Almond Resorts International, chalked up a successful 2005 with expansion and renovation plans on target despite the challenges of this season’s weather.The over U.S. $25 million renovation and expansion project started in late 2003 is nearing its completion, with spectacular results.
Summing up the year’s effort, Chairman and Managing Director, Ralph Taylor, said, “2005 was a banner year for us, and the outlook for next year is very promising.
We have kept our growth targets firmly in focus, and our diligence has paid off handsomely.
The 250-room Almond Morgan Bay Beach Resort in St. Lucia, opened its doors in November, giving us our first base outside of Barbados.
The addition of an exciting destination like St. Lucia to our product line, enables us to expand our reach into the warm weather vacationing market and affords more vacationers an opportunity to experience Almond Resorts’ unique “For You. About You.” all-inclusive concept, with choices to suit every taste.
It also gives our guests the option of a dual-island vacation. As always, we have included our travel agent friends in our plans so that they may learn about our product first hand.
In Barbados, the newly finished Almond Spa at the Almond Beach Club is drawing rave reviews.
Elegant and clubby, exclusive yet relaxed, this spa reflects Almond Beach Club’s setting, letting in the peaceful beauty of the outdoors, with services that go beyond the expected spa offerings.
This is the first of the specially designed line of Almond Spas, each with its unique ambience, melding into the personality of the resort.
The first phase of the 170-room expansion at the Almond Beach Village has been completed and the five main restaurants have been expanded and enhanced to provide superlative service to our guests. Phase 2 will begin in the spring.
In November of this year, our flagship resort, Almond Beach Village, captured one of the two top spots on Child Magazine’s list of Top 10 Caribbean Family Resorts.
It validates everything that the Almond Resorts management and staff team has believed in and worked towards over the years.
Our fourth property, the 300-room Almond Casuarina Beach Resort in its lush, tropical setting in Barbados, is on track for completion for the Autumn 2006 season, and we’re looking forward to welcoming our first guests in the last quarter of next year,” Mr. Taylor concluded.