St. Kitts Hotels To Get An Economic Incentive Boost

Frigate Bay Beach Resort Manager With PM Douglas

Frigate Bay Beach Resort GM  With PM Douglas (R)
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 19, 2009 (CUOPM)

Small hotel operators in St. Kitts recently got a shot in the arm with the launching of the Special Incentive Package for Small Hotels.

“We hope the small hotel sector will honour the specific obligations that we have negotiated to ensure that their properties continue to be attractive and improved, to uphold high standards that we anticipate in the hotel sector and specifically the tourism product with the Government providing the necessary support to this sector,” said Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas in brief remarks during the signing ceremony.

Prime Minister Douglas signed on behalf of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis while Mr. Sam Ng’alla signed on behalf of the Frigate Bay Beach Resort and Mrs. Karen Keusch on behalf of Ottley’s Plantation Inn.

Prime Minister Douglas thanked his Minister of State for Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Richard Skerritt for pursuing the initiative as well as President of the Hotel and Tourism Association (HTA), Mr. Kishu Chandaramani and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael Head, who were present.

Dr. Douglas singled out Mr. Chandaramani for lobbying for this initiative, even while serving as President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Mr. Head for the tremendous support provided during the discussion and formulation of the initiatives as well as the hotel representatives for their support and leadership in the development of tourism.

Other hotels benefitting and have signed similar agreements, Bird Rock Beach Hotel, Sun “˜N Sand, Timothy Beach Hotel, Golden Lemon Inns and Villas, Ocean Terrace Inn and Rawlins Plantation Inn.

Small hotels are regarded as properties with not less than 10 rooms and not exceeding 99 rooms.

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