Date: September 2018
Location: The Portsmouth-area, set at the edge of the historic Cabrits National Park on the northwestern edge of Dominica, The Caribbean
Name: Cabrits Hotel and Spa – opening 2019
No. of Keys: 160
Buyer: Kempinski, with development partner Range Developments is planning to open its highly-anticipated Cabrits Hotel and Spa in 2019, they said in a statement, adding a major new luxury destination to Dominica and the wider region.
Range Developments is best known within the region as the developer of the highly-acclaimed Park Hyatt St Kitts, which opened late last year.
Last year, the Swiss luxury hotel brand Kempinski opened the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski in Havana, a five-star stunner that was one of the most spectacular debuts in the region in recent memory.
Bu thanks to tightened travel restrictions to Cuba, though, few U.S. travellers will get a chance to experience it.
The hotel will include a spa, a gym, an all-weather tennis court, hot and cold water pools and sweeping gardens.
Kempinski has already named Michael Schoonewagen as the property’s general manager.
The new Kempinski will join a handful of luxury properties in Dominica, headlined by the soon-to-reopen Secret Bay and the ultra-boutique Pagua Bay, adding to Dominica’s tourism recovery, one that has already begun in earnest with the transformation of the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau.
THPT Comment: Good to see this wave of new five star properties to Dominica.
First Seen: Caribbean Journal