Banyan Tree will launch the first all-pool villa resort and residence property in Mauritius when sales of residential units begin in October, according to a recently announced management contract. Completion of the integrated luxury property is scheduled for 2010.
The site in the Le Morne area of Mauritius features Le Morne Brabant, a current UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate. In addition to this volcanic rock rising from the sea, a coral reef enhances the location. Designs for the 60 key resort villas and 110 residential units will incorporate Mauritian fabrics, renewable timber, and volcanic rock. Residents and guests will be able to enjoy the golf club facilities and a course designed by Gary Player. Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, off the African coast.
“Banyan Tree has always enjoyed a strong presence in the Indian Ocean as a premier operator of top end resorts and residences.” said Executive Chairman, Mr Ho Kwon Ping.
The announcement of the management group’s first contract in Mauritius follows the recent contract signing for a Banyan Tree resort in Bodrum, Turkey. Management deals for properties in China and Mexico were concluded earlier in the year.