By Alexander Britell
The Caribbean’s first-ever Park Hyatt hotel has officially opened its doors on the island of St Kitts.
The new 126-room luxury resort is set on St Kitts’ Banana Bay on the island’s lush southeastern peninsula.
It’s the most highly anticipated hotel opening in the Caribbean in several years, and a major boost for an island that now has a true halo hotel.
“We are excited to debut the Park Hyatt brand experience on this incredible island that is brimming with rich culture, storied history, untapped adventure and pristine beaches,” said Myles McGourty, senior vice president, Latin America and Caribbean, Hyatt. “Our discerning global guests will be welcomed with personalized service and contemporary elegance surrounded by sophisticated design, world-class artwork, the finest culinary expressions and Miraval’s deep-rooted expertise in wellness.”
The Park Hyatt St Kitts has 78 rooms and 48 suites, along with three signature restaurants, two pools and a range of event spaces.
“From employing more than 800 Kittitian staff in the opening phases to working with local purveyors for restaurant ingredients, Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour brings forward the island’s warm hospitality throughout guests’ entire experience,” said Flor van de Vaart, general manager of Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour. “We are confident guests will enjoy highly personalized service amidst our luxurious and sophisticated environment.”
The hotel also boasts a 37,752-square-foot Miraval Life in Balance Spa facility including heated private plunge pools, nine treatment rooms and a 1,750-square-foot, 24-hour fitness center.
“We are excited by the opening of the Miraval Life in Balance Spa at Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, the first Miraval Life in Balance Spa to open within the Hyatt portfolio since Miraval joined Hyatt. Wellness and mindfulness are becoming increasingly important to our guests, and the opening of the Miraval Life in Balance Spa in St. Kitts is yet another way we demonstrate care for our guests,” said Marc Ellin, global head of Miraval Group. “This spa integrates the essence of Miraval – an industry leader in the destination spa wellness resort category – into a breathtaking West Indian setting for an unforgettable luxury experience.”