Jade Mountain, Anse Chastanet Switch on for Earth Day
SOUFRIERE, St. Lucia (April 21, 2015) - Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts are marking Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, by switching their lighting systems to an energy efficient, ecologically friendly light-emitting diode (LED) solution.
Karolin Troubetzkoy, who manages operations at the award-winning St. Lucian resorts, said: "We have registered an initiative withEarthDay.org, stating our commitment to change from incandescent to LED lighting."
Carl Hunter, property manager for the world renowned resorts, asserted that the switch to power-saving LED lights will reduce electricity consumption on site from a total lighting load of 120,000 watts to 15,000 watts, a reduction of 87.5 percent of the property's lighting load. This represents a monthly reduction of 37,400 kWh.
Furthermore, he added: "The switch to LED bulbs will significantly reduce our carbon footprint and the resorts' dependence on the burning of expensive fossil fuels to generate energy."
As to cost savings, he asserted they were significant. A minimum savings of $4,140 per month is expected over a lamp's lifecycle of 50,000 hours or 22 years. The investment of approximately US$21,000 will achieve simple payback on energy savings over five months.
The Earth Day Network's year-round mission is to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement worldwide, through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.
Anse Chastanet, and later Jade Mountain, was built on the philosophical foundation of environmental consciousness, long before ecological sensitivity and energy efficiency became fashionable.
Only natural lighting is used at the resorts during the day. The external areas and grounds are illuminated by yellow lighting, which does not interfere with the local environment or wild animal behavior. Yellow lighting is also used in areas where turtles hatch as it does not disorient the young hatchlings.
With the exception of 12 air conditioned units, all accommodations at Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet have been designed to take advantage of natural air flow making air conditioning unnecessary. Additionally, pumping for waste water is limited to a single stage primary lift pump to start the process; the balance of the treatment is done with gravity flow systems, eliminating the need for additional power consumption.
Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain take pride in sharing their commitment to environmental stewardship with resort visitors. "We give our guests information about the culture, history, and ecology of the local region, including local environmental protection efforts and social and cultural activities," said Troubetzkoy.
For more information about Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain, visit www.ansechastanet.com and www.jademountain.com.
Jade Mountain Selected to Participate in Goût de France/Good France Worldwide Celebration of French Cuisine, March 19, 2015
Jade Mountain Club has been chosen to participate in Goût de France/Good France, a global celebration of French Cuisine. On the eve of Spring, March 19, over 1000 selected chefs from five continents will simultaneously present their menus extolling the merits of the French kitchen. This initiative was launched by Mr. Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, along with world-renowned 3- Michelin starred Chef Alain Ducasse.
Jade Mountain’s Executive Chef, Jeffery Forrest, will reveal his menu based on French Gastronomy integrated with the rich and plentiful ingredients indigenous to Saint Lucia. Dishes will include Cured Lionfish with passion fruit caviar, fromage frais and Papaya mustard, Wahoo Aubergine and Emerald Mousse Chocolate from chocolate grown and produced onsite.
The philosophy of Jade Cuisine embraces the same French concepts of culinary exploration and the use of fresh farm-to-table ingredients. The resort owns and runs their own organic plantation, Emerald Estate, a rich resource, producing bounteous fruits, vegetables and spices: turmeric, cashews, tamarind, mango, avocado, oranges, tangerines, guavas, papaya, coconut, breadfruit, yams and sweet potatoes. Cocoa plants are numerous on the grounds for guest to see and for the resort to produce their own estate chocolates. Jade Cuisine mirrors the French philosophy of respecting the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine.
How befitting it is that the French Cuisine which is on the World Heritage UNESCO list should be served on the Jades Club’s Terrace hovering above the Caribbean Sea and the majestic Pitons, also a world UNESCO World Heritage site. The food, service and ambience draw energy from the natural astonishing beauty of the mountains, seascape and sky.
Leading Hotelier Honored by Government of St. LuciaST. LUCIA (March 9, 2015) - A visionary champion of excellence in the Caribbean hospitality sector has been honored by the Government of St. Lucia.
Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards 2014 Vote Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia Top Caribbean Resort Second year in a row!Soufriere, Saint Lucia, October 22, 2014… For the second year in a row Saint Lucia’s Jade Mountain Resort was rated the Top Caribbean Resort in the US Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Jade Mountain is also number 37 in the overall list of the TOP 100 Great Hotels and Resorts of the World.
