Beepats aiming for hotel/resort near to CJIA
Beepats Distributing Company today announced that it will be entering the hotel industry with the intent of establishing a Marriott Four Point Sheraton Airport hotel and resort near to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri.
Dennis Beepat heads the Beepats Marketing and Distribution company, which has been serving Guyana’s home needs for more than 65 years.
A release from the company said that Dennis had a vision over 30 years ago when he purchased a huge tract of land in the proximity of the CJIA, so that either his children or grandchildren would be the beneficiaries of a largescale project in the future.
“Today, that future has arrived with the steady growth of Guyana’s new oil industry, and the promising expansion of the tourism industry, which is projected as one of the many ripple effects”, the release said.
Beepats are aiming to utilise their 100-plus acres of land to develop a unique airport hotel and resort. The release said that they have partnered with Arthur Warren Consultants who have secured their Letter of Intent from Marriott’s 4 Point Sheraton among a few other four star-rated hotels for this project. The release said that the resort is earmarked to have an official water amusement park accompanied with activities such as ATV trails, bicycle trails, ziplining, and a lazy river. Further, they aim to create a blue water white sand lagoon on the property developed by a US firm. The airport hotel amenities will be similar to that of all four star hotels with pool, gym, conference centre, restaurant et al catering for business personnel, airline crews and staff, diplomats, and other travellers.
The vision will allow the hotel to cater for visitors while providing a vacation destination for all Guyanese, Caribbean and foreign visitors to enjoy. The Beepats believe that the airport hotel and resort will be a hub for eco tourism where visitors can launch visits to all of Guyana’s other interior locations.
Jonathan Beepat, who is set to spearhead the Beepats hotel expansion project, stated: “We were very pleased and applaud the government’s efforts in being transparent to issue the RFP (Request for Proposals) for Hotel Projects for all Guyanese entrepreneurial minds to have this opportunity. We decided to take advantage of the vision which our father, Dennis, had begun in the acquiring of land in the Timehri area many years ago. While we will be new to the hotel industry, we know and understand Guyana as we have been rooted here for generations and are accustomed to its business climate. We will not be reinventing the wheel, but rather utilising our resource pool of partners in their respective fields that have the experience and knowledge of establishing and managing international branded hotels, resorts, and amusement parks around the world”.
The intended Beepats hotel is the latest of a series that have been announced in recent months.