Scarborough, Tobago

ADDED VALUE: A rendering of the new Comfort Inn & Suites hotel which is being constructed in Scarborough, Tobago.

A brand new international hotel, which boasts of 72 guest rooms, is coming to Tobago.

The hotel, Comfort Inn & Suites, will be opened soon in downtown Scarborough.

CUSA, LLC an internationally recognised, Atlanta-based hotel management company, recently announced that it is working with Tobago’s Towers Consortium Consultancy Ltd and Choice Hotels to open the newest hotel in the sister isle.

Construction started last year and the hotel was expected to be opened by May 2020, however Covid-19 disrupted the process and work only recently resumed on the site.

The Comfort Inn & Suites is a full-service choice hotel brand with a high standard of service, positioning the hotel to be one that enhances and contributes to the island of Tobago which will in turn attract more tourists, a media release from Comfort Inn & Suites, stated on Monday.

It added, “Towers Consortium Consultancy Ltd has long been a fixture on the Tobago landscape in the fields of construction and property development. Its affiliate, Towers Hospitality Group Ltd, is poised to become the leading local outfit in modern travel services provision.

“Towers is proud to be able to bring a globally branded hotel to Tobago which will attract a discerning clientele and usher in a new era in the local tourism industry.”

“We also recognised the need for an experienced management company in CUSA, LLC and will rely on their expertise in promoting destinations and attracting visitors to the properties they manage,” said Allan Richards, chairman of Towers Hospitality Group Ltd.

The hotel will comprise 72 guest rooms, spa, restaurant, public lounge areas and other key amenities.

“We’re pleased to be part of such a wonderful project with the ability to offer a quality product not available elsewhere in the Tobago market,” said Deborah Cannon, president of CUSA, LLC. “We have successfully managed hotels and resorts for over thirty years, and it is a pleasure to be a part of Tobago’s wonderful community and rich history.”

CUSA, LLC is a full-service hotel and property management company with an exceptional level of industry expertise.


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Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission

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