Curio Collection by Hilton Expands its Caribbean Resort Footprint with Signing of Harbor Club St. Lucia
Situated in Rodney Bay, Hilton returns to St. Lucia with property set to join exclusive collection later this year
GROS ISLET, St. Lucia and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announces the signing of Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton, the brand's first property on the island and a welcomed addition to Hilton's expanding portfolio in the Caribbean. Owned by The Harbor Club Ltd., the nautically-inspired hotel is set to join Curio Collection by Hilton in April 2018. The property features 115 spacious cabin-style rooms and suites, 10 bars and dining outlets, four swimming pools, a spa, world class gym and meeting space.
"As our first Curio Collection by Hilton property in St. Lucia, the signing of Harbor Club speaks to our commitment to further expanding Hilton's presence in the region," said Gregory W. Rockett, vice president of corporate hotel development for Hilton. "Recognized as a luxurious destination in the Caribbean, St. Lucia continues to see an increase in tourist arrivals year after year, and we look forward to returning to the island and providing travelers with an authentic experience."
Overlooking the harbor and nearby mountains, Harbor Club's 115 elegant cabin-like rooms and suites boast a contemporary design with nautical elements through carefully selected fabrics and décor, inspired by Rodney Bay's maritime heritage. Guests enjoy BVLGARI amenities, private terraces and direct swim-up access to select rooms.
With four bars and six distinct eateries, the hotel features everything from Italian fusion at Positano Santa Lucia, comfort cuisine at Julia's and gourmet sushi at Crew Lounge on Sushi Deck, to coal fire oven pizza at the Dockside Pizzeria, home-baked creations at 7th Heaven and casual bites at Market Street Bar. For relaxation and recreation, guests will enjoy four swimming pools, a spa and first-class gym. Approximately 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space complete the facilities.
"The signing of Harbor Club reflects the values of Curio Collection by Hilton with distinct amenities such as direct swim-up access to guest rooms and bespoke treatments at The Spa," said Mark Nogal, global head of Curio Collection by Hilton. "With the anticipated addition of this distinguished hotel to our global portfolio of nearly 50 hotels in more than 10 countries, we continue to expand the collection in the Caribbean and Latin America with remarkable properties that offer exceptional service and one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests."
Located at Rodney Bay, Gros Islet in St. Lucia, the hotel is approximately 40 miles from Hewanorra International Airport. Less than 10 minutes away from Harbor Club, guests can explore Reduit Beach and Pigeon Island, a national landmark with military buildings and one-of-a-kind beaches across 44 scenic acres. The hotel provides complimentary water taxi service to Pigeon Island, where an exclusive area is available for Harbor Club guests.
"We are proud to partner with such a widely-recognized global hospitality company, particularly since the Curio Collection by Hilton pillars closely align with what we envision for the future of our hotel," said Wes Hall, Owner of Harbor Club. "Through this alliance, we will introduce a new standard of upper upscale accommodation to travelers visiting St. Lucia."
The iconic property will be managed by Caribbean Hotel Services LLC, an affiliate of Aimbridge Hospitality LLC - a recognized hospitality management leader in the Caribbean. "We are excited to manage this unrivaled hotel that truly defines an ultimate exclusive getaway in the Caribbean on the unspoiled island of St. Lucia," said Dave Johnson, President and CEO, Aimbridge Hospitality. "Not only is our team designing personalized vacation experiences for our well-traveled guests of all ages, this island paradise offers an exotic array of nature and sporting activities, both at the hotel and its surrounding archipelago."
Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton, will be part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of approximately 20 hotels and resorts across the Caribbean. The company is actively pursuing additional Caribbean growth opportunities and currently has a pipeline of more than 10 hotels throughout the region.
More information on recent and upcoming Curio Collection by Hilton openings is available at news.curio.com/openings.
About Aimbridge Hospitality
Aimbridge Hospitality is the nation's largest independent hotel management firm with a proven track record for delivering superior returns for its strategic partners in a variety of markets and economic cycles. Aimbridge provides property management, asset management, development, renovation and consulting services. Based in Dallas, Texas and with offices in Chicago and Puerto Rico, Aimbridge currently owns and/or manages approximately 700 upscale, independent and branded hotels with more than 85,000 rooms across the United States and the Caribbean. For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos