Nijs

Sandalen om $ 350 miljoen te ynvestearjen om 750 nije hotelkeamers ta te foegjen

Selektearje jo taal
0a1_6537
0a1_6537
Skreaun troch editor

OCHO RIOS, St Ann, Jamaica – A plan by the Ministry of Tourism to increase hotel room stock by 15,000 over the next five years has received yet another boost from Sandals Resorts International.

Printfreonlik, PDF & e-mail

OCHO RIOS, St Ann, Jamaica – A plan by the Ministry of Tourism to increase hotel room stock by 15,000 over the next five years has received yet another boost from Sandals Resorts International.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and Sandals Chief Executive Officer Adam Stewart today disclosed that the home-grown hotel chain would be adding 750 rooms in three properties with an investment of US$350 million over the next five years.


Minister Felicitearje de hear Stewart en Sandalen mei it nije inisjatyf, Minister Bartlett sjocht dit as in sterk sinjaal foar pleatslike ynvestearders om oan board te gean, om't it lân der alles oan docht om yn totaal 40,000 keamers en fiif miljoen besikers te hawwen dy't US $ 5 miljard yn 'e ekonomy stekke jierliks ​​oant 2021.

Minister Bartlett was giving the main address at the opening of the inaugural Island Routes’ Caribbean Partner Conference today (September 14) at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. The conference has brought together some 50 critical tour and excursions providers responsible for delivering Island Routes excursion experiences.
De 750 nije keamers sille komme út trije eigenskippen; in top-of-the-line hotel yn Kingston, de ûntwikkeling fan Dragon Bay yn Port Antonio en de útwreiding fan in besteand pân yn Negril.

Minister Bartlett, dy't bysûnder optein is oer it stedshotel foar Kingston, sei dat Kingston "opnij moat wurde pleatst as ien fan 'e liedende stedsbestimmingen yn dit diel fan it Karibysk gebiet."

Wylst er opmurken dat "de konkurrinsje sterk sil wêze om't wy al grutte aktiviteiten hawwe út Kuba en Santo Domingo wêr't stedstoerisme oanbelanget," spruts de Minister fan Toerisme it fertrouwen út dat "wy ús eigen romte kinne definieare om't Kingston in sjarme hat en in alluere fan harsels mei in skiednis en in tradysje en kultuer dy't byldbepalend is. ”



He said he is satisfied that, “Our music and heritage and the entertainment element that Kingston potentially offers will out rival every other destination in the Caribbean and we have to work it and get it right.”

Mr. Stewart noted that approval has already been received for development of the lifestyle Kingston city hotel which will not carry a Sandals brand but will be operated by them. “That connectivity is going to be there and we’re very deliberate in what we’re trying to do,” said the Sandals CEO, adding, “The essence of what we’re doing is to say that you can come here for business but we’d like you to stay here a few extra days as well, visit the Blue Mountain and get out for an excursion.

Oer de ûntwikkeling fan Port Antonio sei hy dat it de persoanlike oandacht soe krije fan foarsitter fan Sandals Resorts, Gordon "Butch" Stewart, "hy hat trije arsjitekten en hy hat sein dat dit it kroanjuweel yn 'e keatling is."

Stypjen fan dizze ûntwikkeling is in plan fan 'e regearing om de baan by Ian Fleming Airport te ferlingjen. “Dit is de ûntbrekkende link hjoed foar de iepening fan it easten fan it eilân. Wy witte dat de skientme der is, mar wy hawwe de wurkgelegenheid, de training en ûntwikkeling, de ekonomyske stimulâns nedich om dêr plak te finen sa't wy witte dat it kin, "sei de hear Stewart.

Minister Bartlett foege ta: "wy binne optein oer de ûntwikkeling fan Port Antonio en wy wolle dit ek brûke as in middel om te sizzen tsjin mear lokale ûndernimmers, lit ús de keamers tafoegje, om't de ûnderfiningen wurde oanlein." Mei de hear Adam Stewart oan it haad fan 'e Toerisme Linkages Council, sei de Minister "dy netwurken sille ûnderfiningen útwreidzje yn' e bestimming dy't mear minsken hjir bringe sille en mear kânsen jouwe foar Jamaikanen om mear foardielen te heljen fan toerisme."

OCHO RIOS, St. Ann, Jamaica; September 15, 2016: Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett (centre) discusses the local attractions sector with (l-r) David Shields, Vice President – Sales, Island Routes Caribbean Adventures; Wayne Cummings, Director of Business Processes and Administration, Sandals Resorts International (SRI); Adam Stewart, SRI’s Chief Executive Officer; and Professor Ian Boxill, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies (Mona). Minister Bartlett was the guest speaker at the opening of the inaugural Island Routes’ Caribbean Partner Conference on September 14, 2016, at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. The conference has brought together some 50 critical tour and excursions providers responsible for delivering Island Routes excursion experiences.

Printfreonlik, PDF & e-mail

Oer de Skriuwer

editor

Haadredakteur is Linda Hohnholz.