5* Hotel Competition – DEADLINE! La Pointe du Bout, Martinique


Sponsor: Leaders Hotel Group

Location: Martinique, Caribbean
Type: International, RfQ, two-stage
Process: Shortlisting procedure with three firms designated to participate in the second, competition stage
Fee: None
Budget: $40M
Languages: English, French, Spanish
25 March 2020 – Submission deadline for RfQs
31 May 2020 – Design submissions
Jury: TbD

Created in 1986 by Daniel Arnoux and Patrick Vial-Collet, the Leader Hotels group is one of the few independent hotel chains in the French Caribbean. Owner of five hotels in Guadeloupe, including La Toubana (5 stars) and La Creole (4 stars), the group has established itself as a major player in the high-end hotel business in the French West Indies.

Relying on its platform “Des Hôtels et des Iles” created in 1990, the group manages the marketing, e-Marketing and promotion of 22 Caribbean hotels in Europe, the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Wishing to live up to this exceptional site, the group decided to launch an architectural competition to design the first 5☆ hotel in Martinique, and to make it one of the most exceptional hotels in the Caribbean.

The objective of this competition is also for them to question the future of the hotel industry with regard to growing environmental issues.

Inspired by the Creole Caribbean identity and proposing a new way of living that can find a more general echo in the design of ecological housing on the island, the project should embody an innovative design of the hotel of tomorrow, integrating a low carbon construction, and offering for example solutions for rainwater harvesting and production of renewable energy.

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