The Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort has announced a multimillion dollar upgrade, expected to provide numerous jobs for nationals in both the construction and operation stages.
In addition, the project will boost economic development in the country through the vital tourism industry.
Managing Director Mark Ozawa says the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is pleased for the support of the Government of Saint Lucia in facilitating the multi- million dollar upgrade.
“On behalf of the entire Windjammer Team, thank you for approving our recent request for the Crown lands lease so that we can expand the resort, increase our jobs and bring new customers to Saint Lucia. We look forward to making a formal announcement on the first phase of the expansion which will be a new spa, and we look forward to starting construction in the next few months.
“Soon we will also formally announce our new three-year $21 million villa renovation programme which will bring Windjammer up to a new level. So thank you to the Government and the Honourable Minister Lorne Theophilus specifically for helping us bring more tourists here to Windjammer and to the island.”
The project will also be complemented by ongoing renovations at the resort.
In responding to news of the multi -million dollar upgrade, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Social Security, Honourable Dr. Kenny Anthony, commended the management the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort for their continued investment in the development of Saint Lucia.
“This hotel has been a good friend of this country and they have believed in Saint Lucia over the years, and I am extremely happy that this confidence is being translated into the investment which the general manager has announced. Saint Lucia badly needs investment. Every investment matters now because you know as well as I do there are so many young people who are unemployed and are facing challenges and difficulties, and every opportunity for a new job in this country matters.”
Prime Minister Anthony says his government will continue to support Windjammer and other investors interested in bringing economic development and prosperity to Saint Lucia and its citizens.
The multi-million dollar upgrade was announced on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 during a Staff Appreciation Dinner and Awards.