Hopkin dedicates Six Star Award to Parents

Friday, May 30, 2014 6:10 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, May 30, 2014 – GIS: Grenada’s top hotelier, Sir Royston Hopkin, has dedicated the Six Star Diamond Award, bestowed on his Spice Island Beach Resort on May 27th by the American Academy of Hospitality Science (AAHS), to his dear parents Audrey and Curtis Hopkin, who he said paved the way for his success.

Sir Royston during the acceptance speech referred to himself as a drop out, who worked with his parents, owners of the once popular Ross Point Guest House on the famous Grand Anse Beach back in the 1960’s.

He describes his mother as one of the pioneers of Caribbean Cuisine and the engine propelling the Ross Point, which was the place where everyone who came to Grenada had to dine, even though it was a very small and simple hotel.

“It did very well because my mother sat in the kitchen from seven in the morning to 10 in the evening producing what is known as ‘Caribbean Fair’, which brought the journey onto the Spice Island Beach Resort- Caribbean Fair, for which we are well known,” Sir Royston remarked.

The Proud owner of the Spice Island Beach Resort hailed his parents, who he said were able to inspire him to strive for excellence since he was a youngster decades ago.

“What they did, what I am doing and continue to do here is the same formula – hospitality catering to people, delivering a service way beyond what they expect,” Sir Royston told the appreciative audience. He indicated that excellence has always been his motto.

“My vision, my philosophy; everything I want for the Spice Island Beach Resort is that if a guest leaves this resort and says the service is ‘as good as I expected it to be’, all the bells ring. Unless I hear from all of my guests, 100% of them, that this has been an experience beyond their expectation, I will not be happy,” a buoyant Sir Royston boasted to the warm acknowledgement and appreciation from the hundreds at the ceremony.

Sir Royston said that Spice Island Beach Resort has certainly been making its mark in Grenada, the Caribbean and around the world. “We have been able to stand up to the best of the best on planet earth,” he proudly acclaimed. Sir Royston has spent a staggering EC$ 137 million over the past 27 years to bring the property to its luxurious status, worthy of the Six Star Diamond Award.




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