Andre Dhanpaul has left the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa where he served as General Manager, telling the Times that he will be concentrating on running two companies he and his girlfriend own in Saint Lucia.
“I wanted a little more balance with my family – I need to stop traveling, you know, ” he said.
He said he left the resort two days ago.
“No, I wasn’t fired,” he said in response to the question of whether he had resigned or was told to leave.
“We separated amicably,” Dhanpaul told the Times.
Prior to becoming General Manager at the Royalton, the veteran hospitality industry professional was Regional Director for the Eastern Caribbean for Sandals.
In the business for some 28 years, Dhanpaul also worked in Jamaica as General Manager for Sandals Negril, Sunset Negril and Beaches Negril.
He owns a luxury villa at Cap Estate and an excursion company that is due to start here on April 10, 2017.
Dhanpaul’s departure from the Royalton follows the recent official opening of the US$250 million resort.