NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 06, 2018) — Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, believes the people of Nevis are looking forward to the start of construction works with great anticipation for a major hotel development at Potworks in the Parish of St. James’.
His comment came moments after an agreement was signed between the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and Northern Pointe Development Ltd. at Cabinet Room on December 05, 2018, paving the way for the construction of a proposed Wyndham Grand resort at Long Haul Bay on Nevis.
“This has been a very long process. It has been, I think, a lot of back and forth as we have tried to come to an agreement as to concessions and the like that both parties can live with. I feel that we have tried to negotiate in good faith, perhaps it has taken longer than it should have but nevertheless we are here today, and we are happy that we are able to sign this.
“It’s a good, if you will, advance Christmas present that the people of Nevis can see some forward movement in relation to this very significant project…I think the people of Nevis are looking forward with great anticipation to the start of this project,” he said.
The Premier also expressed hope that the project would come to fruition.
“I hope I’m not presumptuous because I have been told that by the first quarter of next year we should see some movement. We have signed a lot of these agreements and so it is important for us to move it off the table and on to the ground at Potworks so that is why we are investing.
“We are willing to be flexible in terms of various concessions that have been sought but the objective really is to get the project moving,” he said.
Mr. Brantley registered his gratitude to all those involved in the project including Dr. Cardell “Bal” Rawlins and Mr. Morrice Tyrell, the local representatives of Northern Pointe Development Ltd.
Mr. Vishal Khanna, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Pointe Development Ltd., who signed the agreement stated that they are confident moving forward with the project.
“We have been eager to begin this project for many months now and it’s been a long road…We feel very confident that moving forward this project is going to be a great success and we would be able to provide to the island as we have promised and look forward to working and growing with you guys for the next few years and beyond during operations,” he said.
The Wyndham Grand Nevis, will be constructed on a 30-acre beachfront property owned by Northern Pointe Development Ltd. and managed by the Wyndham Hotel Group.
On completion, the five-star luxury resort will comprise of 170 two- and three-bedroom suites, condominiums and villas, a private beach club, five dining areas, infinity pools, meeting spaces and more.
Also present at the signing ceremony were Mr. Colin Dore, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance who signed the agreement with Premier Brantley; Area Representative for St. James’ Parish Hon. Alexis Jeffers; Hon. Eric Evelyn; Hon. Spencer Brand; Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams; Hon. Troy Liburd; Mr. Stedmond Tross, Cabinet Secretary; Mrs. Hélène Anne Lewis, Legal Advisor in the NIA; Dr. Cardell “Bal” Rawlins and Mr. Morrice Tyrell, Directors of Northern Pointe Ltd.; Ms. Krysta Liburd, Attorney at Liburd and Dash LP; and Mr. Daniel Freeman, Marketing Director of Northern Pointe Ltd.
The Caribbean’s newest Wyndham Grand signifies the company’s continued aggressive expansion in the region
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (January 4, 2017) – Hospitality powerhouse Wyndham Hotel Group continues bolstering its robust Caribbean pipeline by bringing approachable luxury to the breathtaking shores of Nevis, one of the region’s most exclusive destinations, with the island’s first Wyndham Grand® resort.
The beachfront Wyndham Grand Nevis will be situated within Northern Pointe Resort, a new 30-acre luxury real estate development being built along Long Haul Bay in the Parish of Saint James. When completed in 2019, the stunning resort will boast 170 sumptuous suites, condominiums and villas ranging from 900 to 5,100 square feet; a private beach club; five dining areas; infinity pools; more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space; a spa; and more. The property is owned by Northern Pointe Development LTD and will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group.
The worldly, upper-upscale Wyndham Grand brand offers an unpretentious and approachable atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy the grand things in life like pristine guest rooms, relaxing spas, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, and more with local culture and style infused into each hotel and resort.
“Nevis is known around the world as one of the most desirable yet exclusive vacation spots in the Caribbean, and as more travellers discover this tranquil paradise the demand for more upscale accommodations will grow,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Wyndham Grand’s distinct experiences and understated approach to luxury will bring a unique accessibility to this elite island. Adding Nevis to an impressive growing list of amazing global destinations – including Shanghai, Istanbul, Chicago, Phuket and Barbados – not only positions us to raise the Wyndham Grand flag in even more top-tier locations, but it also expands our managed hotel portfolio here in the region and further solidifies our commitment to providing unparalleled guest experiences to all travellers.”
Located roughly 1,200 miles from Miami, the 36-square-mile Nevis is the smaller of two islands which make up the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Travel to the island is steadily blossoming with overnight visitors and cruise tourism increasing each year since 2013.
“By partnering with the world’s largest hotel group, we’re able to harness the power of Wyndham Hotel Group’s vast global distribution capabilities, globally renowned brands and simple and generous Wyndham Rewards loyalty program to deliver first-rate hospitality to Nevis visitors in an exquisite setting,” said Vishal Khanna, president and CEO of Northern Pointe Development LTD.
A Fast-Growing Regional Footprint
Wyndham Hotel Group is growing dramatically throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Late last year the company opened Puerto Rico’s first TRYP by Wyndham® hotel in San Juan and announced plans to manage the five-star Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, A Wyndham Grand Resort. The hotel giant currently has 13 hotels operating in the Caribbean under its Wyndham Grand, Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham, Ramada® and Howard Johnson® flags.
In Latin America, Wyndham Hotel Group announced earlier this month the acquisition of Fën Hotels, a leading management company in the region. The deal added 23 operating hotels and three soon-to-open locations to the company’s portfolio across Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, and the U.S. including two newly constructed Wyndham Grand hotels opening in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Asunción, Paraguay.
More information on the resort development can be found at www.npnevis.com.
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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 689,800 rooms in 75 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, ranked number one hotel rewards program for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report, offers more than 48 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at 25,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.