Basseterre, St. Kitts, (CUOPM) — Civil works have begun for the construction of the 298-unit US$200 million Koi Resort & Residences at St. Kitts’ Half Moon Bay.
Project Manager, Mr. Naeem John, told the Communications Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister (CUOPM), that a St. Lucia-based company, Complete Marine Services (CSM) started driving plies for the foundation of the first phase last week.
“Piling will last for six to eight weeks,” said Mr. John, who added that the investors were in the process of selecting the company that will construct the super structure.
He disclosed that the first phase of the project will see the construction and completion of 80 units.
“Also to be completed for a December 2015 opening will be the Beach Bar, Spa, Conference Room and Gym,” said Mr. John.
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said during a tour of the site last year that the project “is a tremendous show of confidence not only in the Labour Government but to a large extent in the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
“It is a country that we simply love and which we call our home. Others who believe that St. Kitts and Nevis is a gem and a paradise; who want to live among us; who want to invest among us; who want to have a permanent place and who want to share what we have with others around the world,” Dr. Douglas told CUOPM at the time.
“We’ve waited for quite a while to see this piece of property develop and what we now have here is a developer, who has been showing intense interest in getting this project going,” said Dr. Douglas.
Prime Minister Douglas was accompanied on the site visit by the company’s engineers, sales and marketing and legal representatives, along with the investors and developers.
Prime Minister Douglas expressed thanks to Mr. Nick Haque, the main investor in the multi-million project for the tremendous confidence that he has displayed.
Koi owns several restaurants in Thailand, Dubai and the United States and the Resort & Residences in St. Kitts will be the first worldwide.
It is been marketed as an exciting new destination on St. Kitts and Nevis located on 15-acres of beachfront property.
Koi Resort & Residences will combine colonial and modern architecture to capture the definition of rustic luxury and guests will enjoy a unique opportunity to relax and unwind while enjoying the comforts of a home-away-from-home.
Koi Resort & Residences is authorized by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis as an Approved Project for Citizenship-by-Investment.
According to the website, Koi Resort & Residences will blend into the natural beauty of its beachfront location. The combination of lush vegetation, white sandy beaches, and deep blue sea provides inspiration. Taking advantage of its prime location, all luxury villas and suites will have sweeping ocean views.
The development site of Koi Resort & Residences is a natural and functional extension of the residential resort district known as Half Moon Bay. The name Half Moon Bay is derived from the initial settlement of the land by nature, a gentle semicircular curve formed by millennia of ocean waves.
When guests first arrive, they will immediately be struck by the beauty of the space. Koi Resort & Residences will provide guests with the ultimate architectural experience.
The design of Koi Resort & Residences is intended to capture the excitement and drama of living with nature. The majority of the materials that will be used will be natural materials that easily blend into the environment and are easily sourced from the island, such as stone, wood, wood shingles, and rustic tile.
“We understand that living in an environmentally sustainable world reflects the values of our employees, guests and investors. Therefore, as a commitment to that value, Koi Resort & Residences will be designed to minimize our environmental footprint, while maximizing comfort and enjoyment. Part of that commitment means using state-of-the-art energy efficient technologies and solar power as a sustainable source of energy,” the company said.