The Tortola Pier Park, which was named the ‘Port of the Year’, is aiming to reopen fully in the next two months.
Leasing and Marketing Manager at the pier park Meslyn Allan told BVI News yesterday that the multimillion-dollar shopping facility is slated to be fully operational in time for its annual Jazz n’ Style event.
The two-day event is usually held in late May and is geared towards showcasing jazz music and fashion offered at the facility.
Back in September, neither the category-five hurricane nor looters who followed spared the shopping facility.
But, the park still managed to partially reopen nearly a month after the disaster.
“Our focus is definitely to complete the restoration, which we are hoping to complete in the next few weeks and by the end of April or so, major parts of the repairs should be finished,” Allan said.
Port of the Year Award
The park took home the 2017/2018 Port of the Year award at the Seatrade Cruise Global Awards in Europe last August, days before being ravaged by Hurricane Irma.
Allan said the award is a testament to their hard work.
“We were very much surprised and that gave us a sense of accomplishment and we were able to share it with our tenants and our stakeholders as a proud moment for us to receive a well-known and well-respected award,” she said.
“It is definitely a big deal for the Tortola Pier Park in that we are recognized throughout the region in the cruise sector as one of the ports to be rivalled with,” she added.
She said the park’s customer service, unique offerings of locally handmade gifts and souvenirs, and the entire design of the park all contributed towards the achievement.
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