PRESS RELEASE — SAINT Lucia’s renowned eco-luxury boutique resort, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort has been awarded Saint Lucia’s Luxury Resort of the Year 2019 at the Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards.
The award serves as recognition of sustained commitment to excellence in managing a hotel and outstanding achievement in the international luxury hospitality industry. The resorts, directors Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne were extremely honoured to have captured the award.
The 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards was designed to recognise companies, brands and individuals who are excelling in the ever-growing industry of luxury hospitality – those who go beyond to exemplify experiences clients are seeking when looking for their latest getaway. Their dedicated team of in-house researchers handpicks each participant – ranging from the very best boutique hotels, to beautiful beach resorts and experts in tailor-made getaways. This proven approach ensures that they award on merit, and not popularity, and recognise the very best in the business.
According to Executive Director Eroline Lamontagne, “Fond Doux continues to make its mark globally not only as an eco-friendly boutique resort but an eco-luxury plantation resort. The success of our plantation resort, the international awards that we win, the environmental standards that we set, the guest satisfaction reviews that we receive and the ability to make a difference in Saint Lucia would not be possible without our dedicated and professional Fond Doux team who go above and beyond each day to create authentic Saint Lucian experiences for all guests.”
Lyton Lamontagne further added, “Our staff are a huge credit to the resort and it is very important that we take the time to recognize them for their world class hospitality”.
At least ten of their team members were recognized this week at the Quarterly Staff Awards for their commitment and outstanding work.
In celebration of the Island’s 40th Anniversary of Independence, the resort released a new book ‘A Modern History of Fond Doux Plantation & Resort’. The publication brings together many strands of the Saint Lucian legacy as a people, a community and a nation. The book features a Hall of Fame which includes Noble Laureates Sir Dreck Walcott and Sir Arthur Lewis, in the field of Entertainment; Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson and Arthur Allain, Sports; Lavern Spencer and Governance; Sir John Compton, Honourable Allen Chastanet, Honourable Stephenson King and Dr. Kenny Anthony just to name a few.
The Lamontagne’s have affirmed that Fond Doux Plantation will continue to make powerful strides in expanding and improving their unique product as well as guest experiences. Exciting plans are in store this year, which include upscale cottages to reflect the eco-luxury aspect of the plantation resort as well as comprehensive staff training and development. Hotel management will also focus their efforts on climate change and sustainability as well as working closely with their suppliers for the complete ban of plastic bottles.