GRAND ANSE BEACH,
Grenada -- During the gala reopening of the 64-room Spice Island
Beach Resort, Grenadas Prime Minister Keith Mitchell addressed
tourism executives, government officials and hotel guests regarding
future plans for the islands hotel sector.
Although firm details were
not revealed, Mitchell announced that Sandals Resorts plans to
build a 200-room Beaches property on Grand Anse Beach.
Also being explored, he said, are plans to
convert the medical school facility on Grand Anse Beach to a
attendees that the island has obtained funding to rebuild the
Grenada National Stadium Complex in St. George, damaged by
Hurricane Ivan in September of 2004, and will reopen hotel rooms
prior to the 2007 World Cup Soccer's Super Eight matches, slated
for April 10 through 21 next year.
He added that the
island will partner with a sports tourism consulting company to
fully maximize the island's revenue during the upcoming World Cup
Mitchell also applauded the February addition of a fourth Air
Jamaica nonstop flight from New York's Kennedy Airport and said
that American Airlines is eyeing the startup of nonstop flights to
reporter Kristin O'Meara Hillmann, send e-mail to [email protected].