Hot hotel openings: Curio Collection by Hilton debuts in St Kitts and more

In this week’s roundup of hot hotel openings, Curio Collection by Hilton debuts in St Kitts and Nevis, Rosewood unveils a transformation in the British Virgin Islands, Marriott opens in the tallest building in Latin America and more.

KOI Resort Saint Kitts

KOI Resort Saint Kitts
KOI Resort Saint Kitts

Hilton has announced the opening of KOI Resort Saint Kitts, Curio Collection by Hilton, representing the brand’s debut in St Kitts and Nevis, which will also be KOI Hospitality’s first entry into the hotel space.

The 102-room oceanfront haven is the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton, reinforcing the growth of its portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts in premier destinations across the Caribbean and Latin America.

Situated along Half Moon Bay and adjacent to the Royal St Kitts Golf Club, KOI Resort Saint Kitts will inspire a new lifestyle, vibe and frame of mind.

“Rapidly evolving into a high-end tourist destination in the region, St Kitts has experienced a spike in tourism this year with arrivals booming 14.5% higher over the same period last year,” said Juan Corvinos, vice president, development, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton.

“Now growing at one of the fastest rates in the Caribbean, we recognise the demand for upscale accommodations, intuitive service and authentic experiences in this market.”

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Following a four-year closure and comprehensive renovation, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has re-opened.

Originally founded by conservationist Laurance Rockefeller over half a century ago in 1964, the ultra-luxury resort has been completely revived and redesigned while staying true to its identity as a leading example of ecotourism. Set across 500 acres of pristine private beachfront, the reimagined resort provides an unparalleled island escape.

“A one-of-a-kind offering in the British Virgin Islands”

“We are excited to welcome a new wave of ultra-luxury travellers as well as our adoring legacy guests to the reimagined Rosewood Little Dix Bay,” said Andreas Pade, managing director of Rosewood Little Dix Bay. “Over the last four years, an expert team of environmentalists, architects and designers have worked tirelessly to honour the resort’s storied past while incorporating modern amenities and comforts, creating a one-of-a-kind offering in the British Virgin Islands that will delight discerning travellers for generations to come.”

AC Hotel Santiago Costanera Center

AC Hotel Santiago Costanera Cente
AC Hotel Santiago Costanera Cente

AC Hotels by Marriott, the design-led lifestyle brand from Marriott International, has announced the opening of the 249-room AC Hotel Santiago Costanera Center in the cultural hub of Chile.

Housed in the tallest building in Latin America, the anticipated new hotel embodies AC Hotels’ brand promise of going beyond the conventions. Located on the 17th floor of the Torre Vitacura in the prestigious Costanera Center, the hotel was designed by Alemparte Barreda & Asociados.

AC Hotel Santiago Costanera Center takes shape with clean modern lines, aesthetically proportioned spaces, and balanced use of premium materials distinctive to the AC Hotels brand.

Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

Taj Fateh Prakash Palace
Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has revealed the latest addition to its collection of authentic palaces – Fateh Prakash Palace.

Now re-branded as Taj Fateh Prakash Palace, the hotel is located within the historic City Palace on the shores of Lake Pichhola in Udaipur, offering panoramic views of the lake, while being surrounded by the Aravalli Hills, Jagmandir Island and the legendary Taj Lake Palace.

“Custodians of Indian hospitality”

Puneet Chhatwal, managing director and chief executive officer, IHCL said: “As custodians of Indian hospitality, it is our privilege and honour to be entrusted with the responsibility of managing Taj Fateh Prakash Udaipur. This addition is an important milestone in our growing portfolio of iconic and luxurious hotels. We remain most grateful to Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar for having reposed his trust in us.”

We’re rounding up the latest hotel openings every Friday — click here to see the full list. 

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