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MEETING PLANNER’S GUIDE

2019 / 2020

OFFICIAL MEETING PLANNER OF THE JAMAICA HOTEL & TOURIST ASSOCIATION

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JHTA LETTER

WELCOME Welcome to our island home! We are excited to have you explore the pages of the 2019/2020 Our Jamaica Meeting Planner’s Guide. As you thumb its pages you will uncover why Destination Jamaica should be at the top of your list for your next event. Jamaica has something to suit every event and taste, from the lush greenery of Port Antonio and the reeflined beaches of Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril to the buzzing nightlife and cultural allure of Kingston. Couple this with outstanding resorts, meeting facilities, attractions and entertainment, and your event participants are guaranteed to strike a few items off their bucket list, live a little and enjoy a little more in the Home of All Right. At the JHTA, it is our goal to ensure that you are able to navigate the island and have at your fingertips every resource you need to make your next event a success. Our members span hotels, conference centres, attractions and museums, as well as business services that offer event planning, entertainment, dÊcor and catering.

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With that, our Association stands ready to support you with everything you need for your next event, right here on our shores. And should you require more, our Association will assist you with the connections you need to ensure that your event goals are met. Thank you for your interest in Jamaica. We hope this guide is a useful resource in your event planning journey and that you will make Jamaica your destination of choice for your next event. We look forward to meeting you in Jamaica! Sincerely,

Omar Robinson President Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association

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MINISTER’S LETTER

WELCOME As Minister of Tourism, I am delighted that you have chosen to visit our island paradise Jamaica. We have the most diverse and unique array of attractions and accommodations in the Caribbean and the most colourful and friendly people anywhere in the world — so your time spent here will definitely be unforgettable. Jamaica is the perfect choice for a fun-filled vacation in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We have the most majestic mountains, pristine powder-sand beaches, a wide array of cascading waterfalls and the most breathtakingly beautiful sunsets you will ever see. We are also very proud of the complex culture and heritage that is as much intertwined with this land of wood and water as it is in the hearts of its people. So feel comfortable immersing yourself in local life and creating fond memories. Indulge in our authentic Jamaican cuisine, dance to the tantalising reggae beats and experience all that is wonderful about us.

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Once again, welcome to Jamaica! We look forward to sharing our beautiful island with you, and I am sure you will be planning your next visit before you take your flight back home. See you soon! One Love,

Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP Minister of Tourism

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DIRECTOR’S LETTER

Our Jamaica Message Donovan Director of Across the globe Des/na/on Jamaica has earned hospitality. Nowhere else in the world can you fin given birth to her soul s/rring and irresis/ble rhyt

WELCOME

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Across the globe, Destination Jamaica has earned its reputation as the epicentre of unmatched hospitality. Nowhere else in the world can you find her magnetic vibe; nowhere else could have given birth to her soul-stirring and irresistible rhythms, not to mention her eclectic cuisine. According to Meeting & Incentive Travel magazine, Jamaica is also gaining attention as the ideal place to host meetings. The island is ranked amongst the most popular destinations for meetings and incentive groups. We are always proud to say that we offer the most diverse and largest meeting facilities in the English-speaking Caribbean. A shortlist of high-profile local, regional and international conferences include: Caribbean Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange; Jamaica Product Exchange; Caribbean Travel Marketplace; United Nations World Tourism Organization Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth; Tourism Outlook Seminar; International Organization of Securities Commissions Annual Conference; Jamaica Diaspora Conference; and the Petro Caribe Summit, amongst others. The success of these events speaks highly of Jamaica’s capacity to deliver

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to Montego Bay and Negril. The most

The success events highly of Ja prominent ofof thethese meeting spacesspeaks is the Montego Bay Convention Centre planner’s dream venue for large mee/ngs, trade — featuring over 9,000 square feet of of mee/ng spaces extend across resort areas: fro flexible, functional meeting space, and Negril. The most prominent of the mee/ng space strategically located close to hotels and other highlysquare desirablefeet amenities. over 9,000 of flexible, func/onal me Undoubtedly, the offerings are the hotels and other highly desirable ameni/es.

ideal blend for a business trip and a vacation playground. The destination Undoubtedly, the offerings are the ideal blend f is available for your next seminar, The des/na/on is available for your next seminar corporate retreat, reunion, team building, and leadership workshop or convention. leadership workshop, or conven/on. We look forward to meeting you here in Jamaica.

We look forward to mee/ng you here in Jamaica.

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Sincerely,

Donovan White Donovan White Director of Tourism Director of Tourism

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WHAT’S INSIDE 12 WELCOME Ready to Serve 14 HOTEL DIRECTORY Venues & Facilities 30 KINGSTON Mindful Industry 36 MONTEGO BAY Primed for Success 42 NEGRIL Relaxed Retreat 46 OCHO RIOS Resort to Nature 52 PORT ANTONIO AND SOUTH COAST A Trip Worth Taking 58 ISLAND MAP 60 USEFUL INFORMATION 62 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 65 JHTA INFORMATION 66 JHTA MEMBERS LIST 72 JTB MESSAGE HOST AN EVENT IN JAMAICA KINGSTON 16 AC Hotel 18 Jamaica Conference Centre 20 Jamaica Pegasus Hotel MONTEGO BAY 22 Half Moon Jamaica 24 Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay 26 Montego Bay Convention Centre 28 S Hotel

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WELCOME TO JAMAICA Organising any kind of event requires careful consideration. Fortunately, Jamaica has the right combination of infrastructure and resources to support your event successfully — whether that’s a sales meeting with a potential client or a worldclass summit. Easily recognised by its sultry beaches, UNESCO World Heritage mountains, mesmerising waterfalls, vibrant culture, diverse culinary options and rich history, Jamaica has a well-established reputation as a travel destination. The mix of genuinely warm, friendly hospitality with service of the highest calibre within an idyllic setting makes the island the Caribbean hub for groups and conventions. Additionally, the Jamaica Tourist Board Groups and Conventions team is available to provide assistance for those planning meetings and conventions or organising incentive programmes. And those travelling from the U.S. benefit from the Protocol to the Income Tax Treaty with Jamaica, which makes expenses incurred by U.S. citizens and residents attending a convention, seminar or similar event on the island tax deductible. Visitors from across the globe benefit from direct flights from countless cities to the island’s three airports — two of which feature top-notch VIP lounges that make arrival at your destination a breeze and departure a pleasure. The multiple and diverse resort areas — including Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril and the bucolic destinations of Port Antonio and South Coast — reflect the diverse character of the island. Check your calendar: It’s time for a meeting... in Jamaica!

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JAMAICA HOTELS AND MEETING SPACES Property Space

Bedrooms

Indoor Meeting

Jewel Grande Montego Bay

332

12,392

Hilton Rose Hall Beach Resort

495

24,593

Holiday Inn Montego Bay Beach Resort

518

4,650

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort

227

717

Club RIU Montego Bay

681

3,012

Melia Braco village Beach Resort

225

10,230

49 Suites

550

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort

537

3,761

Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort

519

3,761

140,000

419

27,000

621 (387+234)

21,672

295 Suites

7,991

Iberostar Rose Hall

366

4,047

Round Hill Resort & Villas

129

3,000

700 (350+350)

8,058

Breathless Montego Bay Resort

150

8,058

Royalton Whitesands Resort

352

9,634

Royalton Blue Waters Resort

228

9,634

Hard Rock Resort Montego Bay

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Montego Bay Convention Centre The Half Moon Resort Hyatt Ziva Resort & Hyatt Zillara Resort Iberostar Grande Resort

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NEGRIL/SOUTH COAST/KINGSTON

OCHO RIOS/RUNAWAY BAY

Property Space

Property Space

Bedrooms

Indoor Meeting

Courtleigh Hotel & Suites

128

5,000

The Knutsford Court Hotel

143

The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

Bedrooms

Indoor Meeting

Beaches Ocho Rios

222

1,100

10,087

Jewel Dunns River

250

3,950

300

16,506

Jewel Paradise Cove

225

3,000

Spanish Court Hotel

123

6,380

Jewel Runaway Bay

268

5,105

Courtyard by Marriott, Kingston

129

1,942

Bahia Principe Jamaica Resort

850

16,587

35 Suites

16,587

Luxury Bahia Principe Don Pablo

523

16,587

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39,600

Club RIU Ocho Rios

856

11,113

Sandals South Coast

360

14,000

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

525

5,000

The Royalton Negril Resort

407

5,400

Sandals Royal Plantation

74

2,000

Royalton Hideaway Negril

166

5,400

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort

705

21,000

Grand Lido Negril

28

5,400

Azul Sensatori Negril, by Karisma

285

950

Hotel Terra Nova

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FACILITIES KINGSTON AC HOTEL

Accommodations

Contact Information

Lady Musgrave Road 38-42, Kingston 5 Tel: 876-750-3000 Fax: 876-750-3020 Email: Alluwanna.Vernon@achotelsjm.com Websites: marriott.com/KINAR • achotelkingston.com

General

Relax in modern comfort and connect to the city in a new way at AC Hotel Kingston, a Europeaninspired lifestyle hotel with authentic Jamaican flair. Thoughtful service and a modern mindset define us; we carefully curate the things you need and edit out what you don’t. In our view, attention to detail is the greatest form of generosity we can offer our guests. Ergonomically designed and carefully tailored with you in mind, each element of our conference and business facilities will ensure your meeting will leave a lasting impression.

Location

AC Hotel Kingston is strategically situated in the heart of the golden triangle — the business and entertainment mecca of Kingston, just 10 miles from Norman Manley International Airport. Whether looking for on-site international dining options and entertainment, or seeking to immerse your group in the vibrant energy and culture of Kingston, our convenient location caters to all your needs.

With sleek, smart guest rooms focused equally on style and comfort, at AC Hotel Kingston we believe that small details have big potential. Our more than 200 rooms are designed to alleviate the stress of travel, ensuring guests get everything they need without paying for what they don’t. The choice is yours: a view overlooking the hustle and bustle of the city or a breathtaking view of the world renowned Blue Mountains. AC Hotels ensures all guests are catered to with our offerings. Our ADA-approved rooms accommodate wheelchair access and hearing impaired guests.

Guest Services

• Valet dry-cleaning and laundry services • Self-help laundry facilities • Housekeeping service daily • Award-winning Island Routes Caribbean Adventures tour desk for island-wide excursions • On-Site car rental services provided by: Enterprise, Alamo and National Rental Car

Meeting, Convention & Banquet Spaces

AC Hotel Kingston is ideal for a range of corporate and social event needs, offering over 11,000 square feet in cross-functional venue options and a maximum capacity of approximately 800 persons, theatre style. Designed to cater to large groups, our six cutting-edge indoor facilities offer collaborative and formal layouts, integrated technologies, blackout facilities for presentations and ergonomic seating. Our diverse venue options include manicured outdoor facilities for corporate groups and social events, such as a modern pool deck with a waterfall feature and garden cocktail areas. Additionally, our on-site, full-service Business Center is open 24/7 and offers printing, scanning and faxing services.

Meeting Spaces

AC Hotel Kingston offers the highest quality audio visual equipment of any meeting venue in Kingston. All of our meeting spaces are located on the ground floor, providing curbside drop off and easy access to our three-story parking facility, which has 300 parking spaces. The Rocksteady Ballroom – Seating up to 900 persons theatre style, this is our largest meeting space, which can also be divided into three smaller meeting spaces, each with a capacity of 300. It offers access to a nearby outdoor terrace, perfect for hosting post-meeting cocktails. Blue Mountain Ballroom – Our second largest meeting space is located close to the lobby and seats up to 45 persons theatre style. The Cays Boardrooms – Our Lime Cay and Pelican Cay venues are located in close proximity to our Blue Mountain Ballroom, making them perfect for break out meetings or as pre- or postconvention rooms. These dynamic spaces can be transformed to provide the perfect ambience for cocktail or social events.

Dining, Bars, Fitness & Yoga

Stop by the AC Lounge Bar for traditional Spanish tapas. Sip on bespoke cocktails served by expertly trained bartenders or step outside and end the day with a glass of wine in the casual ambience of our pool deck bar. Enjoy a European-inspired breakfast buffet served daily by AC Kitchen. Dine on hearty and healthy breakfast dishes, including eggs Benedict, fresh pastries, seasonal fruits, local cheeses, artisancured meats and a taste of Jamaica. Stick to your fitness regimen during your stay at our fitness center fully equipped with Technogym. Feeling the need to unwind? Relax and reconnect at our dedicated yoga area or soak up the Caribbean sun at our outdoor lounge pool.

