COCO PALM TAKES BUSINESS SERIOUSLY
Saint Lucia’s leading business houses were hosted by Coco Palm for the opening of the new executive lounge on September 5 as corporate travel proves to be a key sector. Enhancing the guest experience is key to Coco Palm’s success and the new lounge is to facilitate the business traveller while onisland with a dedicated space to work and relax while on property.
Managing Director Mark Ferguson expressed his thanks to the top producing business clients and said, “Thanks to each of you, corporate travel has proven to be a key market to Coco Palm which sustains us throughout the year. We have listened to your feedback and have created a dedicated space to offer your clients. The private space allows clients to meet and work together with workstations, flat screen TV, stocked fridge with chilled drinks, beer on tap and a Lavazza coffee maker.”
Ferguson elaborated and noted, “The décor is a continuation of our lobby which was upgraded in December 2017 with very sleek and functional features. This theme is now being continued with upgrades to our Garden View and Pool View rooms which are the key categories for our corporate clients, to be completed by December 2018.”
In appreciation for their continued support in choosing the award-winning boutique hotel in Rodney Bay, Events Manager Mrs. Alta King-Destang personally thanked all partners: “On behalf of all our team, thank you for continuing to make Coco Palm your preferred choice. We take pride in planning your meetings and events as well as welcoming your guests while on-island. It has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you and tonight is simply our expression of thanks and to show you we mean business.”
Chef Richardson prepared a sample of his specialty dishes. He welcomed the valued guests, saying: “We know we have entertained your guests and we hope tonight we whet your appetite in showing you what we have on offer for your special events, parties and the upcoming Christmas season. Thank you for entrusting us with your valued clients while doing business on-island. We appreciate your continued support in choosing Coco Palm and hope you personally will enjoy all Ti Bananne has to offer.”
The new business centre follows the continued upgrade programme with Inside Out’s Lorraine Moffat and Kathy Devaux who also helped design the renovated lobby in December 2017. Inside Out will also be working on the room renovations with the first two lead-in categories opening in December 2018. The thirteenyear-old property also had an expansion of the Ti Bananne Caribbean Bistro and Bar in 2016 with a new kitchen and extended public area.
Coco Palm’s corporate appreciation was sponsored by Saint Lucia Distillers who offered guests a range of specialty rums at the Chairman’s Bar set up on the Ti Bananne deck. In addition, Windward & Leeward Brewery Ltd. presented an additional selection of drinks for guests on the night. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Yannick James.
Coco Palm thanks Digicel at the hotel’s corporate appreciation event.