West Resort (IDBI-12275-01)

  • Panama
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Bocas del Toro
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Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 15, 2019
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West Resort S.A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • 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

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
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
Private Actors

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.

Contact Information

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