Boa tarde, from a sunny…

Boa tarde, from a sunny and warm Portugal with pictures of my last trip to Ghana two weeks ago.
We are really satisfied about the progress of the project. Of course it can be faster, but all three of us want to give our creativity free. That means that sometimes things have to be changed or adapt. For the mirrors we made now a wooden frame on which the mirrors are fixed and behind the mirror, around the frame, there is LED lights coming. That means extra sockets etc.
Please look at the pictures and we hope that you are as enthousiastic as we are. Also the workers are very proud on their project.
Depending our liquidity we are going to buy now the beds, kitchen equipment, lightning, chairs and tables etc.
As it goes like we hope it must be possible to open at the end of this year.
We hope you enjoy the pictures.
With kindest regards,
Frenkel de Greeuw
Emmanuel Parker Wright
Fir Tiebout
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City of Dreams

Ghana trip apil 2016

Goog morning .

Last week we returned  from Ghana. Enclosed are some pictures of the hotel. It certainly making progress with the tyler, plumber, painters, carpenters, electricians etc. The rainseason is starting now so we bought the last plants and trees we needed.
Because the planning is that before the next rainseason in oktober/november the hotel will be open.
During this trip our container from China arrived with shist tyles for the lounge, restaurant and terrace of the swimmingpoll. The same day the tyler started with the floor in the lounge, very nice. In the container were also the glass mosaiktyles for the swimmingpool and the complete swimmingpoolequipment.
The other great event was the wedding from Emmanuel, our friend and partner in Ghana with 500 guests. A lovelyday from which I will try to send some pictures as well.
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Have a nice day, Fir and Frenkel
GoldenHillParkerHotel
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My trip to Ghana january 2016

Me mo wu aha, or good afternoon in Fanti (the local language)

Please find enclosed some pictures of the last developments. Although not everybody is coming when he said to come, but still we are satisfied about the progress.
The reception is almost ready, all the rooms have been painted, the bathrooms are ready.
For the restaurant and lounge we are waiting for the tyles which are on their way from China, as well as the glass-mozaik swimmingpooltyles.
Now we are looking for lightning, beds and furniture for the rooms. The wardrooms it the rooms will be open with place for a desk , hanging clothes, shelves, mirror, minibar and safingbox. Like more things , different from the usual wardrobes.
The people from the WIFI and satalit TV will start within 4 weeks.
Some of the pictures are from workers. One of the boys was so proud on his bike that I have to take a picture of him. Other pictures are of a wedding of one of our carpinters.
The project still is a challenge and we think we can open in september/oktober this year.
On the 10th of march we will go back, also because our friend and manager Emmanuel is going to marry on the 12 03.
Medassi (Thank you), Fir Tiebout
GoldenHillParkerHotel
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Ghanareis november 2015

Just back from our last trip to Ghana this year. The next one will be in january.
The buildings are almost ready. Painters are working hard on the inside and outside. The first wooden floor (Teak) is ready, very warm and cosy.
The electrician is connecting all the sockets and switches.
Carpenters are doing the bar and reception. etc
The gardens and grass are really growing fast. For the footh-path we are using the nuts from the palmoil trees. In the meantime we are purchasing the beds, the kitchenequipment, the swimmingpooltyles and equipment, the floortyles for restaurant and lounge (slatestone)
We expect that at the end of January everything is ready except the furnishing . And then 3 or 4 mounths more and the GOLDENHILLPARKERHOTEL can open.For now we, Emmanuel, Fir and Frenkel wish you a merry christmas and a properous 2016.

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My last visit in July

Dear friends from Ghana.
This are the pictures from my last visit in July. Next week we are going together . I know already there are a lot of things which are finished. Beginning of december we are back with new fotos.

Have a nice day, Fir

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It is always exciting….

