NEW HOTEL DEVELOPMENTS BOOST JAMAICA’S ROOM STOCK

Oct 10, 2016

Jamaica is seeing impressive growth, with an estimated 1,756 rooms to open by the end of 2017. “We continue to attract new brands as we focus on expanding our accommodation portfolio,” said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. He continued, “the new developments that will come on stream in the last quarter of 2016 and first quarter of 2017 are good indicators of the strength of the product, and a promising outlook for the future. We are constantly making room to welcome more visitors to our beautiful island.” The new hotel developments that are coming on stream will be in the resort areas of Negril, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Kingston. The recently opened North-South highway adds to the appeal of the island as travel from Kingston to Ocho Rios is now under an hour.