An artist rendition of the St. Kitts Ramada
BASSETERRE, St Kitts–Phase one of the Ramada Hotel is wrapping up. Ground-breaking for the resort was held on September 16, 2014 with then St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas and the Minister of Tourism Richard “Ricky” Skerritt, participating in the ceremony.
“Construction under Phase 1 of the (St. Kitts) Ramada is wrapping up, that includes 273 rooms, which includes condos, garden villas and spa villas, as well as two multifunctional conference rooms,” Tang Jiang, Vice President of Overseas Development for Caribbean Galaxy Real Estate said recently.
Phase II construction of the Ramada began in May, Tang said and when completed will increase the number of rooms to 603. Additionally, he reported that there will be facilities such as pavilions that allow guests to enjoy the spectacular sunsets on the northern side of the island, a wooden deck stretching over the side of a cliff, and a water park for family fun will be built.
Investment agents were recently given a tour of the project and were able to get a first-hand impression of the enticing atmosphere that will become.
The St. Kitts Ramada Hotel was approved in July 2014 by the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party Government of Prime Minister Douglas. At a Cabinet Briefing, the Labour Government said the construction of the Ramada St. Kitts was consistent with the vision for the development in the White Gate area when the application was approved for the development of the condo resort and residence project at Helden’s Estate located in St. Paul’s Parish.
“The project will provide hundreds of employment opportunities for tradesmen and other local people in the design and construction phase, and will provide many long-term employment opportunities in its operational phase,” said Dr. Douglas, who is also the Parliamentary Representative.
Dr. Douglas said in 2014, that he was pleased to see St. Kitts and Nevis attract more and more high-end development projects leading to sustainable employment and business opportunities for many local people and businesses.
He said that he envisaged many persons who have been trained under the PEP programme finding long-term employment at Kittitian Hill. Patk Hyatt St. Kitts and the St. Kitts Ramada. The ground breaking ceremony was held on September 16, 2014 and construction began in 2015.