Refurbished Waves Hotel boosts luxury accommodation

The recently refurbished Waves Hotel and Spa has added 70 rooms to Barbados’ luxury accommodation sector.

The $10 million renovation was unveiled last week during a press tour of the Prospect, St James property acquired by the Elegant Hotels Group in March this year.

Chief Operating Officer of Elegant Hotels, Sunil Chatrani, said aside from the benefits of increased luxury accommodation, the revitalized all-inclusive hotel on the island’s west coast had also created jobs. During the four-month renovation, he said, 350 people were employed directly and indirectly on a daily basis.

Chief Operating Officer of Elegant Hotels, Sunil Chatrani
Chief Operating Officer of Elegant Hotels, Sunil Chatrani

“Credit must be given to everyone who worked on this project because to achieve what we did in a 16-week period is unheard of in the Caribbean. We should be proud as a nation to have the skill sets that we have to deliver a product of this quality within such a tight time frame,” the hotelier said.

Chatrani told the media the Elegant Group also heavily patronized local suppliers.

“With the exception of some capital items, we purchase almost everything locally, supporting local manufacturers and farmers. As it relates to food and beverage, we . . . spend almost $13 million locally, per annum,” he disclosed.

During the tour, media representatives got a first-hand look at the re-launched hotel’s signatures, including locally produced art décor.

Wave Hotel and Spa’s 70 rooms join the other 550 in the Elegant Hotels Group’s properties.

The inviting swimming pool  on the property.
The inviting swimming pool on the property.
The outside dining area.
The outside dining area.
The lounge is well decorated with locally produced furnishings.
The lounge is well decorated with locally produced furnishings.
One of the suites at Waves Hotel.
One of the suites at Waves Hotel.

11 Responses to Refurbished Waves Hotel boosts luxury accommodation

  1. seagul September 21, 2016 at 9:45 am

    There are an increasing amount of destinations out there, emerging destinations, which are giving a higher quality product for a more cost-effective price. But the registered hoteliers here remain greedy, simply put. With more reasonable rates there is a positive possibility for year round occupancy and an increase in all round employment. How is it that a Swiss visitor to Bali can pay 60 USD in a 4 star hotel and in the same 4 star in B’dos they must fork out at least 200 USD. People are connecting and making great deals through the net. A word to these boutique cartels—get with it and at the same time pay some decent wages.

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  2. jm September 21, 2016 at 10:50 am

    when I hit the powerball.I’m investing 10 million dollars in the Barbados schools system…free lunch and dinner program.

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  3. environmentalwatchman September 21, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Any idea what the average wage is in Bali vs Barbados?

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  4. Peter Thompson September 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Hotel workers in Bali make between US$150 and US$300 per month.

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  5. seagul September 21, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    And 150 USD goes a very long way in Bali. The politicians are somewhat more in harmony with their people’s needs. We flew to Bali from Zurich last month–14 hrs flight– 600 CH/ USD. The Caribbean is being exploited by BA extortion prices.

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    • Celestine September 21, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Seagul. Actually, BA have some fantastic deals, that are not extortionate.

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  6. jrsmith September 21, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Just think people all the profits from the hotel cartel in Barbados is as like the tourist , on its way out of Barbados leaving bajans to pay tourist prices on bajan wages…if the hotel industry would invest some of they profits they made in Barbados ,our economy will pickup very quick…

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  7. seagul September 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    What about the culture of a people, the dignity of a people, the soul of the people that’s to be respected. We must maintain a moral discipline in the discourse of human rights and sensibility when it comes to this vital tourism. Haven’t we learnt anything from the Mighty Gabby?

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  8. Carson C Cadogan September 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    A lot of you really have nothing better to do with your time other than to criticize and complain about everything.

    Most of you on this page has never done a single thing to improve life here in Barbados.

    Your only value to Barbados is Nuisance value.

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  9. Susan Nolby September 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Luxury?!?! Please define luxury!

    I suggest that the author of this article looks around what other luxury hotels there are around the world.

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  10. Owen D Phillips September 21, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you Carson that all they do, they curse our PM like a dog i believe most of them can’t even tie his shoes. Our PM is a well educated man all they do spend all their time on social media because it is free. Probably never paid a tax in their lives. just leaches.

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