Sunwing Signs Joint Development Deal On $400 Million Royalton Antigua

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The Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda with Stephen Hunter, CEO & President of the Sunwing Travel Group at the NYC event hosted by Robert DeNiro, Special Economic Envoy to Antigua & Barbuda.

The Sunwing Travel Group has signed an agreement with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to develop a 500 room all-inclusive beachfront resort under the Royalton™ Luxury Resorts brand at Deep Bay, Antigua. Construction will commence this summer on The Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa, as well as a residential complex with over 200 condominium units. Slated to open in 2017, this $400M development is expected to represent 2,000 new jobs for Antigua and a massive injection to the economy in the form of incremental tourist dollars.

“We are very pleased with this new partnership and what it means for the people of Antigua," said the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, adding that, “Tourism is vital to our economy and this partnership secures significant growth in revenue and jobs for
the years to come."

Sunwing will also be adding new lift with Sunwing Airlines to Antigua from key source markets to Antigua. The new development is expected to attract an additional 30,000 visitors to the island in its 1 st year of operation.

NexusTours, Sunwing Travel Group's destination management company, will also be creating and promoting additional local excursions and attractions.

“The island of Antigua has an incredible amount to offer and is an ideal location for a Royalton Luxury Resort. Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his administration understand the needs of the modern traveller and have shown great vision and initiative to create the right conditions for investment," said Stephen Hunter, President & CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. “Royalton Luxury Resorts offer guests a modern All-In Luxury™ experience with their investment into features such as the premium, handcrafted DreamBed™, unlimited reservation-free luxury dining, 'round the clock concierge, 'All-In Connectivity' with complimentary WiFi and long distance calling, a unique Sports Event Guarantee and a kids club featuring famous characters. Royalton Luxury Resorts have been recognized by esteemed sources such as TripAdvisor™ for excellence in their category."

Both parties signed off on the project at an official event hosted by special economic envoy to Antigua and Barbuda, Robert DeNiro, on Monday evening. The event which was held at the 21 Club in Manhattan was attended by the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Honourable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy and over 150 guests and travel agents.

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