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.
The Jade Mountain guest service team is led by the resort major –domo butlers who are assigned to each guest and who look after their guests’ resort experience around the clock from arrival to departure.
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 email@example.com
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: An awakening journey through the flavor palate of cocoa and chocolate. First taste the cocoa bean, which is the very first step in chocolate production, and end the tasting with the strongest type of cocoa mass while sampling all steps in between. As a culmination of the sensory tasting session, guests get to sample some homemade truffles and a variety of Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate bars. Tuesday from 10:00 - 10:30 am in the Emerald Restaurant. Offered on complimentary to resort guests
Discover Chocolate: Taking the Chocolate Sensory Tasting a step further, guests participate in the actual making of chocolate in the Chocolate Lab. Guests learn the basic techniques of making chocolate, tempering chocolate ,creating their own fudge and making personalized chocolate bar. Tuesday from 10:30 - 11:30 am in the Chocolate Lab. $45 per person; Minimum 2, maximum 6 persons per session.
The Emerald Estate Tree to Bar Tour: Guests will visit the Emerald Estate for a Cocoa Tour to experience the complete cycle of "Tree to Bar" production, learning about the history of chocolate in the Caribbean and the production process. At Emerald Estate, guests will first witness the natural side of cocoa including tasting raw cacao while discussing the fermentation, sun drying and polishing of the beans. Then they will return to the Chocolate Lab, where the host will elaborate on the technical part of making the perfect chocolate bar. This 2 hour guided experience takes guests through cocoa bean roasting, grinding and conching in the making of chocolate to create the perfect snap and shine. Along the way, guests will enjoy an invigorating cup of local cocoa tea and the Emerald Estate's organic chocolate bars that range from 60 %, 70 % and 92 % Bittersweet. Guests will receive a Bar of Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate as the farewell souvenir to take home. Monday from 9:00 - 11:00 am, $75 per person. Minimum 2, maximum 6 persons per session.
About the Chocolate Laboratory
The Jade Mountain Chocolate Package
Chocolate Alchemy includes a chocolate welcome amenity and cocktail, Chocolate Lovers'Breakfast in Bed celebration, a chocolate infused 1 hour spa treatment per person, a learning excursion to the resort's Emerald Cocoa Estate, a Chocolate Sensory tasting 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. Included also are airport transfers and breakfast and dinner daily.
The Chocolate Alchemy package is combinable with the resort's free night promotions: Up to 2 nights free are offered this summer. A 4 night stay on basis of Jade Mountain's Chocolate Alchemy package starts at US 5010 per couple this summer.
The Chocolate Alchemy Package is valid for travel July 15- Oct 15.
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
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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 Spring Getaway promotion is offered in the Jade Mountain's Sky and Star categories. The daily rates per couple are US $1,350 / $1,825 in Sky and Star respectively. To add breakfast and dinner, add US $200 per couple per day. Alternatively, an all inclusive plan can also be added, at US 360 per couple daily. All above rates - rooms and meals - are subject to 10% tax and 10% service charges.
Total Romance is always in the air at Jade Mountain and the resort offers an all- inclusive package to match the romantic mood: Travelers staying for a minimum 5 nights throughout 2014 can take advantage of Jade Mountain's Total Romance Package, offering 1 night free in categories Sky, Star and Moon.
On basis of the all inclusive Total Romance package, a 5 night stay starts at US 8,902 for travel until April 15, and US 7,838 for travel Apr 16 – May 31, 2014.
The TOTAL ROMANCE package includes
Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain featured in the final episode of ABC's The Bachelor
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 is the perfect spot for the Bachelor's romantic finale.
Anse Mamin is part of the private 600 acre estate encompassing Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain, 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 biking. 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
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, basket of local fruit, 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.
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
ABOUT THE BACHELOR
JADE MOUNTAIN is the Caribbean's Top Resort in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards readers' survey
Saint Lucia 's Jade Mountain Resort is ranked No. 1 on the just released Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards list of Top Resorts in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. The results are based on a comprehensive reader survey covering all aspects of a resort operation.
Jade Mountain owners Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy will accept their award in the upcoming award's dinner in New York. They congratulate their Jade Mountain resort team for playing an integral part in having made this award possible. "You can set standards for a hotel operation, but the standards need to be carried out by a team that wholeheartedly embraces them and has the ambition to excel in everything they do. We do not only want to meet guest expectations with our service we want to exceed them every step of the way, and our team shares this philosophy ", says Karolin Troubetzkoy who is the Executive Director of Marketing and Operations of Jade Mountain.
Nick Troubetzkoy, who also is the architect and builder of Jade Mountain, created one of the world's most unique resorts…bold design with individual bridges leading to extravagant infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky. The awe inspiring architecture 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 shimmering Caribbean Sea.
Travel + Leisure's World's Best List will be published in the August issue.
New airline service connects Newark with Saint LuciaSaint Lucia resorts were happy to learn that United Airlines will launch a weekly, non-stop service from Newark/New York to Saint Lucia on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Departing Saturdays from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hewanorra International Airport (UVF), the new service will commence on Saturday July 13, 2013.
Summer Bring Romance and Excitement at JADE MOUNTAIN & ANSE CHASTANET, ST. LUCIA
Both hotels on 2013 Gold List in Conde Nast Traveler magazine and in Travel + Leisure's prestigious TOP 500 listing.
Are you looking for an exciting and romantic escape this summer? We think that nothing compares to the romance and adventure guests can experience at Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet in St. Lucia. Perched high above and along the Caribbean Sea, these two sister retreats offer six hundred acres of lush tropical gardens bordering two of the island's best beaches…all with St. Lucia's majestic twin Pitons as a backdrop. The architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy designed each property to be in harmony with nature and each room is indeed unique…many with the fourth wall missing so there is little between guest and their natural surroundings. There is love and adventure in the air, whether sipping a cocktail on Jade Mountain's Celestial Terrace or riding through Anse Chastanet's Jungle Biking trails.
