Over a decade and a half ago, AOL co-founder Steve Case’s investment firm, Revolution, saw the untapped potential in Costa Rica’s Papagayo Bay and acquired a piece of what could only be described as paradise on Earth. Following years of eager anticipation, construction has at last commenced for Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste, featuring a 190-room hotel, along with its affiliated residential project—Waldorf Astoria Residences Guanacaste.
Situated on the dramatic cliffs of the Cacique peninsula, the Residences are an epitome of luxury. But what sets them apart is their commitment to sustainability and natural integration, adhering to Costa Rica’s global reputation as an ecological wonder. Designed by teams from Gensler, EDSA, and Garnier+Robles Architects, the residences encapsulate biophilic design philosophies, blending the interiors and exteriors to offer maximum exposure to the surrounding eco-rich environment.
“Anybody that goes to the Cacique peninsula will fall in love with it,” said Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and Chairman and CEO of Revolution. “I’ve traveled the world and there’s something magical about this place. My dream is for Cacique to offer visitors an opportunity to experience the peninsula in residences that reflect the beauty of this location. We have spent more than a decade finding the right partners and plans to honor this special place.”
Incorporating high-efficiency heating, cooling, and wastewater systems, along with organic materials, the Residences are not only beautiful but also a benchmark in sustainable luxury living. Biophilic design isn’t just an aesthetic choice; it’s shown to improve the well-being of residents and lends a more sustainable footprint to the development through improvements in lighting, ventilation, and the use of local building materials.
The Waldorf Astoria Residences Guanacaste offers 19 condos ranging from two to three bedrooms across 1,509 to 2,209 square feet. For those seeking even grander accommodations, 22 estate homes are available, featuring four- and five-bedroom layouts with either two or three stories. The pricing for these opulent abodes will range from approximately $1.62 million to $6.37 million.
Owning a residence isn’t just about the space; it’s also about the lifestyle. Residents have access to the Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste’s broad spectrum of amenities, which include concierge services, exquisite dining options, and a world-class spa, among others. It’s not just a home; it’s an ecosystem of luxury, right at your doorstep.
Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province is a vibrant community with a unique culture and a plethora of natural wonders. Residents can immerse themselves in authentic Costa Rican life in neighboring towns, explore the secluded beaches, or engage in various water activities. The area, rich in biodiversity, offers ample opportunities for nature walks, bird watching, and even diving expeditions.
The timing for such an enterprise couldn’t be better. As more people are increasingly looking for long-term stays in exotic destinations, the Waldorf Astoria Residences Guanacaste are expected to see unparalleled demand.
The Waldorf Astoria Residences Guanacaste is a testament to how high-end living and sustainable practices can not only coexist but also enhance each other to create a living experience that’s as enriching as it is extravagant. After all, true luxury is about living in harmony with the world around us, and Waldorf Astoria’s latest residential project is set to redefine this in the most sublime manner imaginable.
For further information, visit waldorfastoriaresidencesguanacaste.com