SAN DIEGO, CA (Jan. 12, 2012) — LaTour Hotels and Resorts, which offers personalized luxury hospitality management services for four- and five-star properties worldwide, has announced the opening of Celeste Beach Residences, Resort & Spa, located in Huatulco, Oaxaca, the hidden jewel of Mexico.
The resort carries the first LaTour Signature Group private label, reserved for five-star properties and highlighting the pillars of the LaTour Signature experience: culinary, wine, wellness, entertainment and concierge.
“This oceanfront resort and private residence club was designed to carry the LaTour Signature brand and benefits immensely from the exclusive experience of veteran hotelier Tom LaTour,” said Sean Zimmerman, founding partner of SIA Living, the property’s sales and marketing partner. “Celeste will be the finest resort in the region.”
Celeste Beach Residences, Resort & Spa offers a collection of two- and three-bedroom residences with an average of 2,384 square feet. The community is comprised of 21 luxury condominiums in seven buildings nestled in an intimate beach cove along the Pacific Ocean.
LaTour Hotels and Resorts has consulted on the property since its inception and manages Celeste’s homeowners association, concierge services, extensive residential services for owners, rental program and exchange opportunities.
Located in Huatulco, a city known for its rich traditions, modern amenities and ideal year-round weather, Celeste is situated in the coveted Tejoncito Bay, just steps from the beach. Huatulco offers over 20 miles of coastline, nine distinct bays and 40,000 acres of National Park. Five of the nine bays are designated as a National Aquatic Park.
Drawing on these influences is the award-winning architecture firm HKS Inc., which brings more than 60 years of international experience in the architectural design of commercial, resort and residential properties. The design, construction and branding of the resort captures the essence of the region’s ancient culture through the use of natural stones, woods and textiles while adding luxurious touches.
Amenities and activities at Celeste Beach Residences, Resort & Spa include a beachfront pool, relaxation pools, a spa, Palapa Bar and Grill, golf course privileges, boating excursions, eco tours, a wellness center, a fitness and yoga center and classes, a members’ wine lounge, wine program and in-residence chefs. The resort’s signature restaurant will be market-based, taking advantage of Oaxaca’s bountiful offerings from land and sea.
In line with Huatulco’s dedication to environmentally friendly practices, Celeste has created one of the cleanest developments in Mexico through a low-impact and eco-friendly master plan. Huatulco is the first sustainable community in the Americas and the third worldwide to be recognized by EarthCheck. EarthCheck is the largest environmental management system used by the travel and tourism industry for the benchmarking and certification of their operational practices. Hualtulco is also Green Globe certified.
The resort is donating a portion of unit sales to charitable organizations in the community. As well, the LaTour management team has incorporated its own sustainability and social responsibility programs.
SOURCE: LaTour Signature Group