Just south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique, the Commonwealth of Dominica is a stunning island in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean renowned for its eco-tourism initiative, 365 rivers, waterfalls and hot springs. Now an important agreement has been reached between the Government of Dominica and Range Developments for the construction of a luxury hotel resort, approved under its Citizenship By Investment programme. Range focuses on luxury developments that are well-designed, sustainable and desirable. What’s more in a further agreement between Range Developments and Kempinski Hotels, the resort will become Kempinski’s first luxury hotel project in the Caribbean. The Cabrits Resort Kempinski Dominica will be a 101 room hotel on Douglas Bay in Cabrits on the north shore of the island, close to the town of Portsmouth.
The resort will be surrounded by the Cabrits National Park, an area known for its natural beauty. Cabrits Resort Kempinski Dominica has been designed to ensure a natural balance between the land and the sea, while ensuring a modern contemporary guest experience.
The luxury hotel will offer a unique opportunity: the first Government approved real estate project under the Citizenship By Investment Program of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Investors can obtain citizenship of the country by purchasing a share in the development for US$220,000 in a limited partnership structure. Citizenship programs like this exist in other Caribbean countries and are aimed at encouraging investment in the region. Investors not only have a chance to invest, but assuming they meet the stringent requirements, receive citizenship of the country, with all the benefits of full citizenship.
‘The Government of Dominica has been fortunate to launch the investment option of the citizenship programme for the development of a luxury resort, with a partner that has experience in the Citizenship By Investment business and an operator that is well known for the high quality of its hotels,” says Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
“This is an exciting luxury hotel development in the Caribbean,” Markus Semer, Deputy CEO at Kempinski Hotels told me. “Kempinski Hotels is very pleased to have been selected by Range Developments to operate what will be a beautiful resort.”
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.
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