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A fourth resort is to be added by Sandals in Saint Lucia.

Work on Sandals LeSource Saint Lucia is due to start in the spring on 19 acres of land next to the existing Sandals Grande Saint Lucian Resort. No opening date has been disclosed.

The new resort will join the existing Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Halcyon and Sandals Grande Saint Lucian properties and bring the company’s room count on the island to more than 800, confirming its place as the largest hotel operator on the island, directly employing over 1,300 people.

The Sandals LeSource resort will include 350 rooms and suites and will offer guests entertainment via a main stage with a 20’ high LED screen and a DJ.

Company chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart said: “We pride ourselves on continuously raising the bar and Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia will completely re-energise the tourism market in Saint Lucia.

“Since we first opened Sandals Regency La Toc in 1993 we have consistently invested millions of dollars to re-imagine our offerings to ensure our resorts and the Saint Lucian destination is among the best in the world and thereby boosting the local economy.”

He added: “We are very excited about the addition of this six-star resort and what it means not just for Sandals but for Saint Lucia.

“We are thankful for the support we have received in Saint Lucia throughout the years and we look forward to revolutionising the hospitality industry and to giving our guests a new level of luxury.

“This resort will set the stage for the continued revolution of the tourism product in the