The perfect setting of the Caribbean Sea and a project that will house: an infinity pool, restaurant, spa, nightclub and 118 rooms between suites and villas, are part of the ambitious project carried out by the St. Clair Collection hotel chain on Vieques which was unveiled today, at the groundbreaking ceremony of Zafira St. Clair Collection.
The successful British investor Keith St. Clair, along with his partners Marcelino Álvarez and Manfred Markoff, with the company of several government officials among whom were: the Mayor of Vieques, Víctor Emeric, carried out the symbolic act that begins the construction of this “boutique” hotel.
With a general investment of close to 50 million, of which about 25 will be invested in its construction phase, Zafira will generate some 180 direct jobs and over 50 indirect jobs in its construction phase, which will be 24 months, starting work in the second quarter of 2019. Once the Zafira St. Clair Collection hotel is completed, over 60 direct jobs will be created to run the daily operation of this resort.
The inspiration for the design of this hotel was a creation of the architect Rene Jean. It is based on a harmonious relationship with nature, incorporating wooden elements in combination with warm colors that give a sense of openness and sensuality to spaces; all inspired by the heritage of being in one of the islands that were part of the Spanish Virgin Islands.
Zafira will be located facing the Caribbean Sea, in Esperanza, offering amazing views to your guests where you can enjoy the beauty of the tropical island in an atmosphere of relaxation. The hotel will have 118 suites all equipped and a total of 16 villas. Each room offers panoramic views of the sea and will be fully equipped with elegant decoration to provide an unforgettable experience of luxury and comfort to its guests. The space will be ideal for lovers of comfort but also ecotourism.
The development of the construction will be by: Advanced Construction Development, with vast experience in the construction and development of tourist projects. “We have a strong commitment to the development of Vieques and this is an additional step to continue that commitment, our roots and families are from here and we want to show the world the beauties of Puerto Rico and especially of Vieques.” Commented Manfred Markoff, Vice President of Advanced Construction Development
“Zafira, is a new beginning for Vieques, we want all tourists who come to Puerto Rico to know the wonders and the charm of Vieques, it is a true jewel that we want everyone to know.” This is another project that demonstrates the commitment that we have with the tourist and economic development of Puerto Rico. ” Announced, Mr. Keith St. Clair, CEO of St. Clair Collection.