The road to Bodden Town’s proposed $200 million hotel

Premier Alden McLaughlin and John Layton, managing director of Beach Bay Land Ltd., address the media at the site of a roadwork project related to a proposed $200 million hotel development in the Beach Bay area of Bodden Town. Phase one of the road construction is complete. - Photo: Matt Lamers

Work is under way to construct a new stretch of road adjacent to the site of a planned five-star resort in Beach Bay, Bodden Town.

Developer John Layton and government held a press briefing at the site Thursday to announce that phase one of the road construction, clearing the route of a portion of the road that the developer has agreed to build, was complete.

The hotel developer will complete construction on the section of the road that fronts the property.

Government will be responsible for completing the stretch of road which will eventually link Beach Bay Road with Manse Road. No timeline for when that portion of the project will be completed was outlined Thursday. Beach Bay Land Ltd. and the Cayman Islands government signed a development agreement late last year outlining a package of concessions for construction of the resort at St. James Point.

Mr. Layton said Thursday that the developer was liaising closely with government as the project continues.

“We are building more than a world-class resort. We are building a country that is leading the way in tourism in the Caribbean,” he said.

Premier Alden McLaughlin said government had given considerable concessions, potentially worth $25 million, because it believes in the importance of the project to Cayman and the eastern districts in particular.

The developer has revealed concept designs for the project but has not yet put in a planning application to begin construction.

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