Barbados’ Mango Bay Hotel has officially re-opened following a six-month $10 million refurbishment and expansion project resulting in 12 additional suites as well as extensive enhancements throughout the 12-year old resort..Among the new accommodations are two 1,200 sq. ft. Penthouse Suites priced at $1,500 to $1,800 per night all-inclusive in season and designed to meet the needs of clientele with five-star tastes.
The resort, exceeding an average 83 percent year-round occupancy level for more than 11 years, is owned and operated by Peter Odle.
“We are pleased to re-launch our boutique resort with many enhancements designed to elevate the level of accommodations to a higher plateau for our growing number of upscale North American patrons as well as our traditional discerning European guests,” said Peter Odle.
The expansion includes the addition of a new fourth floor enabling the hotel to add 12 rooms in two new categories - Deluxe Rooms and Penthouse Suites.
The two Ocean Front Penthouse Suites are 1,200 sq. ft. in size. Each unit is glass enclosed on two sides affording a majestic view of the Caribbean Sea and the West Coast. These extraordinary suites feature two 42-inch Plasma televisions, one in the living room and one in the bedroom.
There is a full wet bar at the entrance to each suite and a fully furnished living area and patio. On the patio of each suite is a private jetted plunge pool.
The spacious bedroom opens out directly into the living room and patio for a luxury sweeping flow-through design. The bathroom features a deep soaking tub and a separate stall shower complete with a waterfall shower head. There are dual toilet facilities in the suites and extra closet space.
There are 10 new Deluxe Rooms located along the new top floor and southwest corner of the main building. These accommodations are 500 sq. ft. in size and offer views of the pool and gardens.
What differentiate the Deluxe Rooms from Superior Rooms are the fittings and amenities. These new rooms feature rich wooden four-poster beds, bedside tables, armoires and writing desks. The bathrooms have six-foot tubs, new waterfall shower heads and Avonite counter tops.
Oceanfront Rooms have been upgraded to include the same furniture as the new Deluxe Rooms and have the advantage of the views of the Caribbean Sea.
All Superior and Standard Rooms have been completely refurbished and feature new bathroom fittings.
The swimming pool has been retiled with a blue glass mosaic tile and the pool deck has been tiled from the lobby to the beachfront.
The restaurant has been completely refurnished and the flooring retiled and is now partially enclosed providing the option of both indoor and outdoor dining.
The new lobby area features a rich Italian marble floor tile and curves out into two wings. The left wing houses a new guest lounge which features hardwood floors, a big screen television, computer with Internet access and changing facilities for guests with late departing flights. On the right side of the lobby is the new office space.