By the Caribbean Journal staff
Another new five-star property is set to join St Lucia hotels.
The Belvedere Plantation historic site in Canaries will be transformed into a luxury hotel through the country’s Citizenship by Investment program.
The property is one of the first major investments through the CIP program, which was recently launched by the country.
The property will be developed by Boka Estates, Ltd, led by CEO John Kennedy.
“We are looking to transform this historic site into a five-star luxury branded hotel,” Kennedy said.
The hotel will be constructed using a system that will preserve the environment while providing an international standard for hotel accommodations, the government said in a statement.
Boka says the project will create 400 jobs in construction and 800 permanent jobs upon completion.