In December of 2017, the Mahogany Bay Resort and Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton opened as the first branded hotel on the island of Ambergris Caye. Since that time several other branded hotels have announced their plans to open including two Marriott properties: The Alaia Autograph Collection and the Marriott Residences by ECI Development.
One of the benefits of being a branded resort is name recognition. Many people wanting to visit Belize that first time will be assured when they are able to book a hotel where they know the brand as they know what to expect with that brand.
The second benefit of the brands comes to condo owners in the branded property. Brands require their rooms to be at a certain level of luxury and design. This expectation brings a larger price tag which translates to a better ROI for the investor.
We have considered location, amenities, and ROI of several resorts on Ambergris Caye to come up with our recommended list of resorts to consider.