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Stories by Carl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

The recently refurbished Riu Ocho Rios has expressed delight at being given a special award at the 2019 RJRGLEANER Hospitality Jamaica Awards. The hotel picked up the Special Award for Investment in Tourism after a massive US$85 million upgrade to...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

It appears Hospitality Jamaica’s (HJ) Most Eco/Sustainable Award could have gone to any other hotel but Jamaica Inn. The long list of green initiatives at the hotel is implemented “with vigour and enthusiasm. There is no other way at Jamaica Inn,”...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Over the years, the resort town of Ocho Rios, St Ann, has won several tourism-related international awards, but there is always a special feeling when the award comes from your peers. Last week, at its annual awards ceremony, Hospitality Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

It’s no longer a secret. The Blue House Boutique Bed...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Hotels on Jamaica’s north coast continue to welcome local guests and Jamaicans continue to take up the offers. Newly promoted Senior Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay and her batchmates who graduated from the Police Academy on November 12...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:29 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

With six hotels and over 3,000 rooms ­available locally, RIU Hotel caters to the major tourism markets across the world, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The brand, however, has maintained its interest in the local market and is...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:28 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

A spanking new water park and 45 new rooms that bring the room stock to 901, are the main features of the J$11.22-billion refurbishing exercise recently completed at RIU Ocho Rios. Additionally, though, there has been a complete renovation of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:28 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Riu Montego Bay will close in April 2020 for a refurbishing exercise and reopen in September as an adults-only property, according to Niurka Garcia-Linton, director of sales for RIU Hotels in Jamaica. The closure is similar to what took place at...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:56 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Attractions at Dunn’s River Falls and Park in Ocho Rios just got a bit more diversified with the official opening of the Chukka’s Zipline Over Dunn’s River Falls tour last Friday. In operation since November 2017 and proving to be a hit with...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Judith O’Sullivan has become the third woman to be elected to the Jamaica Co-operative Automobile and Limousine (JCAL) Tours Limited board in the organisation’s 30 years. The tourism marketing consultant was also the first female from the Ocho Rios...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

The annual Moon Palace Foundation Summer Art Camp that ended recently at Moon Palace Jamaica in Ocho Rios provided more than just fun for the children of employees at the hotel. Manager of the foundation, Natalie Boreland, declared the annual camp...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

It’s a story that seems to justify the labelling of Jamaica as a paradise, with Couples Tower Isle resort being the preferred spot. Over the past 48 years, Gene and Jane Saks of Florida in the United States has made a staggering 89 visits to...

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