InterContinental Caribbean Resort Dominica
The InterContinental in Dominica.

InterContinental Is Opening a New Caribbean Luxury Resort

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - February 12, 2023

IHG Hotels and Resorts has announced that it will be taking over the former Cabrits Kempinski Resort in Dominica, with plans to reopen the new InterContinental Dominica this spring. 

The rebranded InterContinental Dominica Cabrits Reosrt and Spa will be the brand’s third Caribbean resort hotel. 

The hotel, set on Dominica’s Douglas Bay, has 151 rooms, four pools, a spa, a fitness center and a beach. 

The hotel first opened its doors as a Kempinski in the fourth quarter 2019, just a few months before the pandemic, failing to gain traction in the pandemic period. 

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The 151 room is set in northern Dominica.

When it opened, it was the first major branded luxury resort in Dominica, joining a small collection of luxury hotels led by the island’s signature luxury resort, the celebrated Secret Bay

The new InterContinental is the only InterContinental-branded resort in the English-speaking Caribbean.

“The alignment of the natural wonder of Dominica and the inspiring design, authentic experience and personalized service that define InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will undoubtedly make this property a must-visit destination for local and global visitors and a model for resorts throughout the region,” said Alex Kuhl, Vice President, Development Lifestyle, Luxury, & Premium Brands, IHG Hotels & Resorts.


Caribbean InterContinental Resort Dominica

The Kempinski project is a project by Range Developments, which has been one of the top developers in the Caribbean in recent years, perhaps best known for the renowned Park Hyatt in St Kitts. 

“InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has established an unparalleled legacy in the luxury hospitality space, and one that represents an ideal fit for travelers who take both a sense of curiosity and expectations for a memorable stay with them to Dominica,” said Mohammed Asaria, Managing Director, Range Developments. “InterContinental Dominica Cabrits Resort & Spa will offer experiences that suit play, adventure and relaxation, and we look forward to extending our relationship with IHG to bring this stunning property to life.”

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Secret Bay in Dominica, the island’s premier luxury hotel.

Range Developments is actually working with IHG on two other projects in the Caribbean, both in Grenada: the Six Senses La Sagesse, slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2023 as the first-ever Six Senses resort in the Caribbean; and the adjacent InterContinental Resort La Sagesse, which plans to open in the first quarter of 2025.

Dominica has been seeing resurgent tourism numbers, buoyed largely by the first-ever nonstop flights from the United States to the island, which American Airlines launched in late 2021

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