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THEATRE

Rocksteady 1

AREA FEET / METRES 2,669/278

CLASSROOM 6 FT / 4 FT 160

CONFERENCE

300

ROUNDS OF 10 OR BOOTHS 200

Rocksteady 2 Rocksteady 3

2,669/278

300

200

2,669/278

300

200

Blue Mountain

933/87

45

Pelican Cay

191/17

Lime Cay

191/17

ROOM

HOLLOW SQUARE 6 FT / 4 FT 80

RECEPTION

90

U-SHAPE 6 FT / 4 FT 80

160

90

80

80

300

160

90

80

80

300

45

45

31

30

30

45

8

8

8

8

8

8

300

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FACILITIES KINGSTON THE JAMAICA CONFERENCE CENTRE

Services & Amenities

• Complimentary Wi-Fi • Audio-visual Support • Translation  • Interpretation • Electronic Voting

Meeting & Event Space

Located on the Kingston Waterfront, in the heart of the downtown business district, the Centre is a testament to Jamaican architecture and functional elegance, offering comprehensive facilities and services to meet the most stringent requirements. Built in 1982 as a venue for the preparatory meetings of the International Seabed Authority, an arm of the United Nations, it has five conference rooms, three caucus rooms, a reception foyer, dining block, and delegates lounges and offices. Major hotels and Airbnb options are minutes away, and a number of eateries have opened nearby showcasing dishes reflective of our motto: Out of Many, One People.

The centre’s facilities include: The Kenneth Rattray Conference Room – (formerly Conference Room 1), is equipped with an electronic voting system. An observers’ gallery and public and press galleries are located on the first floor. The speaker’s rostrum is elevated and a portable circular stage can be installed for performances. Offices – rooms for press interviews are located on the ground floor immediately behind the main Conference Room. Conference Room 2 – similar to Conference Room 1, it has a press gallery and offices for secretariat, as well as a documents’ distribution counter. Both conference rooms open to the 4,400-square-foot Harbour Lounge, which has a magnificent view of Kingston Harbour. Conference Room 3 – a fine reflection of decorative and functional use of local material, the bamboo in the ceiling adds a warm artistic atmosphere whilst enhancing the acoustics of the room. Throughout the centre, indigenous arts and crafts, such as the bamboo ceiling in Conference Room 3, are used as architectural details.

Types of Events

Technical & Support Services

Contact Information

14-20 Port Royal Street Kingston, Jamaica, W. I. Tel: 876-922-9160-7 Fax: 876-922-7816 Email: jccgm@cwjamaica.com / jcc@udcja.com  Website: jamaicaconference.com

Location

The Jamaica Conference Centre is ideal for: • Local, Regional and International Conferences • Meeting, Seminars and Workshops • Graduations • Weddings • Luncheons • Cocktails

All five conference rooms are equipped for simultaneous interpretation of six languages. The layout of each room is appropriately designed in either a semi-circular fashion or in vertical blocks to suit delegations. Regular Service – rental of the facility includes janitorial services, water service for the

head table, air-conditioning in conference and caucus rooms, and standard lighting. Reception Foyer – houses an information desk and a documents distribution counter. Conference Administration Office – provides meeting services, reproduction of documents and other administrative services that may be required. Direct general enquiries regarding meeting services to this office. Medical Post – Facilities to accommodate a first-aid response unit are on the ground floor. Telephone Operators – are on duty to assist participants with overseas calls. Comprehensive Security – provided on a 24-hour basis by electronic systems and a private security firm. Guards are at the centre’s entrance, and a security post is in the facility. Regular and specialised city police services can be arranged. Parking Facilities – a 45-bay car park is in the complex. Paid parking is available at a fivestorey parking garage connected to the first floor level by a pedestrian bridge. Dining Facilities – the main restaurant overlooks the entry plaza and reflecting pool to the north, and Internal Garden to the south. It has seating capacity for 250. Ground floor dining is adjacent to the Internal Garden and seats 300. The Harbour Lounge – designed with bar areas at both ends and breathtaking views of Kingston Harbour. This provides an ideal location for cocktails, coffee breaks and small receptions. Private Dining – can be arranged in the Delegates’ Dining Room, which is air-conditioned and seats up to 160 persons.

Exhibition Area

Adjoining the upstairs cafeteria is a 2,400-square-foot exhibition hall with track lighting. Additional exhibition spaces are available throughout the centre.

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ROOM

LOCATION

SIM. INT. CHANNEL

Carpet

AUDIT. THEATRE STYLE 1,200

Carpet

400

6

DIMENSIONS FEET 140 X 70 30 X 70

DIMENSIONS METRES 42 X 21 9 X 21

SQ. FT.

CEILING HEIGHT FT.

CEILING HEIGHT MT.

PORTABLE WALLS

FLOOR COVER

9,800 2.100

25.5’

7.65

70 X 70

21 X 21

4,900

25.5’

7.65

Conference Room 1

Ground Floor Gallery

Conference Room 2

Ground Floor

Conference Room 3

Ground Floor

60 X 60

18 X 18

3,600

11’ & 16’

3.3 & 4.8

Carpet

165

6

Conference Rooms 4 & 5

Ground Floor

120 X 60

36 X 18

7,200

11’ & 16’

3.3 & 4.8

1

Carpet

380

6

Conference Room 4

Ground Floor

60 X 60

18 X 18

3,600

11’ & 16’

3.3 & 4.8

Carpet

190

6

Conference Room 5

Ground Floor

60 X 60

18 X 18

3,600

11’ & 16’

3.3 & 4.8

Carpet

190

6

Caucus Room 1

Ground Floor

40 X 40

12 X 12

1,600

10’ & 21’

3.01 & 6.4

Carpet

90

Caucus Room 2

Ground Floor

40 X 40

12 X 12

1,600

10’ & 21’

3.01 & 6.4

Carpet

90

Caucus Room 3

Ground Floor

40 X 40

12 X 12

1,600

10’ & 21’

3.01 & 6.4

Carpet

90

First Floor

120 X 20

36 X 6.1

2,400

15.75’

4.8

Tile

200

Ground Floor

60 X 60

18 X 18

3,600

8’

2.4

Tile

200

Exhibition Gallery (Outdoors) Delegates Dining Room

6

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FACILITIES KINGSTON THE JAMAICA PEGASUS HOTEL

Our Guarantee

Contact Information

81 Knutsford Boulevard Kingston 5 Tel: 876.926.3690 Fax: 876.926.1613 Email: reservations@jamaicapegasus.com Website: jamaicapegasus.com

Location

The Jamaica Pegasus is the Caribbean’s ultimate meeting point. With our superior business facilities and attentive service, you can be sure your meeting or conference will have a lasting impression. Situated in the financial and business district of the largest English-speaking city in the Caribbean, the Pegasus, as it is affectionately called, is within walking distance of many international offices and embassies, as well as historical sites, cultural centres, shopping areas and restaurants. A revered landmark in the capital city, it rises 17 storeys high in the heart of New Kingston.

Accommodations

The 300 elegantly appointed rooms and suites have been recently upgraded to enhance the essence of Jamaican warmth, comfort and charm, while gaining all the modern day amenities the business traveller desires. The Jamaica Pegasus Royal Club rooms and suites provide additional luxury and exclusivity.

The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel offers 12 venues for business or social functions for 2 to 1,000 persons in 1,300 square meters (10,000 square feet) of flexible function space. With our high level of service, attention to detail and excellent cuisine, the Pegasus is the premiere venue to host a corporate event, family celebration or charity event. Our indoor venues are all air conditioned and provide blackout facilities for video presentations. Our staff of experienced meeting and conference organisers can even include a dedicated professional responsible for your event on the day. We offer competitively priced packages for groups.

Meeting & Event Space

The Grand Jamaican Suite is one of the largest and best equipped convention halls in the Caribbean. It is situated on the ground floor of the hotel and divided into three large suites: Montego Suite – holds up to 350 delegates theatre style; Port Antonio Suite – holds up to 300 delegates theatre style; and Negril Suite – holds up to 150 delegates theatre style. Each division has its own reception/ foyer area, which can be used independently. Comprehensively equipped with easy access for equipment delivery, air conditioned and featuring blackout facilities, The Grand Jamaican Suite can accommodate up to 1,000 delegates theatre style. Other meeting and reception venues include: Talk of the Town – Located on the 17th floor, it features panoramic views of Kingston. The room holds up to 250 delegates reception style. Belisario Suite – Located on the ground floor, it accommodates up to 50 delegates theatre style. Legacy Suite – A combination of the

Norman Manley Suite and Alexander Bustamante Suite, the Legacy can be utilised as one suite or two individual suites, each with its own entrance. Suitable for boardroom style meetings or sales presentations, it holds up to 50 delegates theatre style. Paul Bogle and Marcus Garvey Suites – Situated on the first floor, each has its own entrance and is suitable for high level business meetings and private events for up to 12 delegates boardroom style. Rio Grande – Situated on the ground floor, it is suitable for high-level business meetings, sales presentations and private lunches for up to 10 delegates boardroom style. The hotel also offers a Business Centre equipped with wired internet access and document processing, photocopying and fax services; and audio visual equipment can be requested prior to an event.

Dining & Drinks

Look no further than The Jamaica Pegasus for a splendid dining experience at any of the following: •B  lue Window Restaurant • 24 Seven Café • T he Blend Bar & Lounge • The Pool Bar

Services & Amenities

• Free Wi-Fi on property • Top-rated restaurants • Cocktail bars • Olympic size swimming pool • 24-hour front desk staff • Airport pickup / drop off • Nearby attractions • Beach volleyball • 18-hole mini-putting green

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ROOM Grand Jamaican Suite Legacy Talk of the Town

DIMENSIONS FEET/METRES

SQUARE FEET

THEATRE

115x62.8 / 34.4x18.9

7,222

900

ROUNDS OF 10 OR BOOTHS 600

50x40 / –

2,000

100

130

CLASSROOM

U-SHAPE

HOLLOW SQUARE

BUFFET

BOARDROOM

550

60

40

40

110

48x96 / 25x14

4,608

200

250

40

Montego Suite

50x62.8 / 18.9x14.6

3,140

250

160

120

60

120

Port Antonio

40x62.8 / 18.9x12.2

2,512

160

160

100

40

100

Negril

25x62.8 / 18.9x7.6

1,570

100

80

50

35

60

23x40 / 9.1x7.6

920

30

30

27

20

30

20

Alexander Suite Norman Manley Suite Belisario Cemex Gardens at the Pegasus

23x40 / 9.1x7.6

920

30

24

18

15

30

18

28.7x17 / 13.1x8.5

476

35

30

21

21

30

24

24.3x15 / –

360

30

30

12

15

20

700

300

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FACILITIES MONTEGO BAY HALF MOON

Meeting & Event Space

Contact Information

Half Moon P.O., Rose Hall, St. James Tel: 800.339.9728 or 876.953.2211 Fax: 876.953.9496 Website: halfmoonmeetings.com

Location

Situated on 400 acres with two miles of private beachfront, Half Moon is 10 minutes away from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport. Once on the island, guests have a variety of transportation options, including taxi, bus, rental car and even private plane. The Half Moon Concierge can arrange for private transport anywhere on the island.

Accommodations

Awarded four diamonds by AAA, the resort boasts elegantly appointed accommodations, including rooms, suites and villas. Along picturesque Sunrise Beach are four-, five-, six- and sevenbedroom villas. Combining the comforts of home with the personalised service of an exclusive resort, each is staffed with a cook, housekeeper and butler. Each room has its own bath, and some villas offer a spacious central library. Villa guests have the use of all resort facilities, and each villa has its own swimming pool.

Half Moon has welcomed distinguished guests and Fortune 500 companies. Today it ranks amongst the most popular and complete resorts in the Caribbean for group functions. The resort is the premier Caribbean location for meetings, events and incentives. With over 27,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, it is always wired for business. All major meeting rooms offer natural lighting. Two adjacent meeting rooms overlook the property and Sunset Beach. Additionally, the Half Moon Boardroom is the only meeting space in Jamaica equipped with video conferencing capabilities. The resort features a full-service business centre, on-site audiovisual facility and high-speed Internet. Under U.S. law, your meeting is tax-deductible. Professional wedding coordinators are on-site to provide personalised planning services that include weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries. Outdoor locations can accommodate up to 800, and indoor facilities can accommodate up to 1,200.

Dining & Drinks

Half Moon’s talented chefs will take you on a one-of-a-kind culinary journey. Experience the best of modern Jamaican cuisine, which tells the story of the traditions of farmers and fisher folk from the countryside. Explore authentic Italian cuisine, inspired by imagination. Savour freshness, organic and seasonal ingredients. The signature restaurant, the Sugar Mill, boasts views of the tropical landscape and a historic water wheel from the former Rose Hall Sugar Plantation. Try our newly-opened vegan eatery, Ital Café for fresh, healthy options cooked solely by the sun. Coming in November: four restaurants, six bars, market café and beachside bar and grill.

