Island's first Hilton-branded hotel projected to debut in the Early 2017St. Kitts will debut a 226-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel in the first quarter of 2017, it has been announced. The announcement was made by Hilton Hotels on Wednesday, May 6th, following the signing of a franchise agreement with Caribbean-based developers Sterling Developments.
Nestled in the beautifully-secluded Pelican Bay area of St. Kitts, the US $90 million (roughly £58 million) development is an approved Citizenship by Investment project.
The condo hotel complex will include six towers, 3,847 square feet of meeting space, an infinity pool, a fitness centre, spa, and kids' club. It will also provide guests the Embassy Suites by Hilton’s signature spacious suites equipped with a separate living area, private bedroom and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker. All rooms will have direct views of the Caribbean.
"We welcome Hilton Hotels to the island," said Mr. Lindsay Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce. “Their upscale Embassy Suites brand will serve as an excellent complement to the diverse mix of our current hotel products, and it is well-aligned with the direction of our strategic plan for the continued development of our tourism industry.”
"I am quite pleased with this wonderful news with regards to Pelican Bay. I welcome it, as it will provide additional jobs for our people," said Dr. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis. "Further, this new agreement is a clear indication of investor confidence in St. Kitts & Nevis from one of the world's leading hotel brands. Marriott, Park Hyatt and now Embassy Suites by Hilton have all chosen our destination for their properties. Our tourism sector is vibrant and exciting times lie ahead."
The new hotel will also offer the Embassy Suites brand's signature features, such as an inviting atrium environment, where guests will have access to complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and Evening Reception with complimentary appetisers and beverage. Restaurant facilities on the resort will include a three-meal restaurant, a specialty restaurant, and a pool and beach bar.
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Kitts will be located in Pelican Bay, which is an exclusive private cove situated on seven acres of gently sloping land, cascading down to a private beach on the Caribbean side of the island. Once complete, the hotel will offer easy access to the area's main roads and downtown attractions, and is only 10 minutes away from Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. The Embassy Suites will be Hilton’s first property in St. Kitts & Nevis.
"We look forward to introducing the Embassy brand to beautiful St. Kitts & Nevis," said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels. "The prime location of this resort, coupled with Embassy's full service offerings, ample space and guest-desired inclusive amenities will drive this hotel's leisure travel appeal and strengthen the area's accommodation options."