Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and St. Michael’s Foundation, Ltd.
a 2013 Opening for Park Hyatt St. Kitts at Cockleshell Bay
CHICAGO (September 17, 2009) – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and St. Michael’s
Foundation, Ltd. announce the signing of a management agreement for Park
Hyatt St. Kitts at Cockleshell Bay.
To be located on the island’s southeastern peninsula against a breathtaking
backdrop of pristine white sand beach, Park Hyatt St. Kitts will boast
125 rooms and a state-of-the-art luxury spa featuring eight treatment rooms.
The Cockleshell Bay development will also feature 100 Park Hyatt-branded
residential townhouses and condominiums, and 86 estate villas, which will
deliver the same sophisticated design and discriminating service for which
the Park Hyatt brand is globally known. When it is completed, Park Hyatt
St. Kitts will be the first Park Hyatt hotel in the Caribbean.
“Park Hyatt St. Kitts will continue the company’s expansion in the Caribbean,
joining Hyatt Regency Trinidad, which opened in 2008, and Hyatt Regency
Curacao, scheduled to open in early 2010,” said Pat McCudden, senior vice
president, development, Latin America and the Caribbean. “We believe St.
Michael’s Foundation is the ideal partner for this project and we look
forward to delivering an unprecedented level of luxury to St. Kitts.”
Occupying more than 150 acres, the Cockleshell Bay development is expected
to be fully complete by 2013. In addition to the Park Hyatt hotel and residences,
additional components of the Cockleshell Bay development include a 160-berth
marina, a casino and a selection of worldclass restaurants.
“St. Kitts offers a tropical landscape unlike any other Caribbean destination,
and we’re confident this development will showcase how the island offers
something for all travelers, from our chic capital city of Basseterre to
lush rainforests and everything in between,” said Chris Kanahai, chief
executive officer, St. Michael’s Foundation. “Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
and the Park Hyatt brand share St. Michael’s Foundation’s commitment to
excellence and I know we are leading a new area of tourism in St. Kitts
that will benefit the region in many ways.”
About Park Hyatt
Intimate and residential in style, Park Hyatt promises elegant and
gracious service on a personal scale, and is further distinguished by prime
locations and exceptional interior design. Hyatt Hotels Corporation and
its subsidiaries operate 25 Park Hyatt hotels. Current locations include;
Baku, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Canberra, Chicago, Dubai, Goa,
Hamburg, Istanbul, Jeddah, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Philadelphia,
Saigon, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington DC, and Zurich.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global
hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than
welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family in 45 countries strive
to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day
by providing authentic hospitality. The company’s subsidiaries manage,
franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park
Hyatt®, Andaz™, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®
and Hyatt Summerfield Suites™ brand names and have locations under development
on five continents. Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation
subsidiary, develops and operates vacation ownership properties under the
Hyatt Vacation Club® brand. As of June 30, 2009, the company’s worldwide
portfolio consisted of 413 properties. For more information, please visit
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