Royalton To Open In Early 2019

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Royalton Antigua

The old Royal Antiguan Hotel, to be renamed the Royalton Hotel when it opens early next year, the government has said.

“It is seeking 100 skilled carpenters and other skilled craftsmen to add the finishing touches to the 300+ rooms that are close to completion,” a statement from the government has said.

It added that the managers of the project are hoping to have the skilled workers labor 24 hours each day, in order to complete the re-building project in a few months.

The Royal Antiguan was sold to a Trinidad investor for US$12 million dollars, in 2004, by the past administration; it was government’s property and was fully functional, employing nearly 300 workers at the time.

In 2016, the Gaston Browne administration attracted a Canadian group who purchased the rundown and shuttered property from the Trinidadian investor for US$27 million dollars, or for $15 million dollars more than the 2004 purchaser bought the functioning property.

The Canadian Group will build another hotel on the land across from the lagoon at the Royal Antiguan, which will be just as large as the refurbished Royal Antiguan. The company is a fully integrated firm, meaning that it owns travel agencies, its own fleet of airplanes, and its own hotels to which it flies it customers.

It promises 95% occupancy throughout the year of both properties when completed.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Is that what the hotel will be looking like when completed?? It is a beautiful structure. Labor work for 24 hours a day… I hope it is two shift per day not the same workers will be working both shift because that will be torture to the human physical body and mind.

    • They not hiring,because i understand they do not want to pay the people for their labour.. They all want to come to these small Islands and do what they feel like.Not going to happen here,we stamped out working for nothing a long time ago.There are market rates for each type of skilled laborers ,why should they want to pay them less?

  2. In its original condition this hotel was a real dog. Very poor location and incredibly unattractive building and grounds. Hard to believe that further investment will rectify either. Another poor decision in my opinion. Putting an additional hotel in this area is beyond stupid.
    By the way, what is happening at Pensioner’s Beach with the “Iraqui Village”?

  3. Hurray! finally. Some great news for the many potential workers in the bread line..
    Hoping that many will be accepted.

  4. Is this hotel the Royalton Antigua not anywhere near
    Finnished ? It was supposed to open January?
    We booked to come may 🤦‍♀️

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