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JW Marriott to Build Hotel in Guanacaste

October 14, 2005

EL Salvador-based Grupo Roble Internacional plans to build a brand-new luxury JW Marriott hotel on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, with completion expected by the end of 2007.Javier Gasteazoro, director of Grupo Roble, told the daily La Nación that this will be the first JW Marriott, the luxury model of the hotel group, built in Central America. Grupo Roble already operates a basic Marriott in Puebla, Mexico and a Marriott Courtyard in Panama, according to Gasteazoro, who explained that only 34 JW Marriotts exist in the world.Gasteazoro said construction will begin in the middle of 2006, and the hotel may be ready by the end of 2007.The new hotel, JW Marriott Hotel and Resort Hacienda Pinilla, will feature a first phase of 180 luxury rooms designed in Spanish colonial style at Hacienda Pinilla in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, where the group purchased a land plot measuring 40,000 square meters. It will also include a 1,500-square-meter spa, four international chain restaurants and a convention center that will fit more than 1,000 people.For the project, the group will hire 300 people, although they estimate that 6,000 people will indirectly benefit from its construction. The second phase of construction will include condominums, villas and an increase to 250 rooms, Gasteazoro said.Hacienda Pinilla is a private residential community with small homes and a professional 18-hole golf course. Grupo Roble is the owner of the Multiplaza malls in Costa Rica and Honduras, the Metrocentro Malls in Nicaragua and El Salvador and the popular hotel chain Intercontinental.

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