Another big luxury hotel brand is headed to St. Kitts. Ritz-Carlton has announced plans for a new luxury resort on the Caribbean island’s southeast peninsula in 2021, as part of a management agreement with The Liamuiga Corporation.
The proposed 125-room Ritz-Carlton Resort will serve as the anchor of a larger development project by Liamuiga. It will be set on the beach, facing the Caribbean sea, and will also incorporate 25 Ritz-Carlton branded luxury villas and residences. Notable amenities will include a spa, several swimming pools set in the tropical landscape, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, and meeting spaces.
In a statement announcing the decision, the Hon. Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce, noted that the addition of the Ritz-Carlton brand would help the island to continue to target the discerning, experiential traveler. It will also create 300 construction jobs on the island, as well as 250 jobs once the resort is operational.
The project makes Ritz-Carlton the latest luxury hotel brand to debut on St. Kitts, following the opening of the Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour last year. That 126-room beachfront resort is also on the island’s southeast peninsula, with all rooms and suites overlooking Banana Bay. The hotel also has three restaurants, a destination spa and indoor and outdoor event spaces.
Design details on the new Ritz-Carlton project have not yet been announced.