Above: construction on the Marriott hotel project in Guyana
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Construction is making progress on the new $52 million Marriott project in Guyana, according to Romesh Budhram, the construction manager on the project.
Work first launched on the 197-room hotel in August 2011. China’s Shanghai Construction Group is the contractor on the development.
The Marriott’s main building is slated for completion by May, with tenders for businesses to operate the restaurant, casino and nightclub should be completed by the end of next month, Budhram said in a government release.
Budhram said the hotel would have a decor with a South American and Caribbean theme, although the interior decor “is still to be finalized.”
“The most important thing for [Marriott] is the construction of the sample room, and once this is done, everything will fall into place very quickly as we will be sure that we are on the right track,” he said.