Royalton hiring one thousand persons

The Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa has begun a screening and interviewing process to hire one thousand persons to fill positions at the hotel.

General Manager, Andre Dhanpaul, told the Times that applicants are being interviewed for jobs at the resort which will open at the end of January next year.


(Andre Dhanpaul)

“We are hoping to make a selection of a thousand individuals over the next eight days,” Dhanpaul disclosed.

Dhanpaul said the hotel expects to fill nine hundred full time jobs.

He said the Royalton will be interviewing close to three thousand individuals.

The resort General Manager said the process has been going on  in a very orderly and professional manner.

“We were pleasantly surprised with the turnout – people were advised of time slots to show up,” Dhanpaul explained.

The Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa is between 70 to 80 percent complete, he revealed.

Dhanpaul said rain has affected things quite a bit but the resort, which is located at Cap Estate in the North of the Island, is managing.

The Royalton will boast 455 bedrooms.

Persons seeking employment are asked to send their applications to [email protected].


  1. Anonymous
    November 28, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    stop blocking my comments

  2. Anonymous
    November 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Attention. Currently “hiring” 1000 new age slaves. Docile and pleasantly subservient applicants will be favoured.

  3. Anonymous
    November 28, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Hope every young person who lives school gets a chance of employment

    1. LB
      November 29, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      … who “leaves” school …

      1. Anonymous
        November 29, 2016 at 1:58 pm

        They talking shate and they have poor grammar

  4. Barbara Marcelle
    November 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Do we really need another hotel? smh

    1. What planet is this?
      November 28, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      No we do not need another hotel, it is better that we have unemployed persons walking around and then we can all complain about the escalated crime and how useless the government is, while we sip our rum.

      1. LB
        November 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm

        Agreed … we need more agro/cultural avenues of employment: agro industries, horticulture, aquaculture … these entities can host, or spawn plenty jobs!!

      2. lucianborn
        November 30, 2016 at 7:10 am

        exactly…smh. after reading that the hotel will “…EMPLOY ONE THOUSAND PERSONS” you wanna ask if we need another hotel. choops.

    2. Anonymous
      November 29, 2016 at 6:37 am

      We don’t need another hotel, there’s over more than thousand available jobs in st Lucia. The problem here is our university and post-secondary grads (70%) are mostly Accounting and business students.

    3. Anon1
      November 29, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Barbara I do see your point re another hotel!

      However do you know the unemployment level in SLU!

      If you genuinely do then I don’t believe you would be making that comment.

    4. Anonymous
      November 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Yes for the people that are currently need jobs,they should open ten more.Not because you currently have one you should criticize an investment which employs in large numbers and add growth to our economy.

    5. Anonymous
      November 29, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      It replaced one which was there before, yes it’s a new hotel but its not in addition to

      1. lucianborn
        November 30, 2016 at 7:12 am

        exactly. more than likely they will be rehiring most of the staff that they had to temporarily let go for the rebuilding/refurbishing/restructuring of the original structure.

    6. Anonymous
      November 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      It’s simply a replacement for a previously existing hotel…unless you were hoping nothing reopened after Almond closed down.

  5. Z
    November 28, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    I hope the two of you can give them jobs

  6. cant stand idiots
    November 29, 2016 at 1:40 am

    True that what planet is this …people don’tknow wwhatthey want .

  7. cant stand idiots
    November 29, 2016 at 1:41 am

    True that what planet is this …people don’t know what they want .

  8. Anonymous
    November 29, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Employment is employment doesn’t matter if it’s a new hotel some people would rather have 2cents coming in their pockets every fortnight than not having any at all. Sometimes I wonder what’s wrong with some ppl and y are they so critical about ppl helping them out; smh!!

  9. Anonymous
    November 29, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Yes hotels are needed for employmen but stop building all in the north the south needs 2 more hotels that’s why coconut bay will keep taking staff for papishow and treating them like (Word deleted)

  10. Eagles Eye
    November 29, 2016 at 11:45 am

    You St. Lucians never have a positive comment. You clamour for Jobs. No jobs You complain. Jobs are being created, you still complain. I think God Himself is tired with your senseless complains. How do you expect Him to provide when you complain for everything? Stop being political.

    1. Anonymous
      January 20, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Eagle, You cannot give a big man a half a sandwich. Do it properly or don’t do it at all. That was how generations of caribbean ancestors came here to work for little or nothing. Equal opportunity and equal treatment. Ask Dhanpaul what he package is… and understand that in the hotel industry, it is the bell boys, front desk, housekeeping and kitchen and bar staff who engage the client. They are the ones who decided if the tourist will come back there next year. It is not fellas like Dhanpaul, who in a cold dark office like Smeagol, counting ther people money and bartering other people’s lives and livelihoods.

  11. Anonymous
    November 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I do need a job and if it means opening new hotel then its ok…so many people out of a job…looking for employment…some of the hotels here wont hire us maybe this one will…who knows…

  12. Tasmin
    November 30, 2016 at 1:09 am

    I’m from the south of the island and i plan to send as many applications there as possible,i’ve been looking for jobs everywhere but no positive feedback.

  13. Name:
    November 30, 2016 at 5:34 am

    I for one applaud this hotel. As was stated previously, we have a situation where alot of students come back with overqualified degrees. In business or accounting or otherwise, and then they can’t find a job. Then we also have those that despite having an education are under qualified, either because they didn’t do well in school, or because they haven’t been given the opportunity to work in their field, or even because they prefer something better and want to hold out for it. Whatever the reason, this new employment opportunity will pump some new life blood into the job market. New jobs created and people who are unhappy with their current job can view switch, thus opening up that job for someone else. I have no idea why people are complaining when these opportunities arise. Making those criticisms of people genuinely trying to better themselves by calling them slaves… Smh. I think you proved who the real slave [to stupidity] is

  14. Anonymous
    January 20, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Dhanpaul should stop fooling poor black people. There has een too much of that. Tell the people the truth: What benefits they getting? Training? Insurance? Bonuses? Duty allowances? Equal opportunity? Pension? Are you even letting them organise themselves into a bargaining unit? You couldn’t get LG, so you take Butch money to make the same fool of yourself under another brand? You are worse then a cross-the-floor politician. I am tired of you, and hopefully, more people who matter will deal with you accordingly. Your greed and selfishness makes you the biggest loser, Andre.

  15. Rina Emmanuel
    April 14, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I’m interested in a concierge position my recent job was carnival cruise line and intetested in being part of your team. I believe my knowledge experience and dedication will enable me to succeed effectively