September 5th, 2018 - Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - IGY Marinas is pleased to announce that the landmark 360 building at Yacht Haven Grande located in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands has been leased to a private group. This group includes Dr. Kiran Akal, former Creative Consultant for Walt Disney and Warner Music writer and artist as well as Mr. Dave Goodman, former Vice President and Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Walt Disney Company (The Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort and the Walt Disney Special Events Group) and Anheuser Busch Theme Parks. In making a long-term commitment to the USVI, the group intends to transform the 360 building into a premier, mixed-use attraction, that is unique along the Caribbean cruise line route.
The rich history and culture of the USVI and greater Caribbean, as well as the natural resources that make this region so sought after, will be part of the narrative of the themed attraction. The project has the support of the USVI Department of Tourism, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, and IGY Marinas. The project will provide jobs and onsite training at the highest levels in the hospitality, retail and technical sectors. The attraction is expected to contribute significantly to the local economy and further diversify the USVI’s tourism product offering.
“The signing of this lease further supports IGY’s over 14-year commitment to the economic development of the USVI and wider region” Tom Mukamal - CEO, IGY Marinas
In The Immediate Days Ahead, The Group Looks Forward To Collaborating Closely With Other Essential Government Agencies, As They Work Towards Making This Project A Highly Visible Symbol Of Recovery And Confidence In The Future Of The Region.
About IGY Marinas
IGY Marinas is one of the largest international marina companies in the world and a leading point of contact for megayachts in the western hemisphere. The company’s network includes 17 marinas operating in 10 countries, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Turks & Caicos, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, France, and Italy; with more than 8,000 unique vessels serviced annually and approximately 100,000 customers per annum. www.IGYMarinas.com
Based in the Virgin Islands, the LWI is an attractions company focused on creative art, entertainment and hospitality experiences. With an internationally recognized senior creative team (Former Disney and Time Warner) the company’s network of creative talent stretches from the Caribbean to Japan. The LWI team has worked on some of the largest and most successful attractions in the world and the Virgin Islands now becomes the first location along the Caribbean Cruise route to have their focus. The company looks forward to further announcements with IGY in the near future. www.LastWestIndian.com
LWI Business or sponsorship enquiries: Info@LastWestIndian.com
954-510-3307 / PR@IGYMarinas.com
Yacht Haven Grande Marina Contact:
Phil Blake CMM
340-775-8219 / PBlake@IGYMarinas.com