The consultancy firm Deen + Partners Architects in association with Consulting Engineers Partnership (CEP) and Leverage Consulting Engineers through its Principal Mohamed Deen Kamaludeen presented two concept designs for the soon to be constructed Hospitality Institute.
Kamaludeen said that the institute will be built on a 2.5-acre plot of land in the Providence area.
The first concept has three blocks. One caters for a sixty-room hotel where students will be exposed to practical training. The second block will facilitate classes and training for learners of the institution. The third section will be outfitted with facilities for staff and other administrative matters.
The second concept that was presented has as part of its design a hotel, a culinary block, a teaching block in addition to a management and utilities section.
According to Kamaludeen the two proposed concepts are not ‘written in stone’ and stakeholders will have the opportunity to make recommendations to inform the final design.
The Ministry of Education’s Permanent Secretary Adele Clarke and Chief Education Officer Dr Marcel Hutson along with representatives from the Tourism Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) and Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) were on hand for the presentation.
The Project is being implemented under the Guyana Skills Development and Employability Project through the Ministry of Education.
The objective of the institution is to prepare citizens for the local hospitality sector in keeping with what are the best practices in the region.