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June 30, 2017

Supplier News: Fairmont Into Saint Lucia, ALHI’s New Golf Resorts

A number of new luxury developments are on the docket this week in supplier news for the meetings industry. 

fairmont saint lucia at sunset bay

10K Square Feet of Event Space at Fairmont’s New Saint Lucia Hotel

Big news for Caribbean event planners: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for a new luxury hotel in Saint Lucia, the Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay

Expected to open in late 2019, the 120-room property will have approximately 10,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and function space, as well as 40 private residential villas. The hotel will be set on 25 acres and 1,870 feet of beach front on the southwest coast of Saint Lucia. 

The Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay will be 20 minute from the international airport and will be the island’s southernmost luxury resort, Fairmont said, offering access to the destination’s natural landscapes, beaches, waterfalls, rainforest and the Piton Mountains. 

WATG and Wimberly Interiors will spearhead the architecture an design of the project, which will aim for a contemporary look with a focus on preserving and enhancing the natural environment, particularly conserving micro-ecosystems of small mango groves and protecting the beach from tidal erosion. 

Built into a natural amphitheater, each of the property’s 120 guest rooms and suites and 40 residential villas will have unobstructed views across the bay. The resort will also have four restaurants and bars; a 9,000 square foot Fairmont spa; pool facilities including a main resort pool, children's pool and adult pool with cabanas; and a private marina with moorings for yachts.

For incentive groups, nearby adventure activities will include paddle surfing, mountain biking, and hiking. Guests will also be able to take in the pool or spa, or connect with local culture in the nearby fishing village, the source of many local foods and ingredients on resort menus.

Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay will join Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic sister properties Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados, and Bermuda's Fairmont Southampton and Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, A Fairmont Managed Hotel.

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Cameron House
Cameron House

ALHI Adds Three Golf Resorts in Europe

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), an independent global sales organization (GSO) serving the meetings and incentive marketplace, has added three new golf resorts in Europe to its portfolio. 

The new additions are ALHI’s first member in Scotland, the Cameron House resort on the banks of Loch Lomond; The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club (“The K Club”), situated on 550 acres of Irish countryside in Kildare, Ireland; and The Belfry Hotel & Resort, set on over 500 acres of rolling countryside in West Midlands, United Kingdom

In addition to becoming new members in ALHI’s worldwide portfolio, the three resorts become the newest options in the “ALHI Golf Collection” luxury brand collection, joining such other ALHI golf resort members as Pebble Beach Resorts, Pinehurst, The American Club Resort, The Broadmoor and PGA National Resort & Spa. Scotland’s Cameron House resort offers play on The Carrick Golf Course, host to the 2009 PGA Cup and the Europro Tour (2014, 2015 and 2016), and on the nine-hole Wee Demon course. The K Club was home to the 2006 Ryder Cup, 13 European Opens and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2016, and offers two Arnold Palmer-designed championship golf courses. The Belfry is recognized as the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup (and the world’s only four-time host), and has three golf courses.

With the new additions, ALHI now offers more than 100 meeting and incentive hotels and resorts in Europe, Asia Pacific, The Middle East and Africa. ALHI’s worldwide portfolio has more than 250 luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand, and which specialize in serving the MICE market.

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