Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 29, 2016 (SKNIS): On Tuesday (March 29), St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, and Minister of Tourism, Honourable Lindsay Grant, received an update on the construction of the Pirate’s Nest Hotel and Condominium project, which is expected to welcome guests next year.
The government officials toured an area of the more than seven acre development at Frigate Bay and took in the natural view offered by each of the 284 rooms that are being constructed. Architect and design consultant for the project, Magic Chun Sing Kwan, said the original design concept of the 750 square foot rooms was tweaked in order to showcase the natural elements.
“We demolished too many concrete columns so now the new villas will all have this uninterrupted view and we will have folding doors,” he said, while giving a practical overview of the layout of the room. He opened the doors and took the party out to the terrace and said “each villa will have a balcony facing the sea and overlooking the golf course to bring in the natural breeze. That’s how we want to create the resort experience.”
Minister Grant welcomed the progress of the T-Loft Property Development and said it was in keeping with government’s strategy to grow stay-over visitors. He said residents must position themselves to seize the growing opportunities.
“We are now making sure that our human capital is developed to such an extent that our people are ready to take over the jobs that will be in abundance when projects like this come on stream,” he stated. “… not only the jobs of being the receptionists, and the gardeners but being middle managers because we don’t want to make the mistakes that many have made before. We want to make sure that our people move along with the pace of development.”
The first phase will see the completion of the Club House, which includes the reception area, and 170 rooms. It is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2017, while the second phase should be completed by the first quarter of 2018.