The Eco Estrela Project is owned by GREMI International SARL, an international holding, composed of a number of companies operating in Luxembourg, Poland, the Netherlands, USA and Brazil. It was established in 1991 by a Polish entrepreneur Greg Hajdarowicz as a private equity general partner firm. Over more than 30 years GREMI was involved in many equity investments in various sectors. Nowadays operations of the group are focused on: real estate, media & technology. The core of Gremi International SARL expansion strategy is the development of businesses in Portuguese speaking countries and regions, of which Brazil (in particular the Eco Estrela Project) is currently the most significant one.
“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 is a touristic village privileged by numerous natural attractions, incredible beaches, enjoyable climate and with a huge potential for further development. Growing with responsibility and sustainability should be the target of any enterprise, thus promoting the necessary economic growth, and guaranteeing the preservation of the environment. I see this ability in the Eco Estrela project, which with all its sustainable and responsible policy will bring direct and indirect employment opportunities to our citizens, thus contributing to the progress of Baia Formosa.
Investing in tourism in our community along with the Eco Estrela Project means developing qualified labor, providing opportunities for the expansion of local food businesses and services, generating improvements in public health, sanitation, access routes and public safety, thus nurturing benefits and quality of life that will revert to our population. We will walk together, investing responsibly in the unforgettable experience that we will provide to our tourists, reaffirming its real meaning: comfort, tranquility and especially happiness.”
“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.”
Tallento Gerenciadora is one of the main project management companies in Brazil and gathers the experience of its 32 years of uninterrupted activity in Brazilian engineering, having participated in more than 1,200 construction sites nationwide and abroad. The company seeks efficiency in its projects and assertiveness on its actions, joining its expertise and its procedures of engineering to the project necessities of its clients, resulting in the certainty that the entrepreneur/investor needs on their investments.
With extensive experience in hotels development, working with brands such as Four Seasons, Oetker, Hyatt, Hard Rock, Yoo2, Club Med, Accor, BHG (Royal Tulip), we are extremely motivated to, together with Gremi International, reconciling the best performance of national engineering with the demanding requirements of the renowned Six Senses. We are excited to help in the implementation in Brazil of a synonym of high luxury and quality in hospitality, in one of the most paradisiacal places of the wonderful coastline of northeastern Brazil, in which will certainly be a reference project in world tourism.
The Center of Surveys and Environmental Monitoring (CEMAM) is a non-profit and non-governmental institution created in 2014 by the technical team of the Costa Branca Cetacean Project – University of the State of Rio Grande do Norte (Projeto Cetáceos da Costa Branca – Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, PCCB-UERN). CEMAM and PCCB-UERN carry out research, monitoring and environmental conservation of marine, coastal and terrestrial ecosystems, integrating scientific and traditional knowledge. We encourage practices such as the development of sustainable business ventures, protection of the environment, as well as creating employment opportunities for local residents that may enhance economic well-being and overall quality of lives. As part of the partnership between CEMAM / PCCB-UERN and the Eco Estrela Resort, our mission is to spread information about marine ecosystems and use of scientific and traditional knowledge for conservation efforts, including outreach and environmental education of the local community.
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.