Melia Braco Village Hotel now open
The newly renovated Melia Braco Village Hotel officially opened its doors for the start of 2016.
The ribbon-cutting of the new hotel was held last Thursday January 7 and provided its specially invited guests with the ultimate Melia experience.
As an international hotel chain, Jamaica is the second English-speaking territory in which the Melia Group of hotels has invested.
Formerly known as the Grand Lido Braco and located in the Rio Bueno district of Trelawny, the new hotel is gaining attention for its grand design, exquisite detail and commitment to customer service. The 24-acre property, which is owned by the National Insurance Fund, is being managed by Melia Hotel group, under a 15-year lease agreement with the Government of Jamaica. It is projected that the renovation of the existing facility and construction of additional rooms will provide as many as 700 jobs while permanently employing 400 persons. Dimitris Kosvogiannis, Melia Braco's general manager, stressed that employees will be Jamaican.
TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
"I consider it my solemn duty to assure that we will optimise our labour force by providing Jamaicans with training and employment opportunities at this new hotel," he said. "We are also excited to be opening our hotel at a time when Jamaica has reached such levels of success in so many areas, for example crime prevention and economic growth. We will do our part to continue to support the industry, achieve new heights and represent Brand Jamaica''
The resort consists of 232 rooms, nestled inside colonial style buildings with astounding views of the beach and the Caribbean Sea. Guests will be able to see the best that the quiet parish of Trelawny has to offer, while dining at their choice of five restaurants or relaxing by the beach, pool and spa.