Tourist Resort in Guanacaste Makes Progress

The W Costa Rica hotel, which will offer a total of 151 rooms and is located in Guanacaste, reported that it plans to start operations in November of this year.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

In July 2015 the company Florida Ice and Farm Company S.A. announced that it would begin construction of the hotel in the Reserva Conchal complex in Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz .On that date it was anticipated that the opening would take place in the second quarter of 2019.

However, the company reported this Tuesday morning, July 24 that " ... Florida Ice & Farm (Fifco) is successfully making progress in the construction of a new hotel in Guanacaste, W Costa Rica, within the Reserva Conchal real estate complex," and that operations could start in November.

See also "Central America: $766 million in tourism projects"

In relation to the type of construction carried out by the company, Gisela Sánchez, Director of Corporate Relations at Fifco, explained to Nacion.com that " ...'Highlights include the carbon neutrality certifications, the Ecological Blue Flag, a waste recovery center for recycling, the environmental education program at the Playa Conchal Wildlife Refuge and the installation of the largest solar system in the North Pacific involving 1,382 solar panels, with an investment of $350,000."

See "Costa Rica: Resort for $12 million"

The W Costa Rica, Reserva Conchal will be operated by the prestigious American company Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Starwood), according to a contract signed between the parties involved. The project includes, among other things, the development of the following facilities: 151 rooms, the "W Living Room", a specialty restaurant, bar and lounge, infinity horizon pool, spa and convention center.

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“Additionally, Fifco will try to sell 11 units of the residential project in 2010, by reducing their price in 30%”, reported Capitales.com.

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