After the devastation of Hurricane Irma last year, Time Equities Inc. (TEI), the New York based real estate business, is pleased to announce the reopening of Anguilla’s Altamer Resort, the luxury collection of beachfront villas including the Antilles Pearl villa, and the unveiling of the Petit Topaz Villa, a new private boutique villa rental product.
TEI worked tirelessly with local sub-contractors and consultants after last year’s Hurricanes Maria and Irma to restore and improve the villas at Altamer for reopening, but more importantly, for long-term sustainability and weather resistance. Accordingly, preventative measures were taken and Cat 5 Hurricane resistant exterior windows and doors were installed, surge wall protection was added, and the property’s main electrical transformers and distribution panels were elevated.
Visionary leader and founder and chairman of TEI, Francis Greenburger, has been a long-time visitor to Anguilla for nearly 20 years and after falling in love with both the island and its people, acquired Altamer in 2014.
“We are thrilled to announce that Antilles Pearl and the newly repositioned Petit Topaz are reopened after the damage of last year’s hurricanes. The future of Anguilla is bright and after a disaster like Hurricane Irma, we are grateful for our remarkable team and staff who worked graciously and diligently to restore the villas,” stated Greenburger. “I consider Altamer a home away from home and am proud to announce that our villas have been completely transformed and far surpass the comfort, design, and aesthetic of the pre-Irma product. There is a new feeling of modernity and warmth throughout the freshly restored villas.”
Designed by famed architect Myron Goldfinger, Altamer is recognized for its unusual geometric modernist architectural design, unique, palatial scale and layout, and of course, oceanfront views. The resort is composed of three large, private villas (Antilles Pearl, Blue Diamond and African Sapphire) and one, small private boutique villa (Petit Topaz) with spacious layouts to accommodate families, corporate retreats and destination weddings. Managed by Anguilla native and longtime butler, Preston Brooks, the resort features luxury amenities fit for celebrities including 24-hour butler service, an onsite personal chef, boat charters to neighboring islands, in-villa massage and spa treatments, a fitness center, two tennis courts, and 42 acres of undeveloped land.
The Antilles Pearl, the five bedroom 12,000-square-foot villa, is comprised of one master suite with a private terrace, en suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower for two, with four additional bedrooms with en suite baths. This villa also includes a formal dining room, an entertainment room, a 50-foot skywalk, a private study, and a rooftop terrace with a stunning 360-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and St. Martin.
The newest addition to the property, the Petit Topaz, is a duplex villa for two to four guests with a bedroom downstairs and an additional sleeping loft upstairs. Approximately 675 square feet per floor, the Petit Topaz offers guests an enclosed, private courtyard and private outdoor hot tub. Guests staying at the Petit Topaz also have private access to the beach via a private walkway. This private getaway is perfect for newlyweds or a couples’ retreat.
“As we approach our peak festive season, we could not be more excited to debut our freshly restored villas with new and returning guests. The island of Anguilla has made a triumphant recovery in the wake of Irma, and the visitor experience is as positive as it’s ever been,” said Natalie Diaz, Chief of Staff at Time Equities. “Altamer holds a unique spot in our portfolio, being our only hospitality property, and we have taken special care to ensure that the guest experience at Altamer continues to be one of the utmost in luxury, comfort, and exclusivity.”
Learn More: www.altamer.com
TEI’s Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts
TEI founded the Anguilla United Relief Fund (AURF) and raised just over a total of $263,000. In the days after the storm, TEI delivered over 7,400 pounds of emergency relief supplies to the island and partnered with the Department of Disaster Management, the Health Authority of Anguilla, and the Department of Education to support relief efforts. Most recently they secured a donation of 98 tablets and 10 laptops for the school children in Anguilla from partners at Organizer and the Clinton Foundation. Other island development updates can be found on Irma.IvisitAnguilla.com, the central portal launched by The Anguilla Tourism Board to share updates on the island’s recovery post-Irma.