The Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell, received news that the new improved Royalton Grenada will provide jobs to hundreds of Grenadians. The rebranded hotel is located on the same location as what Grenadians used to know as the Rex. It is expected to provide up to 400 hundred jobs direct employment and several others by indirect employment.
The major shareholders of the property, the Sunwing Travel Group, have promised to provide up to 450 jobs during the construction phase which begins this month. The news was shared by the Executive Vice President of Sunwing Travel Group, Daniel Diaz.
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“It is heartening to hear about the number of jobs that will be generated,” Prime Minister Mitchell said. “Projects like this create significant employment opportunities for locals, both in the construction phase and as permanent staff when the facility is operational.
Government welcomes any initiative that will provide gainful employment for our people. We have witnessed a steady decline in the country’s unemployment rate and we are keen to see this continue through the impact of projects like this.”
The 59 new rooms will be added to the renovated hotel this will bring the total number of rooms to 271, making it the biggest hotel in Grenada. The Vice President promised that despite the challenges faced, the project will be completed during the stipulated time. The hotel is expected to bring bigger tourism opportunities to Grenada.