The recently refurbished Waves Hotel and Spa has added 70 rooms to Barbados’ luxury accommodation sector.
The $10 million renovation was unveiled last week during a press tour of the Prospect, St James property acquired by the Elegant Hotels Group in March this year.
Chief Operating Officer of Elegant Hotels, Sunil Chatrani, said aside from the benefits of increased luxury accommodation, the revitalized all-inclusive hotel on the island’s west coast had also created jobs. During the four-month renovation, he said, 350 people were employed directly and indirectly on a daily basis.
“Credit must be given to everyone who worked on this project because to achieve what we did in a 16-week period is unheard of in the Caribbean. We should be proud as a nation to have the skill sets that we have to deliver a product of this quality within such a tight time frame,” the hotelier said.
Chatrani told the media the Elegant Group also heavily patronized local suppliers.
“With the exception of some capital items, we purchase almost everything locally, supporting local manufacturers and farmers. As it relates to food and beverage, we . . . spend almost $13 million locally, per annum,” he disclosed.
During the tour, media representatives got a first-hand look at the re-launched hotel’s signatures, including locally produced art décor.
Wave Hotel and Spa’s 70 rooms join the other 550 in the Elegant Hotels Group’s properties.