Keen ButchGordon “Butch” Stewart. (FP)
By Kaymar Jordan and Geralyn Edward | Tue, April 03, 2012 - 12:11 AM
Jamaican hotel magnate Gordon “Butch” Stewart yesterday confirmed that he had a definite interest in buying out Almond Beach Village in Heywoods, St Peter, saying it could easily be a happy marriage but it was not a done deal.
Stewart’s disclosure comes as top brass of Almond’s Trinidadian-based parent company Neal & Massy meets with anxious shareholders at 10:30 this morning at the St Peter hotel to discuss the future of its three Barbados properties.
A team from Stewart’s Sandals hotel chain, including engineers, architects and hotel officials, was also due here today to carry out an evaluation of the debt-burdened Heywoods property.
“We love Barbados and we would love to be in Barbados from a Sandals perspective,” said Stewart, the former owner of the Paradise Hotel property, which is now the site of the stalled Four Seasons Resort.
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