Koi Resort Saint Kitts, Curio Collection by Hilton has opened, the first hotel project for Koi Hospitality, a popular celebrity dining spot in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Bangkok and Abu Dhabi. The property is a Curio By Hilton, the brand’s debut in St. Kitts and Nevis.
The 102-room oceanfront property, situated along Half Moon Bay, adjacent to the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, features Asian-inspired design, locally-inspired programming, and globally celebrated cuisine by KOI Hospitality. There is a full-service pool terrace overlooking the ocean, the Kaya Spa, and Kaya Wellness fitness facility. The hotel is located within the “Cradle of the Caribbean” where the Atlantic Ocean meets Caribbean Sea.
“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 percent higher over the same period last year,” said Juan Corvinos, vice president, development, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton, in a statement. “Now growing at one of the fastest rates in the Caribbean, we recognize the demand for upscale accommodations, intuitive service and authentic experiences in this market. We look forward to providing travelers with a one-of-a-kind experience that can’t be found elsewhere on the island, as we continue to expand Curio Collection by Hilton’s presence globally reaching more than 80 properties.”
Nick Haque, CEO of Koi Hospitality Group, adds, “Koi is one of the world’s largest hospitality brands and most iconic, offering memorable experiences in LA, Las Vegas, New York, Bangkok and Abu Dhabi. Today is a dream come true for our evolving brand as we open the first Koi Resort on the beautiful island of Saint Kitts. Our new oasis will retain the same vision of our restaurants with design that appeals to all the senses.”
Dining options include Koi Restaurant, Jaya Kitchen & Cocktails and Jaya Ultra Lounge. In addition to on property activities including water sports and state-of-the-art health/wellness offerings, guests have the option to rent a catamaran to sail to Nevis, snorkel at Dieppe Bay Beach and zipline in the island’s forests. The resort is just minutes away from the St. Kitts & Nevis International Airport, Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Caribelle Batik and Mount Liamuiga.
“With air arrivals increasing 15 percent in the first two months of 2019, St. Kitts & Nevis is a focal point in the expansion of Curio Collection to destinations where tourism continues to flourish,” said Jenna Hackett, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton, in a statement. “With the opening of Koi Resort Saint Kitts, we look forward to introducing travelers to the unexpected and authentic Curio Collection experience that embodies the island’s local culture.”