Le Paradis complex on St. Lucia breaks ground

VIEUX FORT, St. Lucia -- Groundbreaking took place at the 554-acre Le Paradis condominium resort development in the foothills along St. Lucias southeastern coast, not far from Hewennorah Airport.

Centerpiece of the project will be the 232-room, smoke-free Westin St. Lucia, marking the hotel firms island debut.

The Westin will include more than 100 condominiums, residences and conference facilities for up to 600 people as well as a spa with 16 treatment rooms and a Greg Norman-designed 18-hole golf course.

The first phase of construction is scheduled to open in August 2007.

Phase Two will include 324 more hotel rooms, expansion of the spa to 26 treatment rooms, expanded meeting space and a 50-slip marina and marina village with inland waterways and moorings.

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