The 196-room Four Seasons Resort on Nevis is gearing up for the winter season, buoyed by the addition of two nonstop flights on American from Miami to St. Kitts.
Beginning Nov. 16, the flights will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays, enhancing the carrier’s existing daily service between Miami and St. Kitts.
“Guests can transfer directly from the airport to the resort launch or take the public ferry to the dock in Nevis,” said Andrew Humphries, regional vice president and general manager.
Updates to the resort — which also includes 70 villas, of which 40 are in the rental pool when not owner-occupied — include two renovated luxury suites and four beach bungalows, which can be booked for day use by guests and include indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a dining nook, butler service and a living room with a flat-screen TV.
Humphries said that holiday bookings are “strong, and we eased the minimum-stay requirement this year from 10 nights to eight nights, based on guests’ input and preferences.”
The resort, which opened in 1991, closed after being slammed by Hurricane Omar in October 2008 but reopened in December 2010.
Its recently completed $110 million renovation also include a new fitness center; an expanded spa facility; a new Farm to Fork menu at Mango, its West Indian waterfront restaurant; the launch of a customized fragrance blending program at the spa; and new nature excursions.
“Close to 85% of our year-round business is from North America, with the balance from Europe, especially the U.K. The rest is Caribbean region arrivals,” Humphries said.
Four Seasons Nevis is targeting the wedding sector, which slacked off after 2007, as well as beefing up its meetings and convention business, of which more than 95% is the incentive market, according to Humphries Full-time staff includes 800 employees, 98% of whom were born in Nevis.
Winter rates start at $695 per room, per night, double occupancy.
Until Dec. 15, rates on the third-night-free promotion start at $345 per room, per night, double.