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Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018. 6:50 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The luxury international hotel brand “Four Seasons” is aiming to open a hotel in Belize by 2021.

The hotel franchise is partnering with Thor Urbana, Immobilia Dessarollos and GFA Grupo Immobiliario, three real estate development groups based in Mexico, to build the resort in Caye Chapel, adjacent to the Belize Barrier Reef System, which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The “Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel, Belize” will reportedly feature 100 guest rooms and suites designed by Studio Caban, including a collection of over-water bungalows, as well as 35 private residences and 50 private estate lots.

Coming attractions to the island also include a Sunrise Sanctuary, located on the farthest point of Caye Chapel designed as a space for focus, meditation and silent sports. It will feature retreats, workshops and daily classes with yoga, pilates, fitness and meditation experts from around the world.

The island is also expecting an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman in consultation with Lorena Ochoa, a Fabien Cousteau nature and conservation institute, a marina and a private airstrip.

“We are excited to be a part of the re-imagination of Caye Chapel into an exclusive luxury experience, and to do so in a way that protects and reinforces the natural wonders of the island,” said J. Allen Smith, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

The announcement marks the third luxury brand reportedly coming to Belize within the last two years, and the second to be announced this year. In 2017 the Hilton brand announced that they would be setting up shop in Belize City, where the old BelVue Hotel once stood. Earlier this month the Marriott announced plans to open a luxury resort in Ambergris Caye in 2020

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