Fort young Hotel releases book honoring contributors to hotel’s success

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The Fort Young Hotel and Dive Resort announced the release of a special edition book featuring 38 individuals who have helped build, nurture and make Fort Young Hotel Dive Resort what it is today. These iconic individuals were acknowledged at the resort’s 30th anniversary soiree.

The 38 honorees acknowledged span decades and were categorized by their contributions to Fort Young Hotel Dive Resort.

“These categories are: the Pioneers – those who had the vision to see and seize the opportunity; the Builders – the ones who had the vision and fortitude to pick up the pieces and make it whole again; the Custodians – those who have given their all during their tenure to ensure the hotel’s success, the Disruptors – the ones who came from a different angle with new energy and helped to re-energise the hotel’s status and direction; the Forters – those who “hold the Fort” day in and day out and work tirelessly to raise the bar 24×7 and, the Patrons Extraordinaire – those who have shown immense commitment and loyalty, “and who we live to serve,” a release from Fort Young Hotel states.

“We wanted to pause and commemorate the vision, hard work and commitment of so many who have contributed to the hotel’s enduring legacy and success over the past 30 years,” Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort’s Chairman, Gregor Nassief, said. “In looking ahead, with all of our exciting plans for the resort, we are continuing to advance the amazing work of those who came before us,” he continued.

Dominicans, guests, and VIPs gathered to celebrate Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort’s milestone anniversary at a soiree at the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Palisades, on December 14. Notable attendees included Hon. Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit, Mr. Phillip Nassief (the only surviving Builder) and the more than 30 honorees. Guests enjoyed cuisine by Chef Luca Radice, as well as hand-crafted cocktails and wine, and musical entertainment from saxophonist Jussi Paavola.

Meanwhile, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort has announced that in 2020, the hotel will unveil an enhanced and reimagined resort. This includes new view rooms – The Fort Room Collection – bringing the guest room count to 100; a state-of-the-art fitness centre featuring eco-friendly equipment; new Spa Services and Yoga Deck; Business Center; New Bar and Lounge; 200-seats conference room; 250-seats Sun Deck for weddings and other events; and, three new meeting rooms.

The hotel will also refresh its 40 existing Oceanfront Rooms with upgraded furnishings, bathrooms and amenities. Upon completion, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort will be a 4-star property.

The 2020 expansion follows on Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort’s recent launch of several property enhancements, including the addition of Jacko’s, a poolside bar; an expanded Boardwalk featuring waterfront shops and Warner’s Bar; a redesigned Palisades Restaurant; and, a relaunched dive operation, Fort Young Dive, which runs daily dives departing directly from the hotel’s shores situated on the waterfront.

Fort Young Hotel Dive Resort is the country’s only downtown hotel, affording guests unmatched proximity to the Nature Island’s vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, exhilarating adventures and some of the island’s most prized attractions, like Trafalgar Falls, Middleham Falls, Freshwater Lake, segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail, and world-renowned diving. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort offers a luxurious sense of seclusion, fine dining and full-service business and leisure facilities.

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  1. out of south city
    January 4, 2020

    I would like to know how many Dominicans have shares in Fort Young Hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who are the persons prospering from this business????
    All the money that was spent on campaigning, inviting gospel artistes, and paying people’s airfares to travel to Dominica to vote could have been invested into the country to create jobs for the youth, who were being given COOL-OUT money. If you give someone a fish, he/she will continue to depend on you but if you teach him/her to fish there will be abundance. How is the NEP going? With all the money that these hotels are making why is it that they cannot invest some of their profit into the country and employ those who are unemployed? Are they really concerned about the economy of this country or their pockets getting fatter????


  2. Ann B Dougherty
    January 4, 2020

    It was my uncle, Gus Smith, who was among to builders of the original Ft. Young Hotel in the sixties. It essentially went from rack and ruin to a nice hotel with restaurant, dance floor, pool, and for its time, beautiful rooms. If they hadn’t started remodeling back then, I doubt that the hotel would be what it is today. It’s a shame that none of the original builders is mentioned in this article.

  3. Sybil nowell
    January 4, 2020

    Well done Mr Nassief folks don’t forget that Fort Young was then only decent affordable hotel for decades,and we supported him eg for wedding receptions,Friday night buffet,dances etc.
    So why is that person above need to bring politics into this. Folks it isb2020 another year. It is what it is stop and work for a better DA.
    Anger kills.

    January 3, 2020

    Things like that Matt should be talking about on Q95.
    Why is he so tight lipped on that one? Is it too good for him to talk about? Or is his eyes so closed he can’t see anything good than bad?

  5. Eddy A
    January 3, 2020

    Of course the dishonourable PM Dr. Dr. Skerrit was in attendance. It appears he is Nassief’s best pal nowadays or perhaps even his business partner, for all we know. I passports are ‘opening doors’ for this man all over the world at our country’s expense.

    • ?????????????????
      January 3, 2020

      Leave Nassief out of your business. PM Skerrit is the PM. Who are you? A Hater – no home training. Do you know what is respect? Did you want an invite? as what? As Mr Hater? When will you all stop all you monkeyness? Mr Nassief worked hard. Go try to work too and do you know, he employed a lot of people at DCP including LL the one you following. Right now you are so disrespectful wanting to drag a grown man into your lieing stories. Stop the lies! Stop the hate! PM is also from Dominica too. Look to make your mark. Stop complaining. Stop being used by others. Look for yourself. Prove what is being said to you. Look around you if u in DA. If not come down to take a tour compliment me. Stop listenning to all the lying/fake stories. Achen! Mi sort avec baytiss moun ka parler. Garcon ou Madame matay cow en guard. Lever fait commitment pour travailler – It is Dynamic Dominica. Did u see DA after Maria? Lever les mains avec travaille.

      • AntiCorruptionParty
        January 6, 2020

        Who the f… are you??????? Nothing but a parasite and blind follower of that corrupt PM. No doubt every week you are at the red clinic.
        Why does your PM give Nassief our CBI money??? Philipp is a good man, his offsprings are suckers like you… Nothing more!

        • Man bites dogs
          January 7, 2020

          @ AnticorruptionParty,
          Are you real? It sounds like you had dogs dinner for Christmas or you been smoking too much weed it is followers like you why so-called Workers clowns suckers will never be in government again. Just in case you are too screwed up to know Dominica government, so-called Workers followers, Labour Supporters many whom are shareholders in Fort Young Hotel, put that into your calabash head and Google it. 😠🤒💀

    • ??????????????
      January 3, 2020

      Eddy A tan sa a man saying about his wife who is Jamaican. High time to respect God, yourself, country, leaders and I quote “Well done to Mr Nassief, Hon prime minister Dr Skerrit and everyone of the shareholders that helped by giving Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort :A state-of- the – art up grade. I remember inviting my girlfriend now my wife to Dominica and I booked at the Fort Young Hotel to impress her and it works today she is more Dominican than I am she is Jamaican by birth but a dam good Dominican woman, thank you Fort Young Hotel Happy New year.”

      Est ou comprends. So tout moun sort then! What u do no like others love. Even the PM the other country envious of us in DA. They always sayif we do not want him, give him to them. Garcon/Madame ouvrier les yeux.

      • Eddy A
        January 6, 2020

        Honourable Primeminister Dr. Skerrit? Let me tell you, your PM doesn’t even know the meaning of the word honourable, let alone to be addressed with it!

  6. Man bites dogs
    January 3, 2020

    Well done to Mr Nassief, Hon prime minister Dr Skerrit and everyone of the shareholders that helped by giving Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort :A state-of- the – art up grade. I remember inviting my girlfriend now my wife to Dominica and I booked at the Fort Young Hotel to impress her and it works today she is more Dominican than I am she is Jamaican by birth but a dam good Dominican woman, thank you Fort Young Hotel Happy New year.

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