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Two new hotels in pipeline for Grenada

The Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell, has announced that the Caribbean island will soon have two brand new luxury hotels. The Silver Sands hotel and the Riviera were purchased by Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris last year and refurbishment work will commence on the properties in the near future.

Two new hotels in pipeline for Grenada

In the recent 2015 budget address, Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell announced that two new hotel projects will be underway in the near future on the island of Grenada.

Mitchell said that the new projects in Grenada include the Silver Sands hotel and the Riviera, which were both purchased by the Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris in 2013.

Sawiris, who is worth $2.5 billion according to FORBES and is the former chairman of Wind Telecom and Orascom Telecom Holding, had plans to develop three five-star hotels in total on the Caribbean island.

Silver Sands is luxury beachfront hotel which was damaged during the 2004 hurricane, and the Riviera property is located between Camerhogne Park and the newly-opened Radisson Grenada.

Grenada is an island nation that boasts breathtaking natural attractions such as the famous Grand Anse Beach; the island's highest peak, Mount St. Catherine; Grand Etang Nature Reserve that features a stunning crater lake; Seven Sister Waterfalls; the tropical Bay Gardens; and the stunning Underwater Sculpture Park which is a hotspot for scuba divers and snorkelers.

The country is known as the "Island of Spice", due to its position as a leading producer of spices including Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, orange/citrus peels, wild coffee, nutmeg and organic cocoa.

Holidaymakers can learn about the history and culture of the country by visiting the Grenada National Museum, Fort George and Fort Frederick; River Antoine Rum Distillery, the oldest rum distillery in the western hemisphere; the Dougladston Estate, the oldest spice plantation in Grenada; and Belmont Estate, a former 17th century plantation and base for the renowned Grenada Chocolate Company products.

The "Pure Grenada, Spice of the Caribbean" campaign was launched to promote the authentic experience that tourists can enjoy in Grenada with a focus on sustainability and geo-tourism.

The UK makes up 23 per cent of all Grenada tourism arrivals. There are four flights to the island from the UK every week through British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

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