Fort Young partners with Buddy Dive Resort to open premier dive facility in Dominica

Scuba divers in Dominica can now experience the services and standards they are used to at Bonaire’s Buddy Dive Resort. Proclaimed one of the World’s Best Dive Resorts in Scuba Diving magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, Buddy Dive Resort has announced partnership with Dominica’s Fort Young Hotel to open an on-site facility, Buddy Dive Dominica.

“Buddy Dive has the reputation of keeping the needs of divers in mind, making it easy, comfortable and convenient for everyone. We’re thrilled to be able to bring our dive expertise and services to Dominica’s Fort Young Hotel,” commented Martien van der Valk, Owner of Buddy Dive Resort. “Buddy Dive Dominica will be a full service operation that combines the best of both worlds; extensive dive knowledge, facilities and resources, while providing divers with personal attention from the friendly dive staff that will become the familiar faces guests are greeted by on their next visit.”

Buddy Dive Dominica will consist of a full stocked dive retail shop, teaching facilities, rental gear room, lockers, rinse tanks and outdoor showers. The dive operation will offer first class diving on Dominica.

From boat diving at Champagne Reef or Toucari to night diving on Fort Young Hotel’s house reef – these are just some of the exciting diving that will be offered at Buddy Dive Dominica.

“Announcing the partnership with Buddy Dive Resort is very exciting for Fort Young Hotel,” commented Gregor Nassief, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fort Young Hotel. “Fort Young Hotel is Dominica’s leading full service hotel and has attracted a variety of business, adventure and dive travelers for many years. Joining forces with Buddy Dive and creating a world-class dive operation provides divers worldwide with the opportunity to experience Dominica’s magical diving while enjoying the comfort and service of Dominica’s leading hotel.”

Buddy Dive Dominica will be offering their Dive Into Nature package, which will showcase Dominica’s volcanic vents, plunging sea walls, colorful reefs and soft corals. The package includes 7 nights/8 days stay at the Fort Young Hotel, complimentary breakfast, airport transfers, 5 days 2-tank boat dives, unlimited resort diving, 5 dive excursions and the marine park fee. Dive Into Nature can be booked through Buddy Dive Central Reservations office at dominica@buddydive.com or for international reservations +599 7175080 (ext. 572) or for US/Canada reservations 1-866-GO-BUDDY.

 

 

#HappyDominica: Fort Young Hotel releases Dominica’s version of Pharrell’s Happy

Guests from all around the world already know The Fort Young is at the heart of their Dominica holidays. With the release of its new ‘Happy Video’ on social media, The Nature Island’s oldest hotel has shown its staff know how to have a good time too.

Working with local production company 365mmp, the hotel has cut its own video to accompany the music of Pharell’s global hit ‘Happy’ joining hundreds of versions from destinations around the world as far flung as New Caledonia, Madagascar and Paris.

 What makes the Fort Young’s so special is that it is a celebration of its staff, with everyone from receptionists to chef, security guards to the maintenance team taking part. Of course any opportunity to dance will always reveal who has the best moves, and The Fort Young’s Happy video is no exception. While everyone displays great rhythm and joy, some of the team stand out: in particular Maintenance technician Alexis, who can be seen wining in slow motion, and Elvis Prosper, the security host who breakdances his way through the video. Even the Executive Chairman Gregor Nassief gets in on the act, showing he’s a mover and a shaker on the island in more than just business. “The Fort Young team loves what they do and we wanted to find a fun and exciting way to bring out that passion for us to celebrate and for everyone to see,” explained Gregor Nassief. “Happy employees leads to happy customers – it’s contagious.”

 The video is also a wonderful showcase for the hotel’s recent refurbishment, with the action taking place in some of its most celebrated locations, from the new fine dining Palisades restaurant to the private waterfall and iconic jetty more often used for guests heading off on diving trips or wedding photos. Viewers are also taken behind the scenes with some rarely seen shots from inside the laundry, offices and kitchens. “Given the amount of time work takes from our lives, we had better be happy and passionate about what we do!,” explains Avril Karam who is HR Manager and the driving force behind the creation of Fort Young’s Happy Video.   “This was the perfect project to highlight that and the staff were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. This is really just the beginning as we aim to create and sustain this happy culture at the Fort Young.”

