first_imgRelated posts:El Gallito stores close after 106 years in business; more than 200 employees dismissed Incesa Standard closes manufacturing plant in Costa Rica, lays off 150 employees Costa Rica’s restaurant franchise sector plans new openings, more jobs A whopper of a decision: Burger King closes its operations in Costa Rica The restaurant at mall Paseo Metrópolis in Cartago is one of the locations that will close in coming days. (Via Burger King Costa Rica Facebook)BK Centroamérica, the franchise owners of Burger King restaurants in Costa Rica, announced plans to close four of its 33 locations in the country, adding to a wave of franchise closures in recent months. BK Centroamérica also said it would lay off 39 of its 462 employees.In a news release on Sunday, the company confirmed that in coming weeks it will close three restaurants in Heredia province plus a restaurant at mall Paseo Metrópolis in Cartago. The franchise firm said those locales “are not financially viable, are located in non-strategic areas and are showing poor sales results.”General Manager in Costa Rica Mario Jiménez said that despite the closures the company is looking for better locations to open new restaurants. He also stressed that the company would meet all of its labor responsibilities to employees under Costa Rican law.So far this year two restaurant franchises have closed operations in Costa Rica. U.S. burger chain Wendy’s closed its 10 restaurants on Jan. 8 and local coffee shop chain Bagelmen’s shut its seven locations and fired 110 employees on Jan. 24.At the time the president of the Costa Rican Restaurants Chamber Jorge Figueroa told The Tico Times that more closures in the local food and beverage industry were expected. He said the fast food market in Costa Rica was seeing signs of saturation, particularly in the western and eastern sectors of the San José metropolitan area.Figueroa also blamed the government’s “lack of clear economic policies and strategies,” which he said were causing uncertainty for entrepreneurs. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAs a member of the the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach presents the best of Seychelles within a unique and warm space. Inspired by authentic cultural hues and featuring touches of indigenous art and materials, The H Resort represents a tranquil space for travellers to unwind.Discover the treasures of SeychellesThe resort is conveniently located in the north west of Mage, Seychelles’ largest island, on a glorious three-kilometre stretch of glistening white sand and clear waters, making it the longest beach in Seychelles. The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach embraces the island’s natural landscape making the serene and distinct accommodation units almost camouflaged by the entire scenery.The H Resort interior design was envisaged and created by the world-renowned Montreal based designer, Andres Escobar & Associates. The designers’ intent was to provide a relaxed atmosphere, with eclectic rounded furniture and a calm ambiance, in the midst of a natural surrounding. A common element found throughout The H Resort is the ceiling fans, natural oval palm leaf blades that provide comfort and heighten the refreshing vannswet breeze.The newest five-star property on shore, the H Resort is where the majestic lush mountains, home to Seychelles’ local takamaka trees and coconut palms meet the pristine shores. Featuring some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders, The H Resort draws on a unique heritage of hospitality and tradition to create heart-warmingly honest guest experiences that blend space and sensation.AccommodationThe H Resort provides a diversity of gracefully crafted accommodation, which simultaneously reflect the authentic expressions of Seychellois heritage and offer modern and luxurious comforts and services. With 46 Junior Suites, 38 Garden Suites, 14 Beach Villas and 2 Grand Beach Villas, the property offers an array of choices.Each beach Villa encompasses 150 square metres of serenity, with the sea literally at their doorstep. While the stunning Grand Beach Villas, that can be configured to one or two bedrooms, ranging from 300 to 450 square metres, are inclusive of expansive entertaining spaces.Seychelles-inspired diningDelightful creations that are masterfully prepared by a number of expert chefs complemented by spectacular views, The H Resort offers a collection of culinary destinations. Trader Vic’s, home to the original Mai Tai, is an iconic brand 80 years strong that set the world standard for tropical sophistication with its eclectic Polynesian fusion cuisine, exotic cocktails, music and authentic decor. Vasco’s is a spacious, Mediterranean restaurant with Seychellois influences and is open for buffet breakfast and dinner. Poolside venue Ripples exudes an air of casual charisma, setting the scene for a laidback experience daily. Eden provides a romantic, tucked away, beachside sanctuary complemented by seafood and fresh meat cuts from the barbecue.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more