The Operators of Sandals Resorts are forging ahead with plans to develop a first-class hotel on the island.
Late last year Sandals acquired the LaSource Hotel at Point Salines, St. George’s and gave a commitment to develop on what was already existing.
At a Media Luncheon held at the hotel last week Friday, Chairman of the Sandals Group, Butch Stewart said the designs for the newlook Sandals LaSource Resort are being produced and that the rooms being built will add a new flavour to the tourism product in Grenada.
Actual ground breaking for the expansion is scheduled to take place on February 15, while a new opening date set for December 20.
That expansion takes into account the construction of a five-story room block.
Sandals will expand with 131 suites. Out of that number there will be 48 suites of an Italian flavour.
The resort will comprise three villages that include a Caribbean Village.
According to Stewart, right throughout the hotel there will be butler suits.
Upon completion there will be eight restaurants that include a French Restaurant Italian, Japanese, Caribbean, a steakhouse, and a sushi bar.
The Sandals Chairman said his group is more than excited about the project in Grenada.
“We are excited about the destination of Grenada, we love (it). We think it’s a perfect place,” he remarked.
According to the top Jamaican hotelier, the Sandals Group are making sure that the hotel plant on Grenada ends up being a five-star, with the hope of having it extended to a sixth Star.
The Sandals Chairman again used the occasion to extend an olive branch to local hoteliers who might be fearful of competition.
He gave a commitment that his group is willing to provide any help to the entire hotel community.
“Any help that Sandals can give, or any partnership we can work with to every hotel, big or small, we are here to do just that,” Stewart said.