By Tracey Khan-Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the much anticipated internationally branded Marriott Hotel was today undertaken by President Donald Ramotar.
The President also unveiled the hotel’s plaque as he was joined by several officials of the hotel, government ministers and members of the local private sector.
There was much fanfare at the opening which gave invites the red carpet experience. President Ramotar was given a key as were the other guests, with a message from Bill Marriott, first host and General manager which read, “world- class service comes from more than a building. It comes from people-our brilliant hosts.”
This evening the 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.