Montpelier Plantation and Beach reopens with a fresh look, new chef

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NEVIS, West Indies – Montpelier Plantation & Beach – a former sugar plantation dating back to the 1700s – will reopen for the winter season October 18 – sporting a fresh look in select rooms and a new chef, veteran culinarian Stéphane Caumont.

Martyne Kupciunas of Miami’s The Design Garden is spearheading the refurbishment of four premier and three plantation rooms, paying homage to the resort’s vibrant history and lush surroundings. Inspired by historic elements such as surrounding thick grey stonewalls, rugged lava stone, circular metal kettles that once distilled harvested sugar cane, as well as the island’s verdant tropical vegetation, the new rooms display a warm and inviting light grey palette accentuated by splashes of color from brightly patterned Trina Turk fabrics. Each room is anchored by a large free-formed, stone coffee table, sports its own distinctive accents and elements such as a whimsical headboard made of oversized, slightly distressed metal circles reminiscent of the old sugar kettles.

An inspired new culinary approach will emerge spearheaded by French-born chef Stéphane Caumont, who was most recently chef de partie at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. He has honed his culinary skills worldwide, working at the Hyatt Regency London-The Churchill, the Park Hyatt Sydney, Australia, and as the chef de cuisine at the French Embassy in Bamako, Mali. Although Caumont’s origins are rooted in French gastronomy, his wide-reaching global experiences heavily influence his new seasonal menus at Montpelier Plantation & Beach, where he now oversees the hotel’s culinary program, culinary special events and food operations – including the AAA Four Diamond fine dining Restaurant 750, the more casual eatery Indigo and the private tasting dinners held at Mill Privée.

For the winter season at the resort’s Indigo restaurant, Caumont and his team will serve creative island fare such as Chilled Avocado & Coconut Milk Soup with marinated watermelon, Nevisian Prawn Cocktail, Grilled Spiny Lobster Tail and Housemade Caribbean Tagliatelle with confit tomato, peppers, sweet potato, olives, ginger and passion fruit. Guests luxuriating at alfresco Restaurant 750 will savor Olive Oil Confit Tuna with crunchy cucumber and crayfish, Pan Fried Red Snapper Niçoise and Roast Veal Tenderloin with spinach, pine nuts and coconut basmati rice.

Montpelier Plantation is characterized by a colorful colonial heritage – with rugged cobblestone and intricate antique accents – intertwined with modern artwork and sleek furnishings. With 19 sea-view rooms housed in beautiful bungalows – including 16 rooms and three suites – the property is owned and operated by the Hoffman family, who acquired it in 2002 and completed renovations to the reception area, great room and terraces as well as upgrades to all rooms. In 2009, the Hoffmans added a private beach, and in 2012 Indigo was refurbished.

Reservations are now being taken at this historic West Indies retreat – located on the former British Colony of Nevis – with rates starting at $205 per room, per night, double occupancy. For reservations, please call 869-469-3462 or reserve online at www.montpeliernevis.com.

Media Contact US: Marguarite Clark Public Relations

17 Sep 2014 12:09:49
 

Top 20 hotels in the Americas and Caribbean - Condé Nast Traveller

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We are delighted to announce that Montpelier Plantation and Beach is listed in the top 20 hotels in the Americas and Caribbean as part of the Reader's Travel Awards 2014 - Condé Nast Traveller. Do not miss the October's issue.

 

     

04 Sep 2014 11:09:58
 

Chifa Chi's Little Adventure in Nevis

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Chifa Chi is the brainchild of co-creators, American Elizabeth Wilson and Peruvian Luis de los Heros. Their global travels exposed them to an array of different cultures and countries. A fascination and openness to their surrounding environments laid the groundwork for the character.
Their imaginations, coupled with the belief that the next adventure is always just around the corner, led them to the conclusion that optimism was central to their utter enjoyment of wildly different situations. During a trip to Luis’ native Peru, Elizabeth discovered its delicious Chinese-Peruvian influenced food, referred to as Chifa, and the name Chifa Chi was born.

     
Chifa Chi is an active little girl who is always ready for travel and new adventures. She is eager to learn and excel at everything she sets her mind to, but never at the expense of fun and camaraderie. As she travels, she finds new friends in the local animals wherever she goes. They, in turn, help her navigate the unique places in which she finds herself.

Chifa Chi personifies universal values we wish to instill in children, such as friendship, compassion, sharing, perseverance and, most of all, optimism. It is the hope of Elizabeth and Luis that Chifa Chi and her friends may inspire children and adults everywhere to stay positive and use their imaginations. 

06 Aug 2014 09:08:34
 

Nevis Culturama

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Nevis Culturama: 24th July - 5th August 2014

Looking for that place where you can have fun in the sun while taking in some of the rich History and Culture that a petite Caribbean Island has to offer?

Nevis’ Culturama has all that and much more for you. Celebrated over the Emancipation Day weekend, Culturama is a time when class barriers are broken down and people of all creed and class, locals and visitors alike, become culturally assimilated and socially united in seven days of fun, frolic, mas, revelry, splendor, history and creativity. Calypso tents, village street jams, fashion shows, beach and house parties, swim suits contests, night dances, boat rides and dramatic presentations, all herald the build up to an action packed Emancipation Day weekend.

19 Jul 2014 11:07:23
 

Culturama Special for St. Kitts Residents

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Stay between June 15th and 20th August (our seasonal closing date) in a Premier Room for US $99.00 per night.

 

     

05 Jul 2014 04:07:44
 

Hello Summer

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01 Jun 2014 08:06:00
 

June, Macaron Month

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June is the Macaron Month here at Montpelier Plantation and Beach.

Enjoy macarons after your dinner at the Restaurant 750 and the Mill Privée. Macaron boxes will be available for purchase in the M Boutique.

     

31 May 2014 11:05:59
 

Where beach chic meets island elegance...

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Montpelier's Beach Barbecue offers the ultimate island experience. Watch the Caribbean sunset at Montpelier's private beach and enjoy the live music. Tantalize your taste buds with an array of freshly grill fish, meat and seafood, accompanied by a variety of salads.

 

     

05 May 2014 01:05:57
 

Yoga Week: Unwind, Unplug, and Relax with Kim Nicol

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Enhance your getaway by enjoying yoga and meditation classes with visiting instructor Kim Nicol!  Kim’s expert guidance and nurturing approach will help you unwind more deeply.  The tranquility and natural beauty of Montpelier is the perfect place to unplug from the stress, hurry, and pressure of every-day life, so you can reconnect with what matters most.  Free from distractions, you’ll get a fresh perspective and rediscover your inner calm and happiness.  

Available:  Saturday May 24 thru Friday May 30

Morning: InnerYoga

09 Apr 2014 09:04:43
 

Montpelier Plantation and Beach - Travel and Leisure

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Dear friends,

We would like to thank you for making Montpelier an award-winning hotel. Help us keep Montpelier among the world's best hotels in one of the world's most well-read travel magazines. Cast your vote for Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards- tlworldsbest.com - today!

All you have to do is click on the link above and follow the simple instructions to the categories for Hotels - Caribbean - Nevis and St. Kitts and, there, you will find Montpelier. The number of votes you can cast is unlimited.

Not only you will be helping us make Montpelier one of the best destinations in the world, but you will be automatically entered to win a $10,000 dream vacation just for voting. The survey will run through March 31, 2014.

Thank you for living fully with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Regards,

The Montpelier Family

 

     

19 Mar 2014 02:03:29
 
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