HQ property updates for November 2012

HQ property updates for November 2012

Pinch — Punch and all that! – Wow where has this year gone?

A few updates regarding the hotels and a video update regarding Argyle Airport from Jennifer Richardson-Herbert (IADC).

Firstly news on Argyle International Airport (video below):


A summary of recent happenings at HQ:
World Travel Market

Harlequin Hotels & Resorts is attending World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, to promote Harlequin’s projects.   Last year saw 47,776 global travel professionals meeting, with £1,625 million of travel industry deals resulting.  Below is the stand image – it’s an exiting time to promote the hotels and the industry loves the HQ concept.



blu, St Lucia

Please see the CGI of the planned bathroom renovations at blu, St Lucia.

Last week blu, St Lucia, hosted the Honourable Prime Minister Dr Kenny D Anthony to support the annual Friends of St Judes charity dinner to raise funds for St Judes Hospital in St Lucia.

Liverpool FC International Football Academy Soccer School

Gareth Southgate: England legend, former manager, former FA Head of Elite Development, TV sports commentator, has been the Buccament Bay Resort master class football coach for a week. This has created quite a stir on twitter!  There’s also a photo of him teaching some guests below.

Harlequin Performing Arts Academy

West End superstar Hannah Waddingham has been on resort as resident tutor.  Soon to be starring at the Old Vic Theatre in the West End as Kate in Kiss Me Kate (opens 22nd November 2012), Hannah has enjoyed huge success as an actress and is the winner of the 2012 Whatsonstage award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Musical”, which she received for her amazing performance as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz.  Picture of Kate in action attached, and more info can be found here:

We (Assets International) will be uploading a video with John Barr and Tim Davies performing classics from the “West End”  when we visited the resort back in October.


Travel Industry Accolade

Travel Weekly has compiled a bunch of hotel top 10 lists as voted for by the travel industry, and Buccament Bay Resort features in three of these lists: Best All-Inclusive Hotels, Best Family Hotels and Best New Hotels.  See more here:  and also here


Merricks Resort Barbados (Update for November)

The Merricks Resort Show Village development in St Philip, Barbados continues to make good progress on internal, external and infrastructural works. Images detailing the main works are below, but first we want to share a little insight into the thinking behind the development.

The villa designs being implemented offer airy spaces that enjoy plenty of light, large rear decks with walk in plunge pools – which have been completed – and seating areas to take in the wonderful views over the turquoise sea. New bathroom designs also accommodate showers with closed external garden spaces, allowing for an inside/outside shower experience. The villas are a testament to Harlequin’s environmentally friendly approach, having been designed to be self-sustaining via renewable energy sources, such as solar panels. Their rooms are designed to be extremely effective at retaining the cool air generated by the air conditioning units, which are themselves controlled by a property management system, ensuring optimum use for maximum energy efficiency.

Please find below the development update with images taken in late October (Click on images below to enlarge)

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More updates later in the month, if you need to call us regarding any updates or investment information we are here to help on UK Freephone 0800 335 7626 or +44 1780 729287.


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