A striking new resort project has officially broken ground in St Vincent and the Grenadines in a major step forward for the future of tourism in the country.
The new 10-storey hotel will be the first hotel project on the island since St Vincent and the Grenadines opened its new Argyle international airport in 2017.
The $60 million project at Ratho Mill, St Vincent is called Royal Mill, the brainchild of a firm called A&A Capital and will be the tallest building in the country.
The first project of its kind in St Vincent, it’s a significant step for the destination, the sort of hotel that could not have existed without regular international flights.
There are now regular nonstop flights from Miami and Toronto and many others. Prior to the airport’s launch, travellers to the island typically had to get to St Vincent via Barbados.
The 80-room hotel will also include a beach club and a residential complex, with a total of 15 private residences, along with 18 apartment units and two rooftop penthouse units.
Other amenities will include eateries, luxury shopping, a conference centre, a spa, a large pool area and bar and a rooftop bar and restaurant.