The grand opening of the highly anticipated, internationally branded Marriott Hotel was today undertaken by President Donald Ramotar, in Georgetown Guyana.
The Head of State also unveiled the hotel’s plaque and he was joined by several officials of the hotel, government ministers and members of the local private sector. While addressing the gathering, President Ramotar noted that the ceremony was indeed an ‘historic’ occasion, as the Marriott Brand is world renowned for its high class and service.
The Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister, Irfaan Ali noted that this investment this will be a catalyst for tourism development in Guyana and it will help to raise the profile of the destination. He was presented with a symbolic key, along with other guests while a message from Bill Marriott, first host and General Manager was read, "world- class service comes from more than a building. It comes from people-our brilliant hosts,” he read.
This evening, a grand reception will be held to mark the hotel’s opening for business to local and overseas guests. The luxury hotel brags of 197 guest rooms and suites that offer views of the ocean at every turn. Its Ballroom has the capacity to accommodate between 400 to 700 persons at any time depending on the set up. It can also be transformed into four sections to host smaller events.
The hotel also has five boardrooms and an open style kitchen to allow patrons to dine in the restaurant and watch their meals being prepared by expert chefs. Its indoor gym will cater mainly for its guest but membership will eventually be offered to the public. In addition, daily passes will also become available once the hotel is open to the public.
The nine storey Hotel is Located at the mouth of the Demerara River in Kingston, Georgetown. Guyana will also see additional major investments in tourism in the near future, these include the CJIA Airport Expansion, the Hospitality Institute, the Specialty Hospital, the Guyana/Suriname Bridge , the upgrading of the access road from Brazil to Georgetown and the addition of the Ramada Hotel Brand among many others.