It is always exciting to go to our hotelproject in Elmina in Ghana. Not only to see the progress of the project but also for the decisions we have to made for the finishing. When you look at the enclosed pictures you can see that the structures of all the buildings are ready.
The four blocks with, each, four rooms are plastered inside and outside, like the lounge, the restaurant, the residence, storages, reception and segurity. And not to forget the large infinity swimmingpool with a separated childrenpool. The electricians put the finishing touches to the electricity, wifi, TV satellite, telephone for the rooms, exterior lightning etc

All these separated buildings are situated like a compound, all with seaview. Because the hotel is build on a hill from about 50 meters high , there is always a light brise and there are hardly any mosquitos. And that all by a avarage daily temperature of 28 degrees and the beach at 250 metres.

The building is running very well, all thanks to Emmanuel, our Ghanees partner. He speaks the language , literally and figuratively and knows how to deal and motivate the workers. There are no severe problems.

So we wnet home with a good feeling and hope to go back at the end of May.

Fir and Frenkel

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On the road Ghana – Tree top tightrope

On the Road Ghana – roots tourism

Nooit waren wij…

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Nooit waren wij zolang, aaneensluitend in  Ghana. Vijf weken, waarin een enorme hoeveelheid werk is verzet en natuurlijk ook is genoten van het warme weer , de zee en de prachtige stranden.
De ramen en deuren zijn geplaatst. PVC, niet onze eerste keus, maar gezien de invloed van de zee is er eigenlijk geen alternief.
Timmerlieden zijn begonnen met het betimmeren van de plafonds van lounge, restaurant en ons eigen huis , met massief teak. Ook de vloeren van de kamers en de kamerdeuren zullen worden uitgevoerd in massief teak.
De eerst kleurproeven zijn uitgevoerd voor de buitenmuren.
De electriciens zijn bezig met de bekabeling van electra, intercom, sataliet TV, brandalarm en wifi.
Zodra dat klaar is zullen ook de binnenmuren gestuct kunnen worden en worden geverfd.
De eerste kontakten met keukenleveranciers zijn gelegd en zijn de tegels voor de badkamers uitgezocht.
Veel tijd en aandacht wordt er besteed aan de tuinen, zowel wat indeling met muren en waterbassins betreft als de beplanting zelf. De keuze is vrijwel onuitputtelijk.
De eindfase is duidelijk ingezet en wij hopen in november 2015 de deuren te kunnen openen.
5 weken, van midden oktober tot eind november mochten wij weer in Ghana getuige zijn van de voortgang van ons project.
Wat was er veel gedaan sinds juni. De daken waren klaar, er was ongelooflijk veel grond verzet, meer dan 85 vrachtwagens waren aangevoerd om alles op te vullen, de paden van betonnen banen verbinden nu alle gebouwen.
De electriciens hadden leidingen gelegd en zijn bezig met het trekken van de draden. En dat alles bij konstante temperaturen van 28 graden:
Er was en wordt heel veel aandacht aan de tuinen besteed. Veel vocht en warmte , wat wil je nog meer. Wanneer wij over een jaar open gaan, leveren de tuinen een belangrijke bijdrage aan de sfeer van ontspannen luxe die wij , daar op die heuvel aan de kust, hopen te creeren.
En dan niet te vergeten zijn timmerlieden begonnen met de plafondbetimmering van Lounge, restaurrant en ons eigen appartement in massief teak. Ook de vloeren van de kamers (2cm) en de kamerdeuren worden massief teak.
Verder hebben verf uitgezocht voor de buitenmuren. De onderkant wordt groen, dezelfde kleur als de daken en de muren worden vanille-kleurig.
En, natuurlijk de PVC terras schuifdeuren en de ramen zijn geplaatst. Zeer deskundig en van groede kwaliteit. Mooi hang- en sluitwerk en grote rolgeleiders. Wij kunnen nu ook ruimten gaan afsluiten.
Wanneer wij tegen het vallen van de avond op één van de verandas stonden en uitkeken op een in de zee zinkende zon, konden wij ons voorstellen hoe het wordt wanneer alles klaar is. Eind januari gaan wij weer die kant op en zullen u op de hoogte houden.
Fir en Frenkel