Bequia beach hotel

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The hotels owned by superyacht owners

12 November 2021 • Written by Olivia Michel


Sail Yacht
Baltic Yachts ·  33.04 m ·  2014
Motor Yacht
Benetti ·  34.02 m ·  1983

BOAT rounds up some of the best hotels owned by superyacht owners, including the owners of Kokomo, WinWin and Star of the Sea...

Bequia Beach Hotel, The Grenadines

Bequia Beach Hotel
Credit: Bequia Beach Hotel

Benetti motor yacht Star of the Sea belongs to Bengt Mortstedt, and it can be found moored alongside the shoreline from this boutique Caribbean resort. Set amid four hectares of lush gardens, this laid-back bolthole is accessible by boat and the hotel's private airline.

Kokomo Private Island, Fiji

Kokomo Private Island
Credit: Kokomo Private Island / Mark Lane / Laneway Photography

Lang Walker's private island resort bears the same name as his beloved 58.4 metre sailing yacht, also called Kokomo. Embracing a castaway aesthetic with luxury service, guests at Kokomo will find verdant gardens and swaying palms interspersed with traditional, thatched-roof Fijian villas.

Palacio Can Marqués, Spain

Palacio Can Marqués
Credit: Palacio Can Marqués / Stuart Pearce

Kim Schindelhauer and Aline Matsika, owners of regatta-winning superyacht WinWIn, spent seven years restoring this 18th-century palace in Mallorca, transforming it into the five-star Palacio Can Marqués hotel. There are just 13 suites inside this baroque mansion, including a tower bedroom with 360-degree views across Palma.

Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy

Borgo Santo Pietro
Credit: Borgo Santo Pietro

This 800-year-old building was once a rest house for pilgrims travelling alongside the historic Via Francigena route. Today, the Tuscan retreat still offers respite to weary travellers but in five-star style, functioning as a farm-to-table institution that uses the estate's home-grown products in the spa and Michelin-starred restaurant. All 120 hectares belong to Claus and Jeanette Thottrup, owners of the 41.5-metre schooner Satori.

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