Hilton Worldwide Signs Deal to Develop Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel in St. Kitts
Agreement Marks Hilton’s First Hotel on the Island
MCLEAN, Va. - During the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami last week, Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Caribbean-based Sterling Developments to build an Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel on the island of St. Kitts & Nevis, making it the first Hilton property in the territory. The 226-suite hotel is currently under construction and plans to open its doors in Q1 2017.
"The signing of Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Kitts furthers Hilton Worldwide's goal to serve any guest for any trip occasion anywhere in the world, and underscores the confidence we place in the Caribbean as a top tourism destination," said Ted Middleton, senior vice president, development, Latin America, Hilton Worldwide.
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Kitts will be located in Pelican Bay, which is an exclusive private cove nestled on seven acres of gently sloping land, cascading down to a private beach on the Caribbean side of the island. Once complete, the hotel will offer easy access to the area's main roads and downtown attractions, and is only 10 minutes away from Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.
"St. Kitts is one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean and the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand is a perfect fit for our beachfront development at Pelican Bay in St. Kitts," said Charles Ross, Chairman, Sterling Developments (SKN) Ltd. "Adding a Hilton branded hotel to the island will bring a big boost to local tourism, and we look forward to Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Kitts becoming a destination of choice in the Caribbean."
Miami based Trust Hospitality has been appointed as the property's management company. "We are excited to partner with Hilton and Sterling Developments in the launching of this world-class hotel, and become part of the game-changing landscape in this incredible part of the world," said Richard Millard, CEO & Chairman, Trust Hospitality. "We look forward to a long and successful partnership."
This condo-hotel complex will be financed via the St. Kitts & Nevis Citizen by Investment program. It will include six towers, 3,847 square feet of meeting space, an infinity pool, a fitness center, spa, and kids' club. The new hotel will offer the brand's signature amenities including its free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary Evening Reception with snacks and beverage. Restaurant facilities on the resort will include a three-meal restaurant, a specialty restaurant, and a pool and beach bar. It will also provide guests Embassy Suites by Hilton's signature spacious suites equipped with a separate living area, private bedroom and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker. All rooms will have direct views of the Caribbean.
"We look forward to introducing the Embassy brand to beautiful St. Kitts and Nevis," said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels. "The prime location of this resort, coupled with Embassy's full service offerings, ample space and guest-desired inclusive amenities will drive this hotel's leisure travel appeal and strengthen the area's accommodation options."
About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 17 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full-service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 253 hotels with 46 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels 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 that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/embassysuites, and connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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