BHTA Building

4th Avenue Belleville,
St. Michael, Barbados

Contact Us

246-622-1517
or 246-436-2053
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Office Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 – 16:30
Sat + Sun CLOSED

Become a Member

Interested in joining the membership of the Intimate Hotels of Barbados (IHB)?
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We are a group of 43 small, locally-owned apartments, hotels, guest houses and villas operating all around Barbados.

See the list of services which the IHB provides to its members below:

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Provision of advisory services and also an element of administration and coordination services

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Marketing of hotels via website or attendance at tradeshows, consumer shows, print and advertising media.

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Provision of yearly training programmes and sensitisation or awareness workshops, e.g. Training on the Employment Rights Agreement or Sexual Harassment Bill.

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Placement in any IHB brochures.

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Placement in the IHB app and placement of member specials on the IHB website, Facebook page and IG account.

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Facilitate familiarisation trips and site inspections.

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Assist in the reduction and management of costs for all hotels in the group through bulk purchasing and negotiation.

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Assist with reservations from Tour Operators and Travel Agents.

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Sponsorship of local and regional events thereby increasing recognition of the brand.

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Provision of marketing and promotional support of all members.

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Liaise with the BTMI to collaborate on marketing and assist members in attending regional and international trade shows.

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Lobbying or advancing members’ concerns, e.g. sewage issues.

The criteria for membership are as follows:

  1. Properties must be registered with the Barbados Tourism Product Authority
  2. Have a maximum number of 74 hotel rooms
  3. Capital cost per room being less than $300,000.00; (The capital cost per room is derived by using the following formula:  Current year’s Land Tax property valuation divided by the number of rooms in hotel);
  4. A published winter room average rate not exceeding US$250.00, double occupancy, per night; and
  5. At least 75% of the beneficial interest in the hotel must be owned by a national

 

Ready to get started? Complete the applicaiton form below.

Easy Application Process