Project Overview

ATM was retained to assist Range Developments with coastal engineering aspects of a beach resort hotel property in St. Kitts, along the Southeast Peninsula. We completed a coastal hazard risk evaluation to inform the siting and design of a new Park Hyatt luxury hotel and resort. ATM’s work built on previous studies for the Christophe Harbour Development and included documentation of historical erosion rates, a site visit to document and observe existing site conditions, consideration of sea-level rise, and prediction of extreme event occurrences (tropical systems and their impacts on the beach and proposed infrastructure). As a result of the coastal hazard risk analysis, ATM made recommendations for site plan adjustments, minimum construction setbacks, building construction elevations (FFEs), native beach preservation, and beach performance monitoring.