PRESS RELEASE – SAINT Lucia’s leading business houses were hosted by Coco Palm for the opening of the new executive lounge on September 5th as corporate travel proves to be a key sector. Enhancing the guest experience is key to Coco Palm’s success and the new lounge is to facilitate the business traveller while on island with a dedicated space to work and relax while on property.
Managing Director Mark Ferguson expressed his thanks to the top producing business clients and said “Thanks to each of you, corporate travel has proven to be a key market to Coco Palm which sustains us throughout the year. We have listened to your feedback and have created a dedicated space to offer your clients.
“The private space allows clients to meet and work together with workstations, flat screen TV, stocked fridge with chilled drinks, beer on tap and a Lavazza coffee maker.” Ferguson elaborated further and noted “the décor is a continuation of our lobby which was upgraded in December 2017 with very sleek and functional features.
“This theme is now being continued with upgrades to our Garden View and Pool View rooms which are the key categories for our corporate clients to be completed by December 2018.”
In appreciation for their continued support in choosing the award-winning boutique hotel in Rodney Bay, Events Manager Mrs. Alta King-Destang, personally thanked all partners, “On behalf of all our team, thank you for continuing to make Coco Palm your preferred choice. We take pride in planning your meetings and events as well as welcoming your guests while on island. It has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you and tonight is simply our expression of thanks and to show you we mean business.”
Chef Richardson prepared a sample of his specialty dishes and welcomed the valued guests and noted “we know we have entertained your guests and we hope tonight we whet your appetite in showing you what we have on offer for your special events, parties and the upcoming Christmas season. Thank you for entrusting us with your valued clients while doing business on island. We appreciate your continued support in choosing Coco Palm and hope you personally will enjoy all TiBananne has to offer.”
The new business centre follows the continued upgrade programme with Inside Out’s Lorraine Moffat and Kathy Devaux who also helped design the renovated lobby in December 2017. Inside Out will also be working on the room renovations with the first two lead in categories opening in December 2018. The thirteen-year old property also expanded the TiBananne Caribbean Bistro and Bar in 2016 with a new kitchen and expanded public area.
Coco Palm’s corporate appreciation was sponsored by Saint Lucia Distillers who offered guests a range of specialty rums at the Chairman’s Bar set up on the TiBananne deck. In addition, Windward & Leeward Brewery Ltd.provided an additional selection of drinks for guests on the night. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Jannick James. (Coco Palm)