Mott MacDonald is design engineer for a major 5 star hotel resort in St. Kitts & Nevis

Mott MacDonald is providing engineering design services to Range Developments in Dubai for the new Park Hyatt hotel in St. Kitts & Nevis in the Caribbean. The 5 star development will be situated on the island of St. Kitts in Banana Bay within the Christophe Harbour area, on the island’s south east peninsula.

The Park Hyatt hotel is part of a wider 1000 hectare masterplanned community which will include 50 private residential homes, a 120 hectare super yacht marina and village, 18 hole championship golf course, award-winning restaurants and a private membership club. The beachside resort comprises 134 guest rooms, luxury restaurants including a Fisherman’s Village restaurant and beach bar, as well as a fitness centre and spa.

Mott MacDonald is providing geotechnical, structural, civil and building design services, which includes all data, security and AV systems throughout. The consultancy will work closely with local authorities to minimise the impact on the local environment and ensure a sustainable carbon footprint. Potable water will be produced onsite via a reverse osmosis facility and sewage effluent will be treated onsite to provide irrigation for the hotel grounds. Both of these processes are reliant on continual power supply and add to the complexity of the design. A full electrical standby facility ensures a safe and comfortable environment for staff and guests alike.

Phil Newton, Mott MacDonald’s project director, said:

“We are excited to be working alongside Range and Hyatt on this signature project. The development will comprise world class residential, recreational and dining facilities set in the most idyllic of locations.”

Construction started on the project in the middle of the year and is planned for completion in 2015.