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Hill International Receives Contract to Manage Construction of $6 Billion Resort in the Dominican Republic – VistaCana Resort & Country Club

MARLTON, N.J. & PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, Oct 30, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hill International (HIL:6.14, -1.06, -14.7%) , the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract from Grupo Angulo Abierto Internacional S.A. (AAI) to provide project management services for the new VistaCana Resort and Country Club, located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The value of Hill's contract for Phase 1 of the project, which is anticipated to last three years, is estimated to be worth approximately $45.0 million.

VistaCana is the newest planned development in the popular resort destination of Punta Cana. This 1,400-acre planned resort is located 10 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport and will be built-out in multiple phases. Phase 1 is valued at $1.2 billion and includes the construction of 1,366 residences (single family, assisted living and multi-family), as well as a 40-acre man-made lake, beach recreation areas and two island venues consisting of a luxury spa and a recreational island. Phases 2 through 7 will include a signature 27-hole golf course, two clubhouse/community centers, two hotels, various residences, ecotrails and an equestrian center. Total construction cost of the entire project is estimated at $6.0 billion.

“We are very excited to work with a development partner like AAI in creating an outstanding new community in the Dominican Republic,” said Stuart S. Richter, Senior Vice President with Hill. “Over the next 10 years, this resort will be one of the most exciting projects developed in the Caribbean,” Richter added.

Grupo Angulo Abierto Internacional S.A., founded in 1992, has set as its main objective the creation and promotion of projects and solutions that strengthen Latin American relations through communication, technology and advanced concepts. The firm has offices in Frankfurt, Geneva, Panama, La Paz and Santo Domingo and is represented in Miami, New York, Zurich and London.

Hill International, with 2,100 employees in 80 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 11th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at
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