Conde Nast Traveler readers gave Jade Mountain a high cumulative score of 94.8 based on rooms, service, location, food, dining/design, activities, facilities and value. Readers’ comments include "It's unlike any place in the world — you have to stay here to appreciate the brilliant design."…"No matter who you are or where you've been, this place will enchant and amaze you."… "Jaw-droppingly beautiful rooms"… "Unforgettable Piton Mountain views." "Staff is special.”
These prestigious awards follow Jade Mountain’s top spot placement in the recent Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2014. This is an extraordinary tribute to Jade Mountain’s staff and owner’s philosophy of excellence.
Owners Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy are honored and attribute much of their success to the synergy created between the spectacularly scenic setting, Jade Mountain’s unique architecture and an exceptional resort team. The Jade Mountain service team is led by the resort butlers, called major -domos who are assigned to each guest at Jade Mountain and who look after their resort experience around the clock from arrival to departure.
Jade Mountain has been personally designed and built by architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy in harmony with the environment, displaying and protecting the island’s indigenous beauty while offering excellence in service and comfort.
The awe inspiring architectural design of Jade Mountain is rivaled only by the jaw dropping vistas of Saint Lucia's Piton Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which can be seen from every angle of the resort property. Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are grand sweeping spaces, where bedroom, living room and an extravagantly sized private infinity pool form extraordinary platforms which appear to float out into nature. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of Saint Lucia’s Pitons and the Caribbean Sea.
Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors, the Jade Mountain Club restaurant caters exclusively to resident guests, celebrating James Beard Award-winning Chef Allen Susser. The development of the resort’s organic farm, Emerald Estate, yearly food festivals and the making of their own chocolate from tree to bar has brought yet another dimension to their “Jade Cuisine” .
Daily rates per couple run from US 1125 to US 3050 for travel this fall and winter.
Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards
July 24, 2014: Jade Mountain’s Executive Director Karolin Troubetzkoy was at the Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards party in New York City to receive Jade Mountain’s Top Caribbean Resort award. The award was presented by MSNBC's Morning Joe co-anchor Willie Geist together with Travel and Leisure’s Editor in Chief Nancy Novogrod and the magazine’s Editor at Large Peter Jon Lindberg.
Travel + Leisure Names Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia the Top Hotel in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas in the World’s Best Awards 2014
New York, NY, July 2, 2014 The leading travel magazine, Travel + Leisure, has just announced that Saint Lucia’s Jade Mountain (www.jademountain.com) has once again been named the Top Hotel in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas in the latest Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014.
This is the 3rd time that the readers of Travel + Leisure have awarded this distinction to Jade Mountain, the 29-room AAA Five Diamond luxury resort known for its stunning sanctuaries with no fourth wall, mesmerizing in-room infinity pools, exceptional organic cuisine, and the highest level of personalized service.
Owners Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy are thrilled and deeply grateful for their guests’ recognition of their highly unique creation. “This award means a lot to us. Being a privately owned property, it makes us proud that together with our resort team, we can showcase that an individual property can provide the highest level of service and guest experience which often is expected to be deliverable by brands only.” says Mrs. Troubetzkoy, who also is the property’s Executive Director.
The Jade Mountain experience is the culmination of attentive service provided by the loyal and highly engaged staff, a creative farm to table culinary approach and of course, the transfixing architecture showcasing Saint Lucia’s stunning beauty in the lush tropical surroundings of Jade Mountain’s 600 acre beachfront estate.
Nick Troubetzkoy, the resort chairman, architect and builder started his love affair with Saint Lucia and the Caribbean with the opening of Jade Mountain’s sister property, Anse Chastanet in the 70’s. He then unleashed all of his creative passions in the design of Jade Mountain, which opened in early 2007: a bold architectural statement perched on a mountain top overlooking Saint Lucia’s landmark, the spectacular twin Pitons, a Unesco World Heritage site.
At Jade Mountain, individual bridges lead to the resort’s stunning open-walled guest sanctuaries. In each of the 24 sanctuaries, bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace Saint Lucia’s scenic splendor.
“ In the design of Jade Mountain, 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”, says Mr.Troubetzkoy.
Mrs. Troubetzkoy worked with consulting chef and James Beard Award Winner Allen Susser to create Jade Cuisine, now famous for its creative menu, indigenous food festivals and on-site chocolate laboratory. Meals are served in the Jade Mountain Club, wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling prism of colors.
The results of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 will be featured on http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/2014 and also, in the August issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands July 18.
