A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Anichi Resort and Spa formerly called the Silver Beach Resort and Spa was held today, Wednesday 7 February 2018 at Picard.
The Anichi Resort and Spa will form part of the Marriott Autograph Collection Hotels and will be funded under the Citizen by Investment Programme. Director of the Anichi Development, Dr. Michael Lawrence, stated that being part of the Autograph Collection will help the hotel depict certain aspects of Dominica’s culture.
“Being an autograph collection hotel allows us to infuse an individuality and unique narrative to the resort that makes it unlike any other, a feature definitive of all Autograph Collection properties. In this way we are able as Dominicans to create a resort that exemplifies and celebrates the culture spirit and resilience of our people and our island,” Lawrence explained.
He noted that Anichi, which is the Kalinago word for ‘heart and soul desire’, will be a sophisticated, sensorial escape, epitomizing the artisanal restorative aura that is uniquely Dominica. According to Lawrence, the hotel will be an environmental sensitive, eco- chic haven, which intends to provoke a quiet introspection as it does playful discovery.
Upon completion, the hotel will include many lavish rooms including a ball room and specialty restaurants.
“The hotel will boast well-appointed guest suites with private dip pools and pool lounges, swim up bars in infinity pools, specialty restaurants, a lavish ballroom, and a spa oasis among others,” he said.