By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A US $54 Million hotel with 163 rooms and Casino will be built at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara by the Indian based company Sun & Sand group of Companies.
Earlier today President Donald Ramotar and the Director of the company Bhushan Chandna officially turned the sod at the proposed site for the new hotel venture.
Chandna told iNews that full scale construction works are expected to begin in August and the project should be completed by the end of 2015. The Director has hopes of making this five star luxury hotel one to compete with locally and internationally.
“It’s going to be one of the best in Guyana and I wish it should be best class in the Caribbean and we are going to manage it so well it is going to be boost for the country as tourism, because as you know in this country the government themselves is investing in tourism and it is very encouraging for any private entrepreneur to invest in tourism,” Chandna said.
President Donald Ramotar, who attended the event, is not worried that the tourism sector is being crowded with hotels. As a matter of fact, the President believes the demand is greater than the supply in the tourism sector.
“I think that the fact that we are having this hotel and accommodation will help to boost and accelerate the development of our tourism sector and will attract much more and more arrivals to our country which is extremely good for our tourism sector,” the President said.
Sun & Sand group of Companies is already involved in mining here. The proposed site for the hotel is next to the International Conference Center.