Sun Resorts presents Long Beach, its latest hotel development, at ITB
Long Beach, the exciting new hotel development of Sun Resorts on the Belle Mare Peninsula, on the east coast of Mauritius, with an opening planned for December 2010, has been presented at ITB, the world’s leading travel trade show.
Long Beach is an upbeat urban beach resort – vibrant, free and easy – with strong contrasts. Long Beach offers the best of both worlds: the upbeat buzz of the city and an escape to the freshness of beach living. A clear picture emerges of a resort that has a powerful urban feel balanced by the relaxed, natural vibe of the landscape, beach and ocean.
“Long Beach is an elegant and affable beach holiday heaven that meets the aspiration of the trendy and sophisticated consumer because of its exceptional beach side location, its unique blend of modern and tropical architecture and landscaping, upbeat atmosphere with superlative service and recreational facilities together with an array of high quality dining experiences,” says Arnaud Martin, Chief Marketing Officer of Sun Resorts.
The new hotel of 255 keys, all with sea views, is intended to be a contemporary tropical 5 star resort for active men and women of culture and style, and their families, as well as incentive, conferences and other groups.
Long Beach brings carefree piazza-style living to the longest and widest stretch of white-sand coastline of any Mauritian resort to date, with a spectacular beachfront 700 metres long and 40 metres wide. The adjacent lagoon, sheltered by a constellation of rare coral formations harbouring a rich underwater fauna, is a snorkelling and water sports paradise.
“The architecture of Long Beach combines tropical interpretations with a contemporary urban style softened by natural forms, local detailing and materials. The gardens, totalling almost 500,000 plants with 26 varieties of endemic species, is a key feature of the resort in which will blend seamlessly the architectural structures and buildings,” explains Nicolas de Chalain, newly appointed General Manager of Long Beach.
Furthermore, in line with Sun Resorts’ environmental positioning, Long Beach is committed to deliver exceptional services whilst taking action to reduce the impact its activities have on the environment.
Sun Resorts Limited is a major Indian Ocean based hotel group that currently owns and manages three resorts in Mauritius – 5* Luxury Le Touessrok, 5* Sugar Beach and 4* La Pirogue and one in the Maldives, 5* Kanuhura.
Sun Resorts Limited has three offices in London, Paris and Frankfurt and representations in Milan, Madrid, Moscow and in UAE. The company also fully owns one Tour Operator in France – Soléa Vacances and one in South Africa – World Leisure Holidays.
Longbeach occupies 59 Acres of land on the Belle Mare Peninsula, on the east coast of the island. Previously home of Le Coco Beach Hotel, the whole site has been re-developed in two phases after the hotel’s closure and pulling down in June 2009. Long Beach, Phase 1 of the project, is expected to cost 58 Million Euros.
The Development Manager of Long Beach is South African born Dene Murphy. Dene has created in 1995 Mirage Leisure and Development (PTY) Ltd, a company having association agreements with South African companies MLC Quantity Surveyors and SIP Project Managers. Dene Murphy and his team have conceptualised, overseen, administered and managed the entire project.
The Project Architect is Kevan Moses from Stauch Vorster Architects, company established in 1943 in South Africa. The practice has experience in a wide range of specialised fields. It has won several awards and merits between 1985 and 2004 from recognised institutions for their creativity and quality of work in South Africa. The Interior Designer is Keith Mehner from Keith Interior Design.
After its beach, one of the most striking aspects of Long Beach is its natural landscaping with an extensive use of indigenous and tropical plants. To accomplish such a project, multi-award winning landscaping design company of international reputation Bensley Design Studios has been appointed. Their knowledge, experience, and expertise in planning and site design have resulted in efficient and creative uses of land.