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COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh is getting its first ever timeshare resort and it’s going to be a doozy!
Branded as the Royal Tulip Sea Pearl Beach Resort (formerly called Bengal Vacation Club at Sea Pearl Beach Resort and Spa), it is being built on 14 acres of land in Inanai, some 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) away from the famous Cox’s Bazar, with an investment of around Tk 500 crore, which I believe resolves to around $64,224,139USD – please correct me if I’m wrong (and I probably am).
The resort will have a whopping 493 rooms, making it one of the biggest in South Asia and will be an Eco-friendly resort. It will include studio apartments, 1- and 2-bedroom suites, all of which boast a sea view. Onsite amenities will include two large swimming pools, spa, billiard room, fitness centre, amphitheatre, landscape garden, three restaurants featuring Oriental seafood, Indian, and Continental cuisines, table tennis, cycling, beach volleyball, children’s play zone and a water park.
First announced in 2010 with the aim of opening in 2011, construction was delayed somewhat but they now hope to open the hotel by the end of April or in early May of this year.
A franchise and management agreement was signed July 1, 2014 between Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa Ltd, the developer of Bengal Vacation Club, and Royal Tulip, the luxury brand of Golden Tulip. France-based Louvre Hotels, allied with Golden Tulip, will operate Sea Pearl’s management.
Golden Tulip South Asia currently has 16 operational hotels across leading business and leisure destinations in India, with plans to establish 50 operational hotels in the Indian subcontinent by the end of this year.
The new resort is affiliated with Interval International for exchange purposes.
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