Development Mini-Update: Pat Cash Hotel, The Marquis Estate

Harlequin is developing exciting, luxurious hotels across the Caribbean and beyond. One such project is The Marquis Estate in St Lucia, which will be made up of multiple unique hotels in a sublime location on the north-east coast of St Lucia. Here’s a photo of the gorgeous site (this writer suggests you click on the image and start humming the theme to Jurassic Park):

An aerial view of The Marquis Estate site from 2010

Please find below an update on one of the project’s pretigious hotels:

The Pat Cash Sports and Wellness Hotel, The Marquis Estate

Set against the backdrop of 240 acres of protected national forest land, the Pat Cash Sports and Wellness Hotel has been designed to blend into the natural landscape of the valley it will nestle in, affording stunning views over the Gary Player Signature Golf Course and to the ocean beyond.

Please click on the images to enlarge

The site plan

A “Function and Module Plan” with a clearer view of the layout of the tennis facilities and accomodation

This 250-room, 50-villa hotel is accessed through a sugar mill area that will be converted back into a small, working rum factory to provide guests with the experience of bottling their own Marquis Rum.

A clever design by HKS, a leading international architecture firm, incorporates five levels into the site: the lower two are comprised of natural local stone, allowing it to disappear into the terrain; the top three tiers sit behind formal gardens with a clean, modern design and crisp architecture framing the stunning views. A specialty restaurant will be nestled in the hillside, surrounded by a limited number of small luxury 1 bedroom villas.

 

Typical guestroom concept

Concept imagery

The front pool (pictured below) will feature an infinity edge to the golf course, with a number of controlled bodies of water beneath falling down a series of waterfalls into the river below. Whether you are down on the course or up by the pools, the view will be equally breathtaking. A larger, lagoon-style kids’ pool is also planned with slides and pools on different levels.

 

As a Pat Cash hotel, one of its key attractions will be a centre court, court one, and around a dozen further courts that will mean the facilities can serve as a tournament venue (in order to be considered for tournaments, there must be a minimum of eight courts with the same playing surface).

Additional and complimentary to the outstanding tennis facilities will be state of the art gym facilities with specialist biomechanics equipment and sports specific programs for trainers and professional coaches. Once all the hard work is out of the way, a beautiful spa and outside recreational areas will be waiting to help guests unwind.

 

Concept imagery

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