Activities

Half Moon is also home to a wide variety of sports. One of the resort’s most impressive features is the award winning 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Half Moon also offers 11 lit tennis courts, four squash courts, a croquet lawn, miniature golf and a jogging trail. Water sports include windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat tours. A well-maintained equestrian centre ensures top-rank facilities for horseback riding, show jumping and dressage.

Spa Facilities

The Fern Tree Spa (68,000 sq. ft.) offers massages, scrubs, wraps, facials and reflexology. The treatment rooms have private gardens, allowing guests the option of having their room enclosed or open to their own garden terrace. Families, wedding parties and groups enjoy the Fern Tree Spa Cottage which has a separate living room, treatment room, garden and plunge pool.

Recreation

• Two beaches • Award-winning Fern Tree Spa • Award-winning Sugar Mill Restaurant (fine dining) • Rooms and suites, or catered and fully-staffed private villas with private pools • Equestrian centre • Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed 18-hole par-72 championship golf course • 11 lit tennis courts • Four squash courts • Water sports, including snorkelling and windsurfing • Bicycle and cart rental • PADI diving certification • Spinning studio • Beach volleyball • 18-hole mini-putting green • Team-building activities

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Arcadia I

54x29x11

SQUARE FEET 1,566

Arcadia II

44x28x11

1,232

80

36

42

30

25

30

48

48

100

Montego

35x35x13

1,225

98

36

46

22

26

32

64

48

80

Rose Hall

35x35x13

1,225

98

36

46

22

26

32

64

48

80

St. James

35x35x13

1,225

98

36

46

22

26

32

64

48

80

ROOM

DIMENSIONS

CLASSROOM

CONFERENCE

U-SHAPE

120

HALF ROUNDS 60

54

34

THEATRE

PLATED

BUFFET

COCKTAILS

32

HOLLOW SQUARE 36

96

64

120

Boardroom

13x35x9

455

16

16

Conference Center

92x50x25

4,600

600

180

246

250

200

670

Cornwall

200x60x15

12,000

1,120

264

550

320

456

1,200

Tournament Room

26x14x10

392

30

Hanover

50x50x25

2,500

200

96

120

36

50

60

144

128

360

Trelawny

31x50x25

1,550

120

60

90

24

30

36

80

64

200

St. Elizabeth

32x23x8

736

70

24

36

22

24

24

48

32

48

Westmoreland

24x22x8

528

40

18

24

18

15

18

32

24

Manchester

15x24x8

360

30

12

24

14

15

18

St. Ann

14X11x8

154

6

Cornwall I or III

54x60x15

3,240

200

72

120

40

50

66

120

96

200

Cornwall II

72x60x15

4,320

364

120

180

52

70

84

200

160

350

Cornwall I & II

126x60x15

7,560

800

300

360

350

304

700

Royal Pavilion Lawn

120

250

700

Royal Pavilion (without lawn)

64

64

150

Sunrise Beach

350

500

Half Moon Village

800

19th Hole Bar

24

50

BREAK-OUT ROOMS

OUTDOOR LOCATIONS

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host up to 500 persons. The Oasis meeting room can host up to 50 persons, and the intimate Secretariat room can host up to 20 persons. Outdoor venues are also available throughout the property. Extensive audio-visual aids are available, and our professional sales and catering team will work to ensure all your needs are met.

Contact Information

Group Perks

Rose Hall, St. James Montego Bay Tel: 876.953.2485 Fax: 876.940.8426 Website: caribbeanhi.com

As part of the IHG® Rewards Club, we offer Group Perks for meeting planners. Additionally, the property offers a range of concessions that are dependent on the size of your group and the overall programme.

Location

The resort’s various dining options include: Portside Buffet – serving a variety of international foods and tasty island delicacies Seabreeze – gazebo-style restaurant serving a la carte grilled specialties on the beach Sorrento Italian – air-conditioned fine dining over-looking the ocean de Terrace – serves a la carte traditional Jamaican favourites overlooking the Caribbean Sea Kenko Japanese – teppanyaki concept with a la carte dining. This restaurant is not a part of the all-inclusive meal plan. A premium charge of USD$20 per person applies, though children 12 and under eat free. Jus’ Kiddin’ Snack Hut – catering to the younger set Barefoot Bar & Grill – serves light meals

The resort is conveniently located on a half mile of pristine, private, white-sand beach approximately five minutes from Sangster International Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Montego Bay and just 10 minutes from the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

Services & Amenities

• Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property • Four restaurants • Wedding venues – indoor and outdoor • 24-hour front desk staff • Four bars/lounges • 510 guest rooms & suites • Two pools, including an adult-only pool • Spa & salon available • On-property shopping

Meeting & Event Space

The property features one main ballroom and two additional function spaces that cater to small and medium size groups. Our main ballroom, the Rose Hall, is divisible into three separate rooms and can

Dining & Drinks

Recreational Facilities

The property hosts Theme Nights, which feature live entertainment, music and dancing, seven days a week. In addition, guests can enjoy a range of activities available throughout the property.

Nonmotorised Water Sports • Lagoon-shaped, free-form swimming pool with wheelchair accessibility • Adults-only pool with swim-up bar and whirlpool • Snorkelling • Oceanfront whirlpool • Pedal boats • Kayaks • Catamaran Motorised Water Sports Motorised sports can be easily booked off-site for a fee through Captain’s Water Sports & Dive Centre. Activities include: • Parasailing • Tubing • Wakeboard and kneeboard • Water skiing • Banana boat • Scuba diving On-site Activities & Entertainment • State-of-the-art fitness centre with 24-hour room key access, equipped with Life cycles, stair steppers, treadmills, universal and free weights • Game room/arcade • Four tennis courts • Nine-hole mini golf course • Basketball • Volleyball Spouse and Family Programme Our resort is ideal for groups who want to give their team members’ families a little R&R. Our services include: Kidspree Vacation Club, a completely free program with scheduled, supervised activities; Kids Disco; and movie room theme parties. Plus, best of all, children 12 and under stay and eat free with two paying adults.

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105x40 / 32x12.19

3,840

500

ROUNDS OF 10 OR BOOTHS 260

Rose Hall A

1,920

240

120

Rose Hall B

960

100

40

40

30

35

150

Rose Hall C

960

100

50

40

30

35

150

30

30x26 / 9.14x7.92

810

60

40

30

20

25

80

15

ROOM Rose Hall Ballroom

Oasis

DIMENSIONS FEET / METRES

AREA

THEATRE

CLASSROOM

U-SHAPE

HOLLOW SQUARE

220

120

130

900

100

50

60

500

40 30

RECEPTION

BOARDROOM

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FACILITIES MONTEGO BAY MONTEGO BAY CONVENTION CENTRE

Contact Information

Half Moon P.O. Box #4058 Rose Hall, St. James Tel: 876.622.9330.2

Location

The Montego Bay Convention Centre has the advanatge of having a prime location. Sangster International Airport is just 15 minutes away, and surrounding the convention centre are more than 4,000 hotel rooms, a cluster of restaurants and bars, five shopping centres, and three 18-hole championship golf courses.

Meeting & Event Space

The Montego Bay Convention Centre is the largest facility of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. The more than 139,000 square feet of event space includes the 57,525-square-foot

Exhibition Hall, which spans two buildings and offers room for 282 booths, 4,700 guests seated banquet style or 6,200 seated theatre style. For special events, the 18,684-squarefoot Grand Ballroom can seat up to 1,580 for banquets. The nine well-appointed meeting rooms offer 10,161 square feet, with the largest accomodating up to 600 attendees. The centre also boasts a 17,000-square-foot Ocean Terrace, which can seat up to 1,500 guests banquet style. The centre’s courtyard is capable of holding up to 2,600 guests for receptions within its 25,000 square feet of space. Besides its intelligent design, the convention centre is also visually striking. Attendees have views of both the coast and the mountains, and the centre’s plantation-style shutters and cutstone work are reminiscent of Jamaica’s classic Georgian-style architecture. The open-air layout of the facility — meeting, exhibition and ballroom spaces are all housed in three separate buildings and connect via outdoor walkways — gives attendees the chance to enjoy the outdoor environment more than a typical convention centre might allow. As for on-site technology, all of the convention centre’s meeting, exhibit and ballroom spaces are equipped with video-conferencing capabilities and high-speed internet. A full-service business centre,

a fully integrated broadcast and teleconference system and an on-site team of audiovisual technicians are all available to help ensure that meetings and events are thoroughly supported and run smoothly.

Services & Amenities

A broad array of services are available on-site, including language translations, audio/visual equipment and meeting planners. Our well-equipped catering facilitiy is supported by a 15,000-square-foot kitchen, along with additional prep spaces, ensuring that every culinary need — from tea breaks to five-course banquets — is addressed seamlessly. Ample parking, coach bays and freight access in the Exhibition Hall offer added convenience for larger events.

Management

Management Company: SMG General Manager: Dittie Guise Tel: 876.622.9359

Bookings Inquiries & Information

Website: mbconventioncentre.com General Manager: Dittie Guise Email: mobaysales@mobaycentre.com Tel: 876.622.9330.2

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AREA FEET / METRES 57,525 / 5346

THEATRE

BOOTHS

Exhibit Hall A–B

DIMENSIONS FEET / METRES 177x325x30 / 54x99x9

BANQUET 60 IN / 72 IN 3,776 / 3,700

U-SHAPE 6 FT / 4 FT –

HOLLOW SQUARE 6 FT / 4 FT –

RECEPTION

260

CLASSROOM 6 FT / 4 FT 4,044 / 3,272

6,277

Exhibit Hall A

177x148x30 / 54x45x9

26,196 / 2430

3,261

130

1,320 / 1,224

1,888 / 1,850

2,984

Exhibit Hall B

177x148x30 / 54x45x9 –

26,196 / 2430

3,261

130

1,320 / 1,224

1,888 / 1,850

2,984

3,268 / 304

Meeting Room C1–C2

56x26x16 / 17x8x5

1,456 / 136

140

8

99 / 88

80 / 100

48 / 42

54 / 48

153

Meeting Room C1

30x26x16 / 9x8x5

780 / 72

72

4

45 / 40

40 / 50

24 / 18

30 / 24

74

Meeting Room C2

30x26x16 / 9x8x5

780 / 72

72

4

45 / 40

40 / 50

24 / 18

30 / 24

74

Meeting Room C3

16x30x16 / 5x9x5

480 / 45

36

27 / 24

24 / 30

15 / 12

18 / 20

53

Meeting Room C4–C6

113x53x23 / 34x16x7

5,989 / 544

600

28

378 / 320

400 / 360

171 / 154

120 / 104

642

Meeting Room C4

35x53x23 / 11x16x7

1,855 / 176

208

9

144 / 118

120 / 120

66 / 50

60 / 52

200

Meeting Room C5

44x53x23 / 13x16x7

2,332 / 208

208

6

144 / 118

120 / 120

66 / 50

60 / 52

200

Meeting Room C6

35x53x23 / 11x16x7

1,855 / 176

208

9

144 / 118

120 / 120

66 / 50

60 / 52

200

Meeting Room C7

30x26x16 / 9x8x5

780 / 72

Meeting Room C8–C9

56x26x16 / 17x8x5

1,456 / 136

140

8

99 / 88

80 / 100

48 / 42

54 / 48

153

Meeting Room C8

30x26x16 / 9x8x5

780 / 72

72

4

45 / 40

40 / 50

24 / 18

30 / 24

74

Meeting Room C9

30x26x16 / 9x8x5

780 / 72

72

4

45 / 40

40 / 50

24 / 18

30 / 24

74

Grand Ballroom D1–D3

173x108x32 / 53x33x10

18,684 / 1,749

2,376

120

1,344 / 1,122

1,200 / 1,260

2,000

Grand Ballroom D1

57x108x32 / 17x33x10

6,156 / 561

650

40

360 / 378

360 / 360

102 / 96

126 / 104

611

Grand Ballroom D2

58x108x32 / 18x33x10

6,264 / 594

650

40

360 / 378

360 / 360

102 / 96

126 / 104

611

Grand Ballroom D3

57x108x32 / 17x33x10

6,156 / 561

650

40

360 / 378

360 / 360

102 / 96

126 / 104

611

D1 Reception

3143 / 292

D2 Reception

3143 / 292

Ocean View Terrace

17,954 / 1688

2,000

90

– / 1,239

1,500 / 1,470

1,895

The Courtyard

25,424 / 2362

2,821

130

– / 1,749

2,110 / 2,090

2,674

ROOM

Exhibit Hall Foyer

5,958

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FACILITIES MONTEGO BAY S HOTEL

complimentary WiFi, multi-plug USB connection device, satellite TV, safe deposit box, minibar/ coffee maker, complimentary water, turn down service, hair dryer, robes and 24-hour room service.

