Nisbet Plantation's New Rate Structure Tops the Latest Caribbean Hotel News

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on Nevis is no longer requiring a minimum length of stay

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on Nevis is aiming to bring simplicity to vacation planning by streamlining its rate structure, adding more value and no longer requiring a minimum length of stay.

Travel Agent breaks down this story and more as we keep you updated on the hottest Caribbean hotel news. 

Nevis Resort Wipes Out Minimum-Stay Requirement

Nisbet Plantation now offers its new “5-Star Experience, 4-Star Pricing” daily rates inclusive of breakfast only. In addition, the resort will offer only daily rates and will no longer offer specials or packages. 

The new rates reflect a 30 percent savings, and all guests can be assured that they will receive the same pricing when booking directly with the resort. For added measure, Nisbet Plantation will no longer require a minimum length of stay – even during its popular holiday and winter seasons.

Clients can continue to customize their visits with popular add-on experiences, including the Alexander Hamilton experience, a draw for guests interested in the island birthplace of the U.S. founding father whose life story is currently made popular on the Broadway stage.

To receive even more value, guests can purchase add-on meal plans or the resort’s all-inclusive experience in advance of their stay. The resort’s all-inclusive experience also continues as an option. Lunches, the resort’s afternoon tea tradition and gourmet dinners at the Great House may also be added a la carte at the guest’s leisure after they arrive.

Nisbet Plantation continues to include roundtrip transfers to and from St. Kitts (SKB) and Nevis (NEV) airports with stays of five or more nights, representing up to a $280 value.

“We respect the time guests spend planning their visit to Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, and want their travel experience to reflect true value, so it made sense to simplify our daily offerings,” said Tim Thuell, general manager of Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, in a written release. 


AMResorts Opens its First Breathless Brand Hotel in Montego Bay

AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group subsidiary, has opened the doors of the Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa, the brand’s first resort in the destination. 

The resort’s first guests, Jason Melachrino and Jennifer Abbott, were welcomed to the party and joined staff for the official ribbon-cutting celebration.

Jamaica tops travelers’ lists as a sought-after destination on a consistent basis,” said Gonzalo del Peon, president of AMResorts, in a written release. “The introduction of the adults-only Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa provides guests the ultimate party atmosphere of Breathless in the vibrant and unique setting of Montego Bay.”

Surrounded by Montego Bay Marine Park, this 150-suite resort offers a chic design and modern technology, including free Wi-Fi and in-room tablets. The hotel also has a rooftop pool and bar, a beach club, fire pits, cabanas, five bars and lounges, and theme parties.

This resort also allows guests full access to all amenities at the nearby Secrets St. James Montego Bay and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, both AMResorts properties. Free flow access to both properties allows guests to enjoy 18 additional bars and restaurants.

“Montego Bay is the perfect addition to our growing Breathless Resorts & Spas brand, meeting the high expectations of today’s social traveler,” said Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group. “The Breathless brand has now grown to four properties, all in destinations where travelers are looking for excitement and entertainment during their vacations. We are happy to answer this need by providing an energized atmosphere for sophisticated singles, couples and groups of friends.”


Rosewood Baha Mar Now Set to Open in Spring of 2018

Although Travel Agent and other media were recently told it would open by October or November of this year, it now looks like the Rosewood Baha Mar in The Bahamas will instead officially open by 2018, according to recent announcement by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

During our coverage of the the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) recent Caribbean Travel Marketplace at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, it was announced that the shuttered, $3.5 billion Baha Marresort development in Nassau, The Bahamas, will officially open its first tower, representing 801 rooms, on April 21.

We were told that the rest of the resort development, including the Rosewood, should be open by October or November, according to Joy Jibrilu, director general of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. But according to Wednesday’s announcement, the Rosewood Baha Mar is now expected to open in the spring of 2018.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by the Bahamian subsidiary of Hong Kong-based development company Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) to operate and manage Rosewood Baha Mar. Set on Cable Beach, Rosewood Baha Mar will be located within the Baha Mar Resort multi-property resort in the Caribbean. 

“Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has had a relationship with Baha Mar since 2011, and we are truly excited to re-engage as the operator of Baha Mar’s luxury resort through our partnership with CTFE, Baha Mar Resort’s new owner,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group, in a written release. “We are fully committed to this project and look forward to raising our flag in The Bahamas as originally planned.”

The resort will offer 185 ocean view rooms and suites, as well as five luxurious beachfront villas, which will be contemporary and residential in style. All guest rooms will offer private balconies with outdoor living areas, while the luxurious four-bedroom villas will offer exceptional tranquility, exclusive services and a private pool.  

The originally planned flagship hotel of Baha Mar Casino & Hotel is now replaced with a second Grand Hyatt hotel. SLS LUX at Baha Mar and Melia Nassau Beach Resort (soon-to-be Melia at Baha Mar) are all still included in the project.

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