Who: Hotel Alexandrina
Country: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Hotel Alexandrina, owned and operated by Beresford and Ruth Stevens, is perfectly perched on the hillside of Prospect, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this modern and exclusive 17-room hotel comprises eclectically decorated rooms and apartment suites.
The family-owned establishment, which opened in 2008, first became aware of Caribbean Export through information received from the SVG Hotel Association and Invest SVG. Armed with this knowledge, they applied for and received a grant to enhance the infrastructure and property management of the hotel.
The objective of the project was to align Hotel Alexandrina with regional and international hotels, tourism standards and guidelines, which proved to be highly beneficial for the business. The main benefits to date include increased occupancy, and performance as it relates to efficiency in operations. It is envisioned that these will ultimately translate to increased revenue and employment opportunities.
“While an increase in sales is not quantifiable at this point, incremental changes are present”, commented Co-owner Ruth Stevens. “What we want to develop is a socially responsible hotel that will be viewed as the optimal vacation choice for guests, and we could have achieved this without the assistance of Caribbean Export. The Agency is known for encouraging innovation and market access among regional firms and we wanted to be a part of this success”, Stevens concluded.
P.O. Box 104, Prospect, St. Vincent & the Grenadines