Sandals Grande Antigua is to be expanded, starting in the first quarter of 2023.
Highly-placed sources tell ABS News Sandals Resorts International is to add new luxury accommodation to its Antigua property.
It will create about 400 jobs for tradesmen and others during the construction phase. Upon completion, it will create about 300 permanent jobs over time.
Construction is to start within the next three months, with completion set for 2025.
Prime Minister Hon. Gaston Browne has welcomed the news, saying it sends a strong message of confidence to the global market, regarding the country’s recovery from the pandemic.
He also lauds the planned enhancement project as very impressive, and says it will help soften the impact of the pandemic. Tourism Minister Hon. Charles Fernandez says this upgrade signals a boost to the country’s tourism package.
Minister Fernandez explains that in addition to the further enhancement of the country’s tourism product, employment in the construction and entertainment industry will receive major boost.
Sandals’ Executive Chairman, Adam Stewart is bullish on the prospects, saying the vision for Sandals Grande Antigua includes an exquisite transformation.
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