 The video has been released on Youtube:  http://youtu.be/hjnsJIRjEws  and shared on social media with the hashtag #HappyDominica, encouraging people to share what makes them happy about the island, and thus spread the happiness even further. The Fort Young Hotel wants to acknowledge and thank Pharrell Williams for this brilliant song which has shown the world how contagious happiness can be.

About the Fort Young Hotel:

“Built into the original fort (first constructed in 1699), The Fort Young is Dominica’s leading hotel and a landmark in the capital city Roseau. The hotel has 32 original Fort rooms, 38 Oceanfront and Deluxe Oceanfront rooms, along with three suites, offering a combination of old world charm and spacious modern luxury. It features an on-site Dive Shop, Excursion Desk, Duty Free shopping as well as Massage & Wellness Center and Conference Rooms and free Wi-Fi throughout.  “>The Fort Young Hotel serves as the perfect base for visitors to explore the island, whether for diving, leisure, business or shopping. For more information visit www.fortyounghotel.com.

About Dominica

In a region saturated by tourism, Dominica remains one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean. Known as the “Nature Island” due to its abundance of natural splendors: 365 rivers, the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, black and white sand beaches; and below the water, volcanic vents, plunging sea walls, colorful reefs, soft corals, sea turtles and sperm whales.  Much of the island is protected under national parks, one of which has been given UNESCO World Heritage status. Dominica is a paradise for divers, hikers, birdwatchers and nature-lovers.

Contact:         

Marvlyn James

General Manager

gm@fortyounghotel.com

1 767 4485000

Fort Young Hotel Launches All Inclusive Summer Dive Package

Property is the Ideal Place to Experience the Best Diving in the Caribbean

 Roseau, Dominica – May 19th 2014 – Seeking to enhance Dominica’s growing reputation as the number one dive spot in the Caribbean, the Fort Young Hotel has launched a special summer all inclusive package aimed at travellers wanting to focus their holiday around diving. The new All Inclusive Summer Dive Package gives divers the chance to enjoy a huge amount of time underwater, fully aware that everything has been taken care of back on land, leaving them the maximum amount of time to enjoy themselves on and off shore.

 

The All-inclusive Summer Dive package starts at US$1,541 per person based on double occupancy.  It is valid on new reservations made between now and October 10, 2014 for travel between June 1st and October 15th 2014.  Also available and customizable for groups, the package includes accommodations for seven nights, all meals and in-house beverages, and five days of 2 tank dive trips (ten dives) with visits to some of the Nature Island’s best loved dive sites. These include Champagne, where volcanic fumaroles beneath the sea bed fill the water around you with thousands of bubbles; the five dramatic coral-covered spires known as Danglebens Pinnacles, and the 1.5km long wall La Bym, where divers might just encounter a turtle or manta ray idling by. There will be plenty of time to discover why, this March, Scuba Radio said Dominica, “consistently delivers the best in Caribbean diving, if not the world“.

 

What really makes Fort Young the perfect hotel for a dive vacation in Dominica is how its facilities cater to divers. There’s an on-site dive shop as well as the hotel’s own jetty – itself an iconic site on the island, especially at sunset – where dive boats collect and drop divers off. The jetty is also the embarkation point for world class whale watching, and snorkelling trips from the hotel, as well as the romantic setting for many weddings.

 

Many of the island’s best dive sites are just 20 minutes or so from the hotel by boat. As a result of its unrivalled facilities and location, The Fort Young Hotel was chosen earlier this year to be the Dominica partner for Guy Harvey Outposts, a Florida-based specialist tour operator, which takes American guests on some of the finest marine holidays in Mexico, Galapagos, the Bahamas, Grand Cayman… and now Dominica.

