August 6, 2022

Business

Stephon Nicholas

File photo: comfort inn & suites in scarborough.
File photo: Comfort Inn & Suites in Scarborough.

Tobago’s hotel room stock will officially increase on Thursday with the opening of Comfort Inn & Suites in Scarborough.

The 74-room hotel, which began construction in 2019, features a full-service spa and fitness centre, rooftop restaurant and bar, rooftop pool and a lounge.

As with other construction projects in TT, the covid19 pandemic resulted in delays to completion.

On its Facebook page, the hotel said it will be ready to welcome guests from Thursday with a special introductory offer of US$150/$1,020 plus taxes per room, per night, double occupancy.

Teaser videos were also posted showing a room, the rooftop pool. and the dining area.

| comfort inn & suites opens thursday in scarborough | 3
One of the rooms in a teaser video posted by Comfort Inn & Suites.

An earlier press release said the hotel, which falls under the Choice Hotels brand, will incorporate traditional artwork, vibrant décor, plush carpeting, deluxe drapery and tropical furnishings that will create a comfortable setting for guests.

In May, the hotel began advertising staff positions and was searching for suppliers.

| comfort inn & suites opens thursday in scarborough | 5
A screenshot of the rooftop pool featured in a short video to promote the opening of Comfort Inn & Suites in Scarborough.

Its general manager Maria Yip John told Newsday on Tuesday the hotel has been training its staff for the past month.

Yip John said, “We are really excited to be opening. All of our staff are keen on having guests come in and there has been the general feeling of excitement. All of our associates are excited.”

The hotel will employ approximately 65 staff.

Asked about its suppliers, Yip John said the hotel is partnering with domestic suppliers from both islands.

| comfort inn & suites opens thursday in scarborough | 7
A look at the dining area at Comfort Inn & Suites in Scarborough.

She said Thursday will be a “soft” opening, and a grand opening is expected later on.

Asked about the interest internationally, Yip John added, “We have had quite a lot of interest, Choice is a global brand. People have been waiting for us to open doors – even in the local market.”

Allan Richards, chairman of Towers Hospitality Group Ltd, an affiliate of Towers Consortium Consultancy Ltd, the brainchild behind Comfort Inn & Suites’ arrival in Tobago, previously said the globally-branded hotel “will attract a discerning clientèle and usher in a new era in the local tourism industry.”

Read More

See more food service industry news, reviews and products at FSX, the Food Service Exchange, the commercial food service industry’s go-to source for purchasing overstock, discontinued, and scratch-and-dent equipment and supplies, and you will be shocked at how good our prices are (an average discount of over 50% of today’s market price).

The FSX online marketplace provides restaurants, caterers, schools and other food service facilities with access to a wide assortment of products. The exchange allows for direct sales between pre-approved sellers and buyers, ensuring a seamless, reliable, and fast timely transaction process. Whether it is a model from a previous year or an item with a slight imperfection, buyers can purchase anything they need from our extensive pool of pre-selected, certified top equipment manufacturers and dealers. With Food Service Exchange, customers can expect premium equipment and supplies, amazing prices, timely shipping, and consistent satisfaction. Find out more information today about FSX Food Service Commercial Kitchen Equipment and Restaurant Supplies at 20 – 50% off market prices, with a minimum 90-day warranty. Plus, 5-star customer service reviews, unmatched 90-day warranty, and always free shipping!

X