BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Sunday February 25, 2018 – A Ritz-Carlton resort is expected to open in St. Kitts in 2021, bringing the luxury brand to this Eastern Caribbean Island for the first time.
The Ritz-Carlton resort, which will include 125 suites and 25 branded villas and residences, will be located on the picturesque southeast peninsula of the island facing the Caribbean Sea.
The resort will offer a wide range of amenities including a luxury spa, several swimming pools set within the lush tropical landscape, and spectacular indoor and outdoor dining facilities and meeting spaces.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has signed a management agreement with The Liamuiga Corporation to open the resort.
“We are excited to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to the stunning island of St. Kitts and are happy to have found the right opportunity to do so,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton.
“This collaboration will help meet the increased demand for luxury travel offerings on St Kitts and we look forward to welcoming guests to experience The Ritz-Carlton’s legendary service set against such a breathtaking backdrop.”
It is estimated that the resort will create 300 jobs on the island during construction, with a further expected 250 jobs once the resort is operational.
The Ritz-Carlton resort will be 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. The multi-phased project is situated on a picturesque 254-acre site fronting two sides of the Caribbean Sea.