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Extension plans complete for Fiesta hotel in Lucea

Published:Friday | March 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer


Spanish hotel chain, Fiesta, has completed the preliminary plans for its US$500-million phase-two expansion in Point, Hanover, having submitted plans to the Lucea Parish Council for approval earlier this week.

The plans call for an immediate 900 additional rooms with a further development of an 18-hole championship golf course and luxury housing development, Fiesta's general manager, Dimitris Kosvogniannis, told The Gleaner on Wednesday.

The housing project is part of the ongoing development on lands across the road from the resort and is for public and executive management, he said.

Fiesta currently operates two resorts in Hanover, the Grand Palladium and Lady Hamilton, both with more than 1,000 rooms. According to Kosvogiannis, Fiesta will bring to Jamaica its luxury brand, The Royal Suites, which comes with butler service, swim-up pool, large living quarters and other luxury amenities.

"We anticipate creating employment for an additional 1,000 staff, while the construction process will engage 2,000 to 3,000 workers. Fiesta has committed to using the latest technology and best materials in the development," said Kosvogiannis.

As part of its ongoing commitment and faith in Jamaica, the chain has employed local architects Omari Wright and Ard Zuar of Zuar and Wright Limited to supervise the project, while local contractors present their proposals.