One of the most popular South Coast hotels is back in business today following a series of electrical problems that began with Tropical Storm Kirk last Friday.
The Accra Beach Hotel and Spa at Rockley, Christ Church was forced yesterday to give its guests the option to check out or stay on after a badly damaged mains transformer forced the hotel to run its generator which eventually gave out.
“We had the storm. First our transformer was damaged severely and then we run it with the generator… because it is always heated…it runs 24 hours a day… then we had an issue yesterday because of that,” general manager Suresh Mohickoraja told Barbados TODAY this afternoon.
“Unable to restore, we gave the guests option – if they want to check out or remain in the hotel. And today, we have a new generator and the hotel is back on stream,” Mohickoraja said.
He was responding to reports which claimed that the Barbados Light and Power Company had disconnected the hotel’s electricity because of a $200,000 unpaid bill.
The general manager challenged anyone to bring proof of the unpaid bills while at the same time pointing out that the damaged mains transformer which sparked the outage can still be seen at the front of the property.
He said the storm also knocked out the pool’s pump so the pool is now out of order.