ROSEAU, Dominica, Thursday December 24, 2015 – Government has signed the agreement for a proposed luxury Hilton development – the second approved Citizenship by Investment (CBI) project to get off the ground. Ground was broken for the first CBI project, the Cabrits Resort Kempinski, in October.
Tranquility Beach Resort Dominica, will be built for the Hilton’s Curio Collection, a group of unique hotels around the world. The 73-room, five-star resort will be erected on 6.8 acres on the Salisbury coast, in the west of the island.
Ian Edwards is the project developer as well as proprietor.
“This journey for me started about 16 years ago when I came for my fist World Creole Music Festival and I haven’t missed one since,” said the native of Dominica.
“My dream was to someday make a patriotic investment in my country. The beginning of that dream was realized about a year and a half ago when I bought the perfect piece of property on the Salisbury coast. I embarked upon intensive research, planning and design to progress my vision before meeting with government. The government welcomed my project while keeping at the forefront, the protection of the integrity of the CBI programme and Dominica, and for that I commend them.”
“Hand in hand we intend to deliver a high quality product of which we all as Dominicans can be proud,” Edwards added.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit recently returned from a promotional CBI tour in Dubai, where he addressed potential investors and promoted the Cabrits Resort Kempinski Dominica.
“I consider these engagements to be very successful, not only because they were well attended, but more so because the Dominica CBI programme was well received by all participants. This is only the case because this government continues to maintain a well-run programme – one which is built on strong due diligence and one which is transparent. It is our aim that this will continue to be the case.”