In my career, I've been privileged to visit many of the world's most exquisite hotels. In doing so, I've had the opportunity to carefully consider exactly what is the formula that makes landmark properties truly exceptional. These destinations must combine distinctive design and superb amenities with uncompromising service. However, only the best of the best take on a very special sense of spirit and place that becomes so instilled in the soul of the visitor that they yearn to return again and again.
It is from this perspective that I recommend Viceroy Anguilla to you as the finest of all Caribbean resorts. The stunning architecture and effortless design are set against the breathtaking backdrop of one of the world's most pristine white beaches and crystalline blue seas. Every amenity imaginable is at the guests' fingertips. And, the kind and gentle people of Anguilla inject the Viceroy with a unique "welcome home" style that drew me to Anguilla over twenty years ago.
I hope you will consider becoming a part of our Anguilla family and becoming a part of this very special place. We look forward to sharing Anguilla with you and to you enjoying your new island home.
— Barry S. Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group
Starwood Capital Group
Viceroy Anguilla is owned by an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, a privately held, U.S.-based investment firm with a core focus on global real estate. Since the group’s inception in 1991, the firm, through its various funds, has completed over 400 transactions representing assets of $28 billion. Starwood Capital currently has approximately $18 billion of assets under management, and controls entities that include more than 1,000 hotels valued at more than $7.6 billion.
Starwood Capital Group has an extraordinary 18-year track record in hotel-related investments and has proven to be a successful acquirer, asset manager, brand builder and operator of hotels. It currently owns, manages and franchises more than 1,000 hotels valued at more than $7.6 billion. In 2006, Starwood Capital completed the $3.2 billion acquisition of Groupe Taittinger and Société du Louvre, one of Europe's largest hotel networks. SDL's assets include a unique collection of 10 luxury hotels and Europe's second largest budget hotel company with more than 800 properties, as well as the legendary crystal company Baccarat and Annick Goutal Perfumes.
Barry S. Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, is also chairman of the board of Société du Louvre. A dynamic visionary leader, Mr. Sternlicht has revolutionized the world of hotels with a modern approach that combines exceptional amenities and service with outstanding design. From 1995 to 2005, as chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Mr. Sternlicht honed several distinct brands: Westin, Sheraton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and Le Meridien. He also conceived and launched W Hotels in 1999, a unique brand of accessibly hip hotels renowned for its iconic products and innovative design.
Internationally acclaimed tastemaker Kelly Wearstler—the muse and signature designer for Viceroy Hotel Group—envisioned Viceroy Anguilla's uncluttered spaces as a fusion of the island's aquatic and geographic landscapes, and punctuated them with sculptural and organic elements.
Wearstler is recognized among design aficionados and contemporary culture devotees for her enchanting take on interiors and the luxury lifestyle, and has fine-tuned contemporary notions of elegance since establishing her firm, Kelly Wearstler, Inc., a decade ago. Her award-winning and influential designs for hotels and resorts, residences and offices, restaurants and boutiques are frequently profiled in travel, fashion, lifestyle and business publications and continually magnetize design cognoscenti around the world. Named to Time magazine's "Style & Design 100," Wearstler has also appeared on House Beautiful's honor roll of the nation's best designers for four years running. She is currently preparing the lifestyle and design experiences for multiple residential and hotel projects underway in the United States and the Caribbean.
Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo
The foremost international design consultant for hospitality, leisure and mixed-use entertainment developments, Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG), directed architecture for Viceroy Anguilla. Specializing in creating a unique sense of place with indigenous materials, as well as building techniques and architectural details that reflect the surrounding culture, WATG has been behind more successful hotels and resorts than any other hospitality design firm, according to Travel+Leisure. Past clients include Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita; Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur; and Le Saint Géran Belle Mare, Mauritius.
George W. Girvin Associates Inc.
Landscape architecture for Viceroy Anguilla was overseen by George W. Girvin Associates, Inc., a Southern California-based firm specializing in creating environments for people to experience and enjoy while protecting, preserving and enhancing the beauty of natural surroundings. Among the firm's resort projects are Karmina Palace Hotel in Manzanillo, Mexico, and the One & Only Palmilla and Esperanza Auberge Resort, both in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Direction of Viceroy Anguilla's flowing spaces was overseen by Hilgendorf Corporation, a firm specializing in precisely crafted, technically demanding projects. Using a sophisticated combination of specialized talent, accumulated knowledge and thoughtful use of technology, the firm is able to complete projects with uncommon ease, aesthetic and technical ability. Founder Kenneth Hilgendorf has been immersed in the architectural industry since childhood and received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Among the firm's many notable projects are the International Exchange Bank in Manila, Philippines, and private residences in Bel Air, Pacific Palisades and Malibu, California.