5 Things About Leonardo DiCaprio's Upcoming Island Resort
Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio's private island resort has been in the news for all the right reasons. The actor, who is well-known for his advocacy of environment protection, has set an example that in his personal choices, too, his concerns are not merely rhetoric.
Here are five things that you should know about his upcoming private island report:
- Named Blackadore Caye Resort, the property lies off the Atlantic coast of Belize, a country on the eastern coast of Central America. The design team of the resort is led by architect Jean-Michel Gathy, known for his work of exclusive hotel resorts. The work on the project will start early next year and is expected to be completed by 2018-end.
- The resort that will boast 36 residential estate homes and 36 bookable bungalows will have an on-site facility to recycle waste and rainwater. To keep the flow of lighting clean, solar panels will be installed to generate electricity. “A no-fossil-fuel and no-chemical policy is planned for the resort; everything used to furnish these spaces will also be vetted so that any lingering toxins can be removed,” says a Bloomberg report.
- With an aim to create a "development true to the history of the area”, the makers of the property will focus on keeping the environmental integrity intact. To achieve this, there would a generous use of natural substances such as wood and marble in the building work. By making locals part of the building process, the makers also aim to give a boost to the local economy.
- While the team behind the construction work spent six months consulting locals to plan it right, it will also use suggestions by ecologists, marine biologists and zoologists on sustaining the native flora and fauna, apart from planning the rehabilitation of natives.
- According to the Bloomberg report, "Once operational, the resort is expected to create 400 permanent jobs, from hotel staff to workers for surrounding organic farms". It is also projected that the resort will create a revenue of $200 million over the next two decades.