Meetings & Events 

Contact Information

7 Jimmy Cliff Boulevard Montego Bay, Jamaica Tel: 876-979-0000 Email: info@shoteljamaica.com Reservations: reservations@shoteljamaica.com Shoteljamaica.com  Facebook and Instagram: @Shoteljamaica

Location

The new S Hotel Jamaica made its splashy debut in Montego Bay in 2019 with forward-thinking design and a modern take on Jamaican hospitality, putting the resort city back on the map amongst international travelers. S Hotel’s prime location on famed Doctor’s Cave beach and the irie Hip Strip, serves as a stylish basecamp to explore the area’s new shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Guest Room Information

Check-in Time: 3:00pm Check-out Time: 12:00pm The 120 rooms feature sleek interiors in a monochromatic color scheme with gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea or the lively Hip Strip, while oversized “wicker” wrapped soaking tubs are a focal point of the Spa Suites. The hotel’s signature Sky Suite soars above the property with 20-foot ceilings while the Presidential Suite features three bedrooms and a living/dining room. All rooms feature air conditioning, direct-dial phone,

S Hotel also offers flexible meeting and event spaces and services providing a unique combination of intimate settings for board meetings, corporate training, weddings and other special events.

Additional Services/Amenities

Concierge services can organise distinctive tours and local excursions, self-service business center, currency exchange, gift shop, spa, salon and gym. The Irie Baths And Spa embraces Jamaican heritage and a holistic approach to wellness offering an array of treatments performed by expert therapists. The spa features include Irie Baths (three plunge pools), four treatment rooms including two double rooms and two singles, products by Natura Bissé, an international beauty brand, treatments include facials, massages and body scrubs using local cold-pressed coconut oil and essential oils, sauna, and relaxation area. The Salon offers hair styling services, manicures and pedicures with polish by Deborah Lippmann and Lycon waxing services. The Gym offers stateof-the-art equipment like elliptical machines, treadmills, free weights and more. 

Pools / Beach Access / Sky Deck

The Wet Deck – Walk through the grand lobby that leads to the main pool area framed by vibrant red umbrellas and swim-out sunbeds surrounded by plenty of loungers. White sand lines the perimeter of the pool dotted with beach chairs while a sleek wood deck completes the resort-style atmosphere. Doctor’s Cave Beach is one of Jamaica’s most famous beaches once believed to have therapeutic powers. S Hotel has privileged access to this

gorgeous beach right from the main pool with a dedicated area just for our guests. Sky Deck – This rooftop bar, lounge and pool are exclusive to Sky Club Suite guests only, located on floors 5 and 6. Boasting enviable views over Doctors Cave Beach with a glass enclosed pool surrounded by cabanas and loungers; this is the ideal spot for sunset to enjoy modern cocktails and a decadent tapas menu for refined revelry. 

Dining & Drinks

Lobby Bar – The hotel’s intimate and central meeting spot serves a custom selection of wines, beers, Champagnes and a full range of specialty house-made local elixirs. Rock Steady – The hotel’s premier restaurant is open daily for dinner, featuring Jamaican and international cuisine. Regional ingredients and produce are used in a wide variety of innovative, locally inspired dishes served in a stylish setting.  The Market – The hotel’s more casual eatery serves breakfast and lunch. A fresh locally driven buffet and a la carte options highlights Caribbean and international specialties. Indoor and al fresco seating overlooking the main pool are available.  Ska Café – Start your day, afternoon or night right with your favorite cup of java, fresh juice or light bites. The Ska Café features indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the pool, and a library with an international publication selection.  The Pool Bar & Grill – Your go-to while soaking up the sun by the pool. The bar uses topshelf spirits to design inventive craft cocktails and straight-up classics, while a lunch menu boasts tasty, healthy snacks, made-to-order sandwiches, pizza, grilled specialties, salads, and fresh juices. Sky Deck Bar – Exclusive to Sky Club Suite guests, this bar located on the 5th floor rooftop serves modern cocktails, an extensive wine list, a decadent tapas menu and is the ideal spot to enjoy the sunset.

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VENUE

SQUARE FOOT

S Conference Room Sky Lounge Boardroom T Conference Room

DIMENSIONS

BOARDROOM

U-SHAPE

CLASSROOM

BANQUET

THEATRE

COCKTAIL

3,392

64x53

30

25

60

1,976

76x26

30

20

60

80

150

150

60

150

490

35x14

15

150

6,000

50x120

_

500

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J. Kevin Foltz

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SHARP, CREATIVE AND BLESSED WITH AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, KINGSTON’S SENSE OF MINDFUL INDUSTRY SETS ITS OWN BEAT AND GETS THINGS MOVING.

STAY CONNECTED

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KINGSTON’S ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE DEVON HOUSE, THE BOB MARLEY MUSEUM AND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS.

EASY ACCESS Founded right on the world’s seventh-largest natural harbour, Kingston has always been a hub of activity. Now, merchant vessels and pirate ships have given way to immense cargo freighters loaded with containers and flights in and out of Norman Manley International Airport, where major legacy carriers and regional companies offer regular service to and from hundreds of international cities. The airport’s award-winning Club Kingston VIP Lounge makes travel stress free. Those who opt to go through the lounge start the experience with a personalised Meet & Greet. Being met upon arrival offers both an official welcome and practical guidance, as the VIP team is equipped to fast-track clients through immigrations and customs before escorting them to ground transportation. When leaving the island, Club Kingston’s departure lounge offers comfortable seating and invites guests to relax as they use the complimentary Wi-Fi or catch up on current events with any of the periodicals made available.

Travellers can get refreshed and stay informed about their flights whilst enjoying a bite and a cocktail prior to boarding.

ACCOMMODATING Kingston leverages its tropical appeal for those who want to work and play where they stay. Properties, such as the brand new AC Hotel meet the need to have plush accommodations, as well as functional meeting facilities. Clean and classy with just a touch of edginess, sleek design elements permeate everything from the art work in the lobby to the trend-forward lighting fixtures. Seven rooms with a total of 57,920 square feet of event space feature the latest in high-tech equipment, whilst plush beds and linens, complimentary high-speed WiFi, and a full-service restaurant make it an ideal place to get to business in comfort and style. A longtime player in the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) space, The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel is known throughout the Caribbean as one of the region’s

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raced with the lush Blue Mountains as a backdrop, Jamaica’s vibrant capital offers an eclectic mix of exquisite fare, artistic spirit and a vivacious nightlife complemented by well-equipped venues and superb service. Voted within the top 25 of The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2017, Kingston is a city of two halves where the past mingles with the present and the mountains meet the sea. This very duality is what provides travellers with endless possibilities.

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premier business and leisure properties. Airport pick-up and drop-off services easily get guests to and from the 300 handsomely appointed rooms and suites, and a team of experienced professionals are dedicated to the flawless execution of your event. Likewise, the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston offers proximity to all of the action in the city and the kinds of amenities that make being away on business seamless. They are equipped with traditional meeting rooms and spaces, but the ever-popular Sky Terrace and Mountain Deck, as well as the Cabana Pool and Lounge may also be booked privately for business functions and celebrations. Properties such as the AAA Four Diamond Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel feature impressive meeting venues complemented by personalised service right in the heart of the capital. The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites offers stylish accommodations and is suited for medium-size gatherings, and the Knutsford Court Hotel has six newly refurbished rooms, with its largest capable of hosting up to 300 people banquet style. Drive up the mountain roads to get to the legendary Strawberry Hill Luxury Jamaica Resort. The property offers an enchanting mix of classic Caribbean sensibility with a hearty helping of rock ’n’ roll. Plugged into the music scene throughout its history — this is where Bob Marley himself retreated to convalesce after the assassination attempt on him — the tranquil grounds belie the property’s close ties with the pioneers and trendsetters that have enjoyed its scenery. The walls of the aptly named Gold Room are painted in that colour and graced with plenty of gold records. At its centre, a stately mahogany table seats 16 guests for meetings or brainstorming sessions and can be moved to accommodate up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception. Other properties catering to groups and business travellers include the Courtyard by Marriott and R Hotel.

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LET’S MEET Kingston is the hub of the country’s largest financial and business centres, with universities, embassies and multinational organisations. Wellequipped meeting and conference venues along with world-class service providers have built a network that is easy to tap into. The Jamaica Conference Centre on the waterfront offers premier facilities and services for meetings, incentives, conventions and events, including conference rooms and 24-hour security. A popular Kingston attraction, Devon House is an elegant, Georgian-style Great House built in 1881 by George Stiebel, the Caribbean’s first black millionaire. The sprawling property was beautifully restored by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust and offers lush landscapes that serve as impressive outdoor venues, as well as a number of meeting spaces and a full suite of services. Devon House I Scream Shop, right on the property, was voted one of the Top 10 Places to Eat Ice Cream in the world by National Geographic. Those larger venues are complemented by more intimate settings. Many of the restaurants, theatres, museums and art galleries in the city offer novel, if perhaps unexpected, places for events.

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The Jamaican capital is a vibrant hub that inspires creativity and promotes collaboration. Whilst there is plenty of business accomplished within board rooms, many negotiations are closed over drinks and a great meal. From the street corner to the fanciest gourmet spot, Kingston has some of the best offerings. The newly built plaza at Victoria Pier is where visitors and locals indulge in traditional Jamaican favourites like fried fish and bammy at Gloria’s or Devon House ice cream. If you’re up for seafood, head to Festival Marketplace on the waterfront. The annual calendar is also packed with a delicious array of culinary events. The Jamaica Food & Drink Festival in October is a five-day celebration of the finest food and drink Jamaica has to offer. Also in October is the Kingston Jerk Gospel Music Festival, which mixes traditional Jamaican fare and celebrity chefs with the Caribbean’s leading gospel acts. In November, Restaurant Week — which spans Kingston, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios — features three-course, fixed-price dinner and lunch specials at dozens of restaurants. Renowned for its vibrant nightlife, Kingston is alive with trendy bars and dance halls. Located within The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Blend Bar & Lounge could easily rival the best bars in New York City and Miami, and Spanish Court Hotel’s Sky Terrace and Mountain Deck serves up stunning views along with its delicious cocktails.

With majestic mountains, waterfalls and beaches, Jamaica can easily incorporate its natural treasures into team-building experiences. At 7,402 feet, the Blue Mountains are a part of the Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Best known as the source of Jamaica’s worldfamous Blue Mountain coffee, the towering range is a favourite with nature lovers, adventure travellers and foodies. Coffee plantations like Craighton Estate can arrange informative group tours that take visitors through the working farm and end with a delightful sampling. Beyond coffee, the beautiful Belcour Lodge offers private culinary tours of the property. Set in a Colonial-era home with lush gardens, everything from Blue Mountain honey and fruit preserves to chutneys and spicy pepper sauces is produced on site from local ingredients. Book a private group tour of the garden, and enjoy a gourmet brunch, lunch or high tea. Within the city, Hope Botanical Gardens is the largest botanical garden in the Caribbean, and is also home to Hope Zoo. When in Jamaica, many visitors are excited about visiting the Bob Marley Museum. Located at the legendary musician’s home, it’s where he recorded and lived until his death in 1981. His simple bedroom has been left untouched, as have the bullet holes from a failed assassination attempt in 1976. Caribic Vacations’ Kingston Tour includes a stop at the museum and Devon House, too. The Peter Tosh Museum pays tribute to another iconic reggae musician by celebrating his life. Pick up a car at Island Car Rentals to visit a few of the more intriguing spots just outside of town. About 45 minutes east Kingston is the old pirate enclave of Port Royal. Resting on the Kingston Harbour, Port Royal was once vital to Jamaica’s trade and commerce. Whilst its debauchery is legendary, it is now a fun side trip.

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SUN, SURF AND A BEVY OF LAND AND SEA ACTIVITIES COMPLEMENT THE SPRAWLING PROPERTIES IN MONTEGO BAY, MAKING IT THE PLACE TO GET PRIMED FOR SUCCESS.

