Hospitality Jamaica Awards 2017 | Honouring the best of the best in tourism
Some of the biggest names in the hospitality sector turned out for the third annual RJRGLEANER Communications Group Hospitality Jamaica Awards last Saturday night at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James.
At the end of a fabulous ceremony, 19 tourism entities and individuals were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the industry. Marc Melville and John Byles of Chukka were named Hospitality Personalities of the Year 2017 and hotel mogul Gordon 'Butch' Stewart received the inaugural Pioneer Award.
Other big winners included Royalton White Sands, Sandals Resorts International, Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Sandy Haven, Hilton Rose Hall, and Courtleigh Hotel and Suites.
The Gleaner brings you highlights of some of the winners. See our tourism-trade publication Hospitality Jamaica tomorrow for more on the event.
The 2017 Hospitality Jamaica Award winners
1. Best Nightlife Experience - Margaritaville Caribbean
2. Best in Transportation - Knutsford Express
3. Best Purveyor - Caribbean Producers Jamaica
4. Most Authentic Jamaican Attraction - Falmouth Food Tour (Sponsored by the Port Authority of Jamaica)
5. Best Boutique Hotel - Sandals Royal Plantation
6. Best in Entertainment - Hedonism II
7. Best European Plan Hotel Under 100 Rooms - Sandy Haven
8. Best Business Hotel - Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa
9. Best Eco-Sustainable Resort - Couples Swept Away
10. Best Small Hotel/Bed & Breakfast - Boardwalk
11. Best Family Resort - Royalton White Sands
12. Best Destination Management Co - Go Jamaica Travel
13. Best Resort Town Experience - Treasure Beach (Sponsored by Port Authority of Jamaica)
14. Best in Cuisine - Round Hill
15. Best All-inclusive under 300 Rooms - Sandals Royal Caribbean & Private Island
16. Best All-inclusive over 300 Rooms - Royalton White Sands
17. Best European Plan Hotel Over 100 Rooms - The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites
18. Hospitality Personality of the Year - John Byles and Marc Melville
19. Pioneer Award - Gordon 'Butch' Stewart