The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is in mourning following the death today of veteran hotelier, Louis Grant.
In a statement about Grant’s death, JHTA President, Robin Russell described Grant’s passing as, “a great loss to his family and the tourism Industry.” Russell also said that, “Louis spent over 60 years working and contributing at various levels to the development of some of Jamaica’s most iconic hotels. He was a hotelier’s hotelier, affable, always willing to lend his expertise to colleagues and constantly developing and mentoring team members to achieve their full potential.”
Noting that Grant started his career in tourism at the tender age of 17, Russell shared: “Louis achieved the highest heights starting at the Tower Isle Hotel (now Couples Tower Isle), opening several Sandals Resorts hotels both in Jamaica and St Lucia, and finally retiring as General Manager of Sandals Dunns River. He also worked for many years at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) in Chicago. He was an active JHTA member and an invaluable resource and team player for the association which earned him the JHTA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. He will be sorely missed. Our condolences to his wife Debbie and the rest of his family.”
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