Grenada’s Climate-Smart Rooms are now open
On Friday 1st March 2019 True Blue Bay Boutique Resort officially launched Grenada’s brand new climate-smart Cocoa Pod rooms including 4 suites. It is now a 70 room boutique resort. The evening’s festivities began with cocoa-inspired cocktails and mouth-watering finger foods at sunset with the backdrop of one of the resort’s new turquoise blue lap pools- the Cocoa Pond and the already famous Grenada sign- a new signature feature of the resort.
The smooth and soulful voice of Jenny J, who performed live from the stage that protruded over the Cocoa Pond greeted the invited guests as they arrived wearing blue in honour of the occasion. Several open bars with speciality cocktails, a coconut water station and a House of Chocolate dessert table were available for guests to graze and drink as the mingled before the night’s official program began. Invited guests were given personal tours of the modern Caribbean chic rooms and suites.
The night’s official program opened with a speech from the boutique resort General Manager, Marie Fielden, one of the daughters of resort owners Russ and Magdalena Fielden. She shared in detail the resort’s commitment to running a climate-smart business and how the Cocoa Pods are the most advanced and thorough expression of their commitment to environmental conservation. Rooms and suites feature solar panels to generate electricity, harvest and treat rain-water, craft- furniture made with ethically sourced materials and energy efficient appliances in addition to its thorough insulation to keep the rooms cool with minimum energy consumption.
The party was also a celebration of our 20th year of being in operation. Resort owners Russ and Magdalena took the guests on a nostalgic stroll telling the story of how they purchased the resort in November 1998 with the help of their friend and silent partner, a local attorney, James Bristol. At that time it was a 7 room inn. The family along with their management and staff worked hard and smart over the last 20 years to increase the rooms and resort’s amenities 10 fold. It was a proud moment in Grenada’s tourism industry history and the Fielden family legacy.
The ribbon was cut by Minister the Honourable Yolande Bain- Horsford to mark the official opening of the Cocoa Pods as a spectacular fireworks display lit up the night sky. Guests then tucked into a casual dinner of authentic Mexican tacos made at the resort’s brand new taco station.
The night climaxed in True Blue style with a buzzing party. Solid the Band performed hit after hit inspiring resort management, staff and guests to jump into the pool and party in celebration of this new chapter in Grenada’s tourism story.