I had the good fortune recently of being given a guided tour of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman by the developer, Mr. Michael Ryan.
This will undoubtedly be the most magnificent tourism development on the island and Mr. Ryan deserves credit beyond my vocabulary. It will bring to our shores a calibre of clientele and the level of service that we have never experienced before.
The accommodations are elaborately furnished and gracefully decorated and none of us could ever imagine what this will mean to tourism in Grand Cayman. On the opening date of this facility, I am sure that the attendees will be stunned to see a facility such as this on our Seven Mile Beach.
Mr. Ryan is deserving of all the accolades that could be showered upon him by the Government and the people of the Cayman Islands.
When this facility is finally opened, the benefits to the Cayman Islands will be beyond anyone’s comprehension and I would like to publicly offer my sincere congratulations to Mr. Ryan for planting such a wonderful facility on our shores.
While on the subject of tourism, I would like to mention that I visited Branson, Missouri, recently for the second time. This is a city of five to six thousand people and four million tourists annually. The city is the cleanest I have ever seen and the people are so friendly that in some cases they go out of their way to be nice to you. Although our people are known to be friendly, I would suggest that we could learn a lot from Branson.
There is a lot to do and the prices are affordable.
Norberg K. Thompson