Hyatt just announced plans for an exciting new ultra-luxury resort in the world-class master-planned resort development called Christophe Harbour. Christophe Harbour is a 2,500-acre development that will offer a Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole championship golf course, a beach club and a 300-acre super-yacht marina and marina village.
Christophe Harbour is being developed by Kiawah Partners, the real estate team responsible for developing renowned Kiawah Island in South Carolina and The Lodge at Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland.
Hyatt's new project, Park Hyatt St. Kitts, will be the company's fourth Hyatt-branded hotel under development in the Caribbean and is being built as part of a management agreement with Range Developments. Range Developments is a subsidiary of the Range Holdings Group, a leading global real estate and hotel development group with projects in Iraq and St. Kitts.
Slated to open in 2015, the Park Hyatt will be located on the southeast peninsula of St. Kitts in Christophe Harbour. Among the hotel's highlights will be 200 guestrooms and 50 Park Hyatt-branded residential condominiums.
The hotel's first phase will include the completion of the hotel's 125 guestrooms, two food and beverage outlets, a fitness center, 12-treatment room spa, and more than 7,000 sq ft of meeting and banquet space. The hotel's second phase will feature the remaining 75 guestrooms and a third food and beverage outlet.
The hotel is situated in Banana Bay, a secluded area offering white sand beaches and crystal clear water, as well as views of The Narrows, a strait separating St. Kitts and the volcanic island of Nevis. It is less than 15 miles from Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, Port Zante cruise terminal and Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Dewan Architects is responsible for the hotel's architecture.
"Park Hyatt St. Kitts will continue our company's tradition of delivering an unprecedented level of luxury and unrivalled hospitality experience," said Pat McCudden, senior vice president of real estate and development, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "Park Hyatt St Kitts will be designed to provide an intimate, contemporary resort environment, with touches of the local culture - a perfect sanctuary for our discerning guests."
St. Kitts is an established resort and beach destination, offering activities such as diving, snorkeling, fishing, yachting, and golfing. Basseterre is headquarters to a number of tax and financial firms, including Caribbean Central Bank and Caribbean Securities Exchange.
"We are pleased to launch this major development project on the beautiful island of St. Kitts, one of the most tranquil locations in the Caribbean," said Munaf Ali, chief executive officer, Range Developments. "We believe Park Hyatt St. Kitts will deliver a new hospitality experience to guests visiting the Caribbean."
There are currently three Hyatt-branded hotels in the Caribbean, including Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino and Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. There are currently four Hyatt-branded hotels under development in the Caribbean, including Park Hyatt Bermuda, Andaz Turks and Caicos, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, and Hyatt Place BayamÃ³n and El Tropical Casino.
As of March 31, 2012, Hyatt Hotels Corporation had a worldwide portfolio comprised of 488 properties in 45 countries.