Margaritaville Resort to open February

| 19/01/2017 | 5 Comments
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Margaritaville Beach Resort lobby area

(CNS Business): The new Margaritaville Beach Resort on the West Bay Road is almost ready to open, officials have revealed. The newly renovated hotel on the site of the old Treasure Island has begun taking reservations, ready to welcome guests at the beginning of next month in the first phase of development. The first guests for what will eventually be a 285-room resort will be booked in from 4 February, but hotel officials have indicated that facilities at the resort will be opened slightly before then.

“We have worked tirelessly over the past 18 months,” said Michael Evans, executive vice president of HHG Holdings, the ownership group for the resort. “We look forward to welcoming guests for what we know will be an unforgettable Caribbean escape featuring warm, authentic Caymanian hospitality and, of course, the Margaritaville lifestyle.”

The hotel confirmed that close to half of the workforce, including the management team, are Caymanians but they hope to increase that number with on-the-job training.

“As the resort moves forward, [it is anticipated] that the total number of Caymanians or Caymanian status holders that will be hired will be even greater than 50% of the total staff,” officials told CNS Business, adding that there are plans for a second Caymanian-only job fair in advance of the opening of phase two of the resort.

The new resort includes six food and drink venues, several swimming pools, retail shops, a kid’s club, a 24-hour fitness centre, as well as meeting and event space.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Caymanian and Cayman Status holders are considered "Caymanian Only". I didn't see them make a distinction. Status Holders can attend the second job fair.

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  2. Z says:

    "officials told CNS Business, adding that there are plans for a second Caymanian-only job fair in advance of the opening of phase two of the resort." Wow that is crazy. This is in violation of the Constitution. My family is Caymanian by extended generations. I was born in the UK and moved back when I was 5. Only have Cayman Status. I think is what they mean is they are looking for stereotypical Afro- Caribbeanian folks. Wrong on so many levels.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Because there is a distinction between caymanians and status holders (driftwood).

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Well done, but why the distinction between Caymanians and Status holders?

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