 

Once back on land, divers can just sit back and relax. All meals are included in the package, along with any in house alcoholic beverage. And because the diving is so accessible from the hotel, there’s still plenty of time available to explore the rainforests for which Dominica is equally famous, and which are just as easy to reach from Fort Young. Or, guests can simply unwind in one of the hotel’s rooftop Jacuzzis, swim a few laps of the infinity pool, or enjoy dinner or drinks in its oceanfront restaurant and bars.

 

About the Fort Young Hotel:

Built into the original fort (first constructed in 1699), The Fort Young is Dominica’s leading hotel and a landmark in the capital city Roseau. The hotel has 32 original Fort rooms, 38 Oceanfront and Deluxe Oceanfront rooms, along with three suites, offering a combination of old world charm and spacious modern luxury. It features an on-site Dive Shop, Excursion Desk, Duty Free shopping as well as Massage & Wellness Center and Conference Rooms and free Wi-Fi throughout. The Fort Young Hotel serves as the perfect base for visitors to explore the island, whether for business, diving, leisure or shopping. For more information, visit www.fortyounghotel.com

 

About Dominica

In a region saturated by tourism, Dominica remains one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean. Known as the “Nature Island” due to its abundance of natural splendors: 365 rivers, the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, black and white sand beaches; and below the water, volcanic vents, plunging sea walls, colorful reefs, soft corals, sea turtles and sperm whales.  Much of the island is protected under national parks, one of which has been given UNESCO World Heritage status. Dominica is a paradise for divers, hikers, birdwatchers and nature-lovers.

 

 

FORT YOUNG HOTEL LAUNCHES REBRANDING

 

FORT YOUNG HOTEL LAUNCHES REBRANDING CAMPAIGN

 

** New Branding Positions Hotel As The Ideal Place From Which To Discover Dominica **

Roseau, Dominica (February 13, 2014) – The Fort Young Hotel has relaunched its brand to reflect both its unique place in Dominica’s history and its ideal position for inquisitive travelers keen to discover the island voted number one in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor in 2013.

 

The rebrand includes a new logo, new website, and the renaming and refit of its flagship bar and restaurant – all designed to express the centuries’ old fort’s combination of old world charm and an unrivaled position for exploring Dominica’s highlights, both on land and at sea. The new tagline sums it up. Fort Young is The Key to Dominica.

 

“Fort Young Hotel has been an industry leader in Dominica for many years, for business and as well as dive and adventure travelers,” said Gregor Nassief, the hotel’s Chairman. “We wanted our branding to reflect our rich history and the fact that our unique location makes us the perfect gateway to explore Dominica and discover its treasures.”

 

The diversity of the Fort Young’s offering is best explored on the new website, with its calm, classic design. Its sections cover everything from the Fort’s heritage and ideas for honeymoons, to arranging conferences or island hopping. It reveals that guests can dive some of the best reefs in the Caribbean from its private jetty, and trek off into the rainforests that stretch up the hills behind the hotel. Or if that sounds too energetic, they can relax in a rooftop Jacuzzi, indulge themselves with a spa treatment, or dine on local specialties in its newly refitted seafront restaurant the Palisades, so named since the word describes the original wooden fortifications, which were built on the very same spot as the restaurant’s terrace is today.

 

Playful references to the Fort’s deep connections to Dominica’s history can be found throughout the rebranding. The new oceanfront bar Warner’s takes its name from a seventeenth Century half-Carib Indian governor of the Island who held out against the British and the French. Meanwhile the massage and wellness centre is now Zemi, after the nature spirits worshipped by the pre-Colombian natives of the island. Even children have something special to look forward to, with the new Cannonball club stocked with games and pastimes to keep them entertained.

 

“We are proud that our hotel is “the Key” that unlocks the treasures of Dominica, and leads our guests to the heart of what makes this island so enchanting,” said Marvlyn James, the newly appointed General Manager of the Fort Young. “And with this rebrand, Fort Young is ready to continue its leadership role in Dominica’s rapidly evolving tourism sector.”  

