SHOAL BAY WEST, ANGUILLA – New York-based real estate investment, development and asset & property management firm, Time Equities Inc. (TEI), announced that Altamer, the luxury villa collection nestled on Shoal Bay West announced the promotion of Moira Masshardt to General Manager. Masshardt has been with the Altamer team since July 2021 and served as Resort Manager in her previous role.
Natalie Diaz, Chief of Staff at Time Equities Inc., who also serves as asset manager of Altamer Resort, stated that, “Moira’s enthusiasm, careful attention to guest wants and needs, and understanding of luxury is transforming the overall guest experience a Altamer. She is one of few young female general managers in Anguilla and we are confident that she will continue to elevate Altamer as the premier villa destination in the Caribbean and exceed all of our guest expectations.”
Native Anguillan Masshardt studied in the U.K. and returned to Anguilla in 2016 where she took a Wine Manager and Marketing Coordinator role at Tropical Distributors LTD, followed by becoming the Sales and Events Manager at Zemi Beach House. Masshardt joined Altamer in July 2021 where she helped assess, improve, and develop clear systems and procedures for efficient property management, supported all aspects of marketing and sales, facilitated real estate showings, sales and FAM trips, provided clear coordination of events on property, in addition to more notable tasks that resulted in an overall elevated guest experience.
“The instant guests and colleagues meet Moira, they are completely enthralled will both her knowledge and passion for Altamer and the island of Anguilla,” says Karen Bull, Owner of IslandLuxe, Places of Personality. “As a native Anguillan, Moira has created deep rooted connections with everyone on the island and having grown up in the hotel business in Anguilla, the respect bestowed upon her is a testament to the kindness and professionalism that she has established on the island. Moira is a dynamic and creative individual whose traits make her the perfect General Manager that will further elevate Altamer as the premier villa destination in the Caribbean.”
“I am extremely pleased that Altamer Resort believed in me, and I am proud to be a member of a team that has a people- first approach to doing business. I wholeheartedly believe that business is made possible by people and how you treat your people as a business says everything. Serving others is all I have known my entire life and I am extremely honoured that I get to work hard every day to prove that success in hospitality can also be humane and people-centered if done correctly,” says Moira Masshardt.
Apart from pouring most of her time into ensuring her guests fully enjoy their time spent on island, Moira has a penchant for volunteerism, and she also holds the position of Vice President of an all-female eco- conscious non-profit organization called the Anguilla Enhancement Project (A.E.P.), an entity whose mission statement is to “Transform Anguilla village by village”.
Altamer is home to four villas, three of which are currently open including the Petit Topaz, Antilles Pearl, and most recently renovated Blue Diamond. Villas span from 1.5 bedrooms to 5.5 bedrooms spanning up to 13,000 square feet. A stay at Altamer includes bespoke services such as butler service, concierge services, kayaks and snorkeling, a private fitness center, Bluetooth surround sound system, newly refurbished tennis and basketball courts, and more.
Additionally, Altamer is committed to sustainability and the pursuing of ongoing fiscally, socially and environmentally responsible business practices. As such, the team has taken the opportunity to offset all carbon emissions generated from their guests’ travel (to and from the resort) and overall stay at the villas by donating to a 501(c) non-profit organization called The Ocean Foundation and their SeaGrass Grow program.