TELA, Honduras and MCLEAN, Va. – Steps from the crystal-blue Caribbean Sea in Honduras, Indura Beach & Golf Resort today joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton. As Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) rapidly-expanding global collection of distinctive upscale hotels, Curio caters to passionate travelers seeking local discovery and authentic experiences. Owned by Desarrollo Turistico Bahía de Tela S.A de C.V (DTBT) and managed by Trust Hospitality, the 60-suite Indura Beach & Golf Resort marks Curio's first property in Central America.
"We are honored to continue our growth in the region by welcoming the first Curio property in this spectacular destination," said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. "Indura Beach & Golf Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton mixes luxury and environmentally conscious amenities, offering guests a truly authentic travel experience."
With 26 miles of the picturesque Tela Bay on the North Coast of Honduras as its backdrop, and Jeanette Kawas National Park as its surroundings, Indura Beach & Golf Resort is part of a larger destination resort that will eventually include two to three hotels and 800 residential units. "Indura" is the Garifuna word for Honduras and the resort strives to incorporate the culture of the Garifuna people – descendants of Caribe, Arawak and West African people – into its offerings, with local Honduran products and sustainable materials used in its construction.
"Located in the middle of the country's largest national park, our intimate resort is fully integrated with its natural protected surroundings while offering exclusive amenities and activities to our guests, setting us apart from other offerings in the market," said Camilo Atala, president of Fondo Hondureño de Inversión en Turismo (FHIT), part of Desarrollo Turistico Bahía de Tela S.A de C.V. "During guests' stay at Indura Beach & Golf Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, they will not only experience the tremendous pride and passion our talented team has for our beloved Honduras, but they will also feel inspired to seek out new discoveries authentic to the local culture."
Dotting a lush tropical landscape, the hotel's 60 junior suites are located in 15 scattered villas, interconnected by footpaths that meander to a pristine beach. The design of each guest room thoughtfully reflects the Honduran architecture and tropical style combined with sophisticated and modern elegance. Guest room highlights include bamboo floors, pine walls, decorative accents of Guanacaste wood and floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open to breezy wrap-around terraces with ocean, golf course or garden views.
Indura Beach & Golf Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton features the first championship 18-hole golf course in Honduras. Set on 1,800 acres, the golf course was designed by professional golfer Gary Player and is overseen by Troon Golf, the world's largest luxury golf management company. The course is framed by picturesque golden sand beaches, blue lagoons and native lush wetland vegetation.
The hotel also presents the Maina Spa, which is a reflection of an immersion in the culture of Honduras, both in design and development of treatments. A philosophy in tune with nature's elements, Maina is a sanctuary of relaxed simplicity designed around fragrant and serene water gardens. Gentle sea breezes pass through private spa cabins capturing the essence of local flora while sunlight and shadows play lightly throughout the space. Just as Honduras has a mélange of cultural influences, the spa treatments are a fusion of the aromatherapy, phototherapy and thalassotherapy traditions of Latin American and European healing philosophies.
A focal point and central gathering spot within the resort, the pool is temperature controlled and strategically designed to feature three uniquely appealing swim areas. The resort also features a 1,500 square foot fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment and private fitness studio. Fitness classes, beach yoga, aerobics and Zumba are regularly scheduled. Guests can also explore the region's natural beauty by kayaking, windsurfing, horseback riding, snorkeling and bird watching.
Providing very distinct dining experiences, Indura Beach & Golf Resort features four restaurants, which use local ingredients grown on site, recipes from Central & South American cultures, and provide guests with the opportunity to try the Garifuna Cuisine:
- Bazul (Blue Bay) Restaurant: The resort's signature restaurant blends familiar favorites with locally inspired and sourced specialties. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Duna (Water) Beach Lounge: A flavorful, informal menu features fresh fruit popsicles and snacks.
- Sagadi (Grass) Golf Lounge: Open daily for breakfast and lunch on the go, the lounge serves as a stopping point for refreshments and meals pre, post or on the go at the golf course.
- Bahari (Ancestors) Bar Lounge: A cozy retreat for morning coffee or evening cocktails, serving a selection of tapas. On selected evenings, the bar will provided added flavor featuring local musicians.
For those seeking a memorable event or wedding, Indura Beach & Golf Resort offers 3,200 square feet of versatile meeting space for up to 400 guests. The elegant ballroom, stunning courtyards and lush outdoor laws are the perfect setting for any event – including weddings.
Indura Beach & Golf Resort participates in Hilton HHonors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 13 distinct hotel brands. Hilton HHonors members who book directly with Hilton save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, including an exclusive member rate discount at more than 4,800 hotels worldwide and instant benefits such as free Wi-Fi, the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights, as well as access to digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (in select locations), available exclusively through the industry leading Hilton HHonors mobile app. To celebrate the hotel's addition to the Curio collection, guests will enjoy 1,000 points per night (capped at 5,000 bonus points, for stays from December 1, 2016 to May 30, 2017. Gold HHonors members staying at Indura Beach & Golf Resort will enjoy complimentary breakfast for up to two registered guests per room or choice of bonus points and Diamond HHonors members will enjoy complimentary breakfast and bonus points.
Easily accessible from all international airports, including San Pedro Sula International and La Ceiba International Airport which are both approximately 55 miles away, Indura Beach & Golf Resort is located inside Jeannette Kawas National Park at Tela, Honduras. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit indurabeachandgolfresort.curiocollection.com or by calling 1-800-445-8667.
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Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 90 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 60 projects across the region.