Orient Express is a brand synonymous with luxury travel, best known for the unique train travel experience it offers discerning holidaymakers. In 2007, the hotels group launched a prestigious development project consisting of a luxury yacht marina, exclusive retail and leisure retail areas and a comprehensive gated residential development ranging from 2-bed apartments to multi-million dollar penthouse accommodation. Orient Express needed an experienced team to help them deliver their Porto Cupecoy resort in St Maarten in the Dutch Antillles and Mace was called in to help. The client realised the breadth of Mace’s consultancy and construction services would add much to the success of the wider project development.
Mace’s role has been supportive throughout. Initially undertaking technical feasibility and audit reports in 2008, Mace then graduated to being client’s representative, helping to enforce cost and project controls in a tough local market. Mace continued its role in 2010 to support and direct final phases including completion, commissioning and final contractual close-out, to ensure its client gained the maximum value from construction and delivery.