Sandals adding new six-star resort in St Lucia

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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Sandals Resorts International has announced that it will add a fourth resort to its award-winning list of properties in St Lucia, promising a level of unprecedented luxury on the Eastern Caribbean island.

Groundbreaking for the new resort, to be named Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia and which will be nestled on 19 acres of land next to the existing Sandals Grande St Lucian Resort, is set to begin in the Spring of 2017, the Jamaica-based resort chain stated in a news release at the weekend.

"The Sandals brand has enjoyed tremendous success in Saint Lucia since 1993 when it made its first foray there and the newest resort will, by all indications, be a game-changer," the company added.

The new resort will give Sandals guests in St Lucia the option of ‘staying at one, playing at four’. It will build on the concept of unparalleled luxury and innovation which has come to be synonymous with Sandals LaSource Grenada. As such, the company explained that Sandals LaSource St Lucia will boast an exotic infinity-edge sky pool bar offering picturesque views of the island’s beautiful north coast, 350 rooms and suites inclusive of the exotic SkyPool Butler Suites and all-butler signature swim-up Rondoval Suites, a first in the chain. The new resort will also feature an electrifying entertainment package to include a main stage with a 20’ high LED screen and a mobile DJ party scene.

"We pride ourselves on continuously raising the bar, and Sandals LaSource St Lucia will completely re-energise the tourism market in St Lucia," the release quoted Sandals Chairman Gordon "Butch" Stewart, who is also owner of the
Jamaica Observer.

"Since we first opened Sandals Regency La Toc in 1993 we have consistently invested millions of dollars to upgrade our offerings to ensure our resorts and the St Lucian destination are among the best in the world and thereby boosting the local economy," Stewart added.

The company said that in addition to the luxury-included amenities and the more quality inclusions that have come to be associated with the Sandals experience, guests at Sandals LaSource St Lucia will be wowed upon entry with a contemporary open lobby featuring a multi-purpose ‘Living Room’ with specialty piano bar, bowling and games, all state-of-the-art. The resort will also boast St Lucia’s first Café de Paris, Sandals’ signature French Patisserie, as well as an exquisite Butler Lounge convenient for guests with a late departure.

"To complete the luxury experience, Sandals LaSource St Lucia will offer the luxuries of a full service Red Lane Spa, exciting shopping options in a European style plaza featuring indulgent stores and exhilarating entertainment. Guests will also have the opportunity to dine at any of the resort’s nine exclusive Five-Star Global Gourmet restaurants offering authentic dishes from international culinary perspectives," the company explained.

"We are very excited about the addition of this Six-Star resort and what it means, not just for Sandals but for St Lucia," Stewart added. "We are thankful for the support we have received in St Lucia throughout the years and we look forward to revolutionising the hospitality industry and to giving our guests a new level of luxury. This resort will set the stage for the continued revolution of the tourism product in the Caribbean."

The new resort will join the existing Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Halcyon and Sandals Grande St Lucian properties and bring Sandals’ room count on the island to over 800, confirming its place as the largest hotel operator on the island, directly employing more than 1,300 people.

Sandals Resorts operates 15 beachfront properties in Jamaica, Antigua, St Lucia, The Bahamas, Barbados and Grenada.

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