BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JUNE 10th, 2016 (PRESS SEC) – The construction of the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, which is being developed by Range Developments, has already resulted in the employment of 564 people, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said at his May 30th press conference.
Now, the builder, Kier Construction Limited, is running a commercial on local radio stations until June 24th to fill scores of positions.
“We are looking for approximately 150 workers to complete the project,” Mr. Richard Havercroft, the Project Manager, said this week. The job is fairly large and requires a number of different jobs to be done before the completion of this construction project. With so many people working on the site, it will be of utmost importance that all people will remain safe. With the help of industrial machinery, some jobs should be managed more easily. For example, painters and other jobs that require access to higher areas of the building can make use of Ballymore Ladders and similar equipment. The project should be finished soon with the help of 150 people.
The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is expected to open at Banana Bay on the Southeast Peninsula in late 2016. This highly anticipated opening is a boon to local construction workers. The latest round of hiring by Kier Construction Limited will benefit people who have work experience as plumbers, stonework masons, finishing carpenters, carpenters, drywall installers, tilers, painters, trade supervisors, and site engineers. Interested persons should phone 762-9239 or visit the site office at Banana Bay.
On the hotel side of things, the Park Hyatt St. Kitts is advertising in the national media until June 30th for the following locally based positions: Marketing and Communications Manager, Associate Director of Sales & Events, Assistant Front Office Manager, Assistant Manager for Guest Services, Assistant Manager for PBX switchboard operations, IT Manager, Housekeeping Manager, Training Manager, Security Manager, Assistant Manager for Engineering, Engineering Team Leaders, Restaurant Manager, Executive Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine, and Pastry Chef.
“Our regional team will be supplementing this with a direct email to the 335 applicants who have previously expressed interest in management roles with this property, as well as with a geographically targeted ad on social media for St. Kitts and the surrounding islands,” said Mr. Julian Moore, General Manager of the Park Hyatt St. Kitts.
Many of those 335 applicants attended the Employment Information Day that the Park Hyatt St. Kitts held on May 3rd at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. “We were delighted to have the opportunity to meet many candidates and were impressed with the excellent presentation and positive approach demonstrated by those in attendance,” Mr. Moore said, adding that, “We look forward to meeting many more of the citizens of St Kitts and Nevis in the months ahead, as we make the journey of recruitment to identify unique and dedicated individuals for our team who can inspire others and grow the reputation of the Kittitian & Nevisian people by delivery of a truly unique guest experience.”
Applications are preferred through the www.hyatt.jobs website, which has information on all job specifications and qualification requirements. Resumes can also be mailed to Park Hyatt St. Kitts, Christophe Harbour, P.O. Box 2472 Suite 1, Banana Bay Complex, S.E. Peninsula, St. Kitts. Applications may also be delivered to the pre-opening resort office at Banana Bay.
Overlooking The Narrows strait that separates St. Kitts from Nevis, the luxury 5-star Park Hyatt St. Kitts will have 126 guestrooms, with many suites appointed with individual rooftop pools. Amenities will include outdoor infinity pools, a fitness centre, a signature spa, three world-class food and beverage outlets, and 7,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.