 

About the Fort Young Hotel

Fort Young Hotel, Dominica’s leading heritage hotel, is ideally located overlooking the ocean on the outskirts of Roseau, the capital of this rugged island in the Eastern Caribbean. The Fort Young’s rich history, with 32 original Fort rooms coupled with 38 Oceanfront and Deluxe Oceanfront rooms, along with three suites, offers a combination of old world charm and spacious modern luxury. The property features an on-site Dive Shop, Excursion Desk, Duty Free shopping as well as Massage & Wellness Center and Conference Rooms. The Fort Young Hotel serves as the perfect base for visitors to explore the island, whether for business, diving, leisure or shopping. For more information visit www.fortyounghotel.com.

 

About Dominica

In a region saturated by tourism, Dominica remains one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean. Known as the “Nature Island” due to its abundance of natural splendors: 365 rivers, the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, and black and white sand beaches. Much of the island is protected under national parks, one of which has been given UNESCO World Heritage status. Dominica is a paradise for divers, hikers, birdwatchers and nature-lovers.

 

 

Contact: Stephanie Worth/Marvlyn James

Adams Unlimited Public Relations & Mktg
Phone: 1-767-448-5000
E-Mail: Stephanie@adams-pr.com / gm@fortyounghotel.com

 

Fort Young Hotel In Dominica Offers 5 Paid 6 Play Dema Special

The Fort Young Hotel in Dominica will launch its 5 Paid 6 Play DEMA Dive Special Getaway at the DEMA Show this year.  This Special Dive Getaway starting as low as US$1,036 per person based on double occupancy includes seven nights accommodation with breakfast, five days of two tank dives, and Airport transfers. Clients booking by November 17th 2012 can enjoy a US$50 resort credit.

The Hotel is also partnering with its Adventure Partner-KHATTS to offer top side activities. Clients can book 6 Adventure Tours and pay only for 4. Tours include Titou Gorge and Trafalgar Falls, Boiling Lake; Middleham Falls; Waitukubuli Trail Segment 3 and 5.

Please meet with us at DEMA from November 14th-17th 2012 at booth number 2362. Our agents will be on hand to answer your questions as well as book trips right at the show.

To start taking advantage of the DEMA Special now: Call: 1 800 581 2034 or e-maildive@fortyounghotel.com or visit www.fortyounghotel.com

Fort Young Hotel Launches Year-Long Dive Destination Getaway Special: 5 Pay 6 Stay – Meet Us At Beneath The Seas Booth 823

Fort Young Hotel Roseau Dominica
March 17, 2013

The Fort Young Hotel In Dominica Will Launch Its 5 Paid 6 Play Dive Destination Getaway Special At The Beneath The Seas This Year.

This Special Dive Getaway starting as low as US$1036 per person based on double occupancy include seven night accommodation with breakfast, five days of two tank dives, breakfast and Airport transfers plus US$50.00 credit to be used for Food and Beverage and any other services offered by the hotel.

The year-long special is an exclusive package ideal for small and large groups – for every five paying divers, the sixth diver is free. Individuals can also take advantage of this special package if booking is made at the show.

Dominica offers exceptional diving opportunities and some of the most scenic views in the Caribbean. Traveling to Dominica is made easier with connections through St. Maarten.

Book the Destination Dive Getaway and take advantage of a special GROUP DEAL on BVI Airways where a group of five travelers can bring along a sixth person at no extra charge.

 

Please meet with us at Beneath the Seas from March 22nd to 24th 2013 at booth number 824. Our agents will be on hand to answer your questions as well as book trips right at the show.

