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Kempinski hotels expands in Caribbean with new luxury hotel in Dominica

by | Aug 23, 2018 | Chains

The luxury Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica is set to open in the third quarter of 2019

Kempinski Hotels and Resorts is set to land on the Caribbean island of Dominica in 2019 with a new luxury hotel and spa.

Kempinski Hotels is continuing its expansion into selected regions in the Caribbean with a new luxury hotel on the island of Dominica in the West Indies. We find out more about the Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica.

Kempinski in Dominica.

Kempinski Hotels and Resorts is a luxury 5-star hotel brand which aims to offer stunning properties that are deeply rooted in their local setting. Their latest offering will be located in the stunning Caribbean paradise of Cabrits National Park on the island of Dominica.

The luxury Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica is set to open in the third quarter of 2019 and will be a harmonious actor in the area’s eco-tourism, aiming to achieve a sustainable balance between the hotel, nature, ocean and community. Dominica is an island in the West Indies known for its incredible natural beauty and idyllic landscapes which boast an abundance of waterfalls, hot springs and rivers.

Kempinski in the Caribbean

This is not the European hotel group’s first foray into the Caribbean market. Last year, they debuted in Cuba, with Cuba’s first five star luxury hotel, the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana.

This hotel is located in the heart of Havana’s old city, just moments away from the coast and situated among the city’s many UNESCO World Heritage sites. The historic building in which the Cuban capital’s Kempinski hotel is housed was a former department store, which has been lovingly converted into a luxury hotel that has kept many of the original features of the building.

Management at Cabrits Resort

An experienced management team has been put together for the Cabrits Resort and Spa, headed up by Michael J. Schoonewagen as general manager, who is an expert hotelier with vast management experience in luxury hotels across the world, including in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean. Xavier Destribats, COO The Americas for Kempsinski, said: “We are delighted to welcome Michael to the Kempinski family. With his successful track-record of managing luxury resort properties in pioneering destinations, and his focused expertise in the luxury segment, I am confident that Michael will build on our considerable momentum in the region with the opening of Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica next year.” Schoonewagen spoke of his enthusiasm for his new role, saying, “It is a great privilege to join Kempinski and lead this exciting development in Dominica. I have long admired the pioneering spirit and cultural empathy of Kempinski as a luxury heritage brand, and look forward to building on these roots to create the ultimate luxury destination in the Caribbean.”


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