St. Kitts’ Frigate Bay Resort to be refurbished and upgraded

Frigate Bay Resort

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JANUARY 11TH 2012 (CUOPM) -St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt is elated about plans to refurbish the Frigate Bay Resort, a landmark St. Kitts property.

Refurbishment and upgrade of the 64-room resort will commence in May 2012.

“We are thrilled that one of our classic, well established hotels is taking the initiative to modernize and improve its product consistent with current market demands,” said Senator Skerritt, who is also Minister of International Transport.

“This is particularly significant as we continue to grow the island’s tourism infrastructure with several new world class resort developments currently underway.”

Plans call for the creation of a stylish boutique hotel to add to the island’s growing hotel product by mid-2013.The architectural surveys have been completed and the plans are being finalized this month.

Concurrently, the design team is working on room layout and the color scheme with renderings and boards coming early in the New Year.

Frigate Bay will remain open for business during the current peak season, rather than begin an extensive renovation at the start of St. Kitts’ busiest travel period.

Enhancements to the public areas include upgrades of the exterior walls, new steps from the middle level to the top level of the resort, and more tropical landscaping to open up the vistas to the pool and the sea beyond and give the property a more spacious feel.

The conference room and front desk area will be upgraded and boast a modern look and clean simple lines. Rooms will be outfitted with new balcony rails, windows, doors and sliding glass doors, new kitchens, bathroom tiles and new air conditioning units. New bedding, window treatments and upholstery in a soft Caribbean color palate will give the rooms a casual, contemporary feel.

Handling the renovations are local architectural firm Elmes & Associates and contractors are Moorjani Ltd, both based in St. Kitts.

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