During the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit in Miami last week, Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Caribbean-based Sterling Developments to build an Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel on the island of St. Kitts & Nevis, making it the first Hilton property in the territory. The 226-suite hotel is currently under construction and plans to open its doors in Q1 2017.
“We are excited to partner with Hilton and Sterling Developments in the launching of this world-class hotel, and become part of the game-changing landscape in this incredible part of the world”
“The signing of Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Kitts furthers Hilton Worldwide’s goal to serve any guest for any trip occasion anywhere in the world, and underscores the confidence we place in the Caribbean as a top tourism destination,” said Ted Middleton, senior vice president, development, Latin America, Hilton Worldwide.
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Kitts will be located in Pelican Bay, which is an exclusive private cove nestled on seven acres of gently sloping land, cascading down to a private beach on the Caribbean side of the island. Once complete, the hotel will offer easy access to the area’s main roads and downtown attractions, and is only 10 minutes away from Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.
“St. Kitts is one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean and the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand is a perfect fit for our beachfront development at Pelican Bay in St. Kitts,” said Charles Ross, Chairman, Sterling Developments (SKN) Ltd. “Adding a Hilton branded hotel to the island will bring a big boost to local tourism, and we look forward to Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Kitts becoming a destination of choice in the Caribbean.”
Miami based Trust Hospitality has been appointed as the property’s management company. “We are excited to partner with Hilton and Sterling Developments in the launching of this world-class hotel, and become part of the game-changing landscape in this incredible part of the world,” said Richard Millard, CEO & Chairman, Trust Hospitality. “We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
This condo-hotel complex will be financed via the St. Kitts & Nevis Citizen by Investment program. It will include six towers, 3,847 square feet of meeting space, an infinity pool, a fitness center, spa, and kids’ club. The new hotel will offer the brand’s signature features such as an inviting atrium environment, where guests will have access to complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and evening Manager’s Reception* with complimentary appetizers and beverage. Restaurant facilities on the resort will include a three-meal restaurant, a specialty restaurant, and a pool and beach bar. We imagine that there will be an industrial refrigeration system installed by a professional firm similar to Alta Refrigeration to ensure all produce is maintained well for the restaurant to use. This will be vital to ensure that food is kept at the right temperature and does not go off and put visitors at risk of getting food poisoning in the new hotel. The hotel will also provide guests Embassy Suites by Hilton’s signature spacious suites equipped with a separate living area, private bedroom and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker. All rooms will have direct views of the Caribbean.
“We look forward to introducing the Embassy brand to beautiful St. Kitts and Nevis,” said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels. “The prime location of this resort, coupled with Embassy’s full service offerings, ample space and guest-desired inclusive amenities will drive this hotel’s leisure travel appeal and strengthen the area’s accommodation options.”
Hilton Worldwide currently has 20 hotels open or in the pipeline throughout the Caribbean. For more information about Embassy Suites, please visit www.embassysuites.com and www.news.embassysuites.com.
About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide’s twelve market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers every guest a two-room suite, free cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks* and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated, experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites Hotels has more than 220 hotels with more than 35 in the pipeline. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com, and connect with Embassy Suites at www.embassysuitesmediacenter.com, www.facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels and www.twitter.com/EmbassySuites.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,350 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 720,000 rooms in 94 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.