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Joseph Issa, executive vice-president of SuperClubs, announced plans yesterday to break grounds for four new hotels in the Caribbean later this year.
Speaking at a press luncheon here at the Fiesta Americana Hotel, at CHA Marketplace, Mr. Issa said he has been approached by investors in St. Kitts, to set up 225- room Grand Lido Super inclusive property in the small Eastern Caribbean island.
Varadero in Cuba will see two more properties from the Grand Lido and Breezes chain, while the fourth property will be built in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The Jamaican hotel is to be named at a later date, Issa said.
Just weeks after opening its first SuperClubs property and the first venture outside the Caribbean, in the North Coast area of Bahia, Brazil, the pioneer hotel chain with 15 hotels to its name has committed to having its brand worldwide within the next 25 years.
In addition to the four new properties, current properties are to be expanded within the next 18 months. In June 2001, the 280-room Hedonism II, Negril is slated for major refurbishing. This will include the addition of a top class Japanese restaurant and spa, swimming pools, and Jacuzzis giving a “view with a difference” to persons in the disco.
Breezes Golf and Beach, Runaway Bay, is set to get 90 more rooms and Breeze Bahamas, 200. Trelawny Beach and Grand Lido Negril are all to be upgraded, with Jacuzzis, a new feature for the top-of-the-line Grand Lido, Negril.
SuperClubs innovative move has spurred their revolutionary and trend-setting website which was recently launched. “We are able to take reservations 24 hours per day and commission travel agents online, in addition to land-based business, consumers can access airline tickets with three airlines operating from 140 cities in the United States.
Source: The Gleaner