CONSTRUCTION works on the US$15M Aiden Hotel on Robb and Oronoque Streets, Georgetown, which will feature 101 “smart rooms”, will commence tomorrow.
The Aiden Hotel is a boutique-styled hotel under the Best Western Hotel and Resorts franchise.
A smart-hotel room is one outfitted with electronic devices and household appliances which are powered by Internet connectivity.
Best Western is a hotel chain that originated in the USA, and subsequently spread around the world.
The company has over 4,200 hotels worldwide, each one independently-owned and run.
The hotel will be developed by Arimu Investments Inc, which is a Guyanese company with investments in mining, real estate and business.
The hotel is expected to be completed in 18 months.
The directors of Arimu Investments Inc and developers of the Aiden Hotel are Geraldo and Lorenzo Alphonso.
Co-developer of the hotel, Geraldo Alphonso, in an interview with the Guyana Chronicle, said Guyana will experience a demand for accommodation amid a rapidly-growing economy.
“The Arimu Investment Company is actually named after a tributary of the Mighty Cuyuni River in Region Seven; it is a gold-and-diamond-rich area for a number of years. We know about the area through our gold mining exploits, and that’s why we came up with the name,” Alphonso said, while noting that the company is 100 per cent Guyanese-owned.
Headline photo caption: An artist’s impression of the Aiden Hotel