Grooms Beach Villas & Resort in the south of the island is bent on cashing in on the tourism coverage given to the island by newly crowned Olympic 400 Metres gold medallist, Kirani James.
The hotel, located less than five minutes drive away from the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA), has become the first on the island to announce a package in recognition of James, Grenada’s first Olympic medallist.
Managing Director, Gloria Forrester unveiled the “Rooms at Grooms” promotion that will celebrate not only Kirani’s victory but also his Birthday (September 01) by ushering-in guests at the luxury facility at affordable rates.
“I wish to take this opportunity to share one of our promotional campaigns with you. During the months of September and October our hotel has put together a package dubbed ‘Rooms at Grooms’. Rooms at Grooms package offers the payment of only the summer rate on the hotel by the guest”, she said.
“The hotel will be responsible for the payment of all the taxes. This is part of our victory and birthday celebration for Kirani James as we invite visitors to come and know the home of our stalwart. We again look forward to our new found partnership in helping us to promote this summer campaign,” she added.
According to Forrester, the Resort is expanding its services to better serve its clients during this financially challenging time.
She said the name Airport Hotel could rightfully apply to the Resort because of the facility’s proximity to the International Airport.
Forrester is optimistic that the location of the Resort can solve several problems encountered by nationals as well as visitors including in-transit passengers and airline staff looking for close proximity to the facility.
Grooms Resort is a subsidiary of Kenny’s Trucking & Equipment Services Limited, which began operations in 1996 in the construction industry.
The business is owned and operated by Kenny and Gloria Forrester of Seaton Brown Street, Grenville, St Andrew.
The Resort opened its doors to the public in January 2008 but was officially launched last week Friday. The Resort offers 29 rooms consisting of nine Two-Bedroom Villas and Eleven Standard and Deluxe rooms.
The persons has the potential to provide permanent employment for 17 people.
Tourism Minister, Dr George Vincent who was present congratulated the Resort owners for being the first to put together a package in honour of the Grenadian track icon.
Minister Vincent noted that Kirani has given to Grenada some US$25 Million of on-air promotion in the London Olympic Games as compared to the US$5,000.00 per minute the Grenada Board of Tourism (GBT) pays to promote the country.
He also congratulated the entrepreneurs for taking advantage of the opportunity afforded by niche markets.
The Tourism Minister also commended the Forresters’ on their initiative to diversify from construction into the hotel/service sector.
He wished them success in their business venture and hoped that they reap the full benefits for their hard work and labour and called other businesses to get involved in niche markets.
Dr. Vincent declared the Resort to be an Airport Hotel in keeping with the wishes of the owners.
Grooms Beach Villas & Resort is located at Point Saline, St George, approximately one hundred meters away from the Beach House Restaurant located near to the popular Grooms Beach.