Five-Star Condo, Hotel Development to Open in Dominican Republic in 2010

By Rachel Block, ReporterSamana Bay, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC– Angsana Samana, a five-star condo and hotel development is on its way at Samana Bay, located in the northeastern region of the Dominican Republic. Nexus is concerned with conserving the natural environment of Samana and is partnering with Banyan Tree Holdings Limited, a developer, designer, and operator of hotels, resorts, spas, and retail galleries around the world, for the first time. Angsana Samana Bay has a resort and spa with over 200 suites and 450 residences. The residences range from low-rise buildings close to the marina to large condominiums inland. The residences also consist of villas and townhouses with private pools, a Yacht Club, the Angsana Marina, which can hold boats up to 120 feet in length, and Angsana Marina Village, which features over 50 retail outlets.The development is expected to be complete with its first phase of construction in 2010. The first phase will contain oceanfront residences, private villas and townhouses, a five-star hotel with luxury suites, villas, and a full service spa, a 280-slip water port with more than 22,765 ft. of mooring length, and a 108,000 sq.-ft. waterfront commercial village.Tourism & Leisure/Europraxis, Parsons, WATG, Applied Technology & Management, Perez-Guerras, Iberinsa, and LifeInvest and Prodigy International are contributing to the development of the beachfront luxury residencies.