Berlusconi back in Malindi to inspect Billionaire Resort

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. PHOTO/FILE
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi arrived in Malindi on Thursday for a week-long visit to inspect the ongoing construction of the Sh500 million Billionaire Resort near the Malindi marine park.

Berlusconi who is accompanied by former Formula One billionaire Flavio Briatore and eight others is visiting the coastal town for the second time in less than two months, and it is believed the former PM is keen on investing in the area.

During his stay Berlusconi is expected to inspect the construction of the exclusive resort that is being built by Briatore at Casuarina area near marine park in Malindi.

The Billionaire Resort, which will be completed by end of next month, will have 26 state-of-the-art apartments, disco, a lounge and restaurant that will cater for world billionaires and personalities.

“The resort will have state-of-the-art equipment for leisure and sports to cater for celebrities such as sports persons, models and business tycoons,” said Liana Pierino, the general manager of Briatore’s Lion Group of Companies, in an earlier interview.

The architectural design of the resort has been done by Matteo Fantoni Studio of Milan, Italy, with local architects being Studio Infinity Architects.

According to the project’s website, the resort is designed to promote natural ventilation, control solar gain and exploit the cooling properties of thermal mass.

“Each detail is conceived and realized with cutting edge design care, using local materials and simple construction techniques, reflecting the synthesis of tradition and innovation,” a statement of the website reads.

The design of resort is focused on ‘a mission of high living quality and high eco-friendly building performances for the ultimate experience’.

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