Ladera Resort in St. Lucia is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Originally designed and built 40 years ago as a development called Dasheene, Ladera opened as a resort hotel in 1992.
"Throughout this Anniversary Year, we're taking the Ladera guest experience to an even higher level of luxury, comfort and authenticity," said Olivier Bottois, Ladera's vice president of marketing and operations, in a written release. “This year we'll be introducing new suites, product enhancements and service innovations that are consistent with our signature guest experience and eco-friendly approach."
During Ladera's 20th anniversary year, the resort will unveil six additional connecting luxury one-bedroom Hilltop Dream suites on Paradise Ridge in October.
Other noteworthy developments in Ladera's 20th anniversary year include a new fitness room, outfitted with state-of-the-art workout equipment. Yoga classes are also now on offer.
The Ti Kai Posé Spa, which now incorporates more natural, organic treatments, will offer new outdoor Couples Massages on Paradise Ridge, a completely private retreat area of the resort which overlooks the Caribbean Sea and Pitons.