Hyatt announced today the opening of the first Park Hyatt hotel in the Caribbean, Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, developed by Range Developments. Set within Christophe Harbour, the 126-room luxury resort spans the secluded beach of Banana Bay at the foot of St. Kitts’ lush rolling hills and offers unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring Nevis. Offering a wellness sanctuary for restorative peace, the resort is also unveiling the first Miraval Life in Balance Spa in the Caribbean.
“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. “We are delighted to be working with Range Developments, the developer of the project and one of the leading development companies in the Caribbean. 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.”
“It is a source of great satisfaction to celebrate this hotel opening with the prestigious Park Hyatt brand,” said Mohammed Asaria, vice chairman of Range Developments. “We expect Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour will set the standard for luxury hotels in the region and is already referenced as a market leader.”
Journey to ‘intimate experiences’
Home to three signature restaurants, indoor and outdoor event spaces, two pools, and other distinct amenities, Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour offers guests a journey of rare and intimate experiences. All 78 rooms and 48 suites incorporate local materials and seamlessly intertwine contemporary architecture with colonial design. Each room’s chic, Kittitian-inspired décor showcases views of the Caribbean Sea and the islands beyond, with luxurious touches of peerless quality such as private balconies and terraces, rain-showers and deep soaking tubs. For the ultimate indulgence, the three-bedroom Presidential Villa is equipped with a private infinity pool, wellness area, personal butler and private chef.
Dining experiences offer exceptional local and international cuisine. Fisherman’s Village serves ocean-to-table lunch and dinner overlooking the water. For a more intimate dining experience, guests can indulge in The Stone Barn adults-only restaurant. The Great House, reflective of a grand colonial home, offers all-day dining, a Rum Bar, herb garden, chef’s table and a conservatory serving plantation afternoon tea.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour features both indoor and outdoor private event spaces, suitable for incentive groups, weddings and social functions. The two lush private event lawns enjoy uninterrupted views of Banana Bay and the neighboring island of Nevis. Events were traditionally held in residences on the island and the resort’s Reception Hall houses seven, chic indoor event spaces. Multiple locations allow the resort’s event specialists to create diverse functions and give event planners piece of mind with dedicated spaces. The idyllic resort location offers a romantic setting for wedding ceremonies and functions. The Beachfront Lawn or the private Terraces are beautiful locations for ceremonies and receptions. There are numerous locations for photography, including the golden sandy beach and rolling hills behind the resort, both providing stunning backdrops.
Miraval Life in Balance Spa at Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour brings Miraval’s award-winning spa services to the luxury resort. With therapies that honor nature and the mind-body-spirit connection, guests can cleanse, heal and nourish their bodies and minds in this 37,752-square-foot state-of-the-art oasis. The spa entrance and reception area provide a view of Mount Nevis and also overlook the Rampart Pool and The Narrows – the majestic straight separating St. Kitts from its sister island Nevis. The spa’s design features natural stone walls with nine treatment rooms, including three couples’ treatment rooms complete with heated private plunge pools and outdoor showers. Guests can take advantage of the 24-hour, 1,750 square-foot fitness center at The Sugar Mill, which is also home to yoga and meditation experiences. After a day filled with relaxing spa treatments and dynamic wellness activities, guests are welcome to enjoy the Miraval signature tea, made with a fusion of rejuvenating local herbs such as lemongrass, basil and thyme.
Wellness and mindfulness
“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.”
To encourage guests’ island immersion, Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour offers a series of enriching “journeys” that have been carefully curated to introduce guests to the history, culture and people of the Federation, which until 2005 had sugar production as its dominant industry. True to the Park Hyatt brand’s commitment to bring rare and intimate experiences to travelers, the itinerary for each immersive journey features local activities and interactions with interesting personalities. From walks with an island historian and rainforest excursions, to visiting the UNESCO Brimstone Hill Fortress that was elemental in Caribbean history. For the resort’s youngest guests, The Island Fort by Camp Hyatt offers educational activities and an introduction to the culture of St. Kitts and Nevis.
“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.”
About Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt hotels provide discerning, affluent business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodations. Guests of Park Hyatt hotels receive highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in several of the world’s premier destinations, each Park Hyatt hotel is custom designed to combine sophistication with a distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt hotels feature well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event spaces for groups, critically acclaimed art, food and beverage program, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. There are currently 41 Park Hyatt hotels in the following locations: Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Busan, Canberra, Changbaishan, Carlsbad, Chennai, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hangzhou, Hyderabad, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Mallorca, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, New York, Ningbo, Paris, Saigon, Sanya, Seoul, Shanghai, Siem Reap, St. Kitts, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vienna, Washington, D.C., Zanzibar and, Zurich.
About Range Developments
Range Developments is an international property developer focusing on high-end hotel resorts in the Caribbean that are well-designed, sustainable and desirable. Park Hyatt St Kitts won the prestigious Best New Hotel Construction and Design in the Caribbean and Best New Hotel Construction and Design St. Kitts & Nevis awards at the International Property Awards 2014-2015. Range Developments has two other projects under development in the region. The Cabrits Resort Kempinski in Dominica is the first government approved real estate project in Dominica under the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program. A minimum investment of US$ 220,000 in the project will entitle investors and their families to a citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica. It is currently under construction and the most advanced of any government-approved project on the island. Its third project, The Ritz-Carlton St. Lucia, was announced in August 2017.
About Miraval Group
Miraval Group is a global leader in wellness resorts and spas. Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tucson pioneered the destination wellness spa resort category with its comprehensive program of activities, experiences and personal treatments. A Miraval Life in Balance Spa opened in April 2016 at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 13 premier brands. As of June 30, 2017 the Company’s portfolio included 731 properties in 56 countries. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to create value for shareholders, build relationships with guests and attract the best colleagues in the industry. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents.