A major hotel project underway in the parish of St Patrick is set to employ hundreds of workers.
The new developers have promised that work will be ongoing in various phases, during the Levera Beach Resort Grenada’s ground-breaking ceremony last Friday.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell was among government officials in attendance as well as investors and community members.
“We guarantee you that it will continue to move forward from this point on. We have put our heart, our soul, our money, everything that we can into this and we’ve got many wonderful people who are starting to join us,” said Randy Oveson, one of the investors.
“We have already started the project. We’ve had over 10 workers, working for close to a year, cleaning the project. We have cut new roads. We are already cutting the foundation site pads, for the first 14 cottages,” added Robert Martin, another partner investor.
The Levera Beach Resort Grenada project is a 375–acre, multi-million dollar hotel and residential project approved under the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme.
The first of the 4 development phases will include the construction of the Turtle Beach Resort, which will encompass an 80 unit Boutique hotel, 40 hotel cottages, 20 Casitas and Villas, restaurants — including 2 farm–to–table restaurants, pools, spa and organic orchard.
“As the first phase is opened there will be over 100 people employed, in this very place, and when the entire project is done, it’ll provide over 400 jobs to the island of Grenada,” Oveson added.
The resort is located adjacent to Levera National Park and borders the Caribbean Sea.
The development team pledges environmental responsibility, sustainable community development and employment for Grenadian citizens.
“As activities increase, the Bathway — Levera activity — the locals enjoying the beauty of this place, will expand,” Prime Minister Keith Mitchell said.
“The little shops around different parts, whether it’s Hermitage, River Sallee, the Sauteurs town, the hairdressing businesses, the tailors, the carpenters different persons will in fact benefit and, of course, the retail sector”.