The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is expanding its collection of Reserve hotels with plans to open a luxury sanctuary on Pearl Island, a private island situated 45 miles south of Panama City, with a projected opening date of 2016. The resort is the sixth planned Reserve property, joining current locations in Phulay Bay in Thailand and Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico, and upcoming locations including Molasses Reef in Turks and Caicos, Tamuda Bay in Morocco and Cabos San Lucas in Mexico.
The centrepiece of the Reserve will feature an open-air resort offering 80 intimate rooms, a spa, a private beach club, three swimming pools and three restaurants, as well as access to a world-class marina, dive and fishing village and equestrian centre. The spa will include outdoor treatment pavilions and separate tree-top villas, all of which will incorporate indigenous treatments in a remote setting.
Capturing the striking character of Pearl Island, one- and two-storey villas situated on the beach reveal ocean-front views, all boasting oversized guest rooms with private plunge pools, spacious outdoor private terraces. The expansive Signature Suite is a standalone private oasis spread along the coastline. For executive retreats, the property will feature a 1800ft² function pavilion and boardroom with ocean views.
“With an abundant forest environment and stunning beaches with a premium on privacy, Pearl Island is a perfect site for the Reserve experience,” says Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer at The Ritz-Carlton. “Guests will enjoy an exclusive and secluded private location, with a wealth of recreational options to choose from.
“Pearl Island is a destination that our discerning customers will find extremely appealing, with the coastal serenity and unspoiled natural attractions offering our guests the beauty and privacy they seek in an exclusive getaway experience.”