TORONTO—Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, now part of AccorHotels, and GP Group JSC plan to develop the Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay. Expected to open in late 2019, the 120-room luxury hotel with 40 private residential villas will be situated on 25 acres and 1,870 ft. of beachfront on the southwest coast of Saint Lucia, a destination in the Lesser Antilles.
WATG and Wimberly Interiors will helm the project, which will fuse contemporary design with preservation and enhancement of the natural landscape, conserving micro-ecosystems of small mango groves and mountain streams; protecting the beach from tidal erosion; and investing in mature landscaping for privacy.
Built into a natural amphitheater, each of the 120 guestrooms and suites and 40 residential villas will offer unobstructed views across the bay. The resort will have four restaurants and bars; a 9,000 sq. ft. Fairmont spa; pool facilities including a main resort pool, children’s pool and adult pool with cabanas; private marina with moorings for deluxe yachts; and approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and function space.