Friday, March 14, 2008
New Leadership At Tamarind Cove
“THE TAMARIND COVE HOTEL has a new general manager. He is Jamaican born Newton Grey, who has over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry.
Before joining the St. James property, Grey held the position of director of hotel operations at the 375 room, all-inclusive Almond Smugglers Cove, Cap Estate in St. Lucia and general manager of the 254 room, all-inclusive Coconut Bay Resort and Spa, also in St. Lucia.
His extensive experience includes the positions of resort manager, resident manager, assistant group director of food and beverage and executive assistant manager, among others, at both luxury and all-inclusive properties including Sandals Resorts in Jamaica, and Antigua, Braco Village Resort and Trelawny Beach Hotel, both in Jamaica. Grey, whose career has also seen him involved in the opening of seven resorts in the Caribbean, leading the teams on three of these occasions, said he is very excited to be joining the Elegant Hotels Group: "There is a great tradition of excellence here and for the short time Ive been here, it is clear to see that the team is dedicated and hardworking."
"My immediate efforts will be to ensure that the hotel remains successful. As we go forward I also want to ensure that Tamarind Cove remains first and foremost a Barbadian product and that all our clients are reminded of the fact that they are not only on vacation but that they are in Barbados," he said.
In welcoming Grey to the Elegant Hotels Group, chief operating officer, Michael Poynter said: "We are delighted to have recruited such a talented general manager as Newton. His international experience gained over many years with upscale Caribbean hotels will serve us well as we continue to reposition Tamarind Cove as an outstanding west coast hotel.""