Currently, over 70% of all the units at Kimpton Kawana Bay are sold or reserved, and the resort is at an advanced stage of construction on its prime site on Grand Anse Beach.
We will be breaking ground within the next month on this final phase of the hotel, and are now launching sales of the last 12 suites and studios that have been added to the Kiawah building.
After careful consideration of the likely long-term impact on leisure travel, brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in consultation with the leading Caribbean hospitality consultancy firm, MacLellan & Associates, it was decided not to proceed with construction of the Rekawa building but to rather add an additional 12 units to the Kiawah building in order to achieve the
appropriate room mix for the optimal functioning of the resort.
The decision to re-configure the resort to 163 keys from the 220 planned, provides a number of positive aspects. The new design, with fewer rooms, reduces guest density in public areas and will emphasise the boutique style of the resort, as well as provide for more personalised service. With fewer hotel keys, the resort is expected to achieve a higher occupancy and room rate, the all-important drivers for operating success.
The Grenadian Government was able to contain the spread of COVID-19 by implementing effective lockdown protocols early on. This swift action meant the rate of infection remained low, with no deaths, and the country has started to ease back to normality with a view to minimise economic loss. This fortunately enabled construction at Kimpton Kawana Bay to re-commence on 25th May, albeit on a limited basis and under strict health and safety measures. Currently, Kimpton Kawana Bay is the only CBI project in Grenada that has resumed construction activity.