CIBC FirstCaribbean contributes to the Curaçao economy as the exclusive arranger and lender of the financing of Sandals Royal Curaçao


WILLEMSTAD РThe arrival of Sandals Royal Cura̤ao from Sandals Resort International will certainly mark an important step in the development of tourism in Cura̤ao.

CIBC FirstCaribbean is therefore delighted to have been the sole arranger and lender of the financing of the project which will initially include 351 luxurious rooms and suites and undergo a complete renovation of the property stretching along the Spanish Water Bay. .

Sandals Royal Curacao is expected to have a positive, immediate and long-term impact on the island and the people of Curacao. The station will open in April 2022.

“CIBC FirstCaribbean is committed to fostering the economic development of the region. The presence of Sandals Resorts in Curaçao is a sign of confidence in Curaçao as an emerging destination in the Caribbean. It has been an honor for our team at CIBC FirstCaribbean to have assisted Sandals Resorts International as the sole arranger and lender of the financing of this wonderful project, ”said Pim van der Burg, Managing Director, Corporate Banking Services and investment in CIBC FirstCaribbean.

“The presence of Sandals Resorts International in Curaçao is a game-changer for the tourism product of Curaçao. At CIBC FirstCaribbean, we are thrilled to have contributed to this valuable addition to Curacao’s offering and look forward to sharing our country and hospitality with the world through the new Sandals Royal Curaçao. said Timba Engelhardt, Country Manager for CIBC FirstCaribbean in Curaçao.

Sandals Royal Curaçao will offer 24 plush room categories, including the introduction of Awa Seaside Butler Bungalows and Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalows. The resort will feature nine fine dining restaurants, including The Duchess, Sandals’ first floating restaurant and bar, built from an authentic 92-foot Dutch ship. The property will also house the brand’s first Awa infinity pool and 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Three oceanfront wedding venues will grace the grounds, along with a Red Lane Spa, two on-site marinas, and guest access to the neighboring 18-hole Pete Dye Golf Course. All of this takes place in the unique setting of Santa Barbara on the Spanish waterfront, well known for its breathtaking sunsets over the Caribbean.

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