A new luxury resort is now in the pre-opening phase on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Located in the aptly titled Banana Bay on the island’s South East Peninsula, the Park Hyatt group will open Park Hyatt St. Kitts in Summer 2017.
St. Kitts is known for its numerous universities, its incredible volcanic landscape and, of course, cricket. The island is somewhat underdeveloped in tourism terms 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.
This new West Indian development is the latest in a profusion of international opening for Park Hyatt, which now has 679 properties in 58 countries worldwide, with brands including Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Centric. Currently in the planning and pre-opening stages are hotels and resorts in Kyoto, Marrakech, Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Msheireb, Qatar.
The St. Kitts resort will have 126 rooms and over 7,000 square feet of event space. It will be designed by experienced 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.