Temporary closure of Sandals Grande Antigua announced

Monday, July 17, 2017

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ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Sandals Group has announced the closure of one of its flagship locations – Sandals Grande, for a period of five months.

In a letter dated July 14, Chief Operations Officer at Sandals, Shawn DaCosta told the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union that Sandals Grande Antigua will be closed, effective September 20, for a period of five months “to undertake essential maintenance works”.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Tourism Minister Asot Michael were reportedly informed on July 13.

The announcement comes following news that another hotel – the Veranda Resort and Spa is to close between August 13 and October 13.

DaCosta told the General Secretary of the union, David Massiah that, “we wish to assure you that in connection with the closure, we will honour all our obligations to our team members.
DaCosta added that the Sandals Group recognises the importance of “reopening as quickly as possible and will endeavour to do so.”




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