Drive Estates, a collection of coastal home sites located in a prime location just west of The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort. This collection of luxury property sites will provide residents the opportunity to custom-design and build their own homes in beachfront sites and premium golf and lake locations.

Additional expansion

Additionally, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort announces plans for a $30 million expansion to the resort.  Occupying a secluded stretch of land adjacent to the current guest room accommodations, the expansion will add 60 oceanfront rooms to the hotel’s inventory and introduce a more contemporary style with family-friendly and flexible rooms to the destination.

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