Sandals Royal almost close to capacity – official

Ahead of the December 20 opening of Sandals Royal, one local official is reporting  that the luxury property is almost fully booked.

Speaking on the sidelines of a job fair at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this morning, Public Relations Manager of Sandals Barbados David Hinds told Barbados TODAY “we are opening at 90 per cent”.

He also described the response to the job fair as “tremendous”.

David Hinds

“Up to 10:30 this morning we had seen at least 1,700 Barbadians. The fair is for all categories in the hotel. We would have started yesterday with our front office, laundry, engineering departments and today and Wednesday, it will be primarily be [for the] food and beverage department, and point of sale. “We have been encouraged. [The hotel] is set to open on December of this year and we will need roughly 700 persons.

“[In terms of the property], last time I checked, we had been told that everything is on schedule. We have already started accepting bookings and everything for December

20th, so all seems set to open on that date.  We are really excited to welcome our first guest to the new property,” Hinds added.

When completed the US$160 million, 222 all-suite resort will feature a number of Sandals firsts, including the first rooftop pool and bar, the first four-lane bowling alley, the first men’s only barbershop, and two new restaurant concepts.

Today, Hinds also reiterated that the planned construction of a Beaches Resort at the site of the old Almond Beach Village in St Peter was still on the cards.

“Heywoods will become Beaches Resort.  We are looking to break ground on that hopefully next year,” he said.

3 Responses to Sandals Royal almost close to capacity – official

  1. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite October 17, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Large Que !

  2. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams October 18, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Help me to unpack “almost close”

  3. Jerry October 18, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Congratulations to all the professionals, contractors and workers in completing such a beautiful quality project on time. Congratulations to Team Sandals for their continued investment in Barbados when locals are refusing to invest in their own country’s development and progress. ( 9.1 billon Dollars in savings accounts earning nothing) . Congratulations to the Sandals Group For Advertising Barbados as a top Destination in the World to visit. Congratulations to the 700 lucky persons who will be employed there and to represent Barbados as a friendly welcoming place to spend their Vacation and hard earned money. Two thumbs down to all the naysayers. It is easy to be a critic and accomplish nothing.


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