The Anguillan is reporting that the newly-named Belmond Cap Juluca officially closed is doors on August 27 to embark on a massive renovation that is scheduled to last until November 2018.
After shutting down briefly, Cap Juluca reopened under the original ownership of the Hickox family on November 15, 2012. In July of 2016, the owners of Cap Juluca in Anguilla issued a written statement informing travel media that they were exploring the idea of selling the resort. Nearly one year later, that sale came to fruition when Belmond, a luxury hotel and leisure company based in London, stepped in and acquired the famous Caribbean resort.
Upon completing the acquisition toward the end of May, Belmond immediately began operating Cap Juluca.
The top-to-bottom renovation will include the development of 25 new beachfront villas or suites, bringing the resort’s total inventory to 121 rooms.
The renovation will also include new interior furnishings of all suites and villas; the introduction of new culinary concepts that celebrate the local food culture; enhancements to the spa; and new and renovated public areas. It is not the resort’s first renovation.
From November of 2012, through July of 2016, the Hickox family invested $12 million in Cap Juluca.
After the latest refurbishment, Belmond will have invested a total of roughly $121 million in the acquisition and subsequent renovation and expansion of the resort.
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