Sandals Resorts International (SRI) offered a glimpse of its Saint Lucia investment strategy on 18APR, to be unveiled in full in 2023, part of Sandals Resorts’ 40th Anniversary and 30th year of operation in the island of Saint Lucia. SRI owns and operates three all-inclusive resorts in St. Lucia including Sandals Halcyon Beach, Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Grande St. Lucian, as well as the Greg Norman-designed Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate,
According to plans revealed by SRI Executive Chairman Adam Stewart, Sandals Halcyon will add 25 stunning new rooms in February 2023. The new development consists of 20 beachfront, two-story villa rooms featuring large balconies and five Rondoval™ suites, the signature Sandals category featuring soaring conical ceilings, expansive bathrooms and private water features.
SRI is also planning for an expansion at Sandals Regency La Toc.
Here, first phase plans call for the introduction of a new Sandals Resorts village, comprised entirely of 20 Rondoval suites with seven of them offering open air rooftop decks. Set to open in 2023, the village is a “resort within a resort” concept of the highest category Rondoval suites built adjacent to the golf course, each with their own golf cart for navigating the course as well as the larger property, and featuring amenities including butler service, and dining and entertainment options designed for guests of the village. Later phases will include additional spa facilities, new suite categories and a reimagination of the current golf course offerings.
“Since opening our first property, Sandals Regency La Toc, nearly three decades ago, our commitment to working alongside government to make real the promise of tourism in Saint Lucia has been unwavering. My father loved Saint Lucia and, like so many, was originally captivated by its beauty. But he quickly came to understand that the real treasure of Saint Lucia are its people - friendly, hardworking, and industrious. People are the inspiration and the source that make investment possible, and the reason Sandals Resorts will continue to grow here,” said Stewart.
According to SRI, these projects will add over 350 construction and tradesman jobs into the local workforce. The addition of these high-end room categories into the Sandals resorts inventory also means the creation of 120 butler positions in the Saint Lucia system, with training by the Guild of Professional English Butlers. Stewart is "emphatic about the impact room category has on local economies and the ability to raise the standard of living."
SRI first planted its flag in Saint Lucia in 1993 with the introduction of Sandals Regency La Toc. Since then, SRI has introduced two more resorts, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, located on its own peninsula, and Sandals Halcyon. Guests can enjoy Sandals’ exclusive “Stay at One, Play at Three” program, which provides complimentary exchange privileges and transportation between all three resorts.
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