600 Employed at Dover Resort
SANDALS BARBADOS opened its doors to welcome its first guests last Wednesday following a US$65 million upgrade at the Dover, Christ Church resort on the island’s south coast.
General Manager, Josef Zellner, says he could not have wished for a more perfect opening and explained that all restaurants, rooms and suites are ready to welcome guests to the chain’s latest addition.
“Today is a remarkable day in the history of our company. We are absolutely thrilled to be here in Barbados, one of the leading destinations in the world. Sandals and Barbados are a perfect fit which visitors will enjoy for many years to come. This dream has been a long time coming and we are happy to finally be here,” Zellner added.
Well over 600 employees are employed with the new upgraded Dover property, which boasts ten restaurants including, for the first time, an Indian Cuisine restaurant – the Bombay Club. The famous Sandals River Suites also decorate the resort while all 280 rooms and suites have undergone complete transformation. Amenities like the Sandals luxury feature; butler service and Club Sandals concierge are all part of the new experience.
Sandals Select guest Kelly and Janet from Canada were the first to sample the Sandals masterpiece when they arrived early on Wednesday. “It’s really good to be here and to see Sandals Barbados. We booked this trip whilst on our last Sandals vacation so we have been thinking of coming to Barbados for a very long time.
“”We didn’t realise we would be the first guests and they made it a moment that will be special to us forever. This property is amazing, the grounds are beautiful, the staff is friendly and we have been welcomed home heartedly,” said Janet.
For employees it was also much reward after months of training and orientation to see what they imagined come into fruition.
“Everything is so new and beautiful and it is so nice to finally be a part of the first Sandals coming to Barbados,” said Shaula Bellamy an attendant at Café de Paris French Cafeteria.