Sir Royston Hopkin, chairman and managing director of Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada, recently announced the appointment of his daughter, Janelle Hopkin, to the position of deputy managing director.
"As a parent and a businessman, it gives me a sense of pride to see my children develop the capacity to continue my legacy, which I have nurtured over the past 30 years,” said Sir Royston Hopkin in a written release. “Janelle has demonstrated the willingness, zeal and tenacity that it will take to keep my resort on the cutting edge of hospitality in Grenada, the region and worldwide."
After graduating from Westmorland Secondary School in 2001, Janelle Hopkin began her career in hospitality at Spice Island Beach Resort, where she spent one year training.
In her new role, Janelle Hopkin will take a more leading role in the overall administration of the resort as she continues to be guided by General Manager Brian Hardy, who noted that her appointment was the obvious choice.
Spice Island Beach Resort includes such features as 64 suites, the full-service Janissa’s Spa, a Cybex fitness center, Oliver’s beachside gourmet restaurant, the Sea & Surf Terrace for light lunches, the Sea & Surf Bar for cocktails throughout the day, a central swimming pool with swim-up whirlpool, an Omnicourt tennis court, the Nutmeg Pod children’s activity center and the Gatsby Boutique.