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The Viceroy Anguilla, Where Pricey Privacy is the Name of the Game

December 21, 2009 at 2:44 PM | by | ()

There ain't no stopping hotel openings, not even in the face of an economic slump or a very hectic holiday. We've been reporting on new hotels left and right these days—seemingly even more so than usual. The latest addition to the crop of newbies is the Viceroy Anguilla, a place we're sure will be getting plenty of love from stressed out travelers after the whirlwind Christmas season comes to an end.

The 35 acre property is secluded and set alongside "3,200 feet of exclusive Caribbean beachfront." That's a lot of turquoise water to stare at while you're zoning out on an island getaway.

There are 166 rooms at the new property, a relatively low number that speaks to its intimacy. Rooms run the gamut from King accommodations to five-bedroom beachfront villas, and celebrity designer Kelly Wearstler (a.k.a. "The Wearst"), known for her quirky opulence, lent a Hollywood touch to the decor.

A luxury spa, fitness center, and beachside dining—you know, the usual super luxe activities and amenities—are on-site. The name of the game at this Viceroy seems to be "privacy": Private fitness training, private spa treatments in-room, ocean-view private pools are just some of the perks being offered. Like other resorts that fall into this high-end category, guests are meant to feel like they have ownership over their surroundings.

Of course, said privacy comes at a price: When we checked rates for a weekend in January, we found a King room for $695 per night, double-occupancy, or a five-bedroom villa for a whopping $9,500 per night. We did see an introductory offer on the reservations page for a second night free, but found no open dates until early February.

Looks like people started planning for their post-holiday sanity trip early.

[Photo: therealaxalady]

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