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EASY ACCESS Also known as the Second City, Montego Bay is actually first when it comes to international travel in Jamaica. Sangster International Airport operates direct flights to and from numerous major cities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Its award-winning Club MoBay VIP Lounge is prepared to receive groups with Meet & Greet assistance and see them off in style. Event participants and groups

ACCOMMODATING MoBay can cater to every budget and taste with accommodations that range from villas and intimate properties to the most high-end luxury resorts. Many of these boast dedicated facilities for the meeting and incentive market as well. Less than a five-minute drive from the airport is one of the newest players in the market: S Hotel. A sister property to Kingston’s esteemed Spanish Court Hotel, the S Hotel is a 120-room property set right on Jamaica’s beloved Doctor’s Cave Beach. A sleek city feel combined with a laid-back resort vibe provide the ideal mix for a productive gathering, where participants benefit from taking part in work-related activities and a relaxing ambience. Flexible spaces and customisable services provide a solid foundation for board meetings, corporate training and special events. Farther up the highway, the Holiday Inn Resort is an all-inclusive property with ample space to organise executive meetings, conferences and other gatherings of up to 1,000 guests. Additional outdoor spaces are available for cocktail receptions and more intimate affairs. As an all-inclusive, guests enjoy complementary access to volleyball courts, outdoor pools and a fitness centre, as well as meals at four of the five restaurants. A casino and spa provide additional services. Just down the beach, Half Moon is a classic Jamaican property with the largest award-winning spa on the island, an 18-hole par72 championship golf course, a

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he perfect resort city, Montego Bay can exceed even the most demanding expectations. Whether it’s a small company retreat at a beautifully secluded property like Round Hill Hotel and Villas or a convention of global importance, “MoBay,” as it is affectionately called, is the place to find everything from the Montego Bay Convention Centre to world-class hospitality juggernauts. This is where event planners are spoilt for choice with options like Sandals Montego Bay, with its brand new luxury conference centre; Royalton Resorts; Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara, both on the grounds of the Rose Hall estate; Secrets Resorts; the classic Half Moon, with its very own golf course; Holiday Inn Resort; and the Grand Palladium properties, amongst dozens of others.

appreciate being met upon arrival at the airport and whisked through immigration and customs; the VIP service is equipped to fast-track clients through that process and escort them to their luxury coach or private limousine services. A cadre of destination management companies (DMC) also service MoBay, including Island Routes Caribbean Adventures.

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LET’S MEET Beyond the resorts, a number of properties are prepared to host group functions. Claiming the leading title in MICE facilities and services in MoBay, the 142,000–square–foot oceanfront Montego Bay Convention Centre is a World Travel Awards Winner, as recognised by the Caribbean’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre. It features meeting, exhibition, ballroom and plenary space suitable for the International Monetary Fund and the Global Leadership Summit to have held their events there. The Tryall Club can host small groups in its breathtaking private villas: Twin Palms and dragonfly. Accommodating up to 14 guests each, organising

an event here guarantees an intimate setting, a number of options for meeting space — such as the formal dining rooms, dragonfly’s boardroom/conference room and the pool areas — and access to world-class golf. History buffs enjoy the Bellefield Great House and Gardens, one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica. Rose Hall Great House has a darker past. Legend has it the ghost of Annie Palmer still haunts the restored 18thcentury Georgian mansion. Several grand resorts are now on the former sugar plantation, with most featuring fully functional indoor and outdoor event space, and high-tech audio and visual equipment. Book a stay at any of the world-renowned resorts and contact Caribic Vacations for a candle-lit evening tour of the premises. If you’re more into sights than frights, they also take groups to Greenwood Great

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fully equipped equestrian centre and the widely celebrated Sugar Mill restaurant. Thoroughly prepared for business and pleasure, guests at Half Moon can expect buffet breakfast daily, Wi-Fi and non-motorised water sports, as well as use of the golf range, fitness centre, putting green and tennis courts as a complimentary part of their stay.

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Those looking for tasty dishes, can sample a mix of Jamaican fare and international eats throughout MoBay. Larger resorts feature dozens of restaurants with an array of culinary options. Off site, the streets are lined with eateries, large and small. For a completely different experience, organise a catamaran outing — complete with delicious cocktails and appetisers. Island Routes Caribbean Adventures offers catamaran tours in MoBay aboard the 65-foot Red Dread, where groups of up to 110 people can enjoy water-based activities. Similarly sized, Island Routes’ The Katt moves between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. The Red Dread trip ends at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, where the fun continues on water trampolines and a 120-foot waterslide in the sea. When hunger strikes, the team can tuck in to classic American fare,

For an unforgettable team-building experience that also satisfies wellness goals, register your group to Jamaica Fit Trip’s Beach Olympics, where teams compete in pool games, beach volleyball, tug of war and foot races for the chance to win a free trip back. More laid-back days can be had at the ever popular Doctor’s Cave Beach, a great place to unwind after a week-long event or at the end of a tiring day. Another great stretch of sand is nearby Cornwall Beach. Nature lovers delight in the three Marine Protected Areas in MoBay, including the Montego Bay Marine Park, which has shoreline, coral reef, seagrass bed and mangrove ecosystems. Good Hope Estate is suited for all manner of activities. Tours of the estate can be thrilling — think river tubing and zip lining — or more relaxed, with high tea service or a horse-and-carriage ride. Those who want to indulge in some duty-free shopping should head to The Shoppes at Rose Hall for great finds at Bijoux Jewelers, the perfume shops and the fashion boutiques.

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NEGRIL IF YOU WANT TO GET DOWN TO BUSINESS IN A STRESS-FREE SETTING THAT PROMOTES COLLABORATION, HEAD TO NEGRIL FOR A RELAXED RETREAT.

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EASY ACCESS Getting to Negril is easy from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport. A 1.5-hour ride down a scenic road that winds past the ruins of sugar estates and great houses will get your group from the airport to the heart of the city. Many of the larger resorts provide shuttle service to and from the airport, and Negril is also a common stop for a number of destination management companies that offer transfer services, including Island Routes Caribbean Adventures. But if you really want to take the driver’s seat for this adventure, pick up a vehicle at Island Car Rental.

LET’S MEET  NEGRIL’S FAMED SEVEN MILE BEACH IS THE FOCUS OF MUCH OF THE CITY’S ACTIVITY.

Thanks to its bohemian roots, Negril is undoubtedly the capital of casual. Perpetually laid-back, it may not be the first place that comes to mind when organising a business event, but that just means you may be swapping out a board room for a beachside bungalow to close — and celebrate — your next business deal. The cottages and beachside villas throughout the city are ideally suited for small group gatherings and private retreats, and a number of the larger properties are equipped to host a

more elaborate affair. The Royalton Resorts, as well as the Grand Lido and Azul Sensatori offer all manner of meeting facilities, as well as top calibre accommodations for your group.

EXCITING OUTINGS A highlight of the West End of the island is the unparalleled view of the sunsets, but the internationally renowned Rick’s Café comes in at a close second. Situated on rocky cliffs about 35 feet above the sea, the main draw there is watching the cliff divers or taking the plunge yourself. Island Routes Caribbean Adventures’s 65-foot Kool Katt Kelly is the perfect way to enjoy all the action at Rick’s Café in a that’s customised for your group. With capacity for up to 110, the catamaran is an ideal venue for medium and large celebrations or incentive trips that includes live music and great food. After you’ve been re-energised with some delicious fare, venture out to explore Negril’s varied nightlife options.

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Always abuzz with activity, The Jungle nightclub on Norman Manley Boulevard is Negril’s most popular night spot and is home to some of the city’s best DJs. Before you leave Negril, pick up a few reminders of your stay and some gifts for loved ones. Authentic, locally made arts and crafts abound along the beach, street-side from craft vendors or at the Negril Craft Market, which features Jamaican goods, from wooden chess sets and hammocks to ital carvings. There are also many souvenir shops that carry local sauces, jellies, coffee and snacks, including national brands like Walkerswood. Other popular shopping districts include the Time Square Shopping Mall, Plaza de Negril, Sunshine Village Plaza and Coral Seas Plaza. The Boardwalk Village on Seven Mile Beach is great for a fun day of shopping, dining and swimming.

GO TEAM! Negril’s crown jewel is Seven Mile Beach, an expansive stretch of sand and surf that is as picturesque as it is enjoyable. This free beach features public picnic tables,

showers and restrooms, as well as water sports operators offering rentals like kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and sailboats. Of course, you could always just soak up the sun whilst lounging all day. Bloody Bay Beach — or “the other Negril beach,” as it’s often called — is also a beautiful and popular strand. The Negril Marine Park located at the Negril Environmental Protection Area is a favourite amongst nature lovers, especially those who delight in marine life. The park is divided into several recreational zones and provides a unique opportunity to view the coastline, mangroves, offshore marine environments and coral reefs. With 21 natural pools and over 52 varieties of ferns, Mayfield Falls is one of Jamaica’s hidden gems. An experienced guide leads groups on a 45-minute climb through mineral-infused waters whilst revealing various secrets of the falls. Likewise, YS Falls in St. Elizabeth is a fantastic group destination. A source of logwood in the early 1800s, in 1992 the YS Estate opened its seven-tiered cascade to the public. After impressive renovations, the property now features pools, as well as an exciting zip line over the falls.

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A WELCOMING ENSEMBLE OF BOUTIQUE HOTELS AND SPRAWLING ESTATES INVITE YOU TO HOLD YOUR MEETING IN OCHO RIOS, A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN RESORT TO NATURE.

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FROM SWEEPING VIEWS OF THE SEASIDE FROM ON HIGH TO DEEP UNDERGROUND IN THE GREEN GROTTO CAVES, OCHO RIOS IS FULL OF WONDERS.

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EASY ACCESS Ocho Rios offers a wide array of services and venues for meetings, incentives and events. A new highway has made it more accessible — cutting travel time from Kingston down to an hour, and an hour and 20 minutes from Montego Bay. Additionally, Ian Fleming International airport accommodates small private jets and non-commercial aircraft.

ACCOMMODATING The wide selection of properties in Ocho Rios is certain to meet and exceed the expectations of even the most discerning clientele, with a cadre of European Plan and allinclusive heavyweights that are recognised throughout the world. Priding themselves on their incomparable Jamaican hospitality, properties like the sprawling Moon Palace provide guests with access to numerous resort activities

and dining venues, and also cater to groups looking to host an event or hold business during their stay. The widely celebrated Jamaica Inn has been an Ocho Rios institution since the 1950s. Not only does it boast intimate suites and cottages on one of the finest private beaches on the island, it is also fully prepared to meet the needs of corporate guests. A state-of-the-art conference room outfitted with Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV for presentations, and a screen and projector is grounded by an elegant mahogany table. Outdoor spaces overlooking the sea or right on the sand can be configured to meet the needs of your group’s event or celebration.

EXCITING OUTINGS After you’ve had your share of adventure, relax and indulge in Ocho Rios’ scrumptious international fare. Evita’s has been open for more than 30 years and has been visited by many

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celebrities, including Brad Pitt, Kate Moss and LL Cool J. According to Evita’s owner, Eva Myers, the restaurant’s popularity stems from the quality of its dishes and panoramic view. For authentic Jamaican food, Miss T’s Kitchen serves up stellar homestyle local dishes. The Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre is also a must for those wanting to experience a variety of Jamaican foods, as they dabble in all things jerk in a setting that reflects the island’s laidback sensibilities. Created to connect people to the local culture through food, Woolery Kitchen in Chalky Hill is an experience unto itself. The Woolery family invites diners to their home and offers a genuinely intimate Jamaican experience like no other. Ocho Rios also boasts an active nightlife scene. A simple stroll down Main Street will put you in touch with the town’s night-time entertainment aesthetic, which includes roadside boom boxes, dancing and Jamaican rum. If you’re not quite up for that, both locals and foreigners can be found partying at the bars and lounges of the area’s resorts.

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landscape lends itself to exploration and adventure. Ocho Rios is a nature lover’s paradise. Destination management companies like Island Routes Caribbean Adventures are equipped to make the most of the city’s many natural attractions or arrange the kinds of activities that are conducive to great business exchanges like golf outings and sailing excursions. The most famed of Ocho Rios’ outdoor attractions is undoubtedly Dunn’s River Falls. The naturally terraced cascade — approximately 180 feet high and 600 feet wide — looks and functions like a gigantic set of gently sloped steps. These have been slightly altered for guest safety. Each day, guides lead hundreds of visitors on a climb up and down the waterfall, which is surrounded by gorgeous flora. The flowing water eventually empties into the Caribbean Sea, but a number of small pools are created along the way, making a trip to this iconic Ocho Rios spot both exhilarating and refreshing. At its foot, the falls adjoins a beach where visitors get to end their adventure relaxing on the sand, getting a bite to eat or shopping for souvenirs. For a decidedly different Dunn’s River Falls experience, book an Island Routes catamaran cruise on the Calipsoul or Red Locks. For groups of up to 150, the Calipsoul is equipped to take passengers out to sea for a day of snorkelling and panoramic views, complete with a live DJ and exotic cocktails. The outing ends with the visit to the world-famous falls. The Red Locks follows a similar itinerary but accommodates up to 110 passengers, ideal for a family reunion, alumni association or other event. The company’s Island Girl catamaran sails out of James Bond Beach. The smaller boat accommodates up to 25 people, making it ideal for more intimate gatherings or to host clients and prospects. It is the only catamaran in Ocho Rios to sail east. Back on land, plan for your group to enjoy a day off at Puerto Seco Beach Park in Discovery Bay. The naturally beautiful setting is complemented by amenities that include lounger chairs, cabanas, showers, changing rooms, an

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Rainforest Adventures at Mystic Mountain is also a popular destination for its thrilling rides. If what your group wants is to find great gifts to take back home, Island Village is the place. Located near the cruise ship port, it is a large, openair retail destination where individual shops are housed within bright cottages that line the boardwalk. Taj Mahal Shopping Center — inspired by the famed mausoleum in India — houses duty-free buys, including sunglasses, jewellery and watches, liquor, spices, perfumes and clothing. For a glimpse of old-time Ocho Rios, take a stroll down Main Street, where you will find hidden treasures of all sorts. Additional shopping plazas close to Main Street include Harbour Shops, Sandcastles Plaza, Ocean Village Shopping Centre and Soni’s Centre. No matter where you shop, pick up a few jars of Walkerswood Traditional Jerk Seasoning or Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce to take the flavours of the island back home.

