GUYANA: CMEI to build two branded hotels at Ogle – one is a Hilton

Stabroek News February 15, 2020
Mike Elliott

Mike Elliott -CMEI

A group of businessmen in the Caribbean Marketing Enterprise Inc (CMEI) are building two branded hotels on 20 acres of land at Ogle and a sod-turning ceremony will be held on Wednesday February 19, 2020.

The announcement today by government holding company NICIL, comes on the heels of last week’s sod-turning for the AC Marriott at Ogle to be financed by Trinidadian businessman John Aboud.

It is expected that one of the two hotels to be built by CMEI will be a Hilton-branded one.     

NICIL said that Caribbean Marketing Enterprise Inc. was incorporated on 24th April, 2017, under the Companies Act of Guyana 1991, (Chapter 89:01), with registered office at 199 Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown.

The company is owned, NICIL said,  by a group of businessmen / investors who possess “vast experience and expertise in the fields of financial management, engineering and construction capabilities.  Over the years they have successfully led their own companies and served on numerous boards as consultants in varied fields internationally”.

CMEI has secured twenty acres at Ogle.  The project will include the construction of two branded hotels “uniquely positioned in a complex driven by solar power, therein consistent with Guyana‘s “green economy” vision. CMEI will construct the hotels in the 120-130 room range with world class amenities inclusive of a miniature golf course, clubhouse, entertainment centre, swimming pool, solar farm and green space allocation”. NICIL said that the land use has been divided as follows:

  • Solar Farm – 7.5 acres
    Club House / Entertainment Centre / Mini Golf Course – 5 acres
    Hotel #1 and supporting commercial – 4 acres
    Hotel #2 and supporting commercial – 3.5 acres
    One of the Directors of Caribbean Marketing Enterprises Inc and CEO of ERES, Mike Elliot, has built hotels for the world’s leading hotel brands including Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Choice and Hyatt, NICIL said.

They are currently concluding negotiations with hospitality partners for the two hotels at Plantation Ogle and other sites in Guyana.

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  • Regina Rose  On 02/16/2020 at 1:07 pm

    It may be time to also consider building a Hotel near to The Cheddi Jagan Airport** since in the near future we will have an increase In transit and Transit passengers It would be easier to stay close to the Airport than travelling far away like Providence or to Georgetown for Accommodation**(just a thought)

    • Kenrick Cato  On 02/23/2020 at 1:34 pm

      I totally agree with the suggestion for a hotel in the proximity of the airport. The village of Sousdyke, just down the road from the airport, would be an ideal location.

  • Jim  On 02/16/2020 at 11:14 pm

    Guyana has to build more hotels. Venezuela is rich in heavy crude oil. Lighter and sweeter oil could be found offshore in the hundreds of billions of barrels equivalent:

    If the Orinoco Basin has an estimated 1.4 trillion barrel of crude oil, with only 500 billion recoverable with today’s technology, my estimates that the offshore Guyana basin might have at least 100 billion barrels of oil in the Anadarko Basin. Once the transfer of ownership is complete, Guyana might have more oil than Kuwait. Good times for Guyanese.

    If works go to plan, Guyana might be producing 1,500 thousand bbls daily from ExxonMobil, 500 thousand from Tullow and 250 thousand from CGX by the year 2030. The Anadarko Block has a chance of reaching 2,000 million barrels of oil per day if my estimates prove correct. The Anadarko block is right next to the Orinoco!

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