Partners & Joint Ventures

Urban Design Associates (UDA)


In the course of UDA’s nearly 60 year history, The Company has completed over 1,400 projects for clients, which include private development companies, large landholders, public agencies, institutions, and community groups. UDA works on projects across local states as well as in Europe. UDA’s work is focused on urban projects in four categories: resort communities, new towns, neighborhoods, and downtowns. UDA provides three types of services: urban design, landscape design, and architectural design through design development, in addition to design guidelines or pattern books to communicate the concepts of a plan to those who build it.

UDA has received countless awards for its work in urban design and architecture. These have included a Presidential Award for the transformation of a public housing project, two Progressive Architecture Awards for neighborhoods, four National AIA Honor Awards, and several national HUD Awards for downtown works as well as neighborhood efforts. UDA’s work is published regularly in various journals, and Norton Books has recently published The Urban Design Handbook by Urban Design Associates.

Zürcher Arquitectos S.A.


Founded in 1978, Zürcher Arquitectos S.A. now employs more than 50 architects, engineers, technicians and other staff. Zürcher’s work includes the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel and Costa Rica Courtyard Marriott (both built by our Construction Management Firm Gálvez & Volio). The success of these hotel projects has strengthened Zürcher’s reputation as a world-class architect. Zürcher’s knowledge of the quality standards demanded by Marriott Hotel International, coupled with his recognized expertise in Central America’s historical architectural traditions, make him the right choice for the design of the Gran Pacifica Marriott Hotel.

Llansa Ingenieros, S.A.


Llansa Ingenieros, S.A., a Nicaraguan Construction Company, began its activities in 1969. Since then it has been in the construction business continuously, performing a wide range of construction projects. It has affiliated companies that it works with in foreign countries.

They have performed jobs in all fields of construction, including: roads, bridges, industrial complexes, hospitals and health centers, hydro sanitary work, storage tanks, sports centers, hotels, houses, offices, rehabilitation and restoration of buildings, tunnels, dams and hydraulic work. Their reputation for finishing projects on schedule is based on the incorporation of advanced technology, an advanced organization system and a large production capacity.


Razor Sharp PR


RazorSharp PR regularly delivers high-profile placements with local and national television and radio outlets, as well as in print – including daily papers, business journals, and trade journals.

RAD Architecture


Specializing in designing world-class, luxury resorts around the globe with a focus on the Caribbean, RAD brings years of experience and attention to detail to the Belize Marriott Residences and Resort. Combining old-British charm with modern-day conveniences, RAD’s carefully-crafted rendition of the Belize Marriott Residences will highlight Caribbean beauty, comfort, and state-of-the-art sustainability methods.


Design Directions International


Design Directions International (DDI) is an award-winning, internationally-recognized interior design firm specializing in hotels, conference centers, country clubs, restaurants, historical restorations, and other hospitality-related projects. Known for its state-of-the-art design concepts and creative solutions, DDI has produced designs that have set the bar for new standards in luxury, comfort, and functionality.



Recently recognized by Marriott as an affiliate marketing partner for the brand, iPartnerMedia has been working directly with ECI Development’s marketing team over the past year to produce top-notch, high-quality collateral and brand presence. Known for their turnkey and personalized solutions to professional marketing, iPM is a key player in crafting the Belize Marriott story.

Trust Hospitality


ECI Development has brought on board world-renowned hospitality leader, Trust Hospitality, to manage and operate the Belize Marriott Residences Ambergris Caye Resort. With a specialized focus on Caribbean resorts, Trust will provide unparalleled experiences to owners and guests, and will ensure that services are always maintained to the brand standards.

Project Delivery Group


Project Delivery Group offers extensive experience delivering high-end projects from inception to completion around the world, with a special focus on luxury resorts in Belize.



Nextera offers expertise of leading national environmental and engineering professionals to provide innovative solutions for a wide range of development projects. With insights into both the technical and procedural processes specific to Belize, Nextera offers innovative solutions to ensure construction is done sustainably and responsibly.

KnightConsult, LLC


With 30+ years in the tourism industry, KnightConsult offers extensive, comprehensive tourism advisory services for developers, lenders, chambers, planners, and authorities.


ECI is involved in the following service providers:

San Diego Water Services, S.A.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Gran Pacifica that is supplying water and sewer services to the residents and tenants of Gran Pacifica. It is a licensed utility.

Pacifica Systems Integration, S.A.

A joint venture with Michael Hanyecz and Andras Tassy-Becz, security and home entertainment specialists. Services include home security and monitoring services for owners, as well as medical and fire alerts when requested by clients. Additionally, home theatre systems and complete entertainment packages are available as hard wired systems into all Gran Pacifica homes and condos to meet the ever-growing demand for these amenities.

ECI Development is committed to working in joint ventures wherever possible, using the talents and efforts of our joint venture partners to provide a greater number and level of services to our customers and residents.