THE VALLEY, Anguilla, Sunday January 7, 2018 – Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa will be the first five-star hotel to reopen in Anguilla next month, following the devastating hurricanes Irma that struck last September.
Fountain Beach Residence, developers of the luxury boutique hotel nestled on the island’s world-famous Shoal Bay Beach, said repairs and upgrades to the damaged facilities have been ongoing for about five months. And the property should reopen on February 15.
“We’ve completed restoration of any damages that the property sustained, and have returned the hotel and spa to their award-winning five-star status,” said Jeff Goldstein, proprietor of Fountain Beach Residence.
Repairs at the property included the restoration of: the 300-year old Thai House Spa, an authentic Thai Rice Barn that was transformed into a luxury spa; guest rooms that have been brought back to their high standards and the suites/beachfront villas have had upgrades to soft goods; Internet, cable TV and telephone; and the landscaping which has been manicured and returned to its original beauty.
The beachfront was redone with additional sand and the pool areas have been brought back to their original splendour. Additionally, Zemi Beach House’s restaurants – Stone (fine dining) and 20 Knots (casual dining) – will also reopen with all new menus.
“On behalf of the entire staff at Zemi Beach House, we appreciate the overwhelming support and the volume of kind messages that we received after the hurricanes hit,” said general manager Paulo Paias. “We look forward to not only welcoming our guests back to Anguilla and Zemi Beach House…but also the people of the island that contribute to our amazing team.”
Immediately following Hurricane Irma, the Zemi Beach House team worked with several other real estate owners and private employers on the island to create Anguilla Stronger, a relief effort that was thoughtfully designed to provide the most effective relief support to the permanent residents of Anguilla as quickly and efficiently as possible. Thus far, the fund has helped to raise over $1 million for the island and its residents.