Mandarin Oriental Announces Exclusive Luxury Resort and Residences on the Carribean Island of St. Kitts

Oct 22, 2007, 01:00 ET from Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

    HONG KONG, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group today
 announced that it will manage a new luxurious 125-room resort with 20
 Residences at Mandarin Oriental on the island of St. Kitts in the British
 West Indies, which will open in 2010. The Group now has a portfolio of five
 resorts open or under development in the Caribbean region.
     Mandarin Oriental, St. Kitts will be an extraordinary resort ideally
 situated on a pristine 50-acre site at Majors Bay, a private cove on the
 island's secluded southeast peninsula. The resort will appeal to
 sophisticated leisure travelers and naturalists alike with a wide range of
 unspoiled ecosystems, from coral reefs to salt ponds and lush vegetation in
 the surrounding verdant hillsides. The champagne-colored beach, with its
 powder-fine sand, will provide an ideal setting for active recreation or
 complete relaxation.
     The resort will be an integral part of Christophe Harbour, a 2,400 acre
 project being developed along the coastline of both the Caribbean Sea and
 Atlantic Ocean. The overall development will offer an array of leisure
 activities, including a Marina village offering docking spaces for private
 yachts, an eclectic choice of restaurants and boutiques, as well as an
 18-hole Tom Fazio Championship golf course.
     The guestrooms and suites at Mandarin Oriental, St. Kitts will
 captivate guests with a graceful style reflective of the Caribbean. The
 accommodation will be amongst the largest in the region, each incorporating
 superior technology and entertainment systems. Among the hotel's specialty
 accommodations are "Lagoon Suites," designed as luxurious over-water
 bungalows, set above the property's tranquil, pristine lagoon. The resort's
 4,800-square-foot beachfront Presidential Suite will offer among the finest
 interiors to be found on the island.
     Included in the development will be 20 private Residences at Mandarin
 Oriental, each approximately 3,000 square feet, providing an opportunity
 for ownership in this incomparable island retreat. As with all Residences
 at Mandarin Oriental, owners will be treated as permanent guests of the
 hotel and will enjoy privileged access to the services and amenities
 provided on property.
     A wide range of contemporary cuisine and alfresco dining will be
 featured in five restaurants and bars, all with spectacular views over the
 azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. A 225-seat ballroom and three additional
 meeting rooms will also be incorporated into the hotel design.
     The comprehensive 15,000-square-foot spa will feature 11
 state-of-the-art treatment rooms offering holistic rejuvenation and
 relaxation in a tranquil, meditative setting. Incorporating the most
 extensive range of wellness treatments in St. Kitts, The Spa at Mandarin
 Oriental will feature signature programs that are exclusive to the Group
 and rooted in oriental philosophy and practice. A sophisticated fitness
 centre, as well as outdoor swimming pools will also be available.
     Guests at the resort will enjoy a wide selection of recreational water
 sports activities including world-class snorkeling and sailing. Guided
 hiking tours through the island's rainforests up to Mount Liamuiga and the
 mile-wide crater rim of this dormant volcano will also be a prominent
 attraction. The island is abundantly populated by tropical birds,
 white-tailed deer and green Vervet monkeys, affording exceptional
 opportunities for wildlife viewing.
     Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental said, "We
 look forward to bringing Mandarin Oriental's renowned levels of luxury
 hospitality to this beautiful Caribbean destination. Mandarin Oriental, St.
 Kitts, along with the extensive facilities of the overall peninsula
 development, will further enhance the appeal of St. Kitts as an
 international destination of choice for leisure travelers from around the
     Mandarin Oriental, St. Kitts is a 20 minute drive from the Robert L.
 Bradshaw International Airport, near Basseterre, the island nation's
 capital city. The airport receives flights from around the world, from key
 gateway cities including Charlotte, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Juan
 and London. The property is also accessible by yacht.
     The hotel is owned by Majors Bay Group Limited, a private investment
 company based in St. Kitts.
     Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator
 of some of the world's most prestigious hotels and resorts, currently
 operating 20 luxury hotels with a further 18 under development in Riviera
 Maya, Mexico (2007), Beijing, Boston and Hainan Island, China (2008),
 Barcelona, Chicago, Costa Rica, Dallas, Las Vegas, Macau, Marrakech, and
 Turks and Caicos (2009), Grand Cayman, Guangzhou, Milan, Paris, Taipei and
 St. Kitts. (2010). In total, Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under
 development almost 10,000 rooms in 22 countries with 16 hotels in Asia, 14
 in The Americas and eight in Europe and North Africa.
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