St Lucia’s Jalousie Plantation is to undergo a US$100,000,000 renovation to transform the iconic resort into a leading hotel of the world.Starting next summer, the redevelopment will encompass every aspect of the hotel. There will be a new spa, a new swimming pool reserved for adults, three new restaurants, two new bars, a children’s club, a rainforest walkway, a new scuba centre and games room. The existing swimming pool will be remodeled, the hotel’s capacity increased to 152 rooms. The new spa will be created in the rainforest.
The development plans at Jalousie Plantation include the rebuilding and remodeling of the entire resort and therefore the resort will close for a period of some estimated 18 months. During this time, the existing accommodations will be completely renovated to a five star standard, together with luxurious public areas, bars and restaurants.
Jalousie Plantation has been owned in partnership by English businessman Roger Myers and The Barnard family of St Lucia. Roger, who founded and developed “Café Rouge” restaurants in the UK and the Barnards, who created the unique BodyHoliday concept in Saint Lucia, acquired Jalousie Plantation in 2005.
The Barnard’s Saint Lucian based company, Sunswept Resorts will conclude their management contract at Jalousie when the hotel closes for redevelopment.
Sunswept Resorts will then focus on developing The BodyHoliday brand.
Roger Myers, therefore will continue to take the Jalousie project forward.