Currently closed, the iconic hotel sits on a private island in Antigua & Barbuda and will reopen on October 9 as the tenth hotel for Oetker Collection.
The resort currently has 40 rooms and suites, three restaurants, spa and fitness facilities, five tennis courts and chief executive Frank Marrenbach said the group is working on a thorough plan to update, enhance, and “where relevant, re-configure” the island’s inventory. Also at Jumby Bay are 50 fully staffed rental villas and estate homes.
The hotel will join sister hotels such as Fregate Island Private in Seychelles, The Lanesborough in London, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Germany, Le Bristol Paris and most recently Palacio Tangara, which opened in Sao Paulo this June.
Also in the group is Eden Rock-St Barths, a 40-minute flight from Antigua.
“Since the foundation of Oetker Collection, we have grown our hotel portfolio with carefully chosen resorts and city hotels that deserve the attribute ‘Masterpiece’,” said Frank Marrenbach, chief executive, Oetker Collection.
As the new operator of Jumby Bay Island, Oetker Collection will be responsible for the management of the resort and for the rental of the villas and estate homes, some of which offer up to nine bedrooms.
Dennis McNeill, chairman of the board, Jumby Bay Island Company, said: “We look forward to a long and productive relationship [with Oetker]”