Ritz-Carlton Coming to St Kitts

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By Alexander Britell

Fresh on the heels of the debut of Park Hyatt’s first Caribbean hotel, the island of St Kitts is poised for another major hotel development.

A Ritz-Carlton hotel is coming to the island in 2021, according to St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.

Marriott’s Ritz-Carlton resort in St Kitts will, like the Park Hyatt, be located on St Kitts’ lush southeastern peninsula.

The 125-suite resort will include 25 branded villas and residences, along with a luxury spa, swimming pools and indoor and outdoor dining facilities.

“What is important is that they tell us that the Ritz-Carlton Resort will create over 300 new jobs when construction starts – and they expect to start later on this year in 2018,” Harris said at a press conference this week.

The news comes after Ritz-Carlton announced last summer that it was opening another hotel in the Eastern Caribbean, the Ritz-Carlton Saint Lucia, also slated to debut in 2021.

Marriott already has a property on St Kitts, the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, which recently completed a significant renovation project.