Saint Lucia’s government signs Development Agreement to build opulent 345-room Grand Hyatt hotel

The government of the small island nation of the Caribbean, Saint Lucia, has recently signed a Development Agreement to construct a luxurious 345-room Grand Hyatt hotel in Choiseul's Sabwisha.

The government of the small island nation of the Caribbean, Saint Lucia, has recently signed a Development Agreement to construct a luxurious 345-room Grand Hyatt hotel in Choiseul’s Sabwisha.

The hotel’s construction will commence in 2023 and is expected to finish by early 2025. Prime Minister Philip J Pierre, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Ernest Hilaire and the hotel developers – Chief Executive Officer of TTS Resorts LTD, Lachezar Todorov, signed the agreement on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

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PM Pierre expressed his gratitude to the developers for showing their faith and belief in the Caribbean’s Saint Lucia. He said, “Being one of the major tourist destinations of the Caribbean region, we are looking ahead to the real opening of the resort.”

He further added that the development of a new five-star luxurious hotel would benefit the locals.

Deputy PM and Tourism Minister Ernest Hilaire stated that the sector of tourism is in a phase of revival post-COVID-19 pandemic, and investment has again started flowing to Saint Lucia. He also added that the government would soon begin developing the En Bas Beach Resort and expanding the Sandals Haycon and many other projects.

“After no new hotel construction or major development for over five (5) years, work has begun on the Cas En Bas Beach Resort and expansion of Sandals Halycon. More announcements will soon be made. Look out for the Formal Launch of the Community Tourism Programme.” Ernest Hilaire emphasised that the government of Saint Lucia has been keeping their commitments of “Putting People First”.

Grand Hyatt will be among the gems of Saint Lucia’s ultra-luxury hotel line-up and will raise the presence of the brand in the Caribbean’s leading travel destination. The new-build resort will be featured with 345 guestrooms, including more than 50 luxury suites, three restaurants offering world-class chefs and iconic dishes reflecting the country.

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Some of the other indulgences of the resort will comprise three bars, a pool bar, a lobby lounge, a beach-side bar, an 8000-square foot destination spa and a fitness centre to tie guests with their mental and physical wellbeing. It will also feature over 23,000 square feet of three swimming pools. Furthermore, a kid’s club and activity centre, retail shops as well as an ultramodern screening room will also be built for the amusement of children.

The construction of the Grand Hyatt will surely boost the tourism and hospitality industry of Saint Lucia. Apart from this, it will also provide several employment opportunities to the citizens and residents of the country. The construction of the new hotel will also open doors to several opportunities for people looking to invest in the socio-economic development of Saint Lucia.

The country has been working wisely to make its tourism and hospitality sectors better. The government of Saint Lucia has been making all this possible with the help of funds generated through the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme was launched in the year 2016 and is one of the newest economic citizenship programmes in the region.

Despite being the newest, Saint Lucia is on par with some of the CIPs in the Caribbean. It is worth noting that the Programme of Saint Lucia performed great in the 2021 CBI Index by the PWM Magazine of Financial Times and topped three pillars (out of nine).

In the world of uncertainties, Saint Lucia has been offering investors an opportunity to start their businesses and expand their businesses at a global level. The investors can protect as well as grow their wealth by investing in the alternative citizenship of Saint Lucia. As its demand has been rising across the globe, the government started working closely with international third-party firms to conduct background checks which are strong, robust and vigorous.

The investment option which allows the investor(s) to contribute to the growth and development of the country is National Economic Development Fund, which is popularly termed as Fund Option. Under the Fund Option, the investor(s) can contribute to the country’s socio-economic development. The minimum investment is USD 100,000.

Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme provides the following benefits:

  • Makes an individual a global citizen.
  • Assists the applicant in expanding business overseas and helps in portfolio diversification and wealth planning.
  • Provides an opportunity to spend the rest of their life in a peaceful and safe environment.
  • Offers citizenship for life to the investor, which can be passed on to future generations.
  • It can be a Plan B for the applicants and their families.

The interested investor can apply for the alternative citizenship of Saint Lucia via the following steps:

Step 1: Completion of the application.

Step 2: The application is submitted at the CIP Portal

Step 3: The documents and applications are then verified by the CIP Unit and undergo a strong due-diligence background check procedure.

Step 4: The board takes the decision on the rejection or selection of the application.

Step 5: The certificates are then handed over to the applicant.

About Saint Lucia:

Saint Lucia – a mountainous Eastern Caribbean Island, is 26 miles north of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 21 miles south of Martinique, all part of the Caribbean Sea’s Lesser Antilles islands.

The country is one of the world’s most beautiful and well-known destinations for travel enthusiasts. It is also popularly known as the best honeymoon destination. The attention of the travellers is caught by the island’s majestic Piton Mountains, spectacular hiking trails, drive-in volcanoes, refreshing waterfalls, beautiful beaches, as well as exclusive restaurants. Saint Lucia is also called the Helen of the West as its beauty is comparable to Helen of Troy.

The history and beauty of Saint Lucia’s beautiful mountains, jungles, coasts, and historical locations are showcased with a great sense of living people.

The country, which is known to be full of culture and heritage, successfully celebrated the Carnival with enthusiasm. The events were celebrated from dawn till nightfall; the stage was rocked by the best in local, regional, and international artists.

Tariq Saeed

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