Representatives of the international hotel chain Wyndham are due here next week for a two-day visit during which they will meet with top tourism officials.
In a statement released today by the Barbados Government Information Service, the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc announced that Eduardo Cruz del Rio, Wyndham’s vice president of operations for Latin America and the Caribbean and Ted Brumleve the senior director of design for Wyndham Worldwide will also meet with senior agriculture and education officials on June 19 and 20 to discuss possible areas of collaboration.
The New Jersey-based international hotel chain currently boasts of 8,000 hotels under 15 brands, and over 697,600 rooms in 77 countries on six continents and employs more than 40,000 employees worldwide.
Wyndham, which has a strong presence in the Latin American market, has been awarded the contract to operate a 450-room hotel at the site of what was Sam Lord’s Castle in St Philip.
Tourism officials say the new hotel, which is due to open in the latter half of 2019, is to be a flagship Wyndham resort, employing up to 1,000 people.