|Sun Group Hotels Inc.
CWTS Complex, Lower Estate
St. George, Barbados
Tel: (246) 434-8410
Fax: (246) 434-8419
March 22, 2019
Dear Valued Operator
On March 20, 2019, the Government of Barbados presented their budget and made amendments to the existing tax and room rate levies collected by the Tourism Industry for Hotels. Please note the amendments below:
Room Rate Levy
The changes in the mandatory room rate levy will take effect from April 1, 2019:
Category B Class and Apartments US$4.38 per room per night
Category A Class US$9.63 per room per night
Luxury US$17.50 per room per night
The following Hotels fall under each Category:
1. Savannah Beach Hotel - A Class
2. Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa - A Class
3. Time Out Hotel - B Class
4. Worthing Court Hotel - B Class
Guest in-house and all future guests should be advised that from April 1, they would have to pay the room levy directly to the Hotel on check-in.
VAT on accommodation
The VAT currently charged on accommodations is at a rate of 7.5%. Effective January 1, 2020 this rate will increase to 10%.
We will keep you updated as to any internal changes we will have to make given the new taxes and levies, but will do all we can to ensure our Hotels remain attractive to our customers.