2016 ARDA Award OYster Bay Beach Resort Receives Another Prestigious Industry Award

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Oyster Bay Beach Resort recently won a 2016 ARDA (American Resort Development Association) Gold award in Resort Design for the refurbishment of the Infinity Restaurant and Bar. The project was part of a continual, phased renovation process that began after the purchase of the resort by Pearl Development NV in 2003.

Florida-based architectural firm, Joseph Allan & Company, and the St. Petersburg Florida Design Firm, Pabor Designs, were retained to create an appealing modern Caribbean aesthetic for the restaurant and bar, which is open to owners, exchange guests, and visitors, and is known for its international cuisine. The sweeping renovation was completed in October (toward the end) of 2015 and has had an immediate, positive impact on guest satisfaction, service levels, and revenue.

This latest tribute is just one of the numerous accolades that Oyster Bay has earned for its commitment to delivering high-quality hospitality in all aspects of its operations. Joshua Gold, a Managing Director of Pearl Development NV, noted, “This award is very meaningful to us, because it acknowledges our ongoing enhancements and dedication to providing owners and guests with memorable vacation experiences in elegant, modern and enjoyable accommodations.

With scenic beach and ocean views, Oyster Bay Beach Resort is characterized by distinctive contemporary architecture and Caribbean style. In 2010, it was recognized with an ARDA award in Architecture and Design for the unique design of the Mainsail Pavilion, a four-story, forty unit, timeshare building, and the Lighthouse, an eight-story condominium building, topped with a 30-foot, all-glass dome, now a distinctive and attractive site on St. Maarten.

“We have invested millions of dollars to make Oyster Bay Beach Resort an appealing resort development with an outstanding setting, amenities, and services,” added Michael Dolente, a Managing Director of Pearl Development NV. “It is rewarding to have our efforts be so widely appreciated.”

Oyster Bay Beach Resort has received the Interval International Premier® designation every year since 2008. The annual award recognizes resorts that offer outstanding vacation experiences with state-of-the-art conveniences and modern features and appointments.

In acknowledgement of its exemplary customer service, travelers awarded Oyster Bay a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the five consecutive years from 2011 to 2015. In addition, Travel + Leisure’s influential readers ranked the property one of the “Top 10 Top Family Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas” for 2013 and a “Top 5 Hotel for Value in the Caribbean” in 2012. The property and its staff have also garnered many local hospitality awards throughout the years.

The property is situated on a four-acre coral reef peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and Oyster Pond. Its spacious well-appointed units overlook white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and a picturesque marina. A comprehensive array of amenities and activities, such as gourmet restaurants, full-service spa, oceanfront infinity pool, fully equipped fitness center, casino, live entertainment, golf, tennis courts, and various water sports, are available at or near the resort.