Tom Jones wins new resort

| 27/10/2008

(CNS): Cayman’s latest five star resort development will begin construction very soon following the announcement by developer Michael Beggs that Tom Jones International has won the contract to construct Island Resort and Residences in Grand Cayman’s East End. An exclusive and reclusive ‘condotel’ Beggs says this development will raise the bar in Cayman when it comes to high end resorts and Tom Jones is the best company for the job.

“Having seen the work that Tom Jones international did on Beachcomber and other major developments I know we have the right people on board,” said Beggs who explained that island Resort and Residences had reached a preliminary agreement with the firm which is also currently developing two of the government and fast becoming one of Cayman’s biggest contractors.

Beggs said that it took him sometime to decide on a contractor as he said the project needed an experienced company that won’t take any shortcuts and will construct a safe and secure resort. Engineered to withstand anything that nature could throw at it Beggs said finding the right firm to build the Island Resort was as important as finding the right architects and design team.

“People will now begin to see this amazing resort take shape as construction begins and we really are bringing something entirely different to Cayman,” Beggs added. Despite the recession Beggs says he is confident the resort will be a success. “The ultimate hedge against recession is luxury,” he explained adding that with so many new resort developments cancelled around the Caribbean , his development will be attracting investors looking for an exclusive destination that are now faced with less choice.

The resort, which will have 221 rooms, is being constructed on the Queen’s Highway in between the Royal Reef Resort and the proposed site for the Mandarin Orient. Beggs says that during construction there will be lots of employment opportunities for Eastenders and local sub-contracting firms. He said that Tom Jones International will soon be holding district meetings to talk to the local community about the jobs available.

Once the resort is open Beggs said not only will it have an impact on the Cayman economy as whole by attracting high net worth individuals to the island but it will also continue to offer excellent career opportunities for lots of local people.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Funny how they say they will hire Caymanians, I know one Carpenter Caymanian with twenty years experience, went to them looking for a job, this person cannot get any replies on his application or even a verbal responce from them. To me they are the same as all foreign companies, here to make a quick buck and off they go. When he goes to their sites to inquire he is meet by a foreigner as a guard, and he gets no responce, all they tell him is: You have to check the office" well I can say that goes no where.

  2. A lot of resorts in the Caymans are truly world class. Would Tom Jones’ company be able to do the same?