Major Boost for Tourism With Opening of Newest Resort

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Friday 21st December, 2018-Prime Minister Gaston Browne has expressed satisfaction at the work done to the Hodges Bay Resort and Spa that opened its doors on December 1st, 2018.

On a recent tour of the property, the prime minister says the island’s latest hotel is “easily one of the finest resorts on the island,” adding “it is a welcomed addition to our tourism product.”

He continued that the Hodges Bay Resort and Spa “will become a major foreign exchange earner which has the potential to attract twenty thousand visitors annually, creating economic opportunities for the people of Antigua and Barbuda…employment opportunities, opportunities for entrepreneurship.”

Tourism Minister the Hon. Charles Fernandez echoed the sentiments of PM Browne adding that he is not only impressed with the finished product that is to be branded internationally as one of Antigua and Barbuda’s best, but more so impressed with the quality of work done by the 95% local workforce employed during the construction phase.

The guided tour of the property was lead by Sunil Chatrani, CEO of Elegant Hotels and Niels Studaman, General Manager.

The 122-room property also features 79 units, 3 main restaurants, tennis courts, a kid’s club, teen’s club, gym and spa facility.

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