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Development aims for 1000 jobs

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Dr. the Hon. Denzil L. Douglas has suggested that the unveiling of the US$140 million Kittitian Heights Resorts at Belmont Estate is part of his Labour Party’s Tourism Development Strategy. The project will comprise a five-star 160-room hotel, three condo clusters with a total of 440 rooms and 100 luxury villas. It is projected that the scheme will create near 1000 jobs.Kittitian Heights will be built on 390 acres of land at Belmont Estate in the Whitegate area on the island’s northwest, nearly 15 miles from Basseterre, and comprise and will comprise of; Artist Village, Boutique Hotel, Luxury Villas and Town Houses, Recording Studio, Spa, 18-hole Championship Golf Course designed by Ian Woosnam, a Club House, Practice Academy/Drive Range and Plant Nursery.
Managing Director of Belmont Resorts Limited, Mr. Valmiki Kempadoo said following the signing of the agreement that the developers “have a tremendous amount of confidence in the Government and the positioning of St. Kitts and the project is worthy of this investment.”
“Construction is to start in six months. This facility will add an additional 1,000 rooms and when fully build out in six years from the start of construction, will provide 1,000 jobsÊbetween the construction phase and the operational phase,” said Kempadoo, who added that when completed it will be a landmark resort for St. Kitts and the Caribbean. “It will be a model resort development for this region.”