Dominica’s Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort unveils fully refreshed oceanfront rooms

Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, Dominica’s landmark waterfront hotel and dive resort located on the Caribbean coast amidst the island’s capital city, Roseau, announced today the unveiling of 21 fully refreshed Oceanfront Deluxe Rooms. Replete with panoramic seaside views, exceptionally stylish furnishings and a bright color palette, the reimagined guestrooms are designed to make guests feel even more warmly welcomed while expressing Dominica’s vibrant spirit. The island’s lush, green foliage and blue ocean are captured in the pops of colour peppered throughout the rooms, from the art to the fabrics to the wall planters, which bloom with indigenous tropical plants. The use of greys and deep graphite were inspired by the island’s volcanic rock and dark sands while the addition of natural textures and materials reflect the pure beauty found throughout the “Nature Island.” A nod to Dominica’s rich history, behind the headboards in each of the rooms is a dramatic vintage survey map of the island that dates back to 1773. Additionally, the redesigned rooms boast one-of-a-kind pieces by Dominican artist Shadrach Burton that embrace the island’s tropical flora as well as the prized national bird – the sisserou parrot – while integrating a variety of bold colours that reflect Roseau’s vitality.

“The site’s rich history, its breathtaking ocean and mountain views, along with Dominica’s impressive volcanic rock and pebbled beaches, inspired our design concept for the guestrooms,” said Michelle Leotaud, design lead with Apple + Iron.

These refreshed rooms are part of the resort’s new master plan that also calls for 13 more rooms to be updated this summer alongside the introduction of a brand-new waterfront spa and six all-new Oceanfront Junior Suites with en-suite bathrooms, kitchenettes and interconnecting rooms; 60 forthcoming Fort Rooms; a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring eco-friendly equipment; business center; new bar and lounge; 200-seat conference room; 250-seat sun deck for weddings and other events; art gallery, wine and rum cellar, gift shop, and three new meeting rooms. Upon completion, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort will be a 4+ star property. See photos here.

“We’re excited for guests to experience our new guestrooms and continue to make Fort Young Dominica’s premier hotel and dive resort,” said Dinesh Kissoon, the hotel’s general manager. “With more people traveling again, we aim to make Fort Young a safe and serene destination from which visitors can enjoy a much-needed tropical vacation or comfortably work remotely with endless adventures at their doorstep. The resort is truly the gateway to Dominica, whether traveling for business or leisure.”

With the launch of the new guestrooms, Fort Young Hotel introduced a special “New Oceanfront Room” promotion from now through December 2021. The limited-time offer includes daily continental breakfast and a $50 food & beverage credit. Rates start at $199/night for double occupancy including taxes. Offer valid for stays now through December 15, 2021. Minimum stay of five nights. Book via the booking engine here.

Also, to accommodate the global trend of live and work from anywhere, Fort Young Hotel aims to be the ultimate destination for digital nomads. Aligned with the country’s new “Work in Nature” visa programme,  Fort Young Hotel, with its prime waterfront location to downtown Roseau, steps from the sea and a basecamp to all the island’s natural wonders, is introducing a Stay Awhile Campaign, perfect for those seeking to truly work-live from anywhere. From sustainable local dining and a variety of activities, along with multiple spaces to work, Fort Young Hotel is truly an ideal and idyllic base from which to live and work remotely.

Following Hurricane Maria in 2017, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort launched several property enhancements, including the addition of Jacko’s, a poolside bar; an expanded boardwalk featuring waterfront shops and Warner’s Bar; a relaunched Palisades Restaurant; and, a new dive operation, Fort Young Dive, which runs daily dives departing directly from the hotel’s shores.

The historic hotel has long been a gateway for business and leisure travelers looking to experience the very best of what Domonica has to offer, while also allowing them to work in a tranquil setting. Whether diving in the island’s famed “Champagne Reef,” hiking the Waitukubuli National Trail — the Caribbean’s longest hiking trail — or exploring the numerous island’s rivers and waterfalls, Fort Young provides access to the island’s most prized attractions.

Situated on the waterfront, the resort is the country’s only downtown hotel, affording guests unmatched proximity to the Nature Island’s vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, exhilarating activities like Trafalgar Falls, Middleham Falls, Freshwater Lake, segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail, swimming with the whales and world-renowned diving. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort can be reached at 767-448-5000 or  [email protected].

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  1. Roseau River
    June 28, 2021

    HGTV look… nice!

  2. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    June 27, 2021

    The original FT Young Hotel was constructed by Smith and Company a construction, air conditioning and Land Rover auto dealership company. The company also sold Johnson/Evenrude outboard boat moters. Mr Titre was the construction foreman. Other people who had nothing to do with the original construction are taking credit people who were not even born back then. The Hotel goes back to the mid 1960’s when Dominica was still a colony of Britain.

    June 27, 2021

    Dominica’s problem about intuitive eating is that…. the “only a few must eat” syndrome continues.

  4. eyeronee
    June 26, 2021

    How incredibly underwhelming. It looks like a childrens bedroom. I wonder where in the giant concrete monstrocity this is located.

  5. En Ba LA
    June 26, 2021

    The design is lacking. An architect Michelle Leotaud (or interior designer) Your visualisation skills are lacking. The luxury look that Fort Young is marketing itself as – was not taken into consideration with the rooms’ design. Map on the wall in each room?

    Was consideration given to the:
    View – sea(make use of it) _ THAT IS THEIR MONEY
    Type of visitors you want to attract (business class/world class who know luxury)
    Unique nature of Fort Young
    Floor and rugs(huge instead of small ones in corner – wood floors(Dominica)

    For a hotel with Prime Waterfront property – talking about bright

    How much did Fort Young pay this firm and interior designer?

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