Statia to get large luxury hotel and residential estate

The largest-ever luxury hotel and residential complex on St. Eustatius will be built on Guyeau Estate at Gu­yeau on the eastern slopes of the island. The development will in­clude a harbour for mega yachts and a heliport. The hotel will comprise up to 120 high-class rooms, it has been announced.

Development planning has al­ready received the blessing of the Island Government pending vari­ous environmental and archaeo­logical studies still in progress. The remains of former planta­tion structures including a cem­etery with six graves are on the grounds. A public meeting to file for possible objections is planned for mid-March.

Chairman of the Island Council’s Central Com­mittee Reuben Merlunan, who broke the news during Thursday’s Council meet­ing, is delighted with the plans. “This exciting develop­ment is already receiving the full backing of Govern­ment and the Planning De­partment,” said Merman.

Luxury villas on the es­tate will vary from 1,500 to 3,000 square metres and have stunning ocean views. Set on a peaceful slice of the “Historical Gem,” resi­dents will also enjoy the scenic lush-green slopes of the extinct Quill volcano and the adjacent Miriam C. Schmidt Botanical Garden.

Whereas the price for such luxury homes has not yet been disclosed, it is as­sumed that the estate will compete directly with similar establishments in the neighbouring islands of St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua and St. Barths.

The Daily Herald

 

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