Roy’s Inn opens at Kingstown Park
May 7, 2004
Roy’s Inn opens at Kingstown Park

Perched on a hilltop in Kingstown Park is one of the most beautiful hotels in the Caribbean.
There couldn’t have been a fitter place to put such an establishment. This hotel provides several vantage points that capture the lush greenery from the surrounding mountain tops, the tranquil waters of Kingstown Bay and a good view of capital Kingstown. {{more}}
And for the visitor who has a taste for antique architecture that blends with modern features, this is the perfect setting, search no more. On Sunday at 5 p.m. the holiday accommodation, which was formally called Camelot Inn, will be reopening its doors as Roy’s Inn, under new management.
LeRoy Lewis, the proprietor was one of the persons who expressed shock and disappointment one year ago when the hotel closed its doors, but on Sunday seeing it re-open under his stewardship, with so many plans, will be a dream come true.
Everything is set and ready for the grand reopening Lewis told SEARCHLIGHT on Monday, while making final preparations.
While Lewis is excited about his new project he accepts that it is also a new challenge.
“I see it as a big challenge. I couldn’t have done it without the help of the workers who knew they had to meet a deadline and I have to give the staff credit for helping out in the painting,” said Lewis, while adding that the staff is also excited and ready to go.
Lewis said the closure of the hotel, with its 22 elegantly appointed deluxe rooms had put a strain on the country.
In an exclusive interview with SEARCHLIGHT Lewis said one of his chief priorities is to give the public affordable rates. The entrepreneur said he is concerned that citizens of this country should enjoy the uniqueness, exclusivity, exquisite and special atmosphere of the hotel. “You should feel free to come here and not burst your pocket,” he stated.
“I am aware of the seriousness of the project but it’s all about excitement,” said Lewis.
Sunday’s opening, which will be in the form of a cocktail reception at the poolside, will see friends and well-wishers being entertained by string band music, and a slate of guest artistes including Ras Commando of Trinidad and Tobago.He was one of this year’s calypso finalists. There will
also be the staging of cultural activities.
Already Roy’s Inn has attracted a former client of the establishment that in the West Indies cricket team. Lewis said a letter was sent to him recently welcoming the news that the hotel will be back in operation. “The home of the West Indies cricket team” will be Roy’s Inn during the upcoming back to back matches here this month.
The property, renamed Roy’s Inn, was once the home of the first French Governor to the island and later the residence of the British Administrator.