To start taking advantage of the Dive Destination Getaway now:  

Call: 1-800 581 2034 or email: dive@fortyounghotel.com or Visit www.fortyounghotel.com

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOTEL

Fort Young Hotel, Dominica’s Premier Hotel is located on the outskirts of Roseau, the capital of this spectacular and rugged island in the Eastern Caribbean overlooking the ocean. The Fort Young’s unique architecture and rich history of the 32 original rooms coupled with the 38 oceanfront and Deluxe ocean front rooms and 3 suites provides a combination of old world charm and spacious modern luxury. On premises Dive Shop, Excursion Desk, Duty Free shopping as well as Massage & Wellness Center and Conference Rooms, the Fort Young Hotel is the perfect getaway for divers and non-divers alike looking for top service, Diving and Eco- Adventure.

FORT YOUNG HOTEL
Victoria Street, P.O. Box 519, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
Tel: (767) 448-5000 Fax: (767) 448-5006
Email: fortyoung@cwdom.dm Website: www.fortyounghotel.com

Book Your Group Meeting With Us And Benefit

Fort Young Hotel, Roseau Dominica – (April 25th 2013) The Fort Young Hotel in Dominica, is pleased to announce its fantastic offer of 25% discount on accommodation for Corporate bookings with added benefits of 5% discount on master bill (food and beverage consumed for the duration meeting) plus free Meeting Spaces and WIFI.

The Fort Young Hotel provides for a range of business needs. We specialize in hosting small meetings and also orchestrating large group events. Whether you are organizing a formal business meeting with international clients or an informal get together with colleagues, we can help you plan and organize your event.

Equipped with the islands largest meeting spaces and most scenic function areas, the Fort Young Hotel is the ideal location for conferences, meetings, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, luncheons, cocktail parties and banquets. Our facilities offer air-conditioned spaces, open-air restaurants cooled by ceiling fans and alfresco terraces overlooking the Caribbean Sea.   Audio Visual equipment such as TVs& VCRs, overhead and slide projectors, flipcharts and markers, PA systems and cordless microphones are complementary for use with our conference facilities.

To book clients can email sales@fortyoughotel.com or call 1 767 4485000.   This special is applicable on group bookings of ten rooms or more with a minimum length of stay of three nights from June through September 2013.

Individual business clients enjoy 25% off Room rate for the months of June and September 2013 only.

About the Fort Young Hotel

The Fort Young Hotel is a 3 star property with historical ambience and the most recognized name in quality hospitality services in Dominica. Standing to meet your business needs, we are ideally located on the outskirts of Roseau. Positioned for Business and leisure our 73 comfortable and well-equipped, air-conditioned guestrooms property including 18 Deluxe Rooms, 3 Suites and 20 Oceanfront Rooms located on the Oceanfront.

FORT YOUNG HOTEL
Victoria Street, P.O. Box 519, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
Tel: (767) 448-5000 Fax: (767) 448-5006
Email: fortyoung@cwdom.dm Website: www.fortyounghotel.com

Fort Young Hotel In Dominica Launches Kids Club For Fun-Filled Family Getaways

PRESS RELEASE
Roseau, Dominica

The Fort Young Hotel today announced the launch of its Cannonball Kids Club for children ahead of the summer holiday season to better cater for families on adventure and diving vacations.  The Fort Young is Dominica’s leading hotel and is the first to launch a Kids Club on the island.

The Cannonball Kids Club will open its door on July 1st 2013 and promises to be a fun and entertaining getaway for kids.  The club will be equipped with a television, Wii game machine, movies, novels and a variety of other games to inspire fun, learning and creativity in a supervised environment. The Club’s activities have been designed to stimulate and entertain children aged 3 years to 12 years and include art and craft, reading, story-telling and a variety of board games.

Options are available for full and half day sessions, starting as early as 8:30am until 4:30pm led by well-trained bilingual attendants (French and English).

Parents will also have the opportunity to do night outs while the kids are being entertained at the Club between 6:00 pm-9:30 pm.  Full day sessions are priced at US$25.00 per child and half day sessions at US$15.00 per child.

The Cannonball Kids Club complements the Family Getaway package providing recreation for the kids and relaxation and adventure for the parents.   The Family package includes tours to waterfalls, hiking; sulphur springs, and Rivers.  Parents will also have the opportunity to enjoy our spa, Jacuzzi, pool and a fusion of local and international cuisine.

