By Gay Nagle Myers
KINGSTON, Jamaica --- Allen Chastanet, formerly Miami-based vice
president of marketing and sales for Air Jamaica, resigned his
post, effective Aug. 31.
Chastanet, who is from St. Lucia, will own and operate the
20-room Villa Creole, his new boutique-style hotel that opens in
October in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.
Chastanet said that the hotel had been in receivership, "so I
bought it because it is adjacent to four acres of land that I own.
It will reopen this fall and I plan to expand the hotel now that I
Prior to joining Air Jamaica in 1995, Chastanet was St. Lucia's
director of tourism.
Christopher Zacca, Air Jamaica's chief executive, said
Chastanet's "passion and enthusiasm made Air Jamaica a force to be
reckoned with in the industry."
Air Jamaica's chairman Gordon "Butch" Stewart said that
Chastanet "will no doubt continue to be an ambassador for Air
Meanwhile, Zacca announced that the carrier's Miami-based senior
management team will relocate to Kingston by year's end as part of
an ongoing restructuring of the marketing and sales
The line's res center also will relocate from Miami to Montego
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