Cathy A. Preece / Candice Kimmel
Phone: (212) 956-5900 / E-mail: email@example.com For Immediate Release
Ritz-Carlton to Develop a Hotel in St. Kitts
New Resort to be Constructed on the Island’s Southeast Peninsula
Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Ministry of Tourism and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority are pleased to announce that The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), has signed a management agreement with The Liamuiga Corportation to open a Ritz-Carlton Resort on St. Kitts in 2021.
“We look forward to welcoming the Ritz-Carlton to our shores,” said the Hon. Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce. “This well-known and highly regarded brand will complement our existing hotel product and add to the mix of accommodations we offer as we continue to target the discerning, experiential traveler. Similar to other new hotel developments on island, the Ritz-Carlton Resort will create 300 jobs on island during construction with a further 250 jobs once the hotel and resort is operational, providing employment for our citizens and benefitting the economy.”
The proposed 125-room Ritz-Carlton Resort will be located on the beach facing the Caribbean sea in the picturesque southeast peninsula of the island and will also include 25 Ritz-Carlton Branded Villas and Residences. Among the hotel’s amenities will be a spa, several swimming pools set within the lush tropical landscape and indoor and outdoor dining facilities and meeting spaces.
The property is the anchor of a larger development project led by The Liamuiga Corporation in association with Jim Wrightsman, Principal of the development management firm The JSW|Group of Dallas, TX. The project design team includes an award-winning collaboration of the Coleman Partners Architects of Baton Rouge, LA, Three Architecture Inc. of Dallas, TX and Marzipan Interior Design of Royal Palm Beach, FL.
The Liamuiga Corporation has received praise for both design and its strong commitment to environmental and social responsibility. The new property will enhance St. Kitts’ growing tourism product by adding additional hotel options for visitors who want to experience the diversity of the island’s activities, attractions and natural attributes during their stay.
For more information about Ritz-Carlton, visit www.ritzcarlton.com.
About St. Kitts
Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Located in the northern Leeward Islands, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, and touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the more traditional vacation pastimes available are watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on the beach. For more information about St. Kitts, visit www.stkittstourism.kn.
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