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For the last year or so, Anguilla has been missing one its most treasured properties: CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa. In the wake of last year’s Hurricane Irma, CuisinArt closed to repair damages and concentrate on the property’s rebirth and renewal, with design updates, new dining venues and expansions to its spa, fitness and golf facilities. The resort, which has 91 suites and seven villas, will reopen Nov. 1.
“From the moment that guests step into the lobby of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, they will understand how completely the resort has been transformed,” said Stephane Zaharia, president and managing director of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa and its sister property, The Reef. “While the property’s iconic Mediterranean architecture will be fully restored to its original glory, the interiors of the resort will be completely refreshed.”
Guests will experience what the resort refers to as a clean “coastal chic” palette of bright whites and blues. The grand entrance will have carved mosaic columns, porcelain tiling and sleek lounging areas, all illuminated by a custom chandelier. The pool will have a more modern aesthetic, with teak loungers and private cabanas by Smania of Italy. The pool area will also have a new splash pad for kids, which will be recessed so that it doesn’t interfere with the guests’ pool experience.
“The interior design is from Roche Bobois, a company that is a world leader in furniture design,” Zaharia said. “Their designs are exclusive and made-to-order in small European workshops to ensure a high level of customization.”
Details in the suites will include handmade headboards, custom cabinetry and whitewashed floors.
New Dining ConceptsAdditionally, the resort will have new dining venues and revamped menus by the property’s new executive chef, Alan Larch. The former outdoor venue Mosaic will replace Cafe Mediterraneo and will offer cuisines from around the world.
A stand-out feature at CuisinArt will be its hydroponic farm. The farm has multiple microclimate zones, which allows the cultivation of a wide variety of produce.
“We will be one of the first resorts in the Caribbean to grow berries, which thrive in areas with cold winters and typically must be shipped to the Caribbean,” Zaharia said. “This is just one example of how enhancements at the Hydroponic Farm will expand CuisinArt’s diverse culinary program while lessening our carbon footprint.”
Spa and Golf EnhancementsThe resort’s 18-hole championship golf course will have a new fleet of golf carts and updated design at the Clubhouse. Special incentive pricing will be offered to guests of the resort at $100 per 18-hole round, inclusive of cart and standard or deluxe rental clubs.
“The golf course is one of our guests’ favorite aspects at CuisinArt, and it has been a top priority throughout the restoration,” Zaharia said. “We renovated the bunkers and refilled them with fresh silica sand, giving a striking aesthetic of bright white against the green.”
The Spa by CuisinArt will relaunch with a renewed focus on whole-body wellness and biodynamic treatments, including organic facials and bamboo massage treatments.
“Our prized ‘Farm to Spa’ program is powered by the resort’s hydroponic farm,” Zaharia said. “The program will be expanded with multiple new treatments and workshops to help guests create their own custom scrubs and salts to take home.”
New monthly wellness workshops will feature day-long fitness, education and treatment programs focusing on essential oils, detoxification, self-empowerment and meditation. CuisinArt’s new Fitness Center will have Technogym equipment including spin bikes with Technogym Cycle Connect for virtual spinning with an on-screen/on-demand instructor. Stand-up paddleboard yoga will also be offered. Aqua Fitness Classes will include kickboxing, aqua conditioning and in-water spin classes.
Travel agents interested in experiencing CuisinArt for themselves should reach out to the resort.
“Fams are strategically planned by invitation, and agent rates are handled on a case-by-case request basis,” Zaharia said.
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