PRIME Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security, Dr. Kenny Anthony says he is exceedingly pleased with the commencement of construction on the hotel to replace the former Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa in Cap Estate, Gros Islet.
The former property was totally demolished to pave the way for the new hotel.
Already, contractors have been engaged, and some 200 workers have been employed in preparing foundation works.
Said the Prime Minister: “I expect that the number of workers will double in the next few weeks, and increase even further in the weeks ahead. This investment is welcome news for our economy, for our workers and for their families. Every single job counts at this time.”
The new hotel, on completion, will be known as the “Royalton” and will offer over 300 rooms. Completion is scheduled for late next year.