An executive of the Princess Group of Companies disclosed last month that Buddys Princess International Hotel in Georgetown will be the site of the first casino in Guyana.
Oguz Tayanac, Princess Group operations manager, told the Kaieteur News Agency that the government has already granted the hotel management a casino license, and that construction has begun. The casino will be open within four months.
“We are working on making Guyana a tourist destination,” Tayanac told the news agency. “We are doing some renovations on the hotel and hopefully we will be bringing tourists to Guyana.”
In addition to the new casino, the hotel will unveil new resort amenities, room upgrades and an entertainment center within six months. Princess, which recently bought the hotel for $15 million, reportedly plans to spend $10 million more to upgrade it to five-star status.