|Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and CEO of Wyndham Worldwide, and Everton Walters, chairman of the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc., finalize agreement to develop 450-room Sam Lord's Castle Barbados, A Wyndham Grand Resort. // Photo courtesy of Getty Images|
Wyndham Hotel Group recently announced plans for further global expansion with the development of the 450-room Sam Lord's Castle Barbados, A Wyndham Grand Resort. It is slated to open in 2018.
Located in the parish of St. Philip at the former site of Sam Lord's Castle--a spot renowned for pirates in the 19th century and one that carries great historical significance in the Caribbean today -- the all-new construction resort is being developed with Barbados Tourism Investment, Inc. and will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group.
The resort will offer three on-site restaurants, 20,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art meeting space as well as an expansive luxury spa and fitness center. It will be the first Wyndham branded resort in Barbados.
Sam Lord's Castle Barbados, A Wyndham Grand Resort will be located along the beaches of Long Bay by Sam Lord's Castle. The site was a beautiful Georgian mansion built in 1820 by Samuel Hall Lord, known as 'Sam Lord'. It is said that the notorious buccaneer used to hang lanterns on palm trees to attract merchant ships whose captains mistakenly thought the place was a safe harbor.
When it opens, the hotel will be Wyndham Hotel Group's 13th property in the Caribbean, with a portfolio which includes The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, under the Wyndham Grand Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Garden Hotels, Ramada and Howard Johnson brands. The company is also scheduled to introduce the first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico later this year.