(ZIZ News) — The Pelican Bay Hotel, to be located on the South East Peninsula, is expected to make significant contributions to the local economy, both in its construction phase and after it is opened.
Director of Pelican Bay, Charles Ross said the hotel will be a great addition to St. Kitts’ tourism industry.
He said, “We are particularly happy to be bringing Embassy Suites by Hilton to St. Kitts. The Pelican Bay Hotel is going to be known as Embassy Suites St. Kitts and as we know, that’s one of Hilton’s main brands and we think it will be a tremendous addition to the Kittitian infrastructure in terms of the industry and it will bring lots of jobs, foreign exchange and tax revenue to St. Kitts so we really look forward to a year and a half from now when the hotel will be opened, construction will be done and there will be another jewel in the crown of St. Kitts tourism.”
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Lindsay Grant expressed delight that locals are employed at the hotel.
He said, “I understand that a tremendous amount of the quality work that is to be done here shortly is happening right now (and) is being done by persons of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. I understand from the quantity surveyors, the architects, the engineers and a great building staff are recipients from St. Kitts and Nevis and so we are happy for that because I always believe in the capacity building of our people and that we don’t want the tourism industry to grow and leave our people behind. So it’s really a pleasure that we have that kind of input from our people.”
Embassy Suites St. Kitts is expected to open in August 2016.