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Hyatt officials visit the Park Hyatt St. Kitts project

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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – This month,  the Park Hyatt St. Kitts construction site received a visit from several top Hyatt regional executives to review the progress being made and to begin putting plans in place for the hotel’s operations, which are scheduled to commence in early 2016. The development of Park Hyatt St. Kitts is a significant component of Hyatt’s growing brand portfolio in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The delegation, headed by Mr. Myles McGourty, Hyatt’s Senior Vice President of Field Operations for Latin America and the Caribbean, was delighted by the advanced pace of the construction project. While on island, Hyatt executives met with Minister of Tourism & International Transport, Senator Richard Skerritt, and a team of Government Officials to discuss the upcoming marketing and human resource needs for the planned 200-key luxury resort, of which 134 rooms are expected to be open during the winter season of 2015/2016.

Minister Skerritt said, “Hyatt is recognized as a leader in promoting and nurturing a positive and diverse workplace environment and its strong commitment to these issues in support of the future Park Hyatt St. Kitts is evident. Addressing matters of people empowerment, an underlying principle of our Labour Party Government, is a value we share. I am particularly pleased to learn about the company´s philosophy in supporting the hiring of local employees, and providing them with the necessary training needed in order to develop their skills for this unique project.”

Mr. McGourty and his team also visited other tourism products on St. Kitts & Nevis and expressed satisfaction at their quality, and the direction that the destination is taking. “We are very excited to be bringing the Park Hyatt brand to a destination like St. Kitts, which is rich in culture, history and natural beauty. Park Hyatt St. Kitts will evoke a strong sense of place through its design and the unforgettable experiences its guests will enjoy,” said Mr. McGourty. “I am delighted to see and experience the quality and enthusiasm of the Kittitian workforce. We remain committed to fostering future associates that will help one another achieve their full potential to better serve our guests, and each other, every day.”

Mohammed Asaria, Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of Dubai based Range Developments, the developer of Park Hyatt St. Kitts, accompanied the Hyatt officials on their tour of St. Kitts and neighboring Nevis, and expressed satisfaction with the progress of the hotel project to date. “I am delighted to see that work is proceeding as planned,” said Mr Asaria. “We are committed to providing quality jobs for the people of St Kitts and helping to boost the economic growth of this lovely Caribbean island.”

Photo caption (left to right): Mohammed Asaria, Vice Chairman and Co-Founder at Range Developments and Myles McGourty, Hyatt’s Senior Vice President of Field Operations for Latin America and the Caribbean with Minister Richard Skerritt, outside the Park Hyatt site office at Banana Bay, Christophe Harbour.

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