“As the Minister of Tourism of Brazil, I am absolutely convinced that we are experiencing in the country a unique moment of opening Brazil to the international market, which will impact tourism, raising the sector to a new level. For many years we have missed valuable opportunities for the country’s development due to mistaken ideas by those in charge of our economic policy. We are considered the number one country in natural attractions and we are the 11th economy in the world, but our share of the international travel market is still far short of all this potential. To change this scenario, we have been working on a series of measures to improve the business environment, to increase the country’s connectivity and its international promotion. Among the priority initiatives of the current administration is the creation of Special Areas of Tourist Interest that will bring several advantages for service providers, such as the exemption of taxes and contributions. We are also committed to improving air connectivity to stimulate domestic and international markets, as well as implementing visa exemption for American, Japanese, Canadian and Australian tourists that intend to visit Brazil. I believe that these initiatives will bring significant results for our country and tourism will finally lead a new cycle of economic and social development.”
“With the investment of about US $ 1.5 billion and the creation of approximately 400 direct jobs and 4,000 indirect ones these will be the greatest legacies that the Eco Estrela Resort Project will leave in Rio Grande do Norte. By themselves these numbers already guarantee the strong support of the state government for the implementation of the project. Along with this is the tourist promotion of the destination of Formosa Bay and the entire region, bringing the tourism of excellence and great investment opportunities for Brazil. This is the first investment of the group Six Senses in South America and starting from Rio Grande do Norte brings perspectives of other investments such as the Eco Estrela Resort to our state. As governor, I can assure you that we will not measure efforts to carry out this and any other project that brings benefits to the people of Rio Grande do Norte.”
“The Rio Grande do Norte is a power in tourism, we combine characteristics and differentials that no other state of Brazil, besides extremely hospitable people. An enterprise of the proportions and splendor of the Eco Estrela Resort is a fundamental piece for Brazilian tourism, not only for Rio Grande do Norte, and for the Northeast. The project of the Six Senses group, a pioneer in Latin America, brings a scale that can change the history of the RN; attracting a new profile of tourist, much more concerned with the environment, sustainability and with a special look for culture. The project is to occupy an area of 2,570 hectares in front of the sea of Formosa Bay (RN). From the point of view of economic development, I am sure that Eco Estrela will help spread the positive image of the RN, attract new investors and other ventures of this magnitude to our state. We know that all Europe already knows other beaches on our coast as paradisiacal destinations. With a venture of this size Formosa Bay will become another famous international destination.”
“Baía Formosa has a natural predisposition to become a great tourist destination. It has a unique climate, picturesque virgin beaches, a constant wind and receptive people. The Eco Estrela Project is extremely important for the development of the city and its economy. Tourism is a sector that generates a large quantity of jobs besides being a very democratic market giving opportunity to people with all levels of education and ranges of age. It is one of the main sources of income in the world.
Tourism is a business that deals with happiness. People invest money and emotions to live experiences; year after year the tourist is more and more conscious using natural resources in a environmentally responsible manner, socially fair and economically reasonable. The Eco Estrela Project´s vision unites sustainable development with the respect for natural environment and biodiversity and consideration to cultural inheritance and local values. It stimulates social development and shall bring with no doubts numerous benefits for Baía Formosa.”
“The Rio Grande do Norte offers great potential for tourism, especially for those developing in the inviting coastal zone. There are natural sandy beaches, dune fields, atlantic forest, important estuaries and coastal lagoons that arouse the curiosity of people all over the world. These spaces are real heritage. We welcome sustainable tourism ventures, as they will contribute to the development of our land, where there is a public policy for the promotion of the Costa Branca Polo and the Costa das Dunas Polo, within the Tourism Development Program. IDEMA must exercise its role of control, licensing and supervising, ensuring the harmony of the projects with the natural characteristics of the coastal zone, bringing legal certainty and sustainability that favor the scenario that fosters employment and income with environmental balance.”
“Brazil meets unparalleled conditions for the practice of sport/recreational fishing, having astonishing river basins, 8,500 km of coastline and impressive quantity and variety of sport fishes from fresh and salt water, being a worldwide showcase of the activity. The Eco Estrela Project, in the State of Rio Grande do Norte, presents itself as an intelligent solution for promotion of sport/recreational fishing tourism in the region and attraction of other investments, which certainly will provide income generation to the local population and improvement of social conditions, and all this with the necessary protection of the local environment. The enterprise and its organizers are to be congratulated! Brazil thanks”
The National Association of Ecology and Sport Fishing - ANEPE, headquartered in the city of São Paulo, State of São Paulo, is the national entity, a non-profit association, which represents the interests of sport fishermen and the Brazilian market of sport fishing. It has as members the fishermen and companies of segment (industry, trade and services, including tourism). Its main purpose is the promotion, dissemination and fostering of sport-recreational fishing, as important tool for income generation and social gains, environmentally sustainable. ANEPE assists and subsidizes the executive and legislative authorities in the creation of regulatory benchmarks and in the design of projects that will promote and stimulate social and economic development of the entire sector, so as to create conditions to attract tourism and business of sport/recreational amateur fishing, with the consequent development of regions with fishing potential.
