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Palace Resorts expands into Jamaica

Palace Resorts expands into Jamaica

Palace Resorts has confirmed its newest property, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, the first Palace Resorts property located outside of Mexico. Expected to open in early 2015, the property, which will undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation, is situated in the north coast of Jamaica, at the head of famed Ocho Rios Bay.

Set to undergo a 50 million dollar enhancement in September 2014, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande was acquired by Palace Resorts in July 2014 from Sunset Resorts Jamaica. Extensive renovations will include modernized guest rooms, overhauled meeting spaces, upgrades and redesigns of the common areas, restaurant updates, the addition of a FlowRider® Double wave simulator, Wired Teen Lounge and more. Ideal for a variety of guests ranging from families to couples, the resort will also feature an on property nightclub for adults and expansive kids club dubbed, “The Playroom” for guests 12 years of age and under.

“The Palace Resorts brand has successfully redefined Mexico’s tourism and hospitality landscape and solidified our reputation as groundbreaking leaders of innovation within the all-inclusive arena. The natural beauty of Ocho Rios combined with the appeal of the iconic property, provided an enviable launching pad for the next chapter in Palace Resorts’ story,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts.

“As we look to the future, we believe Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will offer new and exciting opportunities and experiences for our valued guests seeking the highest caliber vacation experience. As we cement our footprint in the Caribbean, it is our hope that Moon Palace Jamaica Grande becomes Jamaica’s top entertainment destination, bringing economic growth and positively impacting the island.” Chapur added.

“Launching our first property in Jamaica was a strategic decision. We believe this expansion will propel the Palace Resorts brand to new heights, as Jamaica is one of the most valued destinations for several of our key markets including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. With Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, the possibilities are truly endless, and we are eager to further develop the brand and introduce Palace Resorts to an entirely new audience,” said Sandor Winkler, Chief Development Officer for Palace Resorts. “Jamaica is an absolute top destination and our entrance into the market is an anchor, as we continue to move into more destinations within the Caribbean.”


As part of the enhancement project, each guest room will now feature the original CHI Ceramic Hairstyling Iron and CHI Pro Hair-Dryer, as well as the CHI wetline bath amenities including: Infra Shampoo, Infra Treatment (conditioner), body lotion, and bubble bath.

Located on the north coast of Jamaica, less than 90 minutes from the Montego Bay airport, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will feature 730 guestrooms and suites on a superb 17-acre beachfront featuring the longest stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios. Featuring a white-haute sand beach fringing the resort, five lavish swimming pools, lush verdant foliage, waterfalls, plunge pools and swim-up bars, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will welcome guests upon completion early 2015.

On July 17, 2014, Palace Resorts assumed ownership of the Ocho Rios’ landmark property, Sunset Jamaica Grande, and will close its doors on September 1, 2014 to commence the multimillion-dollar enhancement project. Guests who book a stay of five nights or more will be privy to the most valuable vacation promotion on record – Palace Resorts’ ever popular $1,500 Resort Credit, which can be used on spa and beauty salon treatments, chef dinners, romantic dinners on the beach, wedding packages, and off-site excursions and tours such as dolphin swims, snorkeling tours, river tubing, Negril city tours, Waterfall excursions and much more.