SOURCE: Grupo Mariana Family of Resorts S.A.

Grupo Mariana Family of Resorts S.A.

May 17, 2010 17:08 ET

How Green in Nicaragua Can Be Green in Your Pocket

Green Initiatives Are the Wave of the Future

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) - In Nicaragua, there is one resort development company that stands out in its commitment to implementing green initiatives. Grupo Mariana Family of Resorts is at the forefront of the industry in environmental awareness. Grupo Mariana stands out not only for its commitment to green initiatives but also for bringing the best of the best in resort development to the country of Nicaragua.

For investors that means one thing. Green philosophy coupled with the most exclusive in luxury resort living means green in the pockets of those who act early and decisively. Grupo Mariana is proud to be the resort development company in Nicaragua that is bringing the best of both worlds to its owners.

Grupo Mariana has joined the world renowned Audubon Society in order to facilitate the practice of responsible management of water, land, wildlife and other natural resources.  The Audubon Signature Program, which was launched fifteen years ago, seeks to manage resources in such a way that the conservation of natural resources and the healthy functioning of ecosystems is first and foremost.

Through the Audubon Signature Program, tens of thousands of acres of habitat have been created and protected, millions of gallons of water have been conserved, and thousands of threatened and endangered species have been assisted. Seaside Mariana Spa & Golf Resort is proud to be a Signature Certified Member of Audubon International.

Audubon International focuses on crucial areas such as Sustainable Resource Management, Greenspace and Corridors Management and Energy efficient Building Design. Greenspace and corridor management is the preservation of the forested zones, native grassland areas and rivers and streams that are crucial to sustainability. Building Design is the consideration of all areas of construction and building including incorporation of energy efficient designs, appliances, lighting, heating and cooling, ventilation, building materials and water use. It also involves using local materials whenever possible, while still meeting and exceeding first world standards of luxury.

Seaside Mariana Spa & Golf Resort is proud to be a part of the effort to incorporate sustainable resources, greenspace and corridor preservation as well as efficient building design and energy management. Grupo Mariana Family of Resorts plans to identify the geographic and topographic features that are unique to all Grupo Mariana Family of Resort projects in order to preserve the ecological and biological resources found within.

As Green projects move rapidly to the forefront of the luxury development industry, investors are allocating their funds in increasingly large quantities to such developments. Those who have invested in Grupo Mariana Family of Resorts will be the natural benefactors of this large-scale emerging trend.

In addition, Grupo Mariana Family of Resorts brings something to the table that makes Grupo Mariana the clear and only choice in Nicaraguan luxury resort living. Seaside Mariana Spa & Golf Resort is breaking the mold by bringing the absolute best the world has to offer to the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua.

Seaside Mariana Spa & Golf Resort will feature a Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship golf course, the only one of its kind in the country of Nicaragua. Nicklaus Design is regarded as the world's leading golf course design firm. Nicklaus Design has 314 courses open for play in 34 countries spanning the globe. Nicklaus golf courses regularly grace the pages of top golf magazines and are included in numerous Top-100 lists. Red Ledges, a premier Jack Nicklaus golf course located near Park City, was recently named the No. 1 Best New Private Golf Course in 2009 by Golf Magazine.

Of further interest and benefit to Grupo Mariana investors, "Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus Design also have been credited for elevating and enhancing the relationship between golf and luxury home communities. Since independent research began in the early 1990s, communities that feature a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course as an amenity have resulted in the highest real estate value, the highest average home price, and the greatest velocity of home site sales."

Grupo Mariana Family of Resorts is proud to bring the best of the best to Nicaragua. Soon to be announced, Grupo Mariana investors will also benefit greatly from the addition of one of the world's largest hotel brands across 6 continents.

In these times, investors are interested in engaging with only the most respected names in the industry. Not only does Grupo Mariana Family of Resorts protect investors by bringing the most exclusive and respected industry leaders to Nicaragua, investors have an added level of protection by choosing the country of Nicaragua itself.

In 2010 a global leader in business intelligence, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), positioned Nicaragua as the second safest country in Central America, only behind Costa Rica. In 2009 the Global Peace Index (GPI) also placed Nicaragua as the second safest nation in the Central American region. The Global Peace Index ranks over 144 countries, and includes such measures as the levels of military expenditure, relations with neighboring countries and respect for human rights.

In addition to very impressive safety statics, Nicaragua has also been ranked as the fastest country in which to start a business in Central America. In 2010, the Doing Business Report published by the World Bank Group measured business regulations and the protection of property rights. In the Central American region, the study placed Nicaragua in the number one position. The same report also positioned Nicaragua as the Central American country that best protects investors. The study measured transparency of transactions, disclosure and shareholders' rights, all in a comprehensive Strength of Investor Protection Index.

These impressive statistics have been noticed worldwide. PRONicaragua recently reported that nearly US 1 billion dollars are expected to flow into the country in the form of foreign direct investment.

Grupo Mariana is perfectly positioned to seize market share in the new economy with the influx of direct foreign investment flowing into Nicaragua.

CBS announced this Sunday in New York City that Nicaragua has been chosen as the next location for the filming of the Emmy Award-winning reality television series Survivor. The beaches on Nicaragua's southern pacific coast will become the new scenario of one of TV's most successful shows during the 21st and 22nd seasons, after a careful selection process on behalf of the producers which included evaluating the country's capacity to host a show of this magnitude.

Some of the factors taken into consideration when assessing Nicaragua's potential as host were the country's climatic conditions, the ability to accommodate the show's crew, access to filming areas and the existence of spectacular natural beauties. Another key decision factor was the support received from the Government of Nicaragua and other local institutions involved during the process.

With its commitment to green initiatives and partnerships with the most exclusive and respected companies around the world, Grupo Mariana Family of Resorts is the obvious choice for investors.

If you are eager to learn more about how to benefit by investing in one of the best countries in Central America and the absolute best development company in that country, look no further. Grupo Mariana Family of Resorts has created a Webinar Series designed to address the topics that are of interest to investors.

Information on how to access these exciting Webinars is provided below:

Webinars

Meeting Title:   Learn Everything There Is To Know About Nicaragua!
Part 1: Cost of Living
Host(s):   Kevin Fleming
Date & Time:   Thu, May 27, 2010, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Meeting Type:   Web & Audio
Registration Link:   https://cc.readytalk.com/r/wiq9ixom5aha
     
Meeting Title:   Learn Everything There Is To Know About Nicaragua!
Part 2: Healthcare & Insurance
Host(s):   Kevin Fleming
Date & Time:   Wed, Jun 30, 2010, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Meeting Type:   Web & Audio
Registration Link:   https://cc.readytalk.com/r/q82jjzrxb4yu
     
Meeting Title:   Learn Everything There Is To Know About Nicaragua!
Part 3: Pensionado Benefits
Host(s):   Kevin Fleming
Date & Time:   Wed, Jul 28, 2010, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Meeting Type:   Web & Audio
Registration Link:   https://cc.readytalk.com/r/od18awouicyj
     
Meeting Title:   Learn Everything There Is To Know About Nicaragua!
Part 4: Purchasing Land in Nicaragua 
Host(s):   Kevin Fleming
Date & Time:   Wed, Aug 25, 2010, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Meeting Type:   Web & Audio
Registration Link:   https://cc.readytalk.com/r/3e6kx34mxkzu