Saturday, January 30, 2016

Kittitian Hill

Kittitian Hill is a 600m USD sustainable resort development on the island of St.Kitts in the West Indies. It is set on the hillside with 400 acres of steep contours and flat coastal plain on the north coast between Mount Liamugia and the Caribbean Sea. It was designed by award winning, Bangkok-based architect Bill Bensley.

Kittitian Hill was founded in 2006 by Val Kempadoo, a Trinidad based entrepreneur and leader in sustainability. It was funded by the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) in 2011.

St Kitts' tower
The SIDF’s purpose is to provide support to the government in its efforts to diversify the national economy of St. Kitts and Nevis and maintain economic stability, and to support, finance or undertake the development of new and existing industries, projects or enterprises.

In July 2013, the SIDF sold its stake to Swiss Entrepreneur Patrick Liotard-Vogt making Kittitian Hill a private company. The mission of the SIDF was successfully fulfilled allowing them to invest just a few month later in Christophe Harbor, a marina project based in the south east peninsula.

Belle Mont Farm
If you care about what’s on your plate as much as the comfort of your room while you visit a faraway destination, try staying at this resort that takes the term “sustainable hotel” to a whole new level. You’ll experience luxury inside rooms modeled after West Indian cottages, complete with wood-shingle walls and wraparound verandas. But you’ll also experience one of the freshest farm-to-table models available, with organic fruits and vegetables that Condé Nast Traveller says are foraged by staff and willing guests – along with seafood harvested fresh from the sea. (The resort earned a spot on the magazine’s “Hot List” in 2015 for some of the best food offerings available.)

The resort sits on a 400-acre organic farm, complete with a golf course and spa. Each morning, you’ll have a crate of fresh produce delivered straight to your room. You’ll also be encouraged to interact with local artisans and farmers native to the area, should you want to learn more about the region.

Room rates can vary between $600 and $5,900 per night, depending on the room and number of guests staying for the trip. You can also elect to participate in a number of specialty offers that submerge you in the sustainability or farm-to-table experience.

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