West Resort (IDBI-12275-01)

  • Panama
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Specific Location
Bocas del Toro
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  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 15, 2019
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West Resort S.A.
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  • Construction
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 38.30 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 95.80 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Dec 18, 2018

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Project Description
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According to the bank, this is a project for financing West Resort S.A. (the "Borrower"), which will be engaged in the construction and operation of a 118-room hotel in Bocas del Toro, Panama (hereinafter the "Project" or the "Hotel"). The Hotel will be developed in an approximately 10-hectare lot that is part of Casi Cielo’s master plan, a lot of approximately 185 hectares that considers other tourism uses. The Hotel will have several restaurants and bars, meeting rooms, a spa and a wide variety of complementary recreational services.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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This proposed Hotel will be developed by Starfish Ocean Investment S.A. and Corvan Ventures Ltd. (The “Sponsors”), investment vehicles established for the development of the Project.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Starfish Ocean Investment S.A Investor -
- - - - Viceroy Hotel Group LLC Client -

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To know more details about this project, contact

Alfredo Monagas

Telephone: +507 386-4523

For inquiries and comments to IDB Invest, please contact: IDB Invest Communications Group. Email: divulgacionpublica@iadb.org

For Project inquiries, including questions on environmental and social issues related to IDB Invest investments, please contact the Client or IDB Invest using the contact information provided above.

As a last resort, communities affected by the Project have access to IDB Invest's Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (http://www.iic.org/en/who-we-are/integrity-and-transparency). Tel: +1 (202) 623-3952. Fax: +1 (202) 312-4057. Address: 1300 New York Ave. NW Washington, DC. United States of America. 20577. E-mail: mecanismo@iadb.org or MICI@iadb.org

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