The resort, spread over 30 acres of beachfront property, is the dream of Leandro Rizzuto, owner of the Cuisinart and Conair corporations. It will compete with other high-end resorts on Anguilla, including Cap Julaca and the Hotel Malliouhana, which holds a Wine Spectator Grand Award for its wine list.
The CuisinArt resort consists of 93 rooms and suites in clusters of whitewashed villas inspired by the architecture of the Greek island of Mykonos. Among its distinctive features are a restaurant serving the Mediterranean-Caribbean fusion cuisine of French chef Denis Jalicot, a 7,000-bottle wine cellar, a hydroponic vegetable farm and a hydrotherapy spa.
As of its opening in mid-November for four "shakedown" weeks, prices will start at $300 for a double and rise to $2,900 for a two-bedroom penthouse. After Dec. 16, when the resort will be ready for full occupancy, prices will run from $490 for a double to $4,800 for a three-bedroom penthouse. There is still availability for the "millennium week" between Christmas and New Year's.
For further information, call CuisinArt Resort & Spa at (800) 943-3210 or (212) 972-0880, or fax it at (212) 515-5669. The resort's Web site is at www.cuisinartresort.com.