June 3, 2008 - One Ocean(TM) Resort Hotel and Spa, the first property developed
under Remington's new "The Gallery" collection, celebrates its grand opening
this month in Atlantic Beach, Fla. The 193-room oceanfront property features
a signature Gallery showcasing original works by celebrated American photographer
Greg Whitaker; The Spa at One Ocean, a world-class spa with 8 oceanfront
treatment rooms; gourmet dining by noted Executive Chef Ted Peters at Azurea;
and 10,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting space.
In keeping with The Gallery's promise to combine an expression of luxury
with art and photography in authentic, natural settings, the resort's guest
services and amenities include a staff of "Docents" or personal concierges
who guide guests through their arrival and discovery, matching experiences
"One Ocean reflects our hospitality legacy with a world-class debut
property that captures the essence of its surroundings and appeals to the
unique personalities of its guests," noted Mark Sharkey, President of Remington.
"This artistically unique resort will provide amenities that allow guests
to feel 'in their element' and offer fulfilling, diverse and enriching
As the first Remington "Gallery" property, One Ocean(TM) Resort Hotel
and Spa represents the company's newest initiative to create a signature
collection of luxury resort hotels in some of the world's most breathtaking
destinations. Among their distinguishing characteristics, The Gallery properties
feature unique photography that connects each resort hotel's creative spirit
and surroundings and appeals to guests' sense of discovery. The Gallery's
mantra Always in Your Element(TM) perfectly describes the guest experience,
which is characterized by seamless service and customization.
About the The Gallery
The Gallery™ concept is a signature collection of luxury resort hotels
by Remington, designed to embrace unique settings while connecting to core
natural elements, with services, amenities and activities addressing guests’
individual interests and preferences. These resort hotels will feature
a range of dining and recreational options, including world-class spas
and golf courses; select properties will offer resort ownership options.
The Gallery plans properties in some of the world’s most coveted destinations,
presenting authentic experiences, intuitive service and elegant settings.
With “Always in Your Element” as its mantra, The Gallery will forge guest
experiences and loyalty through seamless service and customization.
The “Gallery” term describes Remington’s artful approach to both home and
escape, integrating artistic and photographic themes throughout the guest
THE ART OF HOSPITALITY:
Photographic Galleries will be provided for guests to enjoy at each
resort, and the décor of the lobbies, restaurant, spa and guest
rooms will showcase lifestyle photographic artworks.
“Docents” will serve as personalized concierges will guide guests through
the art of discovery at each resort. This will create lasting, memorable
impressions unique to the interests of each guest.
The Gallery has commissioned noted lifestyle photographer Greg Whitaker
to shoot original works for The Gallery. His unique lifestyle images
will embrace the essence, emotion and core elements of the resort experience.
Photography workshops and lessons will be offered at The Gallery properties,
which will sponsor local aspiring photographers whose works will be featured
onsite. Docents will provide assistance and support with photo processing,
printing and equipment needs.
As The Gallery’s youngest guests enjoy on-site Kids Clubs, photos will
capture their experience and commemorate family vacations.
• World class destination spa, with separate pool and restaurant
• Fine dining and three-meal restaurants
• Meeting space and business center
• Wireless Internet connectivity (in guestrooms and property-wide)
• Owner wine cellars
• Luxury leisure areas, freeform pools with cabanas, poolside service
• Parks, plazas and gardens, landscaped with indigenous trees, plants
• Stunning rock formations, waterscapes and lighting features
• Fitness facility (some with outdoor space)
• Upscale retail space
• Kids’ club with daily age-appropriate activities
• Owner storage and garage space
• 24-hour concierge with “docents” on each floor daily
• 24-hour in-room dining
• Personal chef experiences, in room or elsewhere on property
• Dedicated activities concierge (e.g., golf, tennis, fishing, scuba,
• Airport transportation
• Valet parking
• Dry cleaning/laundry delivery to unit
• Car care
• Overnight shoeshine
Remington's experience spans over four decades in a wide array of lodging
categories, segments and locations. The company's newest foray into the
luxury market, The Gallery(TM), is an independent collection of luxury
resort hotels. Remington's growth platform is focused on setting the standard
in the luxury market, which caters to an important, growing customer base
that remains untapped in the hospitality industry. Each resort in The Gallery
collection will be one-of-a-kind delivering a truly unique luxury experience
to guests. All properties will feature Docents trained in the fine art
of hospitality serving as personalized concierges. Amenities such as state-of-the-art
spa and fitness facilities, fine dining, golf and a kids clubs will be
available at all Gallery properties. One Ocean(TM) Resort Hotel & Spa
is the first luxury resort to open under The Gallery name.