“KLA is a young and dynamic full-service law firm with extensive experience in advising and represents a broad range of international clients. Our Real Estate team is regarded as a leader in the regularization of rural properties in Brazil as well as for its involvement in the development of standards and legal projects relating to real estate business.
It has been a pleasure working with Greenberg Traurig in this relevant project.
We have been working with the Gremi team since 2005 in the acquisition of the rural property where Eco Estrela Project will be developed and are very excited about the challenges we’ll be facing in the next steps until its full completion.”
“The Natal/Rio Grande do Norte tourism area is poised to be one of the main beneficiaries of an improved Brazilian economy. Beautiful beaches and an untouched landscape, as well as a strategic location proximate to both the eastern US and western Europe coasts, continued global economic and tourism growth and the drive for unique experiences (natural and cultural) should search demand to the region. Projects like EcoEstrela should be first in line.”
“The Eco Estrela is a differentiated project, which puts us in another great challenge, even we have already worked implementing special projects in all continents in our history of more than 40 years.
This project is unique. At each stage of its development it is bringing new participants. As soon as Hill entry the Project, came the first hotel brand, the Six Senses, considered a Luxury Hotel of sustainable tourism, which anchors the project with a six-star ecological resorts.
Hill is proud to participate with Gremi in this project, having already worked with the world’s leading hotel brands, Accor, Belmond (former Orient Express), Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Méditerranée, Meliá, Meridien and Sheraton hotels in Brazil.
Concomitant with the Eco Star project, with the pioneering implementation of a Six Senses in Latin America, we are also implementing the first Fairmont in Brazil for Accor. We are sure those are projects of guaranteed excellence.”
The team responsible for the architectural project of Six Senses Formosa Bay is the Sao Paulo based Gálvez&Márton office together with Felipe Bezerra Arquitetos from Natal, RN.
Galvez & Marton. The office founded in 2006 by Andrés Gálvez and Márton Gyuricza is currently composed by three additional partners: Gabriel Reis, Gabriel Bocchile and Lina Maeoca. The team elaborates architectural unique and high-spirited projects, prioritizing structural intelligence, formal simplicity and spatial quality. The project concept developed is fully integrated into a 3D platform, enabling smart and efficient work dynamics. Gálvez & Márton Arquitetura is recognized for its publications in the most important Brazilian architecture and design magazines and has been a finalist in multiple awards in the field. Their portfolio includes residential and commercial projects, social / sports clubs and resorts, ranging from the most luxurious homes to hotels in paradisiac locations.
Felipe Bezerra (Natal, Brazil, 1970) graduated in architecture and urbanism from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte UFRN in 1997. He founded his own office FB|A in 2000 and has worked since then in many residential and commercial projects in the northeast of Brazil. In 2013 he also founded Mula Preta design studio with Andre Gurgel and have been prized with many recognized international awards as Good design (Chicago) and A’Design award (Milan).
Cap Paisagismo a renowned landscaping design company established by Fernando Chacel, considered to be the most important successor of Roberto Burle Marx is in charge of the beautiful landscapes of the future resort. Endemic flora with as little human influence visible as possible will help you find your way back to nature and reconnect with the environment.
The resorts are planned and will be constructed in order to achieve Silver LEED standards.
About Arthur Casas: From our offices in Sao Paulo and New York, Arthur Casas and his staff works in different areas, including residential and commercial architecture, buildings, interiors, design and urbanism, and has projects delivered in several countries, including Japan, France, USA and Mexico.
Several prizes, such as the 2014 Retail Design Institute for the Saraiva bookstore in Rio de Janeiro, and the election of the Mistral wine store in Sao Paulo, as the best commercial project in the world by Interior Design magazine, or the victory in various competitions such as the Cabral Campus of UFPR in Curitiba and the Brazilian Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015, as well as the World Architecture Festival 2015 and the iF Design Awards 2016, demonstrate both the breadth of Studio’s work and the success achieved in this diversity. The office also won the Best of Year 2017 (Interior Design magazine), iF Design Award 2017 and Frame Award 2018 (Frame magazine) with Emiliano hotel in Rio de Janeiro. The comprehensive course, comprised of more than 200 projects in the last five years alone, does not diminish the challenge of serving clients who desire, in addition to excellence and quality, inspiring architecture and design. The greater satisfaction of the team, made up of more than 40 professionals, is translated not only by the collection of awards but, above all, by the ties created with clients that often become long-term partners.