Miami – 18 July 2014 – Palace Resorts proudly announces its newest property, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, the first Palace Resorts property located outside of Mexico. Expected to open in early 2015, the property, which will undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation, is situated in the north coast of Jamaica, at the head of famed Ocho Rios Bay.
Set to undergo a 50 million dollar enhancement in September 2014, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande was acquired by Palace Resorts in July 2014 from Sunset Resorts Jamaica. Extensive renovations will include modernized guest rooms, overhauled meeting spaces, upgrades and redesigns of the common areas, restaurant updates, the addition of a FlowRider® Double wave simulator, Wired Teen Lounge and more. Ideal for a variety of guests ranging from families to couples, the resort will also feature an on property nightclub for adults and expansive kids club dubbed, “The Playroom” for guests 12 years of age and under.
“The Palace Resorts brand has successfully redefined Mexico’s tourism and hospitality landscape and solidified our reputation as groundbreaking leaders of innovation within the all-inclusive arena. The natural beauty of Ocho Rios combined with the appeal of the iconic property, provided an enviable launching pad for the next chapter in Palace Resorts’ story,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts. “As we look to the future, we believe Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will offer new and exciting opportunities and experiences for our valued guests seeking the highest caliber vacation experience. As we cement our footprint in the Caribbean, it is our hope that Moon Palace Jamaica Grande becomes Jamaica’s top entertainment destination, bringing economic growth and positively impacting the island.”
“Launching our first property in Jamaica was a strategic decision. We believe this expansion will propel the Palace Resorts brand to new heights, as Jamaica is one of the most valued destinations for several of our key markets including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. With Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, the possibilities are truly endless, and we are eager to further develop the brand and introduce Palace Resorts to an entirely new audience,” said Sandor Winkler, Chief Development Officer for Palace Resorts. “Jamaica is an absolute top destination and our entrance into the market is an anchor, as we continue to move into more destinations within the Caribbean.”
Meet Me in Jamaica
Poised to continue the brand’s stellar reputation for unmatched meetings and events capabilities, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will offer the most meeting space of any hotel in Jamaica. Boasting 30,000 square feet of multi-functional space the property’s meeting capabilities are comprised of multiple meeting rooms, ballrooms, exhibition areas, an outdoor terrace and more, ensuring a jaw-dropping setting for events. Fully equipped with smart technology, offering the latest audiovisual equipment and conveniently located rigging points throughout, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will be ideal for corporate clients and associations seeking a venue with outstanding facilities and services, accommodating groups both intimate and grand.
Taste the Difference
With five dining destinations throughout the property, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will feature exciting and eclectic flavors such as gourmet Asian, traditional Italian and modern Caribbean, among others, ensuring even the most discerning of gourmand guest palates is satisfied. The new property will also feature Palace Resorts’ answer to endless snack and food options, via an upscale gourmet food corridor. Part farmer’s market, part cafe, the gourmet corridor will offer patrons a wide variety of fresh cuisines from around the world. As with all Palace Resorts properties, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will offer top-shelf libations and premium cuisine featuring only the highest quality standards. Additionally, the resort will offer 24-hour room service to valued guests seeking everything from a late night snack to a full course meal.
Jamaica Chic Meets Palace Glamour
Palace Resorts, the groundbreaking innovator that introduced the world to iconic brands such as Le Blanc Spa Resort and Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, is expected to aesthetically transform Sunset Jamaica Grande into a destination resort fitting of its namesake. Conceived by cutting-edge designer Francois Frossard, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will offer guests dynamic decor and design that blends whimsical, European influences with chic Caribbean undertones. A tropical haven that is both respective and reflective of its Jamaican backdrop, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande is expected to raise the bar for all-inclusive decadence with Frossard’s fantastical designs.
Pamper Yourself in Wellness
Perhaps the most remarkable of Moon Palace Jamaica Grande’s amenities will be the stunning 35,000 square foot wellness sanctuary. As luxury resorts continue to be synonymous with health and wellness offerings, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will redefine the notion of a traditional all-inclusive resort on its head, with an Awe Spa and state-of-the-art gymnasium. A decadent oasis for pampering, the resort’s Awe Spa will come complete with multiple private treatment rooms, plunge pools and common areas for meditation and yoga. Offering a boutique experience of personalized service and treatments on a grand resort scale, a wealth of elements will guide the spa’s selection of products, including the sea, Ocho Rios’ tropical climate and Jamaica’s local cultures. Natural elements of light, exotic wood and stone will be combined with modern decor to create a soothing ambiance for spa guests.
Lastly, as part of the enhancement project, each guest room will now feature the original CHI Ceramic Hairstyling Iron and CHI Pro Hair-Dryer, as well as the CHI wetline bath amenities including: Infra Shampoo, Infra Treatment (conditioner), body lotion, and bubble bath.
Located on the north coast of Jamaica, less than 90 minutes from the Montego Bay airport, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will feature 730 guestrooms and suites on a superb 17-acre beachfront featuring the longest stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios. Featuring a white-haute sand beach fringing the resort, five lavish swimming pools, lush verdant foliage, waterfalls, plunge pools and swim-up bars, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will welcome guests upon completion early 2015.
On July 17, 2014, Palace Resorts assumed ownership of the Ocho Rios’ landmark property, Sunset Jamaica Grande, and will close its doors on September 1, 2014 to commence the multimillion-dollar enhancement project. Guests who book a stay of five nights or more will be privy to the most valuable vacation promotion on record – Palace Resorts’ ever popular $1,500 Resort Credit, which can be used on spa and beauty salon treatments, chef dinners, romantic dinners on the beach, wedding packages, and off-site excursions and tours such as dolphin swims, snorkeling tours, river tubing, Negril city tours, Waterfall excursions and much more.