Heritage Park Hotel: The Lamana of the Solomon Islands

I recently published a post about Papua New Guinea businesses investing in the Solomon Islands.

One of these PNG businesses is Lamana Developments which is investing a considerable amount of money into our closest Melanesian neighbours – AUD $10 million to be exact.

Lamana Developments is building the first 5 Star hotel in the Solomons – a building structure located on controversial land at Point Cruz, the prime foreshore of Honiara city, which is 8000 sqm big and which consists of a hotel, nightclub, casino, and six three storey luxury apartments.

Recently, Kostas Constantinou, managing director of PNG’s Lamana Development, led Solomon Islands PM Dr. Derek Sikua around the work in progress. He was accompanied by the following notables:

  • Papua New Guinea High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Parai Tamei
  • Honiara City Council Lord Mayor Andrew Mua
  • Acting Minister of Finance Gordon Darcy Lilo
  • Minister of Home Affairs James Tora
  • Sir George Lepping,
  • Francis Zama and;
  • Hotel Project Manager Bill Mathew.


Kostas Constantinou (OBE) is a prominent business figure in Papua New Guinea, holding a number of high level public sector and private sector appointments. He is currently a director of various companies, including Oil Search Limited, Hebou Constructions Limited, Airways Hotel & Apartments Limited and Lamana Hotel Limited. He is also Deputy President of the Employers Federation of Papua New Guinea, a director of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, Chairman of the National Capital District Physical Planning Board and a director of Air Niugini.

~ by Tavurvur on October 21, 2008.

2 Responses to “Heritage Park Hotel: The Lamana of the Solomon Islands”

  1. Please note that the Heritage PArk is not a 5 Star Hotel.

  2. Thanks for the correction Alisa – my initial sources had quoted it as being a 5 Star Hotel. What is its actual status then – would you know?

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