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obstacle course, a pool, and a restaurant and bar. Also within the park is Dolphin Cove, which is surrounded by five acres of tropical rainforest. The animals that reside in the natural cove don’t just put on a show, they play one-on-one, inviting adventurers of all ages to swim and interact. There is also a water slide, bird feeding stations, a nature trail and the opportunity to swim with stingrays. Nestled in the hills overlooking Ocho Rios, Konoko Falls was once a Taíno Indian settlement site. Now, guests can explore the River Gardens, look out for wildlife and splash in the waterfall. From the heights of the city way down underground, the Green Grotto Caves offer the perspective of life below the surface. The caves feature large rock formations, distinct ceiling pockets and covert waterways. Whilst most of the attractions in Ocho Rios are naturebased, some destinations combine nature with history. Yaaman Adventure Park offers several unique tours out of Prospect Estate, an 18th-century estate featuring a great house and acres upon acres of lush Jamaican vegetation. Visitors can choose to tour the grounds via Segway, horseback, tractor-drawn open-air carriage or even on a camel. Thrill seekers can get their adrenaline rush during the exciting Wet n’ Dirty Outback Adventure on quick, two-seater dune buggies. You’ll be treated to flying mud and a bumpy ride as you twist and turn your way through hidden trails.

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PORT ANTONIO + SOUTH COAST BEYOND THE ESTABLISHED HOT SPOTS LIES A COUNTRY RICH IN HISTORY AND SERENE LANDSCAPES. WHETHER YOU TAKE A QUICK DRIVE OR THE LONG ROAD, JAMAICA AWAITS.

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EASY ACCESS PORT ANTONIO AND THE SOUTH COAST WILL TREAT YOU TO AN UNTOUCHED SIDE OF THE ISLAND.

To reach either of these two towns, you’ll need to hit the road for a bit. Luckily, it will likely be one of the most beautiful drives of your life. After arriving at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Port Antonio is about a two-hour drive away. You can also book a Mini-Routes tour from Ocho Rios with Island Routes Caribbean Adventures. Behind the wheel of your own MINI Cooper, you will feel like you are truly immersed in an adventure as you follow an experienced guide through the countryside for the day, making stops at local attractions along the way. To get to the South Coast, you will need to arrive at Sangster International Airport and drive through the country across several parishes to get to your destination. It sounds like a long trip, but the ride is actually just shy of two hours.

If you are staying at one of the larger resorts, your transfer is most likely included as part of your amenities. Otherwise, hiring a destination management company or renting a car from Island Car Rental will provide you with easy access to the transportation you need to get your group wherever your plans take you.

ACCOMMODATING As the capital city of Portland Parish, Port Antonio is defined by a rich history of banana exports, river rafting and attracting Hollywood’s 1940s socialites. Today, it still attracts a jet-set crowd, but in a much more understated manner. That said, it’s the one place on the island where you could stay at a castle. Originally built for a baroness, The Trident Hotel is an eight-bedroom castle that sits on a seven-acre plot of fastidiously manicured lawns tempered by unexpected sculptures of grazing

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sheep and dramatic seaside vistas. It boasts a helicopter pad, a luxurious swimming pool and a secluded, private chapel. It also offers a flexible and well-appointed event space that is suitable for anything from incentive trips and business conferences to product launches and fashion shoots. In the same creative vein, Geejam Hotel is nestled deep within the heart of Port Antonio’s lush landscape and features three deluxe cabins, one suite, and a self-contained three-bedroom villa, as well as a state-of-the-art recording studio. This is the kind of place where business gets creative. Other notable properties include Hotel Mockingbird Hill and the Goblin Hill Villas at San San. By contrast the South Coast feels more bohemian. The funky cottages at Jakes have become recognised world-wide for their artsy décor and fun vibe, and though a world apart, Sandals South Coast features over-the-water bungalows meant to transport you to the kind of getaway only see on influencer social media feeds.

LET’S MEET Port Antonio is celebrated for its authentic Jamaican experience. The elegantly secluded properties in this part of the island boast modern amenities and services suitable for any kind of function. The Errol Flynn Marina is equipped to welcome even the world’s largest yachts — the only marina in the Caribbean with those capabilities. It also happens to be the home to the Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament. For a celebration with a decidedly maritime feel, charter a luxury vessel for your team or clients. Though the South Coast is generally less equipped for the kinds of gatherings that other resort towns organise on a regular basis, its very isolation and low-key ambience make it the ideal place to host smaller gatherings, intimate events or immersive retreats. A number of hotels in South Coast are perfectly suited for a hotel buyout, giving your team exclusive control of the property and its amenities, and larger players like Sandals South Coast are able to provide all the high-calibre service you’d expect at a Sandals resort.

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In the South Coast, head to Floyd’s Pelican Bar. Built on stilts and set about a mile off the coast in Parottee Bay, you can grab a beer with Floyd himself, maybe join him in a game of dominoes and carve your name in the wood. Little Ochie is a well-known fishing beach where you find some of the freshest fish on the island.

GO TEAM! This page Clockwise from left: Errol Flynn Marina; River rafting down the Martha Brae River; Wildlife in the South Coast; Geejam Studio

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Not far from the heart of Port Antonio, Blue Lagoon is the island’s largest spring-fed lagoon, plunging nearly 180 feet. Ice-cold mountain spring water collides with warm tidal currents, making bathing in its depths a mystical experience. From Blue Lagoon, Caribic Vacations can assist you with a quintessential Portie experience: rafting on the Rio Grande. Originally used to transport produce, primarily bananas, Errol Flynn was the first to promote rafting for pleasure. Aboard the rafts passengers get a unique view of the island, navigating through bamboo and banana groves. Port Antonio also boasts two of the island’s most breathtaking waterfalls: Reach Falls and Somerset Falls. Reach Falls is located on Driver’s River and flows from the John Crow Mountains to form crystal-clear rock pools on its way down. Its main pool was the location of the waterfall scene in the movie Cocktail, starring Tom Cruise. Somerset Falls is steeped in history. The 97-acre

property encompasses lush gardens and “hidden falls” accessible only by boat. Visitors traverse a winding path through a rich tropical landscape — which leads through deep rock pools and natural caves — before witnessing the Daniels River cascade into a 20-foot-deep pool. At the iconic Frenchman’s Cove, visitors can enjoy the merging of fresh river mineral spring water and the temperate ocean. Those looking for a “wilder” sea experience can head to Winnifred Beach to explore the reef just offshore, perfect for snorkelling. Heading east, Long Bay Beach offers one of the island’s longest uninterrupted stretches of breathtaking coastline, as well as rolling surf. From the shores to the mountains, you can enjoy a different view of Jamaica on two wheels. Organise a Blue Mountain Bicycle tour with Caribic Vacations to treat your group to truly amazing views of the landscape. Port Antonio’s heights also open a window to local Maroon history and

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Opposite page, clockwise from left: J. Kevin Foltz; Philip Coblentz; Max Earle; Courtesy of Geejam Hotel. This page: Max Earle

culture. The descendants of escaped slaves, the Maroons established free communities in the mountainous north of the island in the 17th century. Nanny, sometimes referred to as Queen Nanny, led the community and organised slavefreeing raids. Her work led to the 1739 peace treaty that included 2,500 acres of land for her people. Self-governing Maroon settlements exist there to this day. Travellers can learn more about the story at the Charles Town Museum and Safu Yard, where their history, artefacts, traditional herbalism and musical performances are presented. Over on the South Coast, the beaches are the perfect place to start exploring. Characterised by rocky coves, black-sand beaches and secluded swimming spots, Treasure Beach is just what its name implies. This six-mile stretch features both white and black sand (the black resulting from traces of iron) and is known for its four bays: Billy’s, Calabash, Frenchman’s and Fort Charles Great Bay. Island Routes Caribbean Adventures will take your group on a catamaran excursion out to Floyd’s Pelican Bar aboard the 65-foot Soul Rebel. The quirky tiki-style bar made completely out of driftwood in the middle of the sea is a legendary local stop that makes for an unforgettable

experience. Enjoy a cold beer and add your name to the hundreds carved all over the floor of the structure. Fonthill Beach Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural refuge. Though relatively small, it is well organised, offering visitors a number of amenities, including a roped-off swimming area, showers, changing facilities, restrooms, picnic tables and lifeguards. It is part of a large wildlife sanctuary that is home to about 200 crocodiles and an array of wading birds. In addition, the sanctuary serves as the nesting grounds for hawksbill and loggerhead sea turtles. Black River is also a quintessential stop in this region. The second-longest river in Jamaica (after the River Minho), it gets its name because of the dark riverbed below. Now, it is the launching point for an exciting river tour, which takes you on a journey through Jamaica’s morass landscape, home to saltwater crocodiles and a variety of birds, including egrets and herons. Visitors and locals flock to the Milk River, one of the most radioactive rivers in the world, to experience its healing waters. On average, they are 90-95 degrees Fahrenheit (32-35 degrees Celsius) throughout the year and contain high levels of magnesium, calcium, sulphate and natural chloride. These minerals are recommended for those with rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica and nerve complaints. Lover’s Leap is named after an enslaved couple that was so in love that the partners chose to leap to their deaths rather than be separated. This spot is surrounded by breathtaking views of Cutlass Bay. A wooden carving of the two lovers stands vigil over the 1,700-foot cliff. Nearby, Lover’s Leap Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere. You can now spend the day there at the recently opened restaurant and bar. ourjamaicamagazine.com

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USEFUL INFORMATION LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF JAMAICA’S CULTURE AND PEOPLE BETWEEN MEETINGS, SEMINARS AND KEYNOTES. SAVVY TRAVELLERS ALWAYS GET ALL THE INFORMATION THEY’LL NEED WHEN EXPLORING AN EXCITING NEW DESTINATION. HERE IS A QUICK GUIDE TO JAMAICA AND ALL THE SERVICES AND AMENITIES OFFERED. *Phone numbers and rates listed were correct at press time.

AIRLINES

BUSES

CURRENCY

Air Canada 876-924-8211 Air Europa 844-415-3955 Air Turks and Caicos 649-941-5730 American Airlines 800-433-7300 British Airways 800-247-9297 Caribbean Airlines 800-523-5585 888-359-2475 Cayman Airways 800-422-9626 Copa Airlines 876-968-5330 876-926-0326 Delta Airlines 800-221-1212 Fly Jamaica 855-933-5952 JetBlue Airways 800-JET-BLUE Southwest 800-435-9792 Spirit Airlines 877-211-1546 United Airlines 800-231-0856 Virgin Atlantic 876-971-8917 WestJet Airlines 800-538-5696

Buses are an inexpensive way to travel, though they may provide an unusual experience for many visitors, as bus stands are rarely marked and vehicles do not follow strict schedules. Some resorts offer bus excursions to popular sites. Check with your concierge for more information.

The currency of Jamaica is the Jamaica Dollar. Licenced “cambio” (exchange) centres and commercial banks are accessible in all resort areas. Official currency exchange rates vary daily, so it’s advisable to shop around for the best rate.

CLIMATE

United States residents who have been out of the country for 48 hours or more may take home items valued up to US$800 once every 31 days without incurring duty. Adults may include 200 cigarettes, 100 non-Cuban cigars and one litre of alcohol. A second litre of alcohol is allowed duty-free if it is produced by a Caribbean Basin country. Family members who return home together may combine their personal exemptions on a joint declaration. Visit cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/ id_visa/kbyg/customs_duty_info.xml for more information. Canadian residents who have been out of the country for more than 48 hours can claim up to CAN$300 worth of goods without paying duty if they carry the goods with them. After each absence of seven days or more, they can claim up to CAN$800 worth of goods without duty.

Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston 876-924-8452-6 Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay 876-952-3124

Jamaica enjoys a tropical climate, characterised by high temperatures and humid conditions year-round. Average temperature ranges from 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19 degrees Celsius) to 99 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). Though it’s known for warmth and sunshine, the island sees two rainy seasons from May to June and September to November. Also, hurricanes may pass over the island primarily from June to September. If it rains during your stay, don’t worry. Most times, the short tropical showers provide a welcome break from the afternoon heat.

ATMS

CREDIT CARDS

Most Jamaican ATMs (called ABMs) accept international bank cards with Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus or Plus logos.

Major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted throughout the island.

