The Cabinet invited for discussions two business managers (planners) employed by the Jolly Beach Hotel. The property now has one hundred and sixty six (166) rooms available and one hundred and thirty two (132) employees. To date, US$2.2 million have been spent on refurbishing the hotel. The original hotel had four hundred and sixty four (464) rooms on 30 acres of land; however, a portion of the property on which rooms are currently constructed is to be sold, limiting the Jolly Beach Hotel to a much smaller scale. The managers reported that a number of upgrades must take place, to include: a 250,000 gallon water-storage tank; a reverse osmosis plant that produces 65,000 gallons per day; an electrical system to be upgraded; new air conditioning systems on the rooftops and other spaces; and, the property is to be properly fenced.
The planners announced that they will hire many plumbers, carpenters, electricians and other tradesmen ages 20-40 years, willing to work. Jolly beach is a part of the Elite group of hotels in Antigua. The managers told the Cabinet that they will be expanding Hammock Cove, and will be adding rooms to their other properties.