Hilton Grand Vacation
Crane Resort Barbados
Property Condition Assessments
Hilton Grand Vacation (HGV) is worldwide fractional ownership company that provides unique vacation ownership opportunities both in the United States and Internationally. They sought KMI’s Property Condition Assessment Services as part of their decision on whether or not the property could meet HGV standards and be umbrellaed by the brand.
The Crane Resort in Barbados (The Crane) features:
- 10 Guest Unit Buildings
- Eight Common Area Buildings
- Four Service Area Buildings
- Five Restaurants/Bars
- Two Pools
- A Spa and Fitness Center
In addition, one of the best beaches in the Caribbean with well-manicured landscape that allows guests to truly relax. As with many Caribbean resorts, they have their own power plant, reverse osmosis plant for water supply, and wastewater treatment plant for sanitary sewer.
KMI focused on eight guest unit buildings in our assessment of the property, as well as Crane Village, which included the resort amenities and infrastructure facilities. The site area we reviewed encompassed approximately 27 acres of the overall parcel of land.
There are unique challenges that come with assessment of major resorts in the Caribbean. Resorts in the Caribbean typically need to not only provide a high-end experience for their guests, with all of the latest amenities and finishes, but they also need to be a standalone (off the grid) small city, in a sense. The Crane Resort in Barbados met all these categories with great amenities, stunning views, quality finishes, and vast infrastructure.
The team reviewed both the key site infrastructure developments and the site improvements to the resort that are utilized by the guest.
William E. (Bill) Crowe, P.E. Vice
President, Facilities, Engineering and Construction