Jumeirah has marked its entry into the Caribbean market by signing a deal to manage a luxury multi-use resort occupying the entire western tip of St. Thomas, one of the US Virgin Islands.
The new Jumeirah Botany Bay Resort, formerly known as The Preserve at Botany Bay, will be located 15 minutes away from the Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas, with regular flights connecting the tropical island to the United States.
Guests will be able to enjoy several beaches, secluded coves, a pristine coral reef and a nature conservancy, fine dining restaurants and a beach club as well as a Talise Wellness spa.
The announcement was made at a signing ceremony held yesterday in St. Thomas attended by Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman of the Jumeirah Group and David Burden, Founder and CEO of Timbers Resorts.
Jumeirah will manage the five-star boutique hotel of 84 rooms, spread over nine graceful buildings in an intimate and secluded setting. Scheduled to open in 2011, the 400-acre resort will also include 30 fractional residences, 30 whole ownership villas and up to 20 grand estates. These serviced residences will be managed by Jumeirah Living, combining the luxury of a prestige hotel with all the privacy and comforts of home.
This management agreement with Timbers Resorts is a key addition to Jumeirah’s rapidly growing portfolio of luxury properties, with Jumeirah hotels and resorts currently under development in Phuket, Shanghai, Argentina, Mallorca, London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Jordan, among others.
“We are impressed by Timbers Resorts’ commitment to responsible development and the care with which they intend to develop this protected enclave,” said Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman of the Jumeirah Group.