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Luxury Resort / Saint Martin, F.W.I.

Client / Owner: 
Orient Express Hotels & Resorts, Ltd.
London, England

Project Name: 
La Samanna Resort
Saint-Martin, F.W.I

Project Value:
US$ 9,000,000

Project Status:

Services Provided:
Project Management
Construction Management
Claim Support

FasTrack Associates Staff:

D.P. Boulet, PE
L. Moscatelli, Eng.
E. Menna

Project Summary

This 85-room high-end luxury retreat (a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group) was substantially damaged by a hurricane; additionally, a partial renovation was in limbo due the ineffectiveness of the previous construction manager.


Contracting Approach
Construction Management


FasTrack Scope of Work

  • Re-energize the renovation works by locating and contracting new sub-contractors and providing close scrutiny and controls on the design team.
  • Identify the scope of damages from the hurricane, prepare documentation for insurance claim and obtain estimate repairs.
  • Provide site management personnel.
  • Procurement assistance.


FasTrack provided a comprehensive project control package, including ownership representation, project and contract management through a local wholly owned subsidiary; dedicated FasTrack staff was specifically selected for their linguistic background as French language is prevalent in Saint Martin.


The Project was completed on time. 

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