Jade Mountain St.Lucia is the Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway

Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Travel Guide Announces Winners of 2011 Awards for Excellence and St.Lucia’s Jade Mountain reaps yet another award

On Jan 17, 2011, Condé Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guides, announced the winners of the 2011 Awards for Excellence.  The winners of these prestigious awards were chosen as the premier properties throughout the Americas.  The winners were selected from the collection of more than 270 outstanding properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands.  Readers of the Guides, hotels guests and the Condé Nast Johansens inspection team all contributed votes for the 2011 awards. The 2011 Awards for Excellence cover 29 categories, including Most Excellent Resort, Most Excellent Hotel, Most Excellent Eco Resort, and Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway.

Lesley O’Malley-Keyes, Vice President & Publishing Director, The Americas noted, “Condé Nast Johansens recommends only properties that meet our specific standards, so the Excellence Awards winners represent the very best of the best.  Our readers are discerning, sophisticated travelers who know what they want when they travel – outstanding accommodations, exceptional service and value for money.”  The Guides, which are celebrating their 29th year of publication in Europe, have attracted a loyal readership in the United States by guaranteeing that each Recommended property undergoes a rigorous annual inspection process to ensure exceptional quality is maintained.

The winners of the Condé Nast Johansens 2011 Awards for Excellence in The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean & Pacific included the Hotel Guanahani & Spa, Saint-Barthélemy as the Most Excellent Resort, Parrot Cay & COMO Shambhala Retreat, Turks & Caicos as  the Most Excellent Spa Resort, Curtain Bluff Antigua as the Most Excellent Eco Resort and  St.Lucia Resort Jade Mountain as the Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway. For more information, you may visit the company website  www.condenastjohansens.com

Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty.

The bold architectural design – individual bridges leading to exceptional infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky – makes Jade Mountain one of the Caribbean’s most mesmerizing resort experiences.

Expect 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 St Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site, and of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea.

Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors, the Jade Mountain Club caters exclusively to resident guests, celebrating James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser’s “Jade Cuisine.” Hovering in space above the Jade Mountain Club is the Celestial Terrace, perfect for sunset cocktails or star-gazing.

A wide range of spa services can be enjoyed in the privacy of the Jade Mountain sanctuaries or at Kai en Ciel, Jade Mountain’s boutique spa and fitness studio. The resort major domos and a dedicated resort team ensure outstanding service around the clock.

Enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of Jade Mountain plus all of Anse Chastanet’s restaurants, bars, boutiques, art gallery, spa, scuba, bike and watersports facilities as well as 2 soft sand beaches available to Jade Mountain guests at all times.

Rates start at US 1200 nightly per couple for travel until April 15, 2011, in a sky Jacuzzi suite; star, moon and sun sanctuaries  are available from US 1550 – 2500 nightly, plus 18% tax/service charge

Free night promotions are available for selected travel periods. For more information call 1-800-223-1108 or visit the Jade Mountain website.