Park Hyatt’s General Manager, Julian Moore, this week disclosed that the top priority of management is the recruitment of a local work-force.
Moore assured the country’s Minister of Labour and Social Security, Vance Amory, that the Park Hyatt is “really very focused on reaching out (and) trying to identify those individuals (who have) the skills set and the knowledge firstly, so that they can provide the hotel experience that really has a local flavour and at the same time identify those individuals who have the desire to build a career in the industry that we can then educate, train and nurture to enable them to go into a full career in hospitality.”
The hotel is due to open in March, 2017, and during a site visit on Tuesday 6th September, 2016, Minister Amory, said, Government is very interested in the fact that the opening in March will see an increase in employment and as Minister of Labour he wants to encourage all of the people who have some interest and some training in the hospitality industry to respond to the opportunities that have been advertised.
Amory, who is also the Premier of Nevis, noted that tourism is the main industry of St. Kitts and Nevis and the aim is to make it fundamental to growth in the economy for the prosperity of all.
The minister’s visit was designed to receive an update on the developments and its plans to contribute to the development of St. Kitts and Nevis and its economy.
Amory told the Hyatt boss that he hoped through the visit, to discuss some of the matters which are required, from a government standpoint, for the Park Hyatt opening, so that the opening and the involvement of (the hotel) in St. Kitts and Nevis’ economy is as trouble free and effective and beneficial as possible.
Amory pointed out that there are issues that “…we would like to see in terms of employment of local labour. There is a matter of the social security, which has to be done and other important matters.”