Mahogany Bay celebrates the Great House’s top-off
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
One of the largest developments on Ambergris Caye, Mahogany Bay Village, is taking monumental steps at constructing a unique resort that encompasses the best of the Belizean community. As such, a top-off ceremony was held on Thursday, October 1st to celebrate the construction of Mahogany Bay’s Great House. The top-off ceremony saw the last beam being placed on the roof of the building; a construction milestone that is commonly celebrated for important structures. The event was held by the Mahogany Bay Team with the hopes of strengthening and promoting a healthy relationship between the developers and the community.
The Great House is to be the largest wooden building on the island, with 16,000 square feet of space. The two story building will also be the focal point of Mahogany Bay Village, with a capacity to hold 500 person per floor. It is expected to house two restaurants and bars and serves as the perfect venue for conferences and every type of banquet and private events. The Great House is being built and designed to emulate the old colonial feel of the old Belize while providing the luxurious amenities of this century.
Prior to the placing the beam on the roof, invited guest speaker, Area Representative and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr. addressed those in attendance. Heredia spoke on the importance of developing the tourism industry of Ambergris Caye and how projects like these promote the country. He went on to pledge full support the Mahogany Bay team.
After the short address, attendees proceeded to sign the ceremonial beam. Once every one had left their mark, the beam was hoisted by a crane and securely placed atop the building where construction works were on hand to install the beam.
The ceremony concluded with a short invocation. Guests were then invited to enjoy refreshments and snacks while taking the time to explore the building.
Construction on the Great House will now move into the exterior and interior construction phase.
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