1770 resort to open after 7 years unfinished

Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa will finally open on April 1 after languishing unfinished for seven years.

The 121-unit $50 million luxury resort fell foul of the GFC and has stood half-built as a symbol of a stalled economy for years between the townships of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy after developers Mayaman Developers P/L could not guarantee payment after the collapse of Secured Mortgage Management.  The project was sold to an investment superannuation fund in 2013 and on June 1, 2013, construction recommenced.

It will be the region’s first full-service holiday resort, with several pools, a restaurant and a day spa. General manager Simon Della Santa said it was designed for the “more discerning traveller”.

The new-look Lagoons will include a health and day spa, conference centre and bar and restaurant, along with the units all overlooking the spectacular central lagoon and island.

“A lot of locals believe 1770 and Agnes Waters are locked in a time capsule,” Mr Della Santa said. “I want them to know we have just landed ashore and are about to crack the capsule open.”

He said by opening a large resort it gives the region the ability to host more events now they can assist with the accommodation. “Agnes and 1770 can have more festivals like the Blues and Roots as we can accommodate 112 rooms by three to four people per room,” Mr Della Santa said.

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