Kanuku Suites ready for CWC visitors
December 21, 2006
One of the business class suites at Kanuku
A local businessman who took up a challenge thrown out by the government in the light of inadequate accommodation for the thousands of visitors expected for Cricket World Cup 2007, will soon open the doors of his very own multi-million dollar hotel, Kanuku Suites in Section 'M' Campbellville, Georgetown.
Proprietor Geer Meghan who is also the Chief Executive Officer of BM Enterprises, a seafood export company, said his inspiration came from the challenge and he decided that he would make the wise investment.
"When I heard the government exclaim that they hadn't enough room to accommodate all the people expected here for the games, myself and a couple of investors [all family members] decided that we will make the investment and open a hotel that will be of benefit to us even after the cricket season has ended," Meghan told Stabroek News.
The 20-suite four-storey building which mirrors Roman-style architecture, is ideal for nature lovers, travelling business executives and practically every level of visitor, according to its proprietor. The hotel's rooms are outfitted with exquisite furniture, all locally manufactured, and high speed internet access is available to each of them.
Additionally, business travellers will benefit from safe deposit boxes in each room. The ground floor houses single guests and contains one Kanuku Suite, which is present on every floor.
The towering Kanuku Suites
The Kanuku Suite caters for guests who may want to engage in cooking since it is outfitted with a kitchenette.
"We are trying to create â€¦comfortable but tropical and I know that foreigners relish wooden furniture and this is why I made the decision to have all my furniture made right here in Guyana," Meghan said.
About how he managed to come up with the name Kanuku for his hotel, Meghan responded, "I am a nature lover and what I do during my weekends, is tour interior locations and the Kanuku Mountains is the first place I visited and the beauty of the place give me an idea."
As such the hotel is decorated with dozens of pictures which tell of Guyana's natural wealth in interior locations.
Additionally persons visiting Guyana and staying at Kanuku Suites will have the option of visiting dozens of tourists' sites in interior locations. A seafood restaurant and a well stocked bar are also part of the Kanuku Suites treats.
"Cricket World Cup next year will be our first boost and so we plan to capitalize on this opportunity, we will cash in on it," Meghan told this newspaper. He said the Local Organizing Committee was following the progress of the hotel, but so far no official word has been received whether the government would be interested in booking any rooms for official visitors. However, the proprietor still sees the opportunity lying ahead and is still preparing for an influx of visitors. "We have passed all inspections from the Guyana Fire Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and (are) just waiting to see if we will get any bookings from the LOC." However the spanking new hotel is ready for business and guests are assured of comfort.