February 1, 2024
BELIZE CITY, Belize — Fort George Hotel & Spa, located in the Fort George neighborhood of Belize City, today officially opens its doors to welcome guests. The hotel brings a new, contemporary hospitality experience for discerning travelers to Belize City, one that aims to revitalize the historic Fort George area, a hub for tourists, business travelers, and cruise passengers.
As the only luxury hotel in Belize City, Fort George Hotel & Spa’s holistic approach to hospitality is centered on sophisticated design, elevated culinary offerings, and inspiring wellness with expansive accommodations, a destination restaurant, signature K’IN Spa, branded fitness center, and plunge pool.
“Belize City is known as a business center and serves as a hub for travelers on their way to explore other areas of Belize,” notes Edison Trapp, general manager of Fort George Hotel & Spa. “However, the city is transforming where visitors are finding that Belize City has much more to offer with great dining, culture, and access to nearby activities. Fort George Hotel & Spa is poised to be at the center of this revitalization, and we want to showcase Belize City as a destination, not only as a stopover but for those who want to stay and develop a deeper connection to the country and the Fort George area.”
The hotel features 34 new Courtyard Deluxe Rooms and Suites with a contemporary design concept utilizing natural woods and a light color palette throughout. Furnishings and in-room amenities are designed for comfort and convenience. A highlight of these rooms is the spacious Penthouse Suites featuring a full kitchen and living room with views of the Caribbean Sea.
The Treehouse, a full-service restaurant, bar, and lounge, serves dishes and drinks that blend bold international flavors and local tastes, tapping fresh, organic ingredients. A creative tapas menu features healthy options such as fresh-caught seafood and all-natural juices and smoothies named after local hot spots like Blue Hole and Caye Caulker. Three distinctive private dining spaces are available, including an intimate, glass-enclosed private dining room for 12 guests, the main dining room with seating for 20, and an indoor lounge where towering trees create an ambiance reminiscent of a whimsical treehouse seating 30 guests. The Treehouse serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm daily.
A haven for relaxation and rejuvenation, K’IN Spa is designed to elevate body, mind, and spirit, with head-to-toe spa experiences including facials, body polishes, wraps, massages, and nail services, as well as a health-focused snack and drink menu tailored to meet wellness needs. Signature treatments inspired by the surrounding locale include the Seaside Symphony Facial, featuring a high-potency marine mask, and the Revitalizing Sea and Sun Recovery Body Wrap. Indulgent two-to three-hour packages provide the ultimate spa experience combining the most popular experiences, services, and treatments, such as the Fort George Serenity Package that includes the Serene Flow Massage, Seaside Symphony Facial, and Exfoliating Coco-Coastal Wrap.
The original Fort George Hotel & Spa has a long history dating back to 1953 when the Colonial-style hotel officially opened to the public. The opening marks the first step in the redevelopment of this historic hotel, with more enhancements to be unveiled later this year. The hotel experience will continue to expand following a complete refurbishment of the original hotel with the addition of 110 rooms, slated to open in phases through next winter.