Sandals International Resort is investing US$10 million in the expansion of Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort by summer 2016.
Chairman of Sandals International Resort, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, has partnered with Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell for the project.
During a recent ground-breaking ceremony recently, Stewart and Mitchell unveiled plans to expand the resort which currently spans 32 luxury suites to house 257 lagoon nature reserve suites.
“We have had the most extraordinary two years in Grenada where we see the demand for our brand and this destination, soar. So we have decided to invest more in our product here, in an effort to meet the high demand the international travel trade has placed on us for Grenada,” Stewart told reporters.
He added that some 150 construction jobs will be created as a result of the expansion efforts, with more full-time employment to be created upon completion.
The Caribbean hotel mogul is of the view that travelers are looking for more on their vacation experience and believes that the industry spare no effort redefining itself.
Prime Minister Mitchell noted that Grenada’s economy has seen tremendous growth averaging 5.7 percent for the last two years and credits the resurgence of the spice island to the growth in tourism.