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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has announced their upcoming second property in the Caribbean with the new Kimpton Kawana Bay Grenada Resort, slated to open in early 2019. The international luxury resort will be positioned on a hillside tucked away between tropical rainforest cliffs and the world-renowned Grand Anse Beach offering their guests with picturesque views and instant access to the southeastern Caribbean Sea and surrounding mountains, the perfect getaway.
The 146-key resort will comprise 101 luxury studio rooms and 45 suites. 12 additional penthouse apartments will also be available for sale to private owners. A number of Kawana Bay’s suites will include private pools overlooking Grand Anse Beach, largely considered to be one of the world’s best beaches, and all rooms will feature spectacular ocean views. Additional amenities will include an infinity pool, chef-driven restaurant, lounge and beach bars, fitness center, spa and water sports facilities.
“Ever since we gave the Caribbean its first taste of Kimpton with our Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman, the region and resorts in particular continue to be areas of focus for our expansion. Grenada offers us the opportunity to further make our mark and introduce Kimpton to an even wider international audience. Kimpton Kawana Bay Resort will easily become a sought-after destination for travelers looking to enjoy a luxurious yet laid back stay experience,” said Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ CEO. “We’re thrilled to be working with True Blue Development and look forward to opening our doors in 2019 to reveal this stunning cliff-side beachfront retreat.”
Located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea at the southern end of the Grenadines, Grenada’s tropical climate and cooling trade winds make for idyllic temperatures year-round. Nicknamed the “Spice Island,” the beautiful, exotic country is rich in local history and culture, providing inspiration to Kimpton’s locally-minded design talent. The name of the resort itself, Kawana Bay, pays homage to the native leatherback turtles, named “Kawana” by the Carib Indians when they settled the island in 1300 AD. Kawana turtles migrate thousands of miles between feeding and nesting grounds, returning every year to the same local beaches to lay their eggs, symbolic of the modern international traveler’s ability to explore the world yet still return to a place of peace and comfort.
“Choosing Kimpton as our operating partner was an easy decision for us,” explained Warren Newfield, Principal of True Blue Development. “We were extremely impressed with Kimpton’s business philosophy and approach, and we share the same vision for the resort and its operating style. We are thrilled to have Kimpton as our operating partner and brand, and welcome them to the team.”