BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Range Developments, the developer of luxury hotel resorts in the Caribbean, is bringing the Six Senses brand to the island nation of St Kitts and Nevis. Six Senses St Kitts will be set on the site of a former sugar plantation with gentle hills rolling down to a long stretch of sandy beach fronting the Caribbean Sea and is due to open in 2021.
All the projected 70 pool villas and The Retreat will enjoy sea views and an unspoiled environment that gives the glorious feeling of being isolated from civilization and amid nature.
Overlooking the resort’s nature reserve, Six Senses St Kitts will feature a menu of Six Senses specialty treatments as well as Caribbean healing traditions and rejuvenation journeys, Six Senses Integrative Wellness, detox, yoga and workshops. An Alchemy Bar will be a fascinating extension to spa personalization, first developed at Six Senses Spa Douro Valley in Portugal. There will be a dedicated pavilion for yoga and a fully-equipped gym in addition to a spa boutique which will offer products and exclusively developed for Six Senses.
Six Senses St Kitts is a project by Range Developments, which specializes in developing luxury Caribbean resorts, together with design creativity, management and marketing by Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.
The project will employ more than 300 people during construction, and at least 300 once operational. The resort is scheduled to be completed over three years. Over 90 percent of the recently opened Range-developed Park Hyatt St Kitts workforce are Kittitians and Nevisians.
“We are delighted that Range Developments is bringing another project and the unique brand of Six Senses to the country,” said Dr Timothy Harris, prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis. “Range Developments is bringing investment, jobs and expertise to the citizens and residents of St Kitts and Nevis. It is an amazing development for our small country to be the beneficiary of another luxury hotel brand so soon after the official grand opening of the world-renowned Park Hyatt on St Kitts. This is a remarkable show of confidence by Range Developments in my government, our people and country. I commend Range Developments for the excellent relations we have nurtured, all for the ultimate benefit of the people of St Kitts and Nevis.”
St Kitts and Nevis continues to be the number one choice of investors pursuing citizenship-by-investment in the Caribbean.
“We are delighted to be welcoming Six Senses to St Kitts,” said Mohammed Asaria, founder of Range Developments. “Six Senses was recently voted the world’s best hotel brand by Travel + Leisure and we look forward to working together on this exciting project. Our aim is always to look after not only our investors and shareholders, but also the people of the islands where we operate.”
Along with the direct financial impact, there is also a major corporate and social impact on the island. Range Developments, the developer of the project, has created many initiatives, including the construction of Mount Carmel Community Centre, sponsorship of Tabernacle Sports Complex, resurrection of the Junior Carnival & Lighting of a Christmas Tree, summer camps, hospitality training and scholarships, Wi-Fi installation in the Hospitality School, entrepreneurship grants and assistance with repairs after Hurricane Irma.
On announcing the project, Bernhard ‘BB’ Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses, said: “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 US is also a very positive factor as this market is increasingly embracing the quintessence of Six Senses.”
Located on the western side of the island, the site for Six Senses St Kitts is approximately a 30-minute drive along the scenic coast road from the capital Basseterre and the international airport (SKB). The airport is served by direct flights from the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, with connecting and charter flights from Europe and regional services from several Caribbean nations.