Readers of Conde Nast Traveler voted Saint Lucia’s Jade Mountain Resort to be one of the Top Two Caribbean Resorts in the magazine’s 23rd Annual Survey showcased in the November issue currently on the newsstands.
“ This is the first time that Jade Mountain was included in these prestigious awards and we are very happy to know that Conde Nast readers have taken not only note of Jade Mountain, but also rated it so highly “, says Karolin Troubetzkoy, the resort’s Executive Director of Marketing and Operations.
Not that there has been a shortage of awards for Jade Mountain. From the moment the resort opened its doors (or should one say “bridges to infinity”) in the fall of 2006, there has been a myriad of accolades, magazine covers, reviews and nominations. The resort was recently featured as the Resort with the World’s Best Service in Travel and Leisure magazine and the American Automobile Association ( AAA ) awarded Jade Mountain with their 5 Diamond rating for 2011, as one of only 5 resorts in the entire Caribbean.
“We commend our small hotels and resorts for their consistency in receiving the approval of today’s discriminating travelers, and Jade Mountain in particular for inspiring our industry stakeholders across the island,” said Senator Allen Chastanet, Saint Lucia’s Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation in a recent interview.
Jade Mountain is a celebration of Saint Lucia’s magnificent scenery. The entire unique structure resembles more an artist’s sculpture than a hotel building. The 24 suites are referred to as sanctuaries, and in addition to the omnipresent jaw-dropping views, guests are stunned by the size of their private infinity pools.
Here is how Nick Troubetzkoy, the Russian- Canadian architect owner, architect and builder of Jade Mountain describes his property :
Share your creative vision of JADE MOUNTAIN with us.
NT: To create a cornucopia of organic architecture. It was imperative for us that this complex creative act was accomplished using the palette of indigenous materials lying at our very door step. Our mantra throughout, as well as being location, location, location, was as importantly also local, local, local.
Give us a word picture of JADE MOUNTAIN
NT: The traditional daunting hotel corridor has been transformed. The adventurous journey to your sanctuary is via a long suspended sky bridge to infinity which is yours and yours alone. Your entry door is a massive rough hewn slab of exotic tropical hardwood. Your first step inside creates an instant spiritual uplift. The infinity pool in front of you is a luminescent Persian carpet floating you out into space, to hover over the Caribbean Sea, hypnotized by St Lucia’s magnificent Piton Mountains.
We understand that all 24 sanctuaries differ completely from each other. Are there any elements in common?
NT: The use of earth, air and water to give intense pleasure. The air has been cleansed by crossing countless miles of Atlantic Ocean. This air is the world’s purest . If only you could bottle it and take it home with you. The Infinity Pool water is sanitized, softened and ozonated to the highest possible standard. The water’s surface has been elevated well above your floor in a basin that puts it within arm’s reach of your lounge chair for you to intimately interact with it. The earthy plants, stone walls and crushed coral finishes are all intimately connected to the environment.
When you combine earth, air, water and the ethereal view in this way, I believe you unlock a potential for an almost profound and magical level of enjoyment and celebration
Please visit the Jade Mountain website for more information or call 1-800-223-1108. Become a Jade Mountain Facebook fan or follow Jade Mountain on Twitter. Rates this fall start at US 1000 for 2 in a sky Jacuzzi suite, rates are subject to a 10% service charge and an 8% government tax. A 5th night free promotion is available is selected categories. Click here for all resort promotions.