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Sandals closes for $4m refurb

The 60-year-old Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort on Cable Beach has closed its doors for a major $4 million refurbishment. The Cable Beach all-inclusive hotel will reopen for business in October. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016

ALT TAG HERESandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Off Shore Island has closed its doors for a major refurbishment.

The 60-year-old resort is set to unveil a newly-renovated Windsor pool and restored Balmoral pool deck, as well as major upgrades to five of its restaurants, when it reopens in October.

The Windsor Ballroom is undergoing significant improvements to include updated audio-visual equipment and soft furnishings. Other repair work being undertaken extends to the resort’s Red Lane Spa and an overhaul of electrical systems in select areas. Several rooms and suites are also being restored.

“We are excited about the future of Sandals Royal Bahamian and look forward to celebrating its re-opening in October,” says Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, chairman of Sandals Resorts International.

“The resort is on track to realize its best winter season and our actions now are in preparation for that very feat. This necessary remedial work is aimed at preserving our place in the market by ensuring Sandals Royal Bahamian is in the best shape of its life and its staff, who have the privilege of serving our guests, are also the industry’s very best. Our guests deserve nothing less and neither does the world-class legacy of Bahamian tourism.”

The repairs and upgrades are being fast-tracked at an estimated cost of $4 million and are to be implemented within 14 weeks.

Simultaneously, the screening and re-hiring processes to engage the resort’s full complement of 750 staff are currently underway.

“We have been in The Bahamas for over 20 years,” says Stewart, “and we absolutely love The Bahamas. We want to express our gratitude and appreciation to The Bahamian government and its people for working with us in a spirit of cooperation to ensure a successful and timely re-opening; a celebration we will mark with our reenergized staff, industry partners, travel agents, airline executives and key players who build businesses for a better Bahamas.”

These latest upgrades follow multi-million dollar renovation projects over the past four years to include the addition of swim-up river suites, full refurbishment of luxury suites with the installation of new bathrooms featuring Carrera marble and glass mosaics, as well as an overall upgrade to the Balmoral Tower.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has congratulated Shaunae Miller on her thrilling gold medal victory at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro calling her an official Tourism Ambassador having drawn the attention of millions around the world to The Bahamas.

More than two dozen workers are on site at Sandals Royal Bahamian beginning work on a spa that will undergo a full transformation as well as other extensive repairs and upgrades that have closed the hotel temporarily.

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