NEW YORK, United States, Saturday June 2, 2018 – According to private jet lifestyle magazine, two of the world’s best new hotels can be found in the Caribbean.
The region’s first Park Hyatt hotel in St Kitts and Nevis, and Bermuda’s newest hotel, The Loren, are on the list recently released by Elite Traveler, the global luxury lifestyle guide to the best hotels, restaurants, travel, fashion, watches, jewelry, jets, yachts and motoring.
The two Caribbean properties are among a collection of hotels that includes secluded parts of Africa, bustling city locations, stunning beaches and deep forest settings. Among the other places were Dubai, The Maldives, France, Argentina, Rwanda, California, Tanzania, and the Andaman Islands.
Of Park Hyatt St Kitts, which opened in November last year, Elite Traveler said that it would have been incredible enough on its own, but adding the region’s first Miraval Life in Balance Spa transforms it into a tropical wellness oasis.
“Fans of the world-famous Arizona retreat will love its new beachfront setting, where hikes are surrounded by palm trees instead of saguaros. Part of the Christophe Harbour community, built on a previously undeveloped part of St Kitts, the resort makes the most of its oceanfront setting with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the views and casually elegant Kittian decor that doesn’t overpower the landscape’s natural beauty. For absolute luxury, check into the three-bedroom Presidential Villa.
“When you arrive in St Kitts, your dedicated butler will whisk you away to the Yu Lounge for private customs clearance. In your villa, you’ll design bespoke menus with the help of executive chef Pankaj Bisht; then your private chef will cook for you in the villa’s kitchen. The villa has a private gym, pool table, game room and beautiful outdoor spaces. Instead of running parallel to the villa, the dramatic, raised 25-ft plunge pool extends toward the ocean and Nevis.”
The Loren, opened in April 2017, is Bermuda’s first new-build hotel in 45 years.
This is what Elite Traveler said about the modern boutique property located on the site of the old Pink Beach Club.
“Past guests of the club will hardly recognize the area, except for its namesake beach and dramatic rocky bluffs. Gone is the charming English elegance, replaced with a sleek contemporary space where expansive windows flood the place with light and showcase its proximity to Bermuda’s famous turquoise water. A floating glass spiral staircase leads from the lobby to the bar and Marée, a restaurant offering a fabulous tasting menu that is best enjoyed alfresco on the patio. Don’t miss chef Tim Sullivan’s interpretation of the island’s fish chowder. The bar harks back to old Bermuda with dark wood, a clubby environment and vintage photographs adorning the wall. The hotel boasts a significant modern art collection, much of which came from owner Stephen King’s personal trove or was commissioned by King for the hotel. The Loren is built into a cliff, so every suite has gorgeous ocean views from its own private terrace, just outside floor-to-ceiling windows. If traveling with a group, book The Residence, a gracious two-story villa with three bedrooms, a plunge pool, pool deck, grill area and chef’s kitchen.”
Elite Traveler said that in deciding on its picks, it looked for incredible settings; beautiful and thoughtful design that inspires and provides a strong sense of place; local materials, art and antiquities and ultra-luxe elements; and impeccable service and amenities.