AIRPORTS

CUSTOMS AND DUTY

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Except for tobacco products and alcohol, they can send goods through mail but must enter Canada with tobacco and alcohol. Visit cbsaasfc.gc.ca for more information. United Kingdom residents 17 or older may take home duty-free two litres of table wine and one litre of spirits or liquors, or two litres of fortified or sparkling wine or other liquors; 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco; 60 cc of perfume and 250 cc of eau de toilette; plus other goods worth up to £145. Travellers cannot group their allowances. Visit hmrc.gov.uk for more information.

DEPARTURE TAX There is a $35 departure tax that must be paid upon departure. However, airlines include this tax in their airline tickets.

DRIVING In Jamaica, drivers must keep to the left, although some flexibility is required to avoid collisions with pedestrians and domestic animals. The speed limit is 30 mph (50 kmph) in urban areas and 50 mph (80 kmph) on highways. Given the mountainous terrain, rural roads are often winding, bumpy and narrow. Tourists can rent cars in most major towns and cities, and, usually, clients must be no less than 25 years old in order to rent. The driver and all passengers are required to wear safety belts, and children under 3 years old must travel in infant carriers or child safety seats. All drivers are required to carry a valid licence. Jamaica recognises valid international driver’s licences, but visitors from North America may use their country’s licence for up to three months per visit, and United Kingdom residents may use theirs for up to one year.

HOLIDAYS 2019 On public holidays, all government agencies, schools and most private businesses are closed, and much of the country celebrates. New Year’s Day January 1 Ash Wednesday March 6 Good Friday  April 19 Easter Monday  April 22 Labour Day  May 23 Emancipation Day August 1 Independence Day  August 6 National Heroes’ Day  October 21 Christmas Day December 25 Boxing Day December 26

SAFETY As with any place in the world, you should always remember to follow basic precautions to avoid possible predicaments. Keep all luggage in view at all times and your personal effects close to your body; don’t carry large amounts of cash; and avoid wearing expensive jewellery outside of your resort.

TIPPING It is customary to leave a 10 to 15 percent gratuity at restaurants. Please make sure to check your bill, as some establishments will have already included the gratuity in your total.

TRAVEL INSURANCE Accidents and mishaps happen all the time, even when you’re on vacation. Caribbean Travel Assurance Brokers Limited offers visitors valuable travel insurance for those “just in case” moments.

DRUGS

WATER

In Jamaica, the use, sale and possession of drugs such as cocaine, crack, ecstasy, heroin and any other controlled substances is illegal. Offenders are subject to severe punishment, including arrest, fines and/ or imprisonment. The possession of up to two ounces of ganja (marijuana) has been decriminalised, but it is still not legal.

All piped water in Jamaica is treated and purified in accordance with international standards. You may drink it, bathe in it and brush your teeth with it.

ELECTRICITY Standard electrical service is similar to that of the United States and Canada: 110 volts, 50 cycles AC. However, there is 220 volts service available at some hotels.

LANGUAGE The official language of Jamaica is English, although most locals speak Patois.

GETTING AROUND Taxis Taxis are the most convenient mode of transportation, but they are not always the cheapest. All registered taxis in Jamaica are required by law to have red “PPV” licence plates. You are advised not to board any taxi operating illegally. Although taxis have metres, drivers will instead negotiate a fare with you. It is best to discuss this fare before boarding the taxi. The fastest and most economical taxis are those used by locals, called “route

taxis” — cars that drive a designated course and pick up/drop off passengers at will. These are shared cabs that will usually pack several people willing to go on the same route. NOTE: Some taxis are compensated separately by businesses in order to bring customers to their doors. If you request a driver take you to a specific location, and the driver attempts to pursuade you to visit another place, be insistent that they take you where you want to go.

TRANSPORTATION AND TOUR COMPANIES Other reliable modes of transportation are available throughout the island. Contact the following purveyors for shuttles, buses and car rentals. Using a tour company to get around is also a great way to experience Jamaica. Amstar DMC Jamaica 876-971-9887 Budget Rent-A-Car 876-759-1793 Caribic Vacations 876-953-9895 Caribbean and Latin Travel Consultant 876-906-3140 Caribbean World Enterprises 876-952-6404 Centro Latino 876-755-0072 El Sol Vida 876-630-0664 Fiesta Car Rentals 876-926-0133 Go! Jamaica Travel Company 876-920-7051 Great Dane Motorcycle Tours of JA 876-953-3741 Hola Tours & Travel 876-971-1298 Holiday Services 876-618-1228 Island Car Rentals 876-926-8012 Jamaica Cooperative Automobile Limousine Tours 876-952-7574 Jamaica Cultural Enterprises 876-549-8570 Jamaica Tours Limited 876-953-3700 Jamaica Union of Travellers Association 876-952-0813 Jamaica Vacations Limited 876-929-9371 Kiuki Tours & Transportation 876-940-0521 Knutsford Express 876-971-1822 Leisure for Pleasure Holiday & Tours 876-924-7027 Nexus Tours 876-953-0509 Prestige Leasing & Tours 876-952-8495 Rapsody Tours, Cruises & Charters 876-979-0102-4 Soon Come Jamaica Tours 612-8973-7575 Sunshine Adventure Jamaica 876-953-2919 Tourwise876-974-2344 Turissimo Jamaica 876-265-0449 Tropical Tours 876-952-1126 ourjamaicamagazine.com

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS CHECK THE CALENDAR TO SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN JAMAICA DURING YOUR STAY. DATES AND VENUES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FOR UPDATED DETAILS ON EVENTS, GO TO VISITJAMAICA.COM/THINGS-TO-DO/EVENTS-AND-CULTURE/FESTIVALS. JANUARY

FEBRUARY

Accompong Maroon Festival Accompong, St. Elizabeth Jan. 6

Official Reggae Month Celebrations Kingston jariajamaicamusic.com

Jamaica Open Golf Championship Montego Bay

Bob Marley Birthday Bash MXIII Entertainment Centre, Negril Feb. 1–6 facebook.com/ bobmarleybirthdaybash

Rebel Salute Grizzley’s Plantation Cove St. Ann Jan. 18–19 rebelsalutejamaica.com JSP High Mountain Coffee 10K Road Race Williamsfield, Manchester Jan. 22 highmountaincoffee10k.com

Your View Awards (YVAs) Kingston yourviewawards.com Sugar Cane Ball Round Hill Resort, Montego Bay Feb. 16 roundhill.com

Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run Kingston Feb. 17 sagicorjamaica.com/sigmarun

Blue Mountain Coffee Festival Newcastle, St. Andrew jamaicacoffeefest.com

Fi Wi Sinting Somerset Falls, Portland Feb. 27–28 fiwisinting.com

Kingston City Marathon/Half Marathon/10K/5K Kingston March 17 kingstoncityrun.com jhta.org

MARCH One Love Music Festival Rose Hall, Montego Bay March 3–4 onelovemusicfest.com Rainforest Seafood Festival Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre, Montego Bay March 9 rainforestseafoods.com

Blue Mountain Music Festival (BMMF) Holywell Park, Kingston March 15–17 bombrushrecords.com JAM Avant-Garde Fashion Face Weekend Kingston March 19 saintmodels.com

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ISSA Boys & Girls Champs National Stadium, Kingston March 20–24 issasports.com MoBay Yacht Club Easter Regatta Montego Bay March 31–April 2 JAMFEST Spring Break Concert Series Negril March–April ststravel.org

Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth May 27–28 Jamaica Observer Food Awards Devon House, Kingston jamaicaobserver.com JUNE

APRIL

One World Ska & RockSteady Music Festival Sabina Park, Kingston

Bacchanal / Jamaica Carnival Kingston bacchanaljamaica.com

Caribbean Fashion Week National Arena, Kingston caribbeanfashionweek.com

Manning’s Westmoreland Curry Festival Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland April 1 curryfestival.net EXPO Jamaica Kingston April 19–22 expojamaica.com.jm Montpelier Agricultural & Industrial Show Montpelier Show Grounds, St. James April 21 jas.gov.jm

RuJohn Foundation Celebrity Sports Camp Montego Bay rujohnfoundation.com Kingston Kitchen Hope Gardens, Kingston June–December facebook.com/kingstonkitchen JULY International Reggae Day Kingston July 1 facebook.com/ internationalreggaeday

Jakes Treasure Beach Off-Road Triathlon Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth April 29 jakeshotel.com

Portland Jerk Festival Folly Oval, Portland July 3 portlandjerkfestival.com

MAY

Little Ochie Seafood Carnival Alligator Pond, Manchester littleochie.com

MoBay City Run Montego Bay May 5 mobaycityrun.com Courtesy of Sandals Resorts

MoBay Crab Festival Montego Bay May 18

Style Week Jamaica / Fashion Block Kingston saintmodels.com

Reggae Sumfest Montego Bay July 17–22 reggaesumfest.com Makka Pro Surf Contest St. Thomas July 23–29 jamsurfas.webs.com

The Seville Emancipation Jubilee Seville Heritage Park, St. Ann July 31–Aug. 1 Jamaica Festival Montego Bay/Kingston July 31–Aug. 6 jcdc.gov.jm AUGUST

SEPTEMBER Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament Port Antonio, Portland jamaicasportsfishing.com Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) Montego Bay visitjamaica.com

Montego Bay Jerk Festival Montego Bay Aug. 1 montegobayjerkfestival.com

CPL T20 Sabina Park, Kingston cplt20.com

Dream Weekend Negril Aug. 2–6 jamaicadreamweekend.com

Oktoberfest Alhambra Inn, Kingston facebook.com/ jamaicangermansociety

Mello-Go-Roun’ Kingston Aug. 3 jcdc.gov.jm

Montego Bay YC International Marlin Tournament Montego Bay Oct. 2–6 mobayyachtclub.com

SPF Weekend St. Ann Aug. 6 spfweekend.com

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Digicel Imagine 5k Run Ocean Boulevard, Downtown Kingston Oct. 5 Come Celebrate Jesus Montego Bay comecelebratejesus.com Oct. 12 South Coast Hook & Line Canoe Tournament Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth Jamaica Food & Drink Festival Kingston Oct. 28–Nov. 1 jafoodanddrink.com

Restaurant Week Kingston/Montego Bay/Ocho Rios Nov. 9–17 go-jamaica.com/rw Annie’s Revenge Golf Tournament Montego Bay jamaicaproam.com Caymanas Track Superday St. Catherine caymanasracetrack.com DECEMBER Reggae Marathon Negril Dec. 8 reggaemarathon.com

Jamaica Open Golf Championship Montego Bay Milk River Seafood & Jerk Festival Clarendon Dec. 22 sdc.gov.jm Harbour Fest and Fireworks on the Waterfront Kingston Dec. 31 udcja.com New Year’s Eve Montego Bay Dec. 31

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Kiwanis Breast Cancer 5k Awareness Walk/Run Montego Bay Oct. 28

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THE JAMAICA HOTEL+ TOURIST ASSOCIATION WE REPRESENT HOTELS

This Page Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay

and other visitor accommodations, as well as most suppliers of goods and services to the tourism industry. The JHTA had its roots in the association of hoteliers established shortly before the birth of Jamaica as an independent nation in 1962, an indication that tourism was to play a major role in the development of the nation, and so it has. Tourism has become a mainstay of Jamaica’s economy, and as an association we are committed to ensuring that our members operate within an environment that is conducive

to their growth and development. In support of the sustainability of the industry, we work closely with the Government of Jamaica, through partnerships and representation on the boards of state agencies, such as the Jamaica Tourist Board, Tourism Product Development Company and Tourism Enhancement Fund. Part of our mandate is to equip our members not only to do business but to do business well. Committed to their professional development, we provide the tools they need to keep abreast of best practices in marketing, technology, finance, environmental awareness and service delivery. Information is developed and shared through seminars, workshops, webinars and General Manager’s Think Tanks. We also engage in marketing and promotion, and host Jamaica’s premier travel trade show: Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX). Every year we welcome some 800 persons involved in tourism and travel from around the world to participate in JAPEX to learn more about the destination, and also do business with the hoteliers, attractions and tour operators here. We invite you to make our Jamaica, land we love, your Jamaica. Have a great time!

Courtesy of Round Hill Hotel and Villas

AS THE ORGANISATION BEHIND THIS PUBLICATION, THE JAMAICA HOTEL & TOURIST ASSOCIATION (JHTA) HOPES YOU ARE ENJOYING JAMAICA’S OFFICIAL MEETING PLANNER’S GUIDE, DESIGNED TO BE YOUR USEFUL RESOURCE FOR ALL MICE-RELATED ACTIVITIES.

