Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Opening Early 2015
MIAMI, FL (June 20, 2014) — Sunset Resorts Jamaica, a charming collection of all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, announces it has reached an agreement with Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations. Starting July 7, 2014, Palace Resorts will assume ownership of Ocho Rios’ landmark property, the Sunset Jamaica Grande, and will close it on Sept. 1, 2014 for extensive renovations and upgrades before opening its doors again as the new Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in early 2015. This substantial investment will mark Palace Resorts’ latest step outside of Mexico, expanding their signature awe-inclusive brand standards to the Jamaican market.
“When we designed our strategic five-year growth plan, we listed several destinations as priorities, and Jamaica was at the top of that list,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President for Palace Resorts, responsible for the overall growth and strategic direction of the company. “We believe Jamaica is the most important tourism destination in the Caribbean, and we found Sunset Jamaica Grande to be the perfect opportunity for us to enter this market.”
“Sunset Resorts had several options for the future of this iconic resort, but ultimately put their trust in Palace Resorts because of its solid hospitality expertise and proven track record,” said Ian Kerr, Managing Director of Sunset Resorts Jamaica. “We felt confident Palace Resorts would respect the hotel’s rich history, its employee culture, and would have the ability to bring a new and exciting brand to Jamaica.”
Palace Resorts currently owns and operates seven oceanfront properties in Mexico, including Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Cancun’s largest entertainment resort destination. When the brand finalizes its multi-million dollar investment, the new Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will be Palace Resorts’ second Moon Palace-branded property, bringing to Ocho Rios the sort of unmatched resort facilities, world-class entertainment, top-notch amenities, unique inclusions and high-energy design that have made Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort one of the most successful resorts in Cancun.
“Sunset Resorts Jamaica is a family-owned company that prides itself on its dedication to its guests and staff while continually maintaining its stellar and uniquely Jamaican reputation. This opportunity presented a perfect fit as Palace Resorts is also a family-owned company that has been striving for excellence since it was founded by the Chapur family,” said Sandor Winkler, Chief Development Officer for Palace Resorts.
Sunset Resorts executives believe that Palace Resorts understands its best asset is its employees, and have shown a commitment to supporting the communities in which they operate. Palace Resorts’ dedication to the destinations it serves, as well as to its staff and guests, mirrors many of Sunset Resorts’ own core values.
Located on the north coast of Jamaica, less than 90 minutes from the Montego Bay airport, this property boasts 730 guestrooms and suites on a superb 17-acre beachfront featuring the longest stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios. With a beautiful white-sand beach fringing the resort while five lavish pools meander through this beachside complex, featuring waterfalls, plunge pools, swaying rope bridge and swim-up bars, this was exactly what Palace Resorts was looking for when envisioning a new Moon Palace resort. The resort also features more meeting space than any other hotel in Jamaica.
SOURCE: Palace Resorts