Grand Heritage widens scope
Thursday 18th April 2002 09:16
The UK-based Grand Heritage Hotels International (GHHI) consortium has widened its membership by creating a division for contemporary-style hotels and resorts that are not historic properties.
The first member of the new Distinguished Hotels, Resorts and Inns division is the Caribbean-based Elegant Hotels Group.
It has six properties in Barbados - the House at Tamarind Cove, the Colony Club, Tamarind Cove, Coconut Creek, Crystal Cove, and Turtle Beach. It also has a seventh, Trade Winds, in Antigua.
GHHI chairman Tim Hadcock-Mackay said he expected to announce several new members from North America within weeks.
He said: "They have to be unique, privately owned and independently run. But they don't have to be castles or stately homes."
In time, however, he sees the Distinguished name becoming the umbrella brand covering divisions comprising Grand Heritage hotels, resorts and inns.
In November, GHHI announced a working partnership with Elegant Resorts International, a Jamaica-based group unrelated to the Elegant Hotels Group.
Source: Caterer & Hotelkeeper magazine, 18-24 April 2002