Island Outpost, Chris Blackwell’s award-winning collection of hotels & villa resorts in Jamaica, today announces Nick Simmonds as Managing Director of the highly anticipated re-opening of GoldenEye. Launching mid November, GoldenEye – the former home to James Bond author Ian Fleming – has fastidiously preserved the original Fleming House and 5 surrounding cottages with the addition of 11 new one and two bedroom beach cottages, 6 lagoon suites, two new restaurants and a seawater infinity pool.
Nick Simmonds brings a wealth of experience to his role, gained through his career specialising in launching and operating some of the most prestigious properties in the world. Most recently General Manager at The Cotton House in Mustique and prior to this launching and managing Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos. Other roles include senior management positions at luxury properties in the Channel Islands and Sun City owned by Sol Kerzner’s Sun International and the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa.
As Managing Director, Nick will oversee all operations for GoldenEye. The resort when completed will house 23 guest units, including the Fleming villa – amidst 52 acres of pristine coastline, serene lagoons and lush tropical gardens. The resort will also be home to two restaurants, Le Bar Bizot and The Gazebo, as well as an extensive activities programme led by Jamaican tri-athlete Iona Wynter. The fun, fitness-focused experiences include bay rafting, Jet Ski leg and ab workouts, stretch and snorkel classes, triathlon training, moon yoga and more.