Stephanie Tyler designs beachfront villas in St. Lucia

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The Windjammer Resort – a property located in St. Lucia – unveiled four new North Pointe Villas as part of a renovation helmed by Stephanie Tyler of Miami-based firm International Design Concepts. Twenty-four additional units are currently in the works.

The new North Pointe Villas are part of a $33-million expansion project at the resort, which included a beach expansion and the creation of The Spa at Windjammer Landing. In addition, the resort embarked on a $9 million renovation project upgrading the existing room categories that will eventually include new fixtures and furniture. Many units are also receiving updated kitchens and bathrooms. The first three pairs of Ocean View Rooms were converted into one-bedroom Ocean Villas.

The two and three bedroom North Pointe Villas at Windjammer Landing are located on the north end of the Mediterranean-inspired hills in Saint Lucia. The villas are the first of the luxury villas to be built and are available as upper level or ground level units. Ground level villas have outdoor showers, outdoor living spaces and infinity edge pools, while the upper level villas have outdoor kitchens and dining areas in a rooftop terrace with a sun deck and individual rooftop pools.

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Furnishings were inspired by the Caribbean, including natural wood, limestone floors, white walls and natural shell stone bordering the exterior spaces. There are also artwork by local artists.

As a part of its expansion project, the resort already added 16,000 square feet of beachfront that included 4,000 tons of sand, three in-water hammocks, 30 coconut palm trees, 30 palm trees and more than 1,400 new plants and flora. New tiki huts replaced older versions, 20 sunshade umbrellas were added and sea turtle safe new lights were installed.

Windjammer Landing also made enhancements to its dining areas, including expanding Ember’s Beach Bar, covering additional areas of Jammer’s Restaurant and Bar and increasing the patio seating area in Dragonfly.

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, which welcomed its first guests in 1989, was designed by Barbadian architect Ian Morrison to look like a Mediterranean village. The resort has 322 sleeping rooms among 190 units, including villas, suites and standard hotel accommodations.

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

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Inspired by the history of the property, the overall design maintains the originality of the existing building while adding new amenities. 

The refurbishment focused on guestrooms and hallways along with exterior painting and lighting upgrades.

As of the end of June, the total U.S. hotel construction pipeline is down just 1 percent from last year, according to Lodging Econometrics.