Huffington Post Spotlights Douglas & Ariel Sands

January 28, 2016

In an article entitled “7 Hotels You Didn’t Know Were Owned by Celebrities,” the Huffington Post has spotlighted the planned Ariel Sands resort in Bermuda.

The Huffington Post article said, “Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherina Zeta Jones co-own the Ariel Sands Resort in Bermuda.

“The resort, which is currently being redeveloped and will open in 2017, will feature beachside cottages as well as a fresh water pool, direct beach access, a salon and spa. The best part about the hotel, however, has to be the dedication to building an eco-friendly property, which will utilize green energy.”

Rendering of the planned development courtesy of Ariel Sands


The groundbreaking for the development, which is said to be costing some $90 million, was held in November of 2014, and according to the planning notice, the proposed redevelopment of the Ariel Sands property will include a hotel-condo development consisting of two and three bedroom single storey villas, a restaurant, spa, gym, beach club and more.

Other celebrity owned resorts on the Huffington Post’s list include the Gwinganna Health Retreat in Australia owned by actor Hugh Jackman, the Cromlix Hotel owned by Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray, the Bedford Post Inn in New York owned by actor Richard Gere, Blackadore Caye in Belize owned by actor Leonardo Dicaprio, Rigsby’s Guest House owned by actor Rupert Grint and the Greenwich Hotel in New York owned by actor Robert Deniro.

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  1. Eve says:

    The Douglas’ development partner Seth Weinstein/Olympic Property Partners is reported to be having financial difficulty. Someone should be asking the tough questions and finding out what is the future of the Ariel Sands development. This is 2016 and ground breaking was in 2014 and about all we know is the hotel will not be built in time for America’s Cup.

  2. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    Can you say destroyed by the first Hurricane of the season lol!

    • Jus' Wonderin' says:

      Should have said based on that picture above….tell me um wrong!!!

  3. Fi says:

    I worked there for four years as the landscape took two weeks and a lot of $$$ to recover the foreshore after hurricane Felix in 1994(6?) Sand everywhere, and costal erosion.
    In winter storms I often saw the beach shrink dramatically, it is a very active area where sand shifts back and forth, it comes and it goes.

    I wish them all the luck and fortune, it will be great to see Ariel Sands back in business, I have many, many fond memories of working there, fantastic people to work for, they gave me a great boost to my career…just hope they take nature and climate change into consideration and keep infrastructure a sensible distance away from the shoreline!

    The large outer naturally fed sea pool is a delight of intertidal and shallow water sea life, hope it stays.