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JHTA MEMBERS HOTELS AND RESORTS KINGSTON 138 Student Living Jamaica Limited University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Kingston 7 Tel: 876-665-1235 Website: 138studentliving.com Altamont Court Hotel 1–3 Altamont Terr., Kingston 5 Tel: 876-929-4497-8 / 5931 Website: altamontcourt.com The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites 85 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5 Tel: 876-929-9000 Website: courtleigh.com Courtyard by Marriott Kingston Jamaica 1 Park Close, Kingston 5 Tel: 876-618-9900 / 564-3294 Website: marriott.com/kincy Hotel Four Seasons 18 Ruthven Rd., Kingston 10 Tel: 876-926-0682 / 8805 Website: hotelfourseasonsjam.com The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel 81 Knutsford Blvd., P.O. Box 333, Kingston 5 Tel: 876-926-3690-9 / 3100-8 Website: jamaicapegasus.com

Kircamp Properties / The Gardens 23 Liguanea Ave., Kingston 10 Tel: 876-927-8275 Knutsford Court Hotel 16 Chelsea Ave., Kingston 10 Tel: 876-929-1000 / 3407 Website: knutsfordcourt.com Liguanea Club 80 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5 Tel: 876-926-8144 / 5 or 6 Website: theliguaneaclub.com Medallion Hall Hotel 53 Hope Rd., Kingston 6 Tel: 876-927-5721 / 5866 / 6116 Website: medallionhallhoteljamaica.com The R Hotel 2 Renfrew Rd., Kingston 10 Tel: 876-968-6222 / 929-2006 Mr. Evan Williams, Director Mr. Alexander Pike, General Manager E-mail: sales@rhotelja.com Website: rhotelja.com

MONTEGO BAY (ST. JAMES) Altamont West Hotel 33 Gloucester Ave., Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-952-9087 / 929-4497-8 / 979-9378 Website: altamontwesthotel.com Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa Sunset Dr., Montego Bay Freeport Tel: 876-953-6600 Website: breathlessresorts.com DĂŠja Resort / RRED Limited 92 Gloucester Ave., Montego Bay Tel: 876-971-4095 / 5543 / 940-4173 Website: dejaresort.com Doctors Cave Beach Hotel Gloucester Ave., P.O. Box 94 Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-4355-9 Website: doctorscave.com

Spanish Court Hotel 1 St. Lucia Ave., Kingston 5 Tel: 876-926-0000 Website: spanishcourthotel.com

El Greco Resort 11 Queens Drive, P.O. Box 1624 Montego Bay Tel: 876-940-6116 / 940-6120 Website: elgrecojamaica.com

Strawberry Hill Hotel & Spa P.O. Box 590, Liguanea, Kingston 6 Tel: 876-944-8400 / 619-7872 Website: islandoutpost.com

Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-633-9100

Half Moon Resort P.O. Box 80, Montego Bay Tel: 876-953-2211 / 2344-93 Website: halfmoon.com Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa P.O. Box 9, Rose Hall Montego Bay Tel: 876-953-2650 Website: rosehallresort.com Holiday Inn Resort P.O. Box 480, Montego Bay Tel: 876-953-2485-9 / 2499 Website: caribbeanhi.com/jamaica Hotel RIU Reggae lronshore, Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-940-8017 Fax: 876-940-8032 Mr. Frank Sondern, General Manger Email: hotelreggae@riu.com Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Rose Hall Rd., Half Moon P.O. 2537 Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-953-2800 Website: rosehall.ziva.hyatt.com Iberostar Rose Hall Beach & Spa Resort Rose Hall Main Road Little River P.O. Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-680-0000 Website: iberostarrosehall.com

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Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa Rose Hall, Montego Bay Tel: 876-953-8000 Website: jewelgrande.com Mangos Jamaica Coopers Pen, Falmouth, Trelawny Tel: 876-872-9118 Website: mangosjamaica.com Melia Jamaica Braco Village Braco, Trelawny Tel: 876-618-6068 / 361-4878 Website: melia.com Palm View Guesthouse & Conference Centre 22 Delisser Dr., Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-1738 / 8321 / 1800 Website: palmviewjamaica.com Richmond Hill Inn Union St., P.O. Box 362 Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-3859 / 5432 / 6107 Website: richmondhillinnja.com RIU Montego Bay Mahoe Bay, Rose Hall Tel: 876-940-8010 / 8030 Website: riu.com Round Hill Hotel and Villas John Pringle Dr., P.O. Box 64 Montego Bay 1 Tel: 876-956-7050 Website: roundhill.com Royalton White Sands 1A Mountain Spring Road, Trelawny Tel: 876-632-7410 / 684-6200 Website: royaltonresorts.com Sandals Carlyle Kent Ave., P.O. Box 412, Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-4140 Website: sandals.com Sandals Montego Bay Kent Ave., P.O. Box 100, Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-5510-5 Website: sandals.com Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island P.O. Box 167, Mahoe Bay Rose Hall, Montego Bay Tel: 876-953-2301-8 Website: sandals.com

SeaGarden Beach Resort 8 Kent Ave., Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-979-7761 / 971-3231 Website: seagardenjamaica.com Secrets St. James Montego Bay Montego Bay Freeport, St. James Tel: 876-953-6600 Wesite: secretsresorts.com Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Montego Freeport, St. James Tel: 876-953-6600 Website: secretsresorts.com Silent Waters Villas White Sands Beach P.O. Montego Bay Tel: 876-971-9119-21 Website: jamaicavillas.net Skyborne Great House Kempshot, St. James Tel: 876-979-1733 / 836-8078 Website: skybornegreathouse.com Spanish Court Montego Bay 7 Gloucester Ave. Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-979-0000 Sunscape Resorts P.O. Box 1168, Montego Freeport Montego Bay Tel: 876-979-8800 Website: sunscaperesorts.com Toby’s Resort 1 Kent Ave., P.O. Box 467 Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-4370 Website: tobysresorts.com

NEGRIL (WESTMORELAND) Azul Sensatori Jamaica Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Tel: 876-620-0100 Website: azuljamaica.com Beaches Negril P.O. Box 12, Negril Westmoreland Tel: 876-957-9270-4 Website: beaches.com The Boardwalk Village Norman Manley Blvd. Negril-Hanover Tel: 876-957-4633 / 322-0869 Website: theboardwalkvillagenegril.com Charela Inn Hotel Norman Manley Blvd., P.O. Box 3033, Negril Tel: 876-957-4277 / 4648-50 Website: charela.com The Cliff Hotel & Spa West End Road Negril, Westmoreland Tel: 876-550-0899 Website: thecliffjamaica.com CocoLaPalm Resort Norman Manley Blvd. P.O. Box 2576, Negril Tel: 876-957-4227 / 3455-7 Website: cocolapalm.com Country Country Beach Cottages Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Tel: 876-957-4273 Website: countryjamaica.com

The Tryall Club Sandy Bay Main Road Hanover Tel: 876-956-5660-3 Website: tryallclub.com

Couples Negril P.O. Box 35, Negril Tel: 876-957-5960-9 Website: couples.com

The Wexford Hotel 39 Gloucester Ave., P.O. Box 108 Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-2854-5 Website: thewexfordhotel.com

Couples Swept Away Norman Manley Blvd. P.O. Box 3077, Negril Tel: 876-957-4062-6 / 957-4061 Website: couples.com

Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica Mahoe Bay, Ironshore Main Rd. Montego Bay Tel: 876-496-3879 Website: zoetryresorts.com

Foote Prints on the Sands Hotel Norman Manley Blvd., P.O. Box 100, Negril Tel: 876-957-4300 / 3152 Website: footeprints.net

Fun Holiday Beach Resort Norman Manley Blvd., Negril P.O. Tel: 876-957-3585 Website: funholidaybeachresort.com Grand Palladium Resort Point District, Lucea, P.O. Box 4779, Hanover Tel: 876-619-0000-9 Website: fiestahotelgroup.com Grand Pineapple Beach Resort Norman Manley Blvd., P.O. Box 3058, Negril Tel: 876-957-4408 / 4475 Website: grandpineapple.com Hedonism II P.O. Box 25, Negril Tel: 876-957-5200 Website: hedonism.com Idle Awhile Villa Noman Manley Boulevard P.O. Box 2588, Negril Tel: 876-957-9000 Fax: 876-957-9567 Mrs. Maura William, General Manager Email: stay@idleawhile.com Merrils Beach Resort Norman Manley Boulevard Box 75, Negril P.O. Tel: 876-957-4751 / 3122 Fax: 876-957-3121 Mr. Michael Grandison, Managing Director Email: merrils@cwjamaica.com Website: merrilsbeach.com Negril Palms Hotel Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Tel: 876-957-4375 Website: negrilpalmshotel.com Negril Tree House Resort Norman Manley Blvd., P.O. Box 29 Negril Tel: 876-957-4287-8 Website: negriltreehouse.com Negril’s Idle Awhile Ltd. Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Tel: 876-957-3302 / 3303 Website: idleawhile.com RIU Club Negril Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Tel: 876-957-5700 / 5985 Website: riu.com

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RIU Palace Tropical Bay Bloody Bay, Negril Tel: 876-957-5900 Website: riu.com

The Westender Inn Hotel Lighthouse Road, Negril, Westmoreland Tel: 876-957-4991

Rockhouse Hotel Lighthouse Road, West End, P.O. Box 24, Negril Tel: 876-957-4373 / 0621-6 Website: rockhousehotel.com

White Sands Negril P.O. Box 60, Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Tel: 876-957-4291 / 4445 Website: whitesandsjamaica.com

OCHO RIOS (ST. ANN) Rondel Village Norman Manley Blvd. P.O. Box 96, Negril Tel: 876-957-4413 / 4651-2 Website: rondelvillage.com Rooms On The Beach Negril Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Tel: 876-957-3500 Website: superclubs.com Samsara Cliff Resort Norman Manley Blvd., P.O. Box 23 West End, Negril Tel: 876-957-4395 Website: negrilhotels.com

Beaches Ocho Rios Oracabessa, P.O. Box 63 Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-975-7777 / 7666 / 618-1030 Website: beaches.com The Cardiff Hotel & Spa P.O. Box 98, Runaway Bay, St. Ann Tel: 876-973-6671-4 / 973-6865 Website: thecardiffhotel.com Casa Maria Hotel P.O. Box 10, Castle Gardens District Port Maria, St. Mary Tel: 876-725-1005 / 831-1107 / 618-1030 Website: casamariehotel.net

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa Norman Manley Blvd. P.O. Box 12, Negril Tel: 876-957-5216-7 / 5230-1 / 5254-5 Website: sandals.com

Couples Sans Souci P.O. Box 103, Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-994-1206-14 Website: couples.com

Sandy Haven Resort Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Tel: 876-957-3200 Website: sandyhavenresort.com

Couples Tower Isle P.O. Box 330, Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-975-4271-5 Website: couples.com

Shields Negril Villas Norman Manley Blvd., Negril P.O. Tel: 876-957-3112 / 9001 / 9006 Website: shieldsnegril.net

Fisherman’s Point Turtle Beach Road, P.O. Box 6201, Ocho Rios Tel: 876-974-4147 Website: thefishermanspoint.com

Sunset at The Palms Resort & Spa Norman Manley Blvd. P.O. Box 118, Negril Tel: 876-957-5350 / 5360 Website: thepalmsjamaica.com Tensing Pen Hotel West End Road, P.O. Box 3013, Negril Tel: 876-957-0387 Website: tensingpen.com Travellers Beach Resort Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Tel: 876-957-9308 / 3039 Website: travellersresorts.com

Franklyn D. Resort P.O. Box 201, Runaway Bay, St. Ann Tel: 876-973-4591-8 Website: fdrholidays.com GoldenEye Oracabessa, St. Mary Tel: 876-622-9007 Website: goldeneye.com Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica Hotel Salt Coppers, P.O. Box 106 Runaway Bay, St. Ann Tel: 876-973-7000 / 7655 Website: bahia-principe.com

Hermosa Cove Villa Resort & Suites Hermosa Street, Pineapple Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-974-3699 Website: hermosacove.com

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort P.O. Box 77, Main Street Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-974-5486-9 / 5691-6 Website: sandals.com

Hibiscus Lodge Hotel 83 Main Street, P.O. Box 52 Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-974-2676 / 2594 / 2813 Website: hibiscusjamaica.com

Sandals Royal Plantation Golf Club & Spa P.O. Box 2, 142 Main Street Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-974-5601-2 Website: sandals.com

Jamaica Inn P.O. Box 1, Main Street, Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-974-2514-8 Website: jamaicainn.com Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa P.O. Box 858, Mammee Bay Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-972-7400 Website: jewelresorts.com Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa Silver Spray Road, Runaway Bay P.O. Tel: 876-973-4520 Website: jewelresorts.com Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort Main Street, Runaway Bay P.O., St. Ann Tel: 876-633-4000 Website: jewelresorts.com Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Main Street, Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-795-1694 / 974-6405 / 2200 Website: palaceresorts.com Prospect Plantation Villas P.O. Box 38, Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-994-1373 / 1452 Website: prospect-villas.com RIU Club Ocho Rios Mammee Bay, St. Ann Tel: 876-972