Marriott International arrives in Belize with Autograph Collection boutique hotel
The Alaia Belice boutique hotel is located in the historic city of San Pedro, renamed by Madonna as "La Isla Bonita"
Calling all those looking to discover the great outdoors and live with purpose, as owner and developer, Andrew Ashcroft, in association with Autograph Collection Hotels, announces the grand opening of the highly anticipated boutique resort - Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection . Spanning over 20 acres and the first in the City of San Pedro with over 1,000 feet of beach access, Alaia Belize is a 155-unit complex that serves as the first four-diamond complex in Ambergris. This eco-luxury development will be the first Marriott International property in the country, and will maintain the brand's high-quality standards and the dynamic brands of the Autograph Collection - celebrating the founder's passion, attention to design, inherent craftsmanship and connection to the site.
“With deep family roots in Belize and calling it my home for over 20 years, I wanted to make sure Alaia Belize captured the energetic spirit, genuine hospitality and friendliness of the destination and the locals. My team and I work closely with the Marriott International team to get it all done and allow our future guests and owners the opportunity to immerse themselves in Belizean culture, ”said Andrew Ashcroft. “No detail went unnoticed, as we wanted to make sure our travelers can experience a new level of luxury in one of the world's most photogenic, yet still unexplored, destinations. Now we are ready to show the world all that Alaia Belize has to offer and welcome our guests to come explore Belize. ”
Located in the historic town of San Pedro - called La Isla Bonita after Madonna's 1987 song about the island - Alaia Belize will allow hotel guests and homeowners to connect intimately with their surroundings, as it has been designed to stimulate the five senses. With specially selected interiors by renowned Brazilian designer Débora Aguiar, the boutique resort aims to invite guests to touch, stay and feel connected with Mother Nature, from the warm and harmonious environment, the woven textures, the natural fibers and the touches of vegetation. This avant-garde design hotel has 155 rooms and suites, from studios to three bedrooms, with a natural color scheme that complements the stunning sea views.
On the residential level, Alaia Belize consists of 71 elegant studios, two- and three-bedroom condos and eight beachfront villas. Owners who do not reside full-time in Belize can choose to enroll their condos or villas in a rental program reserved through the Marriott International reservation system and allow guests to live against a backdrop of deep blue waters. Featuring exterior designs led by International Environments, the brand's development features vertical green walls, specially textured walls, and glass windows with limitless views of the tranquil Caribbean Sea and wild tropical foliage.
Autograph Collection Hotels advocate for the original, upholding the individuality of each of its more than 200 independent hotels located in the most desired destinations in more than 30 countries and territories. Each hotel is the product of the passion and personal fulfillment of its founder's vision, which makes each hotel unique and special: Exactly like no other. Hand-selected for their inherent craftsmanship and diverse perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection hotels offer an abundance of immersive moments that leave a lasting mark.
Elevating luxury further in Belize, hotel guests and owners will have full access to first-of-its-kind amenities in the country, including Belize's first suspended rooftop pool and a reserved lounge with views of 360 degrees, the only luxury resort in Belize with a dive shop that also allows guests to receive an on-site PADI certification, K'in Spa & Wellness Center (gym and spa), a piano bar with a piano Small solo queue, kids' club, adventure concierge, pools with live DJs, golf carts, and name-brand bikes.
For gastronomy-loving travelers, Alaia Belize will feature endless dining and bar options with five different concepts. Sea Salt will be the property's real treasure, with fresh catch of the day, high-quality seafood, and meats with a Belizean twist. For those who want to enjoy the tropical climate and magnificent 360-degree views of the Caribbean Sea, Alaia will have a concept of a Rooftop View restaurant with offerings of small dishes, such as sushi, poke bowls and conch shells for lunch, dinner and snacks. nights. The beachfront hotel will also feature The Deck and Beach Bar restaurant for those looking for an alfresco beachside lunch or dinner featuring local favorites such as tacos, ceviche, burgers, fish sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizza and classic cocktails. Alaia Belize will also have a Piano Bar offering a luxurious reserved lounge setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening with small cakes, cocktail appetizers, and high-end wine and cocktail offerings from Alaia's own mixologist. Finally, The Terrace Bar offers lunch and dinner with tasty dishes, such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, ceviches and much more. In the style of Belizean celebrations, this area of the hotel will have a lively spirit with DJs and pool cabanas for a VIP experience. cocktail appetizers and high-end wine and cocktail offerings from Alaia's own mixologist. Finally, The Terrace Bar offers lunch and dinner with tasty dishes, such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, ceviches and much more. In the style of Belizean celebrations, this area of the hotel will have a lively spirit with DJs and pool cabanas for a VIP experience. cocktail appetizers and high-end wine and cocktail offerings from Alaia's own mixologist. Finally, The Terrace Bar offers lunch and dinner with tasty dishes, such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, ceviches and much more. In the style of Belizean celebrations, this area of the hotel will have a lively spirit with DJs and pool cabanas for a VIP experience.
An amazing Belize destination
“My team and I had the opportunity to visit Andrew Ashcroft at Alaia Belize earlier this year, when the property was still under construction. I'm glad the day has finally come to open the doors of this beautiful four-diamond resort on the island of Ambergris Caye. It is a great milestone for the team and the country, as it is a testament to our growth to see high-end brands such as Marriott International's Autograph Collection migrate to Belize, elevating our tourism landscape, ”said the Honorable Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism and Relations with the Belize Diaspora. “The government fully supports hotel developments and legacy projects like Alaia Belize,
In October 2020, Belize officially reopened the Philip Goldson International Airport to international visitors for leisure travel. Beginning in January 2021, Belize moved to phase 4 of its reopening plan with the total reopening of the lodging tourism sector and allowing visitors to move freely around the country. In December 2020, Belize received the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travel Seal in recognition of improving the country's health and safety protocols. To maintain certification, the Belize Tourism Office created the Tourism Gold Standard program to ensure that all hotels, restaurants, and tour operators adapt and maintain health and safety policies, including sanitation practices. ,
Known as the hidden gem of Central America and the Caribbean, the clear blue waters of Belize and its Caribbean culture are home to endless historical offerings, a myriad of adventures, and a melting pot of cultures. Just minutes from Alaia, owners and visitors can experience more than 200 caves filled with various preserved Mayan temples, including Xunantunich (the second tallest ruin in the country), lush jungles, covered in tropical forests, and archaeological sites like Actun Cave Tunichil Muknal. For those who want to dive deeper and explore the beauty of Belize's underwater natural sites, Alaia is 600 meters from the second largest barrier reef in the world and just minutes from the quintessential and unrivaled destination - the Great Blue Hole.
Ambergris Caye and Alaia Belize can be reached via Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City. Afterward, travelers have to take a short 10-minute flight to San Pedro airport or book tickets for a water taxi. The Alaia Belize hotel concierge is available to assist all guests in booking their trips. A place for all travelers and all generations, Alaia Belize offers a Un-Belize-Able Offer with special rates in a Vista Studio King Room, starting at $ 299.