End of Season Celebration At Porto Cupecoy

April 21, 2009

As spring arrives and high season comes to a close on Sint Maarten, we have a lot to celebrate at Porto Cupecoy! We have welcomed new homeowners every week, the village space has been leased by great shops and restaurants, the marina flooding is only weeks away, and the resort remains on schedule to open this Fall.

We hope you will join us on May 14th for a celebration of these successes and a peek at the resort’s construction progress.

Please call us at+599-522-0030 for additional information.

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OceanHome Online

Porto Cupecoy, Sint Maarten, French West Indies

January 23, 2009 by OceanHome

Just steps from Cupecoy Beach, and anchored by a vibrant marina, Porto Cupecoy will offer 180 richly appointed one- to fourbedroom residences set in a European-style, harbor side village. Set to open this fall, residences are now available for sale from $650,000 to $2.5 million. Each features platform soaking tubs, a private covered terrace, optional individual pool or garden and interior design and furnishing by Marc-Michaels Interior Design. Amenities include tennis courts, swimming pools, fine dining, concierge services and a sailing school. Cupecoy Yacht Club, owned and operated by Orient-Express, will manage the residences. Owners have the option to dock or moor yachts from 50 to 300 feet. www.portocupecoy.com


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New York Times Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April 10, 2009, 12:47 pm

On St. Maarten, Sales are ‘Strong,’ Builder Says

The developers of Porto Cupecoy, a luxury residential marina on the Dutch portion of the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, recently sent out a press release touting “strong sales,” despite “the current economic climate.”

So what constitutes “strong sales” these days?

“About five per month and 15 to 20 new customers each week,” said Phillip Gesue, director of global real estate for Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises, the project’s developer.

Porto Cupecoy’s “harbor-side village” has 180 one- to four-bedroom apartments for $650,000 to $2.5 million (490,000 euro to 1.9 million euro).

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Courtesy: Porto Cupecoy Rendering of Porto Cupecoy’s marina village

Buyers are primarily in their late 20s to mid-50s who are still employed (i.e. not retirees), Mr. Gesue said in an e-mail. Most of the buyers are from the northeast United States, Florida, Canada and St. Maarten, he said. The company has been focusing more marketing “on-island,” which has helped sales, Mr. Gesue said.

But even strong sales apparently can use a little boost. The development, which is expected to open later this year, is currently running a 35 percent “end of season” discount, available through April.

“High season in the Caribbean tends to fizzle out in May and June,” said Lamar Rutherford, director of residential sales and marketing for Orient-Express. “So Porto Cupecoy wanted to give consumers one last incentive/push to buy while foot traffic on the island is still up.”

Porto Cupecoy

Courtesy: Porto Cupecoy Porto Cupecoy towers


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Porto Cupecoy holds steady
in slowing real estate market

CUPECOY–Elements of a Mediterranean village are steadily taking shape as Porto Cupecoy and Cupecoy Yacht Club, an Orient Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises property, enters its final months of construction. Just over fifty per cent of the 184 apartments have been sold to a mainly North American clientele.

Promotion for the residential cum commercial project, scheduled for completion in late summer, was stepped up locally with a “hard hat” tour of the site and model apartments preview Thursday afternoon for real estate agents, members of the business community and potential buyers.

The model one- and two-bedroom apartments combine European elegance with Caribbean colours. Marc-Michaels Interior Design Inc. created the village apartments’ modern yet laid back setting. Interior Design magazine ranked the company number one on its 100 Design Giants in Residential Design. Apartments in the village cost from about US $650,000 to $2.6 million.

The village will offer amenities for its residents, the area and the island in general. Places accessible from Simpson Bay Lagoon can be reached by water taxi/limo, a method to circumvent the road traffic.

“We have everything here for the beautiful life,” Project Director Bernard Sarme said. Potential buyers were told the village was a place not only to live, but to invest in.

“I own apartments here and I want to tell you I will not only be living here, I will also be making money here,” said Sarme, who also manages Orient Express’ other holding here, La Samanna.

Commissioner Sarah Wescot-Williams said government shared the belief that Cupecoy had a lot of potential. The area continues to inspire investor confidence at a time when the global economy is in crisis. “The island can use a project like this that also offers business opportunities that residents can look into,” she said.

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Yacht Capital - Caribbean-Living in Dutch-Style at Porto Cupecoy

December 12, 2008

By Simona Spriano

The Dutch side of the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten will soon be home to 180 new luxury residences at Porto Cupecoy, a Orient Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises complex. Due for completion next summer, the homes all have Marc-Michaels Interior Design Inc. décor and between one and four bedrooms.
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JaxFax - Experience a Taste of Europe in the Caribbean

November 1, 2008

By Chantal Guillou-Breannan

Located just two and a half hours from Miami and four hours from New York by air, charming Saint Martin/Saint Maarten is the smallest land mass shared by two sovereign nations - French and Dutch , creating a rich and cultural mix, which attracts citizens from all over the world. Although Dutch is the official language of St. Maarten, and French the official language of St. Martin, English is spoken everywhere. Nevertheless, you can hear Spanish, Papiamentu, Italian, Hindi, Chinese, and French spoken here as well as Creole Patois - mostly on the French side.
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Parents Express - A Charming Combo

Delightfully Dutch, Fashionably French
By Berince S. Kopelman

With fall here and winter in the wings, it’s time to throw in the towel (beach, of course) and start thinking about a warm vacation that will suit the family - and one that only a Caribbean destination can insure.

So, think Saint Maarten/Saint Martin, two cultures (French and Dutch) on a small but significant Caribbean island, a true holiday hotspot rated off-the-charts by vacationers everywhere.
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Recommend - Onsite Review

October 8, 2008

By Ciara Lavelle

Sitting just minutes away from the chi-chi, celebrity studded island of St. Barths, the dual country island of St. Martin/St. Maarten is better known for its Dutch casinos and fine French cuisine than for high luxury. But some of St. Barths’ style has slipped onto its neighbors’ shores, with upscale resorts, restaurants, and even a few fabulous excursions sprinkled all across the island. Will St. Maarten and St. Martin ever inspire the same sort of “ooh la la” appeal as the ultra-luxisland to the south? Perhaps. But until then, high-end clients can enjoy the luxury of having three distinct cultures - French, Dutch and Caribbean - at their fingertips as they enjoy amenities that suit any upscale market.
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Robb Report - Caribbean Chic

October 7, 2008

By Alexandra Foster

A new marina community on the island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean’s Netherlands Antilles is set to open summer 2009, offering one- to four-bedroom residences along a harborside village.
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BREAKING GROUND - The New York Times

October 3, 2008

Porto Cupecoy

WHAT:    Waterfront resort community

WHERE:    St. Maarten, in the Netherlands Antilles

AMENITIES:    A marina and restaurants, among others

PRICES:    Condominiums range from $650,000 to $2.5 million

STATUS:    Expected to open next summer

DEVELOPER:    Orient-Express

CONTACT:    (877) 289-8591 or www.portocupecoy.com
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