By Alexander Britell
Four Seasons is opening another new property in the Caribbean as the company embarks on what appears to be a concerted expansion push in the region.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to develop Caye Chapel, a private island in Belize, with a mix of oceanfront estates, private residences and overwater bungalows.
The project, which is slated to open in 2021, is the product of a partnership with Thor Urbana, Immobilia Desarollos and GFA Grupo Immobiliario, all of which are based in Mexico.
The luxury development, called Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel, Belize, will be a mix of 50 private estates lots, 35 private residences and 100 guest rooms and suites.
There will also be a significant golf component, with an 18-hole course designed by Greg Norman, who is expanding his footprint in the Caribbean of late. The course will be designed in consultation with star golfer Lorena Ochoa.
The 280-acre site will also feature a marina and private airstrip, along with a nature and conservation institute by noted explorer Fabien Cousteau.
“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.
It’s the latest in what has become a rapid expansion for Four Seasons, which until recently only had one property in the region, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis.
That has expanded to destinations including Paradise Island, Bahamas and Anguilla, along with projects in the pipeline in Puerto Rico and Costa Rica.