Kittitian Hill, a new luxury destination on St. Kitts' north coast slated to open in December, held a community celebration on July 10 to unveil the Great House at Belle Mont Farm, the cornerstone and central structure of the 400-acre site.
The Great House features architecture reminiscent of a traditional sugar mill, and an actual sugar mill was constructed at the site from stones on the property.
The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, Minister of Tourism Ricky Skerritt, Kittitian Hill founder Val Kempadoo, local craftsmen and staff.
The event also marked the opening of The Kitchen restaurant and The Mill bar, as well as the launch of the employee training program.
Prior to the hotel opening, the restaurant will serve farm-to-table fare Fridays through Sundays.
The 84 guesthouses and seven four-bedroom farmhouses at Belle Mont Farm will open on Dec. 12.
Belle Mont will begin taking reservations on Sept. 1, with rates from $800 per night.