A $15m investment is being proposed that will greatly enhance the facilities offered at Royal West Indies, to increase its attractiveness as a resort and make use of a vacant building lot between the main road and the car park.
The proposals envisage a new building, that can be accessed from Grace Bay Road, with underground parking, shops and leisure units on the ground floor, two storeys totalling 26 micro-condos aimed at business travellers and a third floor with four two-bedroom penthouse apartments and an upmarket rooftop pool and bar. The development is in line with the original phased plans for Royal West Indies and is on the site of the retail and commercial facilities that were originally permitted but never built.
Following feedback from the Strata board the building has been purposely-designed to be in keeping with the look of the existing resort and is also significantly smaller than first proposed. It would be 300ft from the nearest existing residential building on site.
Moving this ahead would be the first major investment – apart from refurbishment after Hurricane Irma and the owner’s new furniture project last year – to be made at Royal West Indies since it was built. The development will help ensure Royal West Indies remains an attractive proposition for people wanting to rent accommodation in Grace Bay.