Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island in Belize featuring magnificent oceanfront estates, private residences and overwater bungalows. Scheduled to open in 2021, the project is in partnership with Thor Urbana, Inmobilia Desarrollos and GFA Grupo Inmobiliario, three leading real estate development groups based in Mexico.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel, Belize will transform the intimate private island of Caye Chapel into a luxury destination for residence owners and leisure travellers, with approximately 50 Private Estate lots, 35 Private Residences, and 100 guest rooms and suites. Caye Chapel is located in the Belize archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage designated Belize Barrier Reef System, the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere. The island will feature an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman in consultation with Lorena Ochoa, a Fabien Cousteau nature and conservation institute, a marina and private airstrip.
“We are excited to be a part of the reimagination of Caye Chapel into an exclusive luxury experience, and to do so in a way that protects and reinforces the natural wonders of the island,” says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
About Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel, Belize
The 280-acre (113 hectare) island is outlined by 6 miles (9.7 kilometres) of white sand beaches and turquoise waters, and is located 16 miles (26 kilometres) from Belize City, either 30 minutes by boat or 10 minutes by flight. The island’s marina and airstrip can accommodate private boats and planes for easy access by owners and guests arriving from further afield. A destination in its own right, the island also acts as a convenient base to explore the nearby cultural and natural sites of mainland Belize and surrounding cayes.
For those looking to make their stays on the island more permanent, the development will include approximately 35 Four Seasons Private Residences and 50 Four Seasons Private Estates that owners can help design and build to their own preferences. Each lot will have private beach and golf course access, and owners can choose between a site on the east to enjoy sunrise or on the west for views of the sunset. The Resort will feature 100 guest rooms and suites designed by Studio Caban, including a collection of overwater bungalows.
Myriad amenities include health and wellness facilities, two beach clubs, multiple dining and bar options with sea views, retail outlets, a young residents club, a marina, tennis courts and the 18-hole White Shark Golf Course designed and reinvented by Greg Norman and Lorena Ochoa.
Guests and homeowners will be able to enjoy the exceptional natural aquatic environment around the island through boat expeditions, snorkelling, paddle boarding, diving and the on-site Fabien Cousteau Nature and Conservation Institute and Adventure Center. The institute will be home to research and education initiatives that guests and residents can participate in, including a 3D coral reef printing program.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel, Belize will be a welcome addition to the growing Four Seasons resort collection in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico, including sister properties in Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Anguilla, Nevis and Punta Mita, Mexico.
About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 110 hotels and resorts, and 38 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 46 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit fourseasons.com. For the latest news, visit press.fourseasons.com and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter.
About Thor Urbana
Thor Urbana is a leading real estate investment and development company based in Mexico City that is driving the most avant-garde hospitality and retail projects throughout Mexico. Thor Urbana is the largest commercial real estate developer in Mexico and is currently developing over 10 million square feet across the country in key markets such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Playa del Carmen, Merida, Metepec, and Los Cabos. Recent projects include the Montage Los Cabos and the Ritz Carlton in Mexico City.
GFA is one of the most recognized developers and operators of prime real estate in Mexico. Since its founding in 1964, it has developed more than 30 million square feet of urban residential projects, offices and luxury beach resorts. GFA has the philosophy of, and commitment to, developing properties of the highest quality with fresh architectural visions and state of the art technology. The Company has a presence in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Toluca, Acapulco, Metropolitan Mexico City and Cancun. Past projects include Thompson Playa del Carmen and Punta Ballena in Cabo San Lucas, home of the Esperanza Resort.
Inmobilia is one of the most successful real estate developers in Mexico, with a particular expertise in golf focused communities and country clubs. With a focus on the eastern part of Mexico, Inmobilia has developed dozens of successful commercial and residential projects, including the Yucatan Country Club and The Jaguar Golf Course, site of the PGA Tournament.