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British Colonial Hilton to Close Next Month

The British Colonial Hilton is expected to close its doors in February, according to Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper.

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The British Colonial Hilton is expected to close its doors next month, according to Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper, who says the government is trying its hardest to avoid the closure, which could impact more than 100 Bahamian jobs.

 



Over 120 jobs hang in the balance as financial challenges faced by the historic hotel could result in its closure. Government has now jumped in to assist in preserving value for the property and the level of activity.

The tourism minister said while he would rather the hotel make the announcement, government is in negotiations in an effort to keep the Hilton’s doors open.

Still no word on how the closure would affect The Pointe and Margaritaville. China State Construction Engineering Company has owned the Hilton since a 2014 purchase. As for whether this closure will be permanent, Cooper says he prefers if the owners of the property spoke to that issue.

Cooper called the Hilton hotel on Bay Street iconic. We reached out to management at the Hilton, but got no response locally, or from Hilton Global.

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