A Florida-based property that once operated as Club Med Sandpiper Bay will re-enter the market this month under a new name and owner.
Dropping the Club Med name, the new Sandpiper Bay Resort will reopen this month as part of the Trademark Collection by Wyndham following a full-scale renovation to the 307-room, 216-acre property.
New local ownership Altitude Hospitality selected OTH Hotels Resorts, an emerging hotel management company, to oversee the conversion of the iconic property, which is recognized as a mainstay of Port St. Lucie tourism with visitors from both domestic and international markets.
The Treasure Coast resort is roughly 182 km from Miami and 209 km from Orlando, overlooking the St. Lucie River on the Atlantic coast. It was one of the first resorts to open in the Palm Beach area.
“Sandpiper has a storied history as a beloved, active and attainable vacation destination where families and groups choose to return year after year,” said Todd Felsen, CEO & President, OTH Hotels Resorts, in a statement. “Altitude Academies, a subsidiary of the new locally based ownership group, brought its wide array of sports education and experiences to guests of the resort more than 13 years ago, so it was a natural evolution for their parent company – Altitude International Holdings, Inc. - to purchase the property.”
Felsen said more than 400 employees have been hired at the new resort to create “both the product and level of service discerning guests seek.”
OTH will oversee the extensive transformation, which has set aside $25 million for Phase One, the waterfront hotel, which will see a complete refresh.
According to a press release issued Tuesday (Oct. 4), all guest rooms will get a full makeover with modern new furnishings, fixtures and designs and impressive updates are planned to the on-site golf course and driving range, tennis and pickleball courts, volleyball courts and soccer fields.
In addition, the marina and the additional amenities of the full-service, all-inclusive resort will be updated through the process with expected completion over the next two years.
The company says the resort will remain open to guests throughout the renovation.