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Client: Embassy Investments Ltd     Year Completed: Planning Stage     Approx Value: $91million (US)

The Britannia Hotel project is the redevelopment of the inland hotel resort which was irreparably damaged during Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The site has remained in a derelict state since, the only reminder of its former glory being the existing concrete structures. However, the hotel’s golf course and club house have remained operational.

 

The proposals comprise redevelopment of the site and the reinstatement of the existing hotel utilising the existing concrete frame to provide a new contemporary 4 star Caribbean hotel and condominiums. The hotel element will comprise 199 no. bedrooms over four floors, the top floor being formed with the removal of the existing pitched roofs. The hotel is to include new public areas, leisure facilities including two external swimming pools, dedicated spa building and gymnasium. The proposals also include a la carte and specialty restaurants. The hotel will also have a conference and banquet facility catering for up to 450 guests. In addition to the hotel, 34 no. self-contained luxury condominiums will front the poolside. Morrison Design Ltd were appointed in 2014 to undertake feasibility studies and concept design for the redevelopment. Since completion of these, Morrison Design Ltd. have been retained as Client’s Architect to oversee the development following handover to local architects and the project has recently received planning permission.

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