Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of the new Resort at Mahogany Bay Village to the company’s boutique Curio - A Collection by Hilton brand. When open, The Resort at Mahogany Bay Village, Curio Collection by Hilton will be the first Hilton Worldwide property in Belize.
The rustic-chic resort destination is located in San Pedro, Belize, on Ambergris Caye, about 15 miles from the mainland and 10 minutes from the San Pedro Airport. With 205 cottage and villa-style rooms, the resort sits on a 60-acre property with private residences, bay and beach clubs, a spa, meeting space and “The Village,” a vibrant public space.
Guests of The Resort at Mahogany Bay Village will experience upscale accommodations and amenities meant to represent the spirit of the country. The Belizean-style villas will be made from local, sustainably harvested hardwoods and have lofty ceilings and artfully designed heirloom quality furniture. “The Village” will complement the downtown San Pedro area with a General Store, craft and farmer’s market, scuba and fishing operators, concierge and tour coordinator, hair/nail salon and more. Guests will be able to try organic fresh vegetables harvested daily from Ambergreens, Belize’s first aquaponics farming venture, coffee at Rum and Bean, lunch at Taco Shack and local fare at the all-day restaurant, among many other food and beverage outlets.
The property will offer a 22,000 square foot Great House with three floors and 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space, as well as a wrap-around covered veranda. A specially-designated Bride’s Room will be designed as a dressing room for weddings, but will also double as a 12-seat private venue.
The Resort at Mahogany Bay Village will allow easy access to nearby restaurants, watersports, wildlife attractions and entertainment. White sand beaches, rainforests, zip lines and river caves are easily accessible from the resort’s location, while Mayan ruins, coral reefs and world class fishing are near to the property.
Elsewhere on the Caye, 200 local restaurants range from street fare to fine dining at Victoria House to Belizean fare at Elvi’s Kitchen.
The resort said it will prioritize the preservation of natural resources by using local materials and minimizing overall waste. It will maintain construction and operating standards so it will not impact the local coral reefs, and it will also employ smart architectural designs to increase airflow and reduce the need for air conditioning.
As part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, The Resort at Mahogany Bay Village, Curio Collection by Hilton will participate in the Hilton HHonors loyalty program.