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Contact:  Shannon Lebourne


Tuesday, June 14, 2011 –  Major on-island developments including multi-million dollar hotel openings and renovations are expected to boost Saint Lucia`s economy even more this year.


Among the key hotel developments on island is the opening of the new Hotel Chocolat in the Rabot Estate, a working cocoa estate. The property features 14 luxury cocoa cottages, a pool club house, massage pavilion and beach access among other amenities. The British-owned operator plans to break ground on a new chocolate factory to be located next door to Hotel Chocolat.


Meantime, the Body Holiday Le Sport, will be closing from July through September 2011 for a $US20 million renovation. The renovation will encompass the total refit of public areas including the Carib Blue restaurant, the Piano Bar, the wellness centre, treatment rooms, TAO restaurant, new beach-front deck, new clubhouse pool, and other areas such as aerobics, scuba training and volleyball.


The Jalousie Plantation is undergoing a $US100 million enhancement and will be re-branded and re-launched as “The Tides, Sugar Beach”, in 2012. So far, the physical transformation includes the construction of new luxury villas and a brand new destination spa, as well as the renovation of its luxury Sugar Mill rooms.


On April 1, 2011, Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa opened a new Samsarati Spa, named after the Sanskrit word meaning “flow of energy.” World renowned O Spa London runs the spa, which has been designed to provide a journey of rejuvenation and relaxation, using ingredients sourced from organic, sustainable, harvested crops.


Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa has also recently undergone significant upgrades.


With 2011 arrivals for April showing a 12.4% increase compared to last year, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) has also announced some exciting new initiatives to continue growth in the Tourism Sector including increased airlift from American Eagle, providing added accessibility for a number of markets serviced by American.


Saint Lucia will also benefit economically from a new state-of-the-art visitor attraction at La Place Carenage in the Castries harbour - Our Planet Centre.   This centre will tap into visitors’ environmental conservation interest in a fun, educational and interactive way.


The multi-million dollar “Our Planet Centre” also exhibits on-island conservation programs.

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