Tropicalia (IFC-38846)

  • Dominican Republic
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Voting Date
Feb 15, 2018
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  • Construction
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 248.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jan 8, 2018

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Project Description
From the IFC: " The project consists of the development and start of operations of Tropicalia, a 169-room high-end hotel and 24 - unit branded residences (the Project) in the Municipality of Miches, Dominican Republic. The Project encompasses an area of approximately 27 hectares with 1 kilometer of beachfront and will feature multiple restaurants, meeting facilities, a wellness center and spa, a local crafts market, and a variety of complementary recreational amenities. Tropicalia will be owned by Cisneros (the Sponsor or the Group) and operated by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts."
Investment Description
From the IFC: "The total project cost is estimated at US$248 million and will be funded with a combination of equity from the Sponsor and debt from development finance institutions and local commercial banks. IFC will provide an A-Loan of up to US$ 40 million and will mobilize US$30.0 million from MCPP. The proposed IFC financing will be structured as a senior secured loan and will have a tenor of up to 12 years."
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Cisneros Group Parent Company -
- - - - Four Seasons Holdings, Inc Client -

Contact Information
Cisneros Real Estate Nastasha Monell Marketing & Communications Manager (305) 423-2466 121 Alambra Plaza, Suite 1400, Coral Gables, FL, 33134 ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an IFC or MIGA- financed project. If you submit a complaint to the CAO, they may assist you in resolving a dispute with the company and/or investigate to assess whether the IFC is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. If you want to submit a complaint electronically, you can email the CAO at You can learn more about the CAO and how to file a complaint at