CURTAIN BLUFF IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR QUITE LITERALLYMonday 14th November 2011
Curtain Bluff Spa featured on Haute Hotels, luxury hotels from a refreshingly down-to-earth perspective, as a breath of fresh air quite literally, Read why below.
Curtain Bluff will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. And at a time when so many luxury hotels get hung up on things like flat-screens and designer bed linens, it's like a breath of fresh air to discover one so confident of its appeal that it can ignore such passing trends.
For whilst this famous beach hotel has certainly made some major changes over the years (and what's not to love about that US$2 million spa or those sexy Jacuzzi suites?) essentially it's the kind of relaxed yet refined getaway Howard Hulford envisaged back in 1957 when he decided that beach-flanked bluff on Antigua's south coast was simply wasted on grazing goats.
He not only set about building his own private home here, but also an exclusive hotel with just 27 guest rooms. And whilst Sir Howard is no longer with us, his long-serving team (delightful wife Chelle, Managing Director Rob Sherman and Manager Wendy Eardley) are still around to ensure no one goes off message and starts introducing Italian marble in the public spaces, iPod docking stations in the bedrooms or additional charges for lobster in the restaurant. Here at Curtain Bluff the breaking waves provide the background music, the only thing that costs extra at dinner is a bottle of vintage wine, and as for those public spaces, suffice to say that the terracotta tiles put down in 1962 still grace that central courtyard. Continue to read Haute Hotel article here.
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