ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada March 14, 2007 – British serial entrepreneur Peter de Savary, renowned the world over for his legendary hospitality creations, is spearheading the creation of several new destinations on the luxuriant, tropical island of Grenada, known as " the spice island" and now, according to de Savary, set to become the new St Tropez .
With the multi-billion dollar project well under-way, in by far his most ambitious and romantic undertaking to date, de Savary is the catalyst for the lifestyle developments taking place both on the sandy beaches and on the mountainous, lush coastline.
Port Louis – rising dramatically to the south of the capital, St George's, overlooking the picturesque and historic Carenage and the beaches, Port Louis will become one of the world's most charming destinations with it's portfolio of West Indian and Mediterranean-style community of residential, retail, hotels, spa clubs, restaurants, beach and a world class marina.
Port Louis will centre on the lively marina village and spectacular water-front which will offer up to 300 slips for yachts up to 280 feet. The Port Louis Yacht Club will be central to the marina as well as the recently launched Victory Bar & Grill named after de Savary's America's Cup Challenge in 1983. The first berths are expected to be released by June.
The village will offer a wide range of options for investors, holidaymakers, yachtsmen and prospective homeowners. Designated a free-port by the Grenadian Government, Port Louis will provide duty-free shopping, a magnet for retailers and shoppers. De Savary is working with a number of international and local partners to create a vibrant and diverse environment.
Residential real estate includes several spectacularly set villa lots suitable for villas up to 6000 sq ft with outstanding views of the Caribbean. The dramatic cliffside apartments, townhouses and marina apartments as well as several penthouse apartments in the Port Louis Club House are a mix of styles to echo the evolving architecture of Grenada through the centuries.
The plans also include a superb spa and well being centre. Port Louis' Pandy Beach is being enhanced with additional white sand to complement the crystal clear azure sea.
Mount Cinnamon - Located on the 2 miles of the famous Grand Anse Beach, the first phase of Mount Cinnamon will be released on 1 April 2007. Set in tropical gardens, the launch of the first twenty-one turnkey fully furnished designer homes, all have magnificent views of the beach and Caribbean Sea. The Beach Cabana is the centre-point of the water-sports and beach activities and there is a trendy restaurant, pool, tennis court, gym and treatment rooms all open by May 2007.
A luxurious beach hotel with full resort facilities will additionally offer options for fractional and whole ownership of further phases of real estate.
De Savary's Grenada Outposts
Azzurra Castle , a magical six-bedroom property, with stunning water-side setting, will be available for exclusive use rental for $25k per week for up to 10 guests. The house is a myriad of outdoor living and dining areas as well as having its own folly, mosaic pool and media room.
Mount Edgecombe Plantation, an hour's drive north of the capital St George's, the ancient Great House and Estate have been fully restored to provide the perfect away-day from the lively Port Louis. Hike around the plantation groves, visit the gardens or take a swim in the infinity pool set hundreds of feet above the Caribbean. Enjoy a delicious lunch with many fruits and vegetables from the Estate.
Tufton Hall, set in the heart of the tropical rain-forest overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Tufton Hall (another ancient plantation Great House) is being restored to provide Grenada's first eco-spa. With an emphasis on back to nature, there will be organic and herbal treatments and activities such as donkey trekking to the waterfalls for natural swimming.
I am delighted to take a fundamental role in the creations of what will be some of the world's outstanding destinations and long-term investment opportunities. It has been my pleasure to be in Grenada, working closely with the forward thinking Government and the friendly people of Grenada for the long-term growth and success of the country." says de Savary, the Founder and Chairman.
"Grenada needs and will have new investment which must be based on quality not quantity. Care must be taken to protect the culture and unspoilt environment of Grenada and not to overload the infrastructure of the country or spoil its charm and beauty and, above all, the friendliness of its people".
Over the last 30 years, since his first project, the El Salam Hotel, in Cairo, Egypt (1976), de Savary has developed 25 five star clubs and resorts, ranging from the St. James' Clubs in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Antigua to Skibo Castle in Scotland, Bovey Castle in England and Cherokee Plantation in Yemassee, SC.
He has also created Carnegie Abbey, in Newport, RI, and founded The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in Abaco, The Bahamas, amongst many others.
Currently there are only 1500 total hotel rooms in Grenada. Through the de Savary projects and The Four Seasons at Mount Hartman and numerous other smaller projects this will increase in forthcoming years.
Located at the southern tip of The Windward Isles, Grenada is the international gateway to the Grenadines (any yachtsman's paradise). With perfect all-year round temperatures and superb weather due to its latitude, the tropical island is tempered by the northwest trade winds, and due to its southerly position, is generally considered outside the hurricane belt.
There are flights to Grenada, from New York and Miami, via Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. American Airlines and Air Jamaica serve the region while the newly amalgamated LIAT and Caribbean Star operate the regional services. From Europe, British Airways, Virgin, Excel and Condor have direct flights to Grenada's international airport. Non-stop flights from the USA will be forthcoming.
Peter de Savary invites the discerning to join him and experience something undiscovered and very special.
For further information, contact: Francine Stewart, CineRy Communications, Grenada (473) 407 1753
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