Royalton Resort and Spa formally opens – creates over 800 permanent jobs

The Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa has created over 800 permanent jobs.

The grand opening of the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa took place last Thursday evening.

Tourism Minister Hon. Dominic Fedee said the opening of the newly-constructed US$250 million Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa is an expression of investor confidence in Saint Lucia. He added that Saint Lucia is especially proud to have such a resort as part of its hotel product.
“I want to begin by offering my own congratulations to this project and to ask you to join me in congratulating the team on a job well done. Now, we have a little more to sell when we go [on promotional tours].”

The luxury resort boasts 1183 suites for families as well as adults only. Guests will have access to exclusive beach areas, 12 thematic bars, a night club and a business and convention center.

Chief Executive Officer of the Royalton, Stephen Hunter, said his personal interest in Saint Lucia dates back 20 years when his father operated a hotel resort on the island.

“As a young man I have spent many Christmases in Saint Lucia, and like anybody that spends time here, I fell in love with the island and, of course, its people.”

Prime Minister Hon. Allen M. Chastanet all welcomed the significant investment that the resort is making to the local economy.
“To invest US $250 million, we here in Saint Lucia have the deepest appreciation for what you have done.”

The Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa has created over 800 permanent jobs. The resort is located at the former site of the Smuggler’s Cove Resort, at Cap Estate.

16 Comments

  1. greta
    March 28, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Just wait 6 months for the MASSIVE LAYOFFS.

    1. Jhoney
      March 28, 2017 at 9:41 am

      In every hotel industry all over the world, they have layoffs during certain months of non visitors into the islands/countries. Be grateful for the positive impact the hotel has placed in our country and cut off the negativity thats why as individuals we dont progress bcus of not thinking positive and dont think before we speak

      1. fg
        March 28, 2017 at 12:06 pm

        i totally agree with you instead of saying thank u lord atlease alot of families will be able to eat and not thinking of layoffs. Let’s pray that it don’t come to that

    2. Anonymous
      March 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

      You must be a Labour dog

      1. Anonymous
        March 28, 2017 at 4:37 pm

        Of course they won’t get credit but some of you pretend to not know that the Royalton chain came to to St. Lucia as a result of the work done by the SLP administration!

    3. Anonymous
      March 28, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      You are just a hater. I rebuke you in Jesus name.

  2. Calvin
    March 28, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Jobs, jobs, jobs! Excellent!

  3. 666
    March 28, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Wishing you all the best, but don’t turn into a vampire like some of the rest…especially Sandals.

  4. Anonymous
    March 28, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    In everything give thanks

  5. That's wisdom
    March 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Yea I just wish I was called for the job cause I was unemployed instead of employing Sandal’s staff unemploy people should have priorities first especially with experience,

    1. Anonymous
      March 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Sorry but companies find persons currently employed far more attractive than unemployed persons. Maybe you should apply to Sandals

  6. Anonymous
    March 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    For a country that has produced such brilliant minds our only hope for employment is serving white people. Slavery 21st century.

    1. Calvin
      March 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

      And with that attitude, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

      And you, and it is really quite sad to have to note this, very, very mistakenly assume that it’s only whites that get served.

      Black racist St. Lucians are but one of the many very, very unfortunate reasons that our nation only sputters in its attempts to advance, when we should be laying the groundwork that recognizes and fosters the vigour and intellectual horespower of our nation’s future — our children and young adults.

  7. Solomon
    March 28, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Yes our only hope of employment is serving white people. Why don’t the black man invest and help black people like themselves? Mind you I am a black man but I am fair. If black people don’t help their own race to survive who then to turn to, but the whites, the Syrians, the Indians or the Chinese.

  8. Eagles Eye
    March 28, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I fully understand U Solomon. Most black people Don’t even help their own relatives, much less help others to survive.

  9. Anon1
    March 29, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Yes folks be grateful for the 800 permanent jobs (we’re in 2017 NO Position is) be also grateful that the company will probably not pay any Tax for the next 20years.

    When the 20 years are up, change of company name will mean another 20 years of no Tax.

    But I am eternally grateful, Masa

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