The Kempinski Hotel, due to open in October, is expected to add significant value to Dominica’s tourism product.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit led a cabinet delegation on a site visit to the hotel on Wednesday.
Mr. Skerrit told reporters, the new hotel will feature large conference facilities, previously unavailable in Dominica, saying that government had to turn down a number of regional and international conferences in the past, due to lack of space.
Prime Minister Skerrit also offered more details following his recent announcement that a new hotel would be built close to the Kempinski Hotel in Portsmouth.
“In the next couple weeks we will sign off on another hotel adjacent to the Kempinski,” he revealed.
“The Social Security has 7 acres of land that they will be selling to Range to do a second hotel. This hotel will be 100 rooms… Range has said they are ready to start literally within weeks of signing.”
“in the next three/ four years we gonna have an additional… 1000 or so rooms, and that will bring the critical mass, and that will help justify the construction of the international airport,” he said.