St Kitts & Nevis: ERA hotel project to create 300 jobs
St Kitts and Nevis continues to be a favourite among international entities, who through their investment, contribute to the Federations already robust tourism sector.
The most recent investor, ERA Development, who Loop News understands, will construct a 240 room hotel, on a 350 000 square-foot parcel of land, at Brighton’s Estate Canyon.
During a launch event on Monday, Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, said his administration welcomes the development as a major investment in the North-eastern side of St Kitts.
“It is very important that we see the development that is taking place in our country as being inclusive and is spread everywhere, from Basseterre, our capital, to the suburban areas and to the rural areas of St. Kitts and Nevis. This is something that we want to incentivize and to encourage so that the richness of our diversity is experienced by everyone,” he said.
The ERA hotel will feature an expected 240 rooms with Atlantic views and a commercial shopping mall, which according to PM Harris, will be a major addition to the socioeconomic landscape of the country.
He said, “We are a beautiful country with a lot to offer and I’m sure that the tourists who will come here and our own local people who will come here will have excellent service and reception. The edifice…is beautiful and if we realize this kind of architecture and this kind of superb quality we will bring a major boost to the socioeconomic life for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
Parliamentary representative for the area where the hotel is to be constructed, Minister Eugene Hamilton, stressed the importance of incorporating locals throughout the life of this project.
“I want to encourage you to ensure that as this project gets underway and is developed, that at every step of the way we ensure that persons from this community and the surrounding communities are engaged,” the minister said.
ERA Development CEO, Mr Leo Xin, said the development will create more than 300 jobs and once completed, will enrich the tourism experience on the island.