Luxury hotel company Fairmont is expanding in the Caribbean.
The new Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay project broke ground last week, with a projected opening date of late 2019, the government announced.
The resort is slated to include 120 rooms and 40 private residential villas, with an eco-friendly construction.
The project, in partnership with GP Group JSC, will be located in the area of Choiseul on St. Lucia’s southwestern coast, will become the second Fairmont in the Caribbean, joining the Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados.
“We are thrilled to be announcing this exciting new resort development on Saint Lucia,” said Kevin Frid, Chief Operating Officer for North and Central America at AccorHotels. “Saint Lucia is a premium destination of choice in the Caribbean. Fairmont’s unique blend of exceptional design, location, luxury and hospitality will ensure that Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay is a private and exclusive oasis for this stunning island, whose natural landscapes, breathtaking views, friendly locals and authentic culture will impress the most travelled individuals.”
Invest Saint Lucia Chairman Pinkley Francis said the resort was valued at $220 million.
While this resort is valued at US $220 million, the value of the investment to the island is far greater. The fact that the internationally acclaimed Fairmont Hotels and Resorts have agreed to brand this new resort is indeed a significant demonstration of investor confidence in Saint Lucia.”
WATG (which has the Four Seasons Anguilla on its resume) and Wimberly Interiors will be the designers on teh project, which will have four restaurants and bars, a 9,000-square-foot spa, three pools and a private marina that will be a major new addition to St Lucia hotels.
It will also include around 10,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space.