|GRENADA (June 29, 2004) – To better reflect
its true “nature” with an emphasis on being an environmentally-friendly
property set in lush, colorful surroundings, Blue Horizons Cottage Hotel
in Grenada has been renamed Blue Horizons Garden Resort.
Along with the name change, the resort will unveil a new logo (incorporating a leaf, flower and bird) and video (which will be placed on the resort’s Web site) to support the revamped image.
“Renaming our property Blue Horizons Garden Resort more accurately portrays our exceptional location, our vacation experience, and our commitment to environment practices,” said Arnold Hopkin, owner/manager.
“We’re in close proximity to magnificent Grand Anse Beach – just 200 yards, which is actually a lesser distance than if you stayed in certain sprawling properties – but our strength is our natural surroundings highlighted by a diverse assortment of tropical flowers including oleander, buttercups and bougainvillea, and 21 different species of tropical birds inhabiting the grounds,” Hopkin added.
“Over the past few years, we’ve carved a successful niche for ourselves with divers, adventure travelers and nature lovers who are looking for a charming, informal tropical getaway complemented by affordable accommodations and truly world-class dining,” Hopkin commented.
The new name change comes on the heels of Blue Horizons Garden Resort achieving successful completion of the Green Globe 21 Benchmarking process, which means the property can now proceed to the next step – securing the coveted Green Globe 21 Certification.
“Going forward with the Green Globe process demonstrates our commitment to the environment and the type of resort we want Blue Horizons to be so we are really driven with the strongest motivation to preserve what makes us distinct,” said Hopkin.
Nestled within six acres of gardens, Blue Horizons features 32 spacious rooms in two categories – superior studio and deluxe suite. Rooms are outfitted with mahogany furniture, tables and chairs, color cable television, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, safe and kitchenette featuring a refrigerator, stove, coffee maker and ample counter space.
Blue Horizons has long been associated with its gourmet restaurant La Belle Creole, a popular dining spot for guests staying at any hotel on the island. Affording picturesque views of Grand Anse Beach and St. George’s Harbour, La Belle Creole features continental cuisine with West Indian flair. The restaurant is open daily and serves breakfast and dinner.
A freshwater swimming pool, activities lounge (with color television, games and books) and poolside bar are centrally located. At the front desk, guests can schedule off-property diversions such as deep-sea fishing, hiking, bird-watching, sunset cruises, sightseeing tours and other specialty excursions.
Blue Horizons has an aviary for tropical birds with 21 different species inhabiting the grounds. Birds that can be found on property include the Barn Swallow, the Violet Eared Dove, the Tropical Mockingbird, the Broad-Winged Hawk and the Lesser Antillean Bullfinch.
Beyond this, Blue Horizons and Grenada are an excellent combination for travelers interested in ecotourism. Mix Blue’s tremendous value with Grenada’s lush interior, hiking trails of varying degree, waterfalls, the Grand Étang National Park and much more, and you have the ingredients for a unique Grenadian adventure.
To target various niche markets, Blue Horizons sells adventure, dive and adventure honeymoon packages.
Blue Horizons is located four miles north of the airport and less than five miles from the capital city of St. George’s.
Blue Horizons Garden Resort
P.O. Box 41, St. George’s
Grenada, West Indies
telephone: (473) 444-4316
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|Andrea Jennings Appointed General Manager at Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada / June 2001|