Auction of the Villa Whydah, Saint Thomas

Platinum Luxury Auctions announced that Villa Whydah, a grand, pirate-themed estate perched on the western tip of the island of St. Thomas, is scheduled for a live auction on December 13, 2014. Previously offered for $35 million, the meticulously crafted island paradise will now be sold to the highest bidder at or above the auction’s reserve price of only $6 million.

Gansevoort Playa Imbert in Dominican Republic will open in December

Gansevoort Hotel Group’s latest oceanfront resort, the Gansevoort Playa Imbert on the Dominican Republic’s north coast will be officially opening its doors December 15, 2014. Gansevoort Playa Imbert will feature 48 suites comprised of one and two-bedroom lofts; three-bedroom apartments with private plunge pools and spacious terraces; and a collection of four-bedroom penthouses.

Atlantis, Paradise Island resort joins Marriott’s Autograph Collection

Regarded as the premier destination resort in The Bahamas and Caribbean, the 3,400 room Atlantis is an ocean-themed destination offering a variety of guest accommodations, 40 restaurants, bars and lounges to satisfy any palate, the largest and most exciting casino in The Bahamas and a marina capable of handling yachts of any size.