Sunwing Group wants large all-inclusive hotel on St. Maarten

POSTED: 05/23/16 6:58 PM

St. Maarten News – Minister Ingrid Arrindell (Tourism and Economic Affairs) is negotiating with the Sunwing Group about the construction of a 450-room 5-star all-inclusive hotel in St. Maarten.

The minister mentioned the project as one of many examples that are in the works to improve the country’s tourism product. Other initiatives are a focus on music festivals during the low season, sports tourism, blending with the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. A WSOP circuit event has been scheduled for the fall, but the WSOP publishes it circuit event agenda only after the World Series is over.

Minister Arrindell said that she also spoke with a company that is interested in constructing an athlete’s facility for the NBA on the island.

Other niche markets are multicultural and heritage tourism, religious tourism (with two gospel events coming up) and bird watching and shark diving.

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