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The Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay in the Turks & Caicos Islands Completes
First Year of Construction, Expects to Open Mid 2010


 
DELLIS CAY, Turks & Caicos- Thursday, June 4, 2009, marked the one-year anniversary of the official groundbreaking of Dellis Cay, a private island resort and residential development located in the Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies. The festivities on Dellis Cay celebrated the progress on the island since the commencement of construction this time last year on June 4, 2008, and anticipated the future grand opening of the island, which is slated for mid-2010. 
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Dellis Cay Aerial Rendering 
The 140 guests included future Dellis Cay residents, Turks & Caicos (TCI) government officials, members of the TCI community as well as team members of The O Property Collection, development company behind the visionary project, and Dellis Construction Ltd., the construction company tasked with the realization of the project. While everyone was impressed by the year’s progress on the island, they were treated to live musical entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Pastor Courtney Missick blessed the Dellis Cay project and all involved in it, before Dr. Cem Kinay, CEO & Chairman of The O Property Collection and the TCI Premier, Honorable Galmo Williams each gave emotional speeches. 

There are currently over 300 construction workers building Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay and its facilities, including the Piero Lissoni designed Beach House Residences, Beach Villas and Ocean Villas. Thus far, an impressive 735,000 man-hours have been invested in the construction during this first year to accomplish near completion on all Piero Lissoni villa and Beach House Residence roofs. 20,000 cubic meters of concrete have been incorporated and building materials have been sourced from over 13 countries to maintain the highest levels of quality demanded by the team of globally leading architects designing for Dellis Cay. A nursery has been recently completed on Dellis Cay to protect the integrity and natural beauty of the island and allow for native vegetation to be raised for landscaping. 

Dellis Cay is located just 565-miles south of Miami, and is being designed by six of the world’s leading architects including Shigeru Ban (Tokyo), David Chipperfield (London), Carl Ettensperger (Singapore), Zaha Hadid (London), Kengo Kuma (Tokyo) and Piero Lissoni (Milan). Opening in 2010, the masterpiece island will be managed by the acclaimed Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and will feature the most lavish spa in the Caribbean designed by Kengo Kuma. Dellis Cay will feature a wide variety of amenities ranging from a tennis center, a 9-hole golf course, a jogging trail and a full array of watersports activities such as certified scuba diving and windsurfing. 


Turks & Caicos Islands Premier Honorable Galmo Williams; Dr. Cem Kinay, CEO & Chairman
of The O Property Collection; and Michel Neutelings, Vice President for Dellis Cay

Currently available for public purchase are the newly launched Beach Villas by Shigeru Ban and Over Water Villas by Carl Ettensperger, Beach House Residences by Piero Lissoni and the Dellis Cay Estates with unique masterpiece designs by all six architects, for instance the singular Villa D by Zaha Hadid. 80% of the Beach House Residences have been sold and construction is in full progress. 

Dellis Cay is an unspoiled 560-acre private island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago. Serene and secluded, yet only an hour and a half from Miami and three hours from New York, Dellis Cay combines ease of accessibility with complete privacy in a setting of alluring natural beauty. 
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Construction Acitvity - June 2009
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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels, resorts and residences. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 17 hotels in Asia, 14 in The Americas and 10 in Europe and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected to the Group’s properties. 

The O Property Collection, founded in 2005 by Dr. Cem Kinay and Oguz Serim, is an international property development company that invests in, develops, and manages premium real estate properties. This group seeks to establish an unprecedented level of design and service excellence across a variety of geographic territories. 

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Contact:

Dellis Cay or The O Property Collection
212.228.5555
DellisCay@NadineJohnson.com 

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Also See: Dr Cem Kinay and Oguz Serim Sign the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group  to Manage its Flagship Development in Dellis Cay, a Private Island  in the Turks and Caicos  / November 2006
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