WELCOME TO THE NEW MANAGING DIRECTORWednesday 22nd November 2023
Carlisle Bay Antigua, the iconic, five-star luxury resort, is proud to welcome back Andrew Hedley. Hedley previously served as General Manager, joining shortly after the resort’s initial opening, playing an integral role in leading and developing the team from 2004 – 2009 and is thrilled to now be back on property as Managing Director, as the resort celebrates its twentieth anniversary later this year and ushers in a new era of luxury with exciting developments to come.
Hedley has been a resident on the island of Antigua for 19 years, with dual British and Antiguan nationality, he brings an inherent knowledge of Caribbean culture, its people and practices. Possessing a wealth of experience in luxury resorts throughout the Caribbean, most recently, Hedley served as Executive Director and General Manager of Hodges Bay Resort, overseeing the restructure and repositioning of the property, along with its offshore island beach club. Additional roles include, Managing Director of Mill Reef Properties, CEO of Canouan Group in St. Vincent & The Grenadines, where the development of the 1200-acre Canouan Island fell under his remit, Managing Director of private-island resort, Jumby Bay, and Regional Vice President Caribbean, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. Earlier positions include Managing Director of Point Grace, General Manager of Peter Island Resort, and Resident Manager, Cap Juluca, among other impressive roles throughout the Caribbean, Africa and London.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I return to Carlisle Bay,” said Hedley. “I am very proud to be a part of this stellar team again, and especially grateful to be able to re-join as Managing Director during the resort’s 20th anniversary year, leading the way into the future and looking forward to new developments for the property on the horizon.”
“I am delighted to welcome Andrew back on board to help play a central role in the exciting path ahead for Carlisle Bay,” said Brian Murphy, General Manager. “I remain focused on continuing to provide excellent service for our guests and very much look forward to working in tandem with Andrew to elevate the Carlisle Bay experience with what’s to come.”
Since its December 2003 opening, Carlisle Bay Antigua has accomplished several extraordinary milestones, including welcoming over 653,000 guests, remaining a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and boasting an impressive roster of long-standing employees – 29 of whom have been at Carlisle Bay since its very first day of opening, and 118 of which have been with the property for more than 10 years.
Carlisle Bay is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the largest and most exclusive collection of independent luxury hotels of the world. Situated on one of the most pristine bays on the island, the resort’s location allows for a luxuriously tropical backdrop to celebrate one of the island’s most iconic hotels. Carlisle Bay is surrounded by untouched rainforest, and its unique landscape inspired the property to incorporate its natural surroundings into its thoughtful design, affording guests an atmosphere of sophistication and laid-back luxury, whilst ensuring a constant adherence to the highest standards of hospitality.
The property is also known for its diverse choice of restaurants and bars, all of which utilize locally sourced produce and ingredients from the chef’s own vegetable and herb garden, in addition to being a hotspot for destination weddings and corporate retreats. From leisure travellers to those visiting on business, Carlisle Bay provides the perfect culmination of exclusive location, exceptional facilities and genuine hospitality, all in an idyllic climate.
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