Royal Isabela, which stretches along 426 oceanfront acres on top of cliffs that soar from 150 to 350 feet above the ocean, is the Pasarellsâ€™ gift to Puerto Rico.
Online PR News – 23-November-2012 – Old San Juan, PR – Tourism and local government officials participate in grand opening of spectacular golf community dedicated to protecting the local environment.
ISABELA, Puerto Rico â€“ October 18, 2012â€¦.Royal Isabelaâ€”the $100 million golf community and private membership club perched on dramatic bluffs at the northwest edge of Puerto Ricoâ€”officially opened today.
Present at the grand-opening ceremonies were Luis Rivera-Marin, Director of the PR Tourism Company (PRTC), the Honorable Carlos Delgado, Mayor of Isabela and other local politicians and officials. They joined the founders of Royal Isabelaâ€”brothers Stanley and Charlie Pasarell and Edwin Perez, a well-known business leader in Puerto Ricoâ€”in the traditional blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Royal Isabela, which stretches along 426 oceanfront acres on top of cliffs that soar from 150 to 350 feet above the ocean, is the Pasarellsâ€™ gift to Puerto Rico. Former collegiate and professional tennis stars, they became golfers after their tennis-playing days were over and vowed to develop a world-class golf course and exceptional community on their native island.
It took 10 years to find the land, secure permits, and build the wide variety of amenities, which include the golf course (designed with architect David Pfaff), clubhouse, 20 luxury casitas, restaurant and tennis courts. There also are 28 home sites on property and room for up to 50 fairway villas.
â€śLuxury has a new meaning altogether at Royal Isabelaâ€ť, said PRTCÂ´s Luis Rivera-Marin, at the event. â€śNot only is the location spectacular, but the casitas, the golf links, the restaurant, the whole concept behind this unique resort elevates the standard of accommodations in the Porta del Sol touristic region of Puerto Rico to a new level. We welcome this new addition to our hotel inventory and thank the partners of this paradise for their vision and commitment to the destinationâ€ť.
More than developing the land, the Pasarells are devoted to preserving it. To that end, they established the El Pastillo Conservation Trust to protect and nurture this beautiful and environmentally diverse corner of the island. Among the trustâ€™s responsibilities are an on-property nursery for trees, flowers, and golf turf grass, and an organic farm that gives work to homeless men with disabilities.
Every amenity at Royal Isabela is at the top of its class. The Golf Links at Royal Isabela opened in 2011 and was immediately named one of Golf Magazineâ€™s top courses to watch and â€śBest of the Bestâ€ť by Robb Report. Award-winning chef David Pasternack of New Yorkâ€™s famed ESCA created the main restaurant, La Casa. It features farm-to-table dining, with most of the fruit, vegetables, and herbs coming from local soil and the seafood from coastal waters.
With its official opening, Royal Isabela is ready to be enjoyedâ€”now and for generations to come.
For additional information or to reserve rooms, access the web site at www.royalisabela.com or call (787) 609-5888 or (855) 609-5888.
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