By Alexander Britell
First it was Park Hyatt. Then it was Ritz-Carlton. Now it’s Six Senses.
St Kitts is quickly becoming the Caribbean’s next luxury hotspot.
Range Developments, the developer of the highly-acclaimed Park Hyatt St Kitts, has announced the new Six Senses St Kitts, slated to debut on the island in 2021.
The resort will be set on a 41-acre site of a former sugar cane plantation on the western side of St Kitts in the La Vallee area.
“We sincerely look forward to welcoming the distinguished Six Senses brand to St. Kitts,” said St Kitts Tourism Minister Lindsey Grant. “Six Senses only develops resorts in the world’s most unique and exquisite destinations, therefore it is a singular testament to the history and natural beauty of the island’s landscape to become one of them. The Six Senses philosophy with regard to sustainability, wellness and premier service makes it an ideal fit for St. Kitts as it complements our own vision and direction for our tourism product as we continue to enhance the variety of accommodations we have to offer to the discerning, experiential traveler.”
Six Senses St Kitts will feature 70 “pool villas” and a “Retreat,” along with, of course, a signature Six Senses Spa.
“We are excited to welcome Six Senses to St. Kitts,” said Mohammed Asaria, founder of Range Developments. “We look forward to working together on this exciting project.”
The news comes a month after Ritz-Carlton announced plans for a 125-room St Kitts resort, set, like the Park Hyatt, on the island’s lush southeastern peninsula.
Those two properties, along with the boutique Belle Mont Farm and the Six Senses, will add up to one of the Caribbean’s leading concentrations of luxury hotel properties.
“We are thrilled to add St. Kitts to the Six Senses portfolio of resorts in incredible settings. And working in partnership with Range Developments, who have exceptional expertise and experience in the Caribbean, Six Senses St. Kitts will be a remarkable resort. The ease of access from the United States is also a very positive factor as this market is increasingly embracing the quintessence of Six Senses.”
This will be Six Senses’ first hotel in the Caribbean.
The project will create approximately 300 jobs during construction, and several hundred more once the property becomes operational.