by Matt Alderton | November 01, 2017
The Caribbean's first Park Hyatt hotel has opened in St. Kitts, the larger of the two islands that comprise the nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced today.

Located within Christophe Harbour, where it spans the secluded beach of Banana Bay, Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour has 126 guest rooms with views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring Nevis, including 48 suites. The suite, the three-bedroom Presidential Villa, is equipped with a private infinity pool, wellness area, personal butler, and private chef.

Other offerings include two private event lawns; a reception hall with seven indoor event spaces; three restaurants, including an adults-only restaurant; and the Caribbean's first Miraval Life in Balance Spa, a 37,752-square-foot spa that includes nine treatment rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, and areas for yoga and meditation.

"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. "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."

Added Marc Ellin, global head of Miraval Group, "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. 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."

The resort also offers a series of "journeys" that have been curated to introduce guests to the history, culture, and people of St. Kitts and Nevis, which until 2005 had sugar production as its dominant industry. Options include walks with an island historian, rainforest excursions, and visits to the UNESCO Brimstone Hill Fortress that was elemental in Caribbean history.

"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."