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Marriott Hotel opens in Guyana in public/private sector partnership

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 4:55 AMJanet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar (3rd left) and executive vice president of Marriott, Brenda Durham, cut the ribbon officially opening the Marriott Guyana Georgetown this morning. Sharing in the occasion, from left are Winston Brassington, chairman of Atlantic Hotel Incorporated and Minister of Finance, Dr Ashni Singh
President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar (2nd right) unveils the plaque officially opening the new Marriott Guyana Georgetown this morning. He is assisted by the hotel chain's executive vice president, Brenda Durham (2nd left) and vice president, South America Caribbean and Latin America, Rahul Vir (left) and his Minister of Finance, Dr Ashni Singh
There had to be a Jamaican in the midst. Joelle Ebanks, the scissor bearer, was a joy to watch as she efficiently and professionally managed her aspect of handing over the pair of scissors to President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Marriott Guyana where she works.
Marcia Nadir-Sharma, deputy CEO, Atlantic Hotel Incorporated, owners of the Marriott Guayana Georgetown, Manzoor Nadir, former Minister of Tourism and; Jennifer Westford, Minister of the Public Service
(From left) Guyana's Minister of Public Service, Jennifer Westford, shares lens time with Tarachand Balgobin, director in the Ministry of Finance, Dina Benn and her husband, Robson Benn, Minister of the Public Works
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GEORGETOWN, Guyana:

In a private/public sector partnership, Guyana has opened its first Marriott Hotel  in the centre of the capital Gerogetown.

Guyana's President, Donald Ramotar and Marriott's executive vice president, Brenda Durham, symbolically cut the ribbon during a ceremony at the hotel this morning.

The facility is owned by Atlantic Hotel Incorporated (AHI), a government agency.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was complemented by the unveiling of a historic plaque and the presentation of symbolic keys to all the guests attending the ceremony.

"This world class facility, compares to any international hotel in the world," said Ramotar.

Meanwhile, Durham told the gathering that more than 200 Guyanese have joined the Marriott family, pointing out the importance of the property to the chain.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com