Both resorts offer the following summer promotions for those who are looking for a spectacular interlude.
ANSE CHASTANET AND JADE MOUNTAIN SUMMER ROMANCE OFFERS
TOTAL ROMANCE PACKAGE, one of the resorts' most popular packages is available from July 15 to October 15, perfect for a lovers' escape.
Book the all inclusive Total Romance package for a 5 night stay and receive your 5th night FREE. Stay 7 nights, and receive 2 nights FREE! This promotion can be booked in all categories, but with limited availability.
This St.Lucia Total Romance package at Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain is the resorts' most popular package when travelers are looking for a St.Lucia Honeymoon or Anniversary experience, or simply a St.Lucia Romance Vacation.
The Total Romance Package for both properties includes:
And for those lovers who want to slip away note that you can ELOPE FOR FREE in the 2013 summer. Couples wishing to get married at ANSE CHASTANET or Jade Mountain can do so free of charge if they are staying a minimum 7 nights between August 1 – September 30, 2013.
Jetblue has a non-stop flight from JFK daily this summer, United Airlines flies direct non-stop from Newark on Saturdays starting July 13, American Airlines flies direct non-stop from Miami, Delta from Atlanta, Air Canada and West Jet from Toronto, BA and Virgin Atlantic from London.
For more information call 800-223-1108 or contact ANSE CHASTANET, Tel 758-459-7000, Fax 758-459-7700, e-mail email@example.com
ANSE CHASTANET and JADE MOUNTAIN, ST. LUCIA
Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain celebrate coveted Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Reader Choice Award
On October 16, Condé Nast Traveler unveiled the results of these annual Readers' Choice Awards, now in its 25th year, ranking the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. A record number of 46,476 readers participated in the voting, rating 370 hotels, resorts, and cruise lines above a score of 90. In total, the readers elected 1,306 winners.
"Every year, the most discriminating travelers in the world (our readers) pick the world's superlative hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise lines, islands, and cities," said the magazine's Editor in Chief Klara Glowczewska. "
St.Lucia's Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resorts were voted to be among the TOP 3 Caribbean Resorts, on position 2 and 3 respectively with an overall score of 95.4 and 95.1% missing out on the winning Number1 position by a mere 0.4%.
The overall score is made up from individual ratings for the resorts' rooms, service, food, location, design and activities. The high rating of the two resorts also ensured their inclusion in the TOP 100 Resorts worldwide.
" We are thrilled to once again be included in these important reader awards and so are our resort teams", says Karolin Troubetzkoy, the Executive Director of the properties. "To consistently deliver a stellar guest service experience is a daily challenge in every resort and we here are very proud of and grateful to our resort teams for playing their part in this and ensuring high guest satisfaction levels over and over."
Jade Mountain St. Lucia Named #1 Caribbean Honeymoon Resort
Brides Magazine has named Saint Lucia's Jade Mountain Resort the Number One honeymoon resort in the Caribbean in their April 2012 issue.
As Brides describes, the decision was made after the magazine "…teamed up with the elite travel advisors of Virtuoso to find the best resorts, cities and islands for your big getaway."
It is official; the winning combination of the majestic natural beauty of Saint Lucia and the stunning architecture of Jade Mountain is perfect for lovers.
Owners, Karolin and architect Nick Troubetzkoy explain, "We have always been in the business of romance and through the creation of Jade Mountain, we have found a way to share with lovers the exquisite natural beauty and warm hospitality of Saint Lucia."
Built entirely in celebration of the legendary Pitons which are seen from every angle of the property, Jade Mountain is one of the World's most unique resort creations. Each of Jade Mountain's 24 sanctuaries has grand sweeping spaces where 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 the full glory of Saint Lucia's Pitons World Heritage Site and the Caribbean Sea.
The final "Red Rose Proposal" in one of the recent ABC's Bachelor series which took place on Jade Mountain's Celestial Terrace did not only leave the chosen bride- to- be breathless. Millions of viewers were enthralled by Saint Lucia's lush tropical and dramatic beauty, which can best be appreciated from viewpoints like Jade Mountain.
The resort team works together to fine tune every aspect of the resort experience so that the spectacular scenery and amazing accommodation is matched by outstanding service. Jade Mountain is one of only a handful of Caribbean properties with the coveted AAA 5 Diamond rating.
Honeymooners can indulge in elegant six course in-suite dining or a candle-lit private dinner on the beach, enticing in-suite spatreatments or private couple's yoga class, a resort major domo drawing a bubble bath for two at a designated time and arranging a special rose petal turn down service. Couples can also dine at the Jade Mountain Club which offers cuisine by the celebrated James Beard award winner Allen Susser and his team, or sip a cocktail on the Celestial Terrace at sunset or later for star gazing.
For honeymooners seeking this ultimate romantic location, Jade Mountain offers several enchanting and creative packages: The all-inclusive TOTAL ROMANCE has been created with honeymooners in mind, visit http://www.jademountainstlucia.com/rates/romance2012.html for more information. Couples interested in celebrating their wedding at Jade Mountain can TAKE THE PLUNGE or for renewing their vows reserve the FOREVER YOU package. Visit http://www.jademountainstlucia.com/honeymoons_and_weddings.html for details on these wedding and renewal of vows packages.
This summer, Jade Mountain offers a 5th AND 7th night free on basis of the Total Romance Packages, visit http://www.jademountainstlucia.com/promotions.html#summer-romance for more information. The promotion is subject to availability at the resort.