Marriott-branded golf carts unveiled; tournament set for November 3
The Lusignan Golf Club has managed to secure a major partnership with the Marriott Hotel Guyana.
Apart from sponsoring a massive golf tournament on November 3, the hotel has acceded to its name being prominently displayed on some spanking new golf carts that would be used at the Lusignan Golf Course for the first time.
At a simple unveiling on Friday morning in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel, General Manager Eduardo Reple and President of the Lusignan Golf Club Aleem Hussain spoke on the newly-formed alliance in the presence of Marriott’s Director of Sales and Marketing Sandra Bernal, Assistant Captain Dr. Joaan Deo and Club PRO/Assistant Secretary, Bishop Guy Griffith.
“Marriott has over 120 million reward guests in their Bon Voy program and this partnership with Aleem and the LGC allows our guests to take advantage of quality both on and off property,” Reple said.
“Marriott has always been associated with the development of sports in every country we are located and offer the best experience for our guests.”
Bernal said: “Additionally, the Guyana Marriott will host its first-ever Customer Appreciation awards at the LGC on November 3 with a fun day and golf tournament which will allow all their guests, clients and staff to play along with the local golfers. The tournament was the brainchild of our General Manager, who is himself an avid golfer and has seen the value of associating the Marriott brand with golf in Guyana.”
President Hussain said the sport has gained considerable attention in the past few years and continues to dominate the sports landscape as more and more ex-pats and tourists enter the Guyanese market.
“We have projected that more than 400 golfers will be in Guyana over the next few years and are determined to be prepared for this eventuality.”
“With American Airlines, Qatar Airlines, Jet Blue, Copa, Caribbean, Liat, and several others scheduled to fly into the country in the coming year, it is anticipated that Guyana will be host to more than 500,000 visitors annually and golf is a key sport for those who are coming and we will be ready,” Hussain explained.
Meanwhile, the Lusignan Golf Club, in a statement, said the Marriott Bon Voy branded carts will be available for rental on a daily basis at the golf course “which is in magnificent condition as it prepares for the Guyana Open scheduled for October 26-27.”
It added, “In the near future, guests at the Marriott will be able to practice their putting as the agreement between the two entities extends to having a permanent presence at the hotel for guests to enjoy on a daily basis.”