From left: Chairman of Invest St Lucia, Pinkley Francis; Kamal Shehada, development director, Range Developments; Mohammed Asaria, vice chairman of Range Developments; St. Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet; Minister of Commerce Bradley Felix; and Minister of Tourism Dominic Fedee at the signing of the agreements for the Black Bay Development. (Photo credit: Range Developments)
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Friday May 19, 2017 – An international developer focusing on luxury hotel projects in the Caribbean has signed agreements with the St Lucia government for a major development.
The heart of the Black Bay Master Development, being done by Range Developments, will consist of a luxury branded hotel and villas set on 180 acres on the beautiful southern tip of the island.
The project will be developed in a number of phases.
The luxury hotel, the anchor of the Master Development, will be developed under the country’s Citizenship-by-Investment programme and will comprise 180 rooms.
“We have been working with the developer and are grateful for their patience in working with us on getting to this point of such a project which will benefit everyone,” says St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. “I am looking forward to the commencement of construction of this project which coincides with our overall development plans for St. Lucia.”
This will be Range Development’s third major luxury development in the Caribbean. The Park Hyatt St Kitts will be completed in the coming months and Kempinski Dominica is “advancing with pace”, according to Vice Chairman of Range Developments Mohammed Asaria.
Range will soon be announcing the hotel operator for the Black Bay Development. The project will create about 500 jobs on the island during construction, with a similar amount once the hotel is operational.
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