NASSAU, Bahamas–Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Off Shore Island is on track to re-open its doors in October, revamped and renovated, in time for what it said is shaping up to be its best winter season ever.
The 60-year-old resort is set to unveil major upgrades.
“We are excited about the future of Sandals Royal Bahamian and look forward to celebrating its re-opening in October. The resort is on track to realise its best winter season and our actions now are in preparation for that very feat,” says Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International.
“This necessary remedial work is aimed at preserving our place in the market by ensuring Sandals Royal Bahamian is in the best shape of its life and its staff, who have the privilege of serving our guests, are also the industry’s very best. Our guests deserve nothing less and neither does the world-class legacy of Bahamian tourism,” he added.
The repairs and upgrades that forced the resort’s closure are being fast-tracked at an estimated cost of US $4 million and are to be implemented within 14 weeks – a massive feat itself, considering the original time-frame for completion was four months.
Simultaneously, the screening and re-hiring processes to engage the resort’s full complement of 750 staff are currently under way. This will also involve the Sandals team carrying out extensive training of talent, to guarantee full mobilisation upon re-opening and thus ensuring the company’s award-winning services are consistently maintained at the highest level.
“We have been in the Bahamas for over 20 years,” says Stewart, “and we absolutely love the Bahamas. We want to express our gratitude and appreciation to the Bahamian Government and its people for working with us in a spirit of cooperation to ensure a successful and timely re-opening – a celebration we will mark with our re-energised staff, industry partners, travel agents, airline executives and key players who build businesses for a better Bahamas.”
The latest upgrades follow multi-million-dollar renovation projects over the past four years. ~ Caribbean360 ~
Source: Daily Herald
Sandals Royal Bahamian set to re-open in October