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While the original 132-year-old Crane Hotel retains a special place in the history of Barbados, the remarkable success story of The Crane Resort really began in 1988, when Paul Doyle boldly purchased the then ailing property. Today, The Crane is one of the world’s leading private residence resorts, a status that is emphatically endorsed by The Crane’s top global ranking by the exclusive Registry Collection. Hilton Grand Vacations, the second largest shared- ownership company in the world, recently underscored their faith in The Crane Resort by purchasing in excess of US$50 million worth of its luxury fractional ownership inventory. It is hugely significant for Barbados that HGV chose The Crane to be its first ever destination in the Caribbean. Paul Doyle’s intention is to create several new resorts using the same Crane model and in-house development team, which he credits as being a major factor behind the company’s success: “Over the last 20 years we have learned a lot about building in a costal environment, including what materials stand up best to the climate, what equipment functions most efficiently and how to design to minimize the challenges. And because we do it all ourselves, from concept to construction to furnishing, we cut costs considerably. Those savings are then passed onto our purchasers, which creates excellent value for money.” Crane Resorts have now taken their unparalleled experience and resources to deliver their second resort on the St. Philip coastline, Beach Houses, located at Whitehaven, overlooking 124 / picturesque Skeete’s Bay and Culpepper Island. Conceptualised for people who want to escape the hurly burly of modern life, the eco-friendly contemporary one, two, three and four-bedroom residences provide the best of modern conveniences, including a large private swimming pool, BBQ and hammocks, coupled with the laid-back lifestyle of the traditional Bajan beach house. As with The Crane, Beach Houses will feature first-class common amenities, including casual and formal dining, swimming pool, W Crane Resorts Deliver Quality of Life BUSINESS BARBADOS PROFILE