Ladera Redefines Luxury on St. Lucia with a Lavish Villa, New Suites, Butler Service,
New Consulting Chef and Wine Cellar
Ladera Resort, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary through the end of the year, will reopen its doors on October 12 after its annual closure with a number of upgrades, features and new services. Continuing to evolve as St. Lucia’s original authentic hotel experience, Ladera is creating Paradise Ridge, a private and secluded luxury enclave within the resort for its top tier guests. Paradise Ridge will offer Ladera’s most lavish and spacious accommodations, including St. Lucia’s ultimate Villa, four new luxury Suites, a Yoga Studio and bespoke Butler service for its privileged guests. Ladera is also unveiling a spectacular new Wine Cellar and Tasting Room curated by its new sommelier and welcoming a new consulting Executive Chef to Dasheene at Ladera.
Ladera’s new Villa at Paradise Ridge takes the concept of the resort’s most popular Suites to an even loftier level. This lavish and 1,700 square foot Villa is situated at 1,100 feet above the sea, making it the largest and most expensive one-bedroom accommodation directly facing the Pitons at such a high vantage point on St. Lucia. This aerie is designed as the ultimate romantic hideaway. The Villa at Paradise Ridge will welcome its first guests early in 2013 and is priced from $2,100 to $2,700 per night.
Four new Suites at Paradise Ridge are also scheduled to open in early 2013 and will feature locally-woven textiles, and custom-made, elegant Colonial four-poster king beds. The large en-suite bath areas will be equipped with water-efficient Kohler fixtures and will include large bottle Molton Brown bath amenities from London.
“Each new Suite will have our famously breathtaking vistas from the open living rooms and will include private pools,” says Olivier Bottois, Ladera’s Vice President of Marketing & Operations. “We are also very proud to employ a team of full time craftsmen on property for our furniture making, tiling, and wood carving as we continue to provide our guests with the most authentic St. Lucian experience at every turn during their stay.”
The Villa at Paradise Ridge and the Suites at Paradise Ridge will be provided with Ladera’s new signature Butler Service. From the moment guests of these new deluxe accommodations arrive, Ladera’s exclusive butler service will make sure that all their needs are handled promptly and discreetly. The new bespoke level of service will provide private check-in and check-out for those who choose to stay in the Paradise Ridge accommodations. Ladera’s Butlers will pack and unpack for guests and provide a private orientation of the property.They will also take care of dinner reservations and arrange for preferential seating at Dasheene at Ladera, or arrange for room service. Guests in the new Suites and Honeymoon Villa can expect their Butler to take care of tour bookings and spa treatments, as well as reconfirm flights and transportation to the airport. The new Butlers promise to take Ladera’s fabled service to even higher levels.
The new Yoga Studio on Paradise Ridge will offer classes as well as dedicated space for those who choose to do their own yoga exercises in a serene, inspiring setting facing the majestic, volcanic Pitons and Sea views.
Dasheene at Ladera’s new Wine Cellar features 1,000 bottles and will offer private dining space for up to 8 guests. The wine cellar is overseen by Dasheene at Ladera’s new Head Sommelier Karim Boulet, who hails from Bordeaux and trained with eight Master Sommeliers during the course of his career. A graduate of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Boulet trained at the Michelin Two-Star restaurant, Lasserre, in Paris, served as Wine Director at The Kitchen in Boulder, Colorado and has worked at Raoul’s in New York City.
Dasheene at Ladera also welcomes new Consulting Executive Chef Mark Tan. Chef Tan comes to Dasheene at Ladera from the top-rated XO Le Restaurant located in the prestigious Hotel Le St. James in Montreal, Canada, where he was Executive Sous Chef and Pastry Chef. Chef Tan and Mr. Bottois were part of the team which earned the restaurant’s impressive 4-star rating by The Montreal Gazette. Chef Tan was formerly Chef de Cuisine for Cirque du Soleil and served as a chef at celebrity ski chalets in Courchevel in the French Alps.
Ladera Resort, a fixture on every major top hotel and awards list, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Year in 2012. The groundbreaking luxury resort, a haven for celebrities, honeymooners and trendsetters, is situated on a forested ridge 1,100 feet above the sea, perched above the port town of Soufrière. Dasheene at Ladera is known for its new approach to fresh cuisine and creative renderings of locally sourced St. Lucian seafood and produce, as well as its breathtaking views of the Pitons.
For reservations and information on Ladera Resortand Dasheene at Ladera Resort, please visit www.ladera.com, or call the hotel directly at 866-290-0978.