Plans were called 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.
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Tourism, Richard Skerritt has expressed his delight after hearing about the hotel’s plans and said “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.”
He added “This is particularly significant as we continue to grow the island’s tourism infrastructure with several new world class resort developments currently underway.”
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.
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.
Handling the renovations are local architectural firm Elmes & Associates and contractors are Moorjani Ltd, both based in St. Kitts.