Grenadine House, an 18-room hotel located in Kingstown Park, has announced the appointment of its new management team effective Aug. 1.
Operations Manager, Karissa Norville and Guest Experience Manager, Monique Arthur, will both oversee day-to-day operations of the hotel.
Norville brings to the post 10 years of experience in the hospitality sector.
After working at Young Island Resort as Accounts Clerk, she became an integral part of the Grenadine House staff first as a Guest Services Agent, then being promoted to Assistant Manager.
Arthur has worked extensively in the services sector, including as advertising assistant at The News newspaper for nine years, then Sales & Office Manager at Hot 97.
She also brings to the position her extensive managerial experience as Managing Director of Image Modelling Agency and 16 years at the helm of her renowned day spa, Oasis Spa.
The team takes over from out-going General Manager, Laela Constantine.
Constantine was with the company for 10 years, joining the company as Assistant Manager, after attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation, parks and tourism from the University of Florida, then holding the position of General Manager for the past seven years.
Owner of Grenadine House, Bengt Mortstedt, has expressed his gratitude for the years of service given by Constantine and his enthusiasm for the hotel’s new management team.
“I am grateful to Mrs. Constantine for the work she has done with Grenadine House, making it the premiere business hotel in Kingstown. I wish her all the best as she moves beyond our shores and I trust that she will promote St. Vincent and the Grenadines to all who she comes in contact with. I wish my new management team, Ms Norville and Ms Arthur all the best as they move Grenadine House further.”
Grenadine House is a popular fine dining and special occasion venue.
Built in 1765 as the residence to the British Administrator of the island of St. Vincent, it was known as The Great House. Now fully renovated and upgraded to provide modern comfort to guests.
Grenadine House is sister hotel to the 50-room, seven-villa luxury, retro-chic hotel, Bequia Beach, located on Friendship Beach, Bequia and its partner restaurant Jack’s Bar on Princess Margaret Beach in Bequia.