Horst Schulze, Chairman and CEO of Capella Hotels and Resorts has said “We will begin instilling the Capella service philosophy into the property immediately. Additionally, extensive renovations will begin shortly."
By the way, the resort will remain fully operational during the conversion and renovations won't affect guests' experience until late spring 2014. That means winter escapes to this St. Lucia beauty by the bay, which author James Albert Michener called "the most beautiful in the Caribbean” are still do-able.
What's next for Capella? Hotels in Bangkok, Niseko, Japan, Sochi, Russia and Riviera Maya are in the near future.
Rates at St. Lucia begin at $250 per night, including breakfast. The'll increase after December 15th to $300 a night.
[Photos: Discovery at Marigot Bay]