Valid for travel from the 1st June to October 10th 2013 the Family Summer Getaway Package starts at US$490.00 per person for a three night stay with breakfast, airport transfers, and tours included.   Up to two Children, twelve years and under stay in parents room for free with an added supplement for meals and tours.  Children on this package will receive complimentary entry to the Cannonball Kids Club for the duration of their stay.

To book the family summer getaway or for more information: Call 1-767-448-5000 or email reservations@fortyounghotel.com.   The Cannonball Kids Club which is an a la carte service can be booked whilst on property,

 

About the Fort Young Hotel

The Fort Young, Dominica’s Premier Hotel, is located on the outskirts of Roseau, the capital of this spectacular and rugged island in the Eastern Caribbean overlooking the ocean.  The Fort Young’s unique architecture and rich history of the 32 original rooms coupled with the 38 oceanfront and Deluxe ocean front rooms and 3 suites provides a combination of old world charm and spacious modern luxury.  On premises Dive Shop, Excursion Desk, Kids Club, Duty Free shopping as well as Massage & Wellness Center and Conference Rooms, the Fort Young Hotel is the perfect getaway for families looking for top service, Diving and Eco- Adventure.

About Dominica

The island sits midway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. Its official name is the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is mostly referenced in official communiqués and to distinguish the island from its northerly Caribbean sister, the Dominican Republic.

Known as “The Nature Island,” Dominica’s tropical rainforests cover two thirds of the island, and are home to 1,200 plant species. Rivers, the largest boiling lake in the world streams, and waterfalls abound, fed by the island’s high annual rainfall. Its volcanic physique points to extensive geothermal activity – even underwater. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Caribbean.

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Marvlyn James
sales@fortyounghotel.com
1-767-255-7150

Fort Young Hotel In Dominica Launches Two Great Packages For Dema – 2013

PRESS RELEASE
Roseau Dominica

September 22, 2013; – The Fort Young Hotel, in Dominica will launch two great Dive packages at the DEMA Show this year.

The DEMA Dive Special getaway starting as low as US$1063 per person based on double occupancy include seven night accommodation with breakfast, five days of two tank dives, breakfast and Airport transfer. Groups of twelve or more persons booked by November 30th 2013 will enjoy a one hour rum punch party.

This year the Fort Young Hotel will also offer clients the opportunity to combine Dive and Adventure Activities. The Dive A Fari Dema special starting at US$1298 per person based on double occupancy includes seven night accommodation with breakfast, five days of two tank dives, airport transfer and Tours to Trafalgar Falls and Screws plus Middleham Falls and Sari Sari Hike.

Both packages include a US$50.00 resort credit and 5 pay six stay special.

Please meet with us at DEMA from November 6-9, 2013 at booth number 1178. Our agents will be on hand to answer your questions as well as book trips right at the show.

To start taking advantage of the DEMA Special now: Contact Us

Call: 1 800 581 2034 or email: sales@fortyounghotel.com or visit www.fortyounghotel.com
About Fort Young Hotel

Fort Young Hotel, Dominica’s Premier Hotel is located on the outskirts of Roseau, the capital of this spectacular and rugged island in the Eastern Caribbean overlooking the ocean. The Fort Young’s unique architecture and rich history of the 32 original rooms coupled with the 38 oceanfront and Deluxe ocean front rooms and 3 suites provides a combination of old world charm and spacious modern luxury. On premises Dive Shop, Excursion Desk, Duty Free shopping as well as Massage & Wellness Center and Conference Rooms, the Fort Young Hotel is the perfect getaway for divers and non-divers alike looking for top service, Diving and Eco- Adventure.

For more information contact:
Marvlyn James
Sales and Marketing Manager
Fort Young Hotel
Toll free: 1 800 581 2034
Email: Sales@fortyounghotel.com
www.fortyounghotel.com