For reservations call 800-223-1108 or contact JADE MOUNTAIN via Tel 758-459-4000, Fax 758-459-4002, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia Opens Interactive Chocolate Laboratory
Soufriere, Saint Lucia, May 15, 2014— Believe it or not, stays at Jade Mountain are becoming even sweeter. Guests are invited to make their own chocolate in the brand-new chocolate laboratory. Jade Mountain is not only one of Saint Lucia's most scenic resorts, it is also the island's only bean to bar organic single estate boutique chocolate maker. There are over 1000 cocoa trees on the resort estates, including the organic farm Emerald's in the Soufriere Hills. For the past 3 years, Jade Mountain has hand-crafted Emerald Estate Chocolate for the enjoyment of their guests and with the opening of its chocolate laboratory, guests are now able to not only taste but participate in the making of the chocolate.
Resort guests staying at Jade Mountain and at the adjoining sister property Anse Chastanet can now choose from a variety of chocolate infused activities like chocolate sensory tastings, educational estate trips and truffle making classes on a year round basis. Chocolate lovers will be further enticed by chocolate inspired dishes, cocktails and body treatments in the resort restaurants, bars and spa. And for the ultimate chocolate fest, visit Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet during their annual Discover Chocolate Festival from October 10-14, 2014.
Here are a few sweet examples of the chocolate experience:
Chocolate Sensory Tasting
The Emerald Estate Tree to Bar Tour
About the Chocolate Laboratory
The Jade Mountain Chocolate Package
Chocoholics can get a taste of Jade Mountain and its Estate Grown Chocolate with the resort's Chocolate Alchemy package.
Chocolate Alchemy includes a chocolate welcome amenity and cocktail, Chocolate Lovers' Breakfast in Bed celebration, a 1 hour chocolate infused spa treatment for each person, a learning excursion to the resort's Emerald Cocoa Estate, a Chocolate Sensory tasting, finally followed by an interactive class in Jade Mountain's chocolate laboratory to learn basic techniques of making chocolate, tempering chocolate, creating your own fudge, and making a personalized chocolate bar. Also inlcuded are airport transfers and breakfast and dinner daily.
The Chocolate Alchemy Package is valid for travel July 15 - Oct 15. Book by August 31, 2015 For more information, call 1-800-223-1108 or visit ww.jademountain.com, email email@example.com
About Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet
Rising majestically above sister property Anse Chastanet's 600 acre estate with 2 beaches, JADE MOUNTAIN is an architectural marvel celebrating Saint Lucia's stunning scenic beauty. The 24 open -walled sanctuaries are grand sweeping spaces each with an extravagantly sized private infinity pool floating out into nature and to amazing views.
Enjoy fine dining options plus an entirely vegetarian restaurant using produce from the resorts' organic farm Emerald's. Resort activities include yoga, daily escorted walking or hiking tours, jungle biking on 12 miles of private trails, watersports with an excellent snorkeling and scuba diving centre. At the resort spas, a wide range of treatments are available including aromatherapy, ayurveda, and couples treatments and of course, chocolate infused spa treatments.
About Saint Lucia
Both Jade Mountain and its sister property Anse Chastanet have been named one the world's top Caribbean hotels by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.
For more information visit www.ansechastanet.com, www.jademountain.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-223-1108 or 758-459-7000 For press information, contact: Martha Morano, Morano Public Relations, 212-860-5566, email@example.com
Saint Lucia's Jade Mountain Resort offers Spring Getaway and Total Romance is always in the Air
Travelers looking for a stylish early spring getaway can take advantage of Jade Mountain's 3rd night free promotion for travel March 29 - April 15 inclusive. Travelers staying 6 nights receive 2 nights free. If a meal plan is pre-booked the free nights will enjoy same meal plan free of charge.
The TOTAL ROMANCE package includes
accommodation in category chosen, all tax and service, airport transfers both ways, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, beverages, off property excursions as well as resort activities such as a guided boat snorkel trip, a resort scuba diving course for beginners or 2 dives for certified divers. Also included are a bottle of champagne, one hour Swedish Massage for 2, 1/2 day Jungle Biking in Anse Mamin Valley, 2 resort t-shirts, a half day sailing on skippered resort yacht Serenity, and an anniversary certificate of US 500 to be used on a return visit.
Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain featured in the final episode of ABC's The Bachelor
On March 10, 2014: The beautiful Anse Mamin plantation belonging to the 600 acre estate of Saint Lucia sister resorts Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain was featured in the final episode of ABC's hit primetime reality series The Bachelor. The episode aired Monday, March 10th, 2014, at 8/7c on ABC.
ABOUT ANSE MAMIN AT ANSE CHASTANET AND JADE MOUNTAIN
The stunning serenity and beauty of the Anse Mamin plantation makes it the perfect spot for the Bachelor's romantic finale. Anse Mamin is part of the private 600 acre estate encompassing Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain; it is composed of a secluded beach and lush tropical Garden of Eden with historic remains of an 18th century plantation including a 1.5 Million gallon water reservoir and ancient waterwheel. Guests staying at Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain can enjoy romantic walks through the plantation, go birdwatching, or jungle bike on the many bike trails. The Anse Mamin beach is a popular choice for the ultimate private Castaway dinner whatever special occasion is being celebrated.Soaring majestically above the exclusive 600-acre beachfront estate, Jade Mountain is an architectural marvel that embraces and celebrates St. Lucia's stunning scenic beauty. Built in harmony with nature, Anse Chastanet is Saint Lucia's classic hideaway resort providing guests with an authentic Caribbean experience
Both Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain offer a variety of Romance and Wedding Packages. The resorts are a favorite destination wedding location and have a wedding specific websit - Elope To Paradise Weddings.
ABC'S The Bachelor Returns to Jade Mountain
Celebrate with the Resort's Red Rose Romance Promotions February 25, 2014, Soufriere, Saint Lucia...The Bachelor has been lured, once again, to the irresistible enchantment of Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia Resorts Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain will be featured as the cast and crew travel to the island for the final two episodes of The Bachelor. The newest Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, comes one step closer to potentially completing his family. The episode is scheduled to air Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 8/7c on ABC. And don't miss the March 10 finale to see the location of the final Red Rose Proposal and of course, to find out who will be the Bachelor's chosen one! The resorts' 600 acre estate embodies the intoxicating natural beauty of Saint Lucia. Private dinners are arranged on the beach under the stars or on Jade Mountain's Celestial Terrace towering above the sea. It is no wonder that Bride's Magazine called Jade Mountain "Best Honeymoon Destination in The Caribbean 2013", Luxury Travel Magazine calls Anse Chastanet "One of the Best Places to Propose" and For The Bride Magazine calls both Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet "...over the top on the romance meter."
Celebrate Jade Mountain's Red Rose Promotion by reserving the Take 5 Total Romance Package with the 5th night free in selected categories.
The Total Romance Package includes: accommodation for number of nights in category chosen, all tax and service, airport transfers both ways, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, all drinks including house wine (but not bottled wines and champagne), welcome cocktail, tour of Volcano, Sulphur Springs and Diamond Mineral Baths, guided tour of old French Colonial Plantation of Anse Mamin, drinks package in room fridge, culinary amenity, use of tennis court and equipment, snorkeling, kayaking, mini-sailing, windsurfing, use of beach chairs and beach towels, a guided boat snorkel trip, a resort scuba diving course for beginners or 2 dives for certified divers, bottle of French champagne, one hour Swedish Massage, 1/2 day Jungle Biking in Anse Mamin Valley, 2 resort t-shirts, half day sailing on skippered resort yacht Serenity, an anniversary certificate of US$ 500 to be used on a return visit. (Unused features are not refundable). Travel dates are March 1- Dec 19, 2014. Book by December 12, 2014.
On basis of our all inclusive Total Romance package, the TAKE 5 rates are US $ 8,902/ 11,142 / 12,442 (Jan 3 - Apr 15, 2014) 6 night stay add: US 2,018 / 2,578 / 2,903 US $ 7,838 / 9,726 / 11,142 (Apr 16 - May 31, 2014) 6 night stay add: US 1,752 / 2,224 / 2,578 US $ 7,366 / 9,090 / 10,554 (Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2014) 6 night stay add: US 1,634 / 2,065 / 2,431 US $ 7,838 / 9,726 / 11,142 (Nov 1- Dec 19, 2014) 6 night stay add: US 1,752 / 2,224 / 2,578 Airlines servicing Saint Lucia from the U.S.A. and Canada are Jetblue with a non-stop flight from JFK daily, United Airlines from Newark, American Airlines from Miami, Delta from Atlanta, Air Canada and West Jet from Toronto.
For reservations call 1- 800-223-1108 or contact JADE MOUNTAIN at Tel 758-459-4000 Fax 758-459-4002 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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