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Photo 1 – Signing of the agreement for the construction of the Park Hyatt St. Kitts by then Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas in Dubai in 2012.
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – The new Park Hyatt St. Kitts brought to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis by the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party Government of former Prime Minister The Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, is in its pre-opening phase on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Kitts.
According to HospitalityNet, located in the aptly titled Banana Bay on the South East Peninsula, the Park Hyatt group will open Park Hyatt St. Kitts in March 2017.
The agreement for the construction of the Park Hyatt St. Kitts was signed by then Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas in Dubai in 2012 and the ground breaking for its construction of the high-end resort took place on June 3rd 2013.
At the groundbreaking ceremony on 3rd June 2013, then St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr. Douglas said the decision to establish a Park Hyatt Hotel in St. Kitts was in keeping with his Government’s commitment to expand the number of high-end resorts and boutique hotels, not only enhance the Federation’s appeal to stay-over travelers, but more importantly, to ensure that the stay-over visitors travelling to St. Kitts and Nevis would be able to have the type of overall impact that is being sought.
Photo 2 – Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and Minister of Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Ricky Skerritt participate in the ground breaking ceremony for the Park Hyatt St. Kitts in June 2013
Dr. Douglas noted that Park Hyatt St. Kitts is located within the elegant environs of Christophe Harbour, is a direct result of that vision, it is a direct result of that planning, and investments by the Federal Government.
“St. Kitts is known for its numerous universities, its incredible volcanic landscape and, of course, cricket. The island is somewhat underdeveloped touristically compared to other Caribbean islands in the region, but tourism has been increasing over the last few years, owing in part to the large port town of Basseterre, which receives cruise ships regularly. The new hotel will cater for the ever growing number of holidaymakers who are set to continue landing on the island over the coming years,” the website stated.
It noted that this new West Indies development is the latest in a profusion of international opening for Park Hyatt.
Founded in 1957 in Los Angeles, the Hyatt group now has over 679 properties in 58 countries worldwide, with brands including Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Centric, to name but a few. Currently in the planning and pre-opening stages are hotels and resorts in Kyoto, Marrakech, Iguazu Falls Brazil and Msheireb,
The St. Kitts resort will have 133 rooms and over 7000 square feet of event space. It is designed by experience Spanish firm Arcadia Design Architects, who have a proven track record in hospitality design, having completed other projects in Sharm El Sheik and Hyatt Regency hotel in Jordan.
For the interior design, trusted collaborators G.A. Design from London have been chosen for the project. With over 30 years experience in hospitality interior design, the British firm have also designed the interiors of the Hilton Istanbul and the Mandarin Oriental in London.