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Hilton Makes Debut in St. Kitts and Nevis

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Hilton Hotels on Monday announced the opening of its latest property – in association with Koi Hospitality Group and under its Curio Collection banner – the KOI Resort Saint Kitts, Curio Collection by Hilton.

It is the venerable hotel group’s debut in St. Kitts and Nevis, which will also be KOI Hospitality’s first entry into the hotel space.

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A fairly intimate 102-room resort, Koi – which means “love” in Japanese – is situated along Half Moon Bay and adjacent to the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club.

Juan Corvinos, Hilton’s vice president of development for the Caribbean and Latin America, said that finally putting a property in St. Kitts was a no-brainer for Hilton.

“Rapidly evolving into a high-end tourist destination in the region, St. Kitts has experienced a spike in tourism this year with arrivals booming 14.5 percent higher over the same period last year,” he said in a statement.

“Now growing at one of the fastest rates in the Caribbean, we recognize the demand for upscale accommodations, intuitive service and authentic experiences in this market. We look forward to providing travelers with a one-of-a-kind experience that can’t be found elsewhere on the island, as we continue to expand Curio Collection by Hilton’s presence globally reaching more than 80 properties.”

The resort features:

A full-service pool.

Well-equipped gym and spa.

The famed KOI Restaurant brand brings its signature restaurant to St. Kitts featuring Asian-influenced design and Japanese-inspired cuisine.

Jaya Kitchen & Cocktail is the resort’s poolside bar and restaurant.

Jaya Ultra Lounge is for a sexy night out with dancing and cocktails.

PHOTO: Koi Resort Saint Kitts, Curio Collection by Hilton Penthouse. (photo via Hilton)

“KOI is one of the world’s largest hospitality brands and most iconic, offering memorable experiences in LA, Las Vegas, New York, Bangkok and Abu Dhabi,” said Nick Haque, CEO of KOI Hospitality Group.

“Today is a dream come true for our evolving brand as we open the first KOI Resort on the beautiful island of Saint Kitts. Our new oasis will retain the same vision of our restaurants with design that appeals to all the senses.”

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Family Fun Abounds in Ocho Rios at Moon Palace Jamaica

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All-inclusive resorts are an amazing option for families in search of the perfect shared getaway.

Parents looking for relaxation and a reprieve from daily pressures can certainly appreciate not having to sweat every individual expenditure while on vacation and instead settling on an up-front cost that allows adults and kids alike to go hog wild when they reach their destination.

At Moon Palace Jamaica, a Palace Resorts property situated near the celebrated seaside town of Ocho Rios, all-inclusive really means that it’s all covered, from luxurious accommodations and upscale amenities to world-class dining, 24-hour room service, minibar, premium satellite TV channels, wireless internet access, free calls within North America and a whole host of on-site activities designed to appeal to every age group.

The 700-room resort is located directly on Jamaica’s north coastal beach, where the sparkling Caribbean Sea virtually calls out to guests to come splash in its dazzling waters and warm themselves on the tropical sands.

With use of non-motorized watersports equipment included in their stay, kids and grown-ups might want to try boogie-boarding, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking or sailing a Hobie cat as a family. Once the tribe has had their sand and saltwater for one day, there’s always more aquatic fun to be had at any of four family-friendly outdoor swimming pools.

PHOTO: A family enjoying time on the water at Moon Palace Jamaica. (photo via Palace Resorts)

The resort’s kids’ club, called the ‘Playroom,’ houses state-of-the-art activity spaces that cater to kids whose ages are four and up. They’ll stay entertained for hours in areas filled with building blocks, creativity areas, kitchen play area, ball pit, indoor playground, movies, video games and even a mini-stage to host kids’ karaoke.

Outdoors, there’s a dedicated kiddie pool and children’s water park, plus areas for taking out bikes and rideable cars.

The trendy ‘Wired’ teen lounge is designed especially for kids twelve and over, featuring flat-screen TVs, video games, arcade games, billiards, air hockey and foosball tables, and serving up slushies and frozen virgin cocktails.

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PHOTO: An outdoor restaurant at Moon Palace Jamaica. (photo via Palace Resorts)

With all this on offer, it’s possible that parents will find their teenagers spending more time on their own, with their peers, than they’d have guessed.

Parents who prefer to enjoy a little adults-only downtime who have children under four are also able to arrange for babysitting services through the resort for an additional fee.

Where kids are concerned, what’s on the menu at their next meal can also be a pressing question. Guests of Moon Palace Jamaica will find abundant options available to keep youngsters satisfied, with everything from poolside pizza and snacks to gourmet dining included in their stay.

Boulangerie, Moon Palace Jamaica
PHOTO: Boulangerie, Moon Palace Jamaica (photo via Palace Resorts)

The Boulangerie, reminiscent of a Parisian café, is particularly convenient, serving up fresh pastries, crepes, sweet treats, ice cream, flavored coffees and more, 24 hours a day. Gourmet Corner also dishes out a variety of quick-serve favorites, like pizza, paninis and even sushi, for casual dining or to take on-the-go.

Five other sumptuous, dine-in restaurants on the property offer a mouth-watering variety of cuisines with options to please the palates of adults and minors alike.

Right now, Moon Palace Jamaica is offering a special deal that provides free airport transfers, up to $1,500 in resort credit, and free stays for kids and teens.

For more information, contact a travel professional or visit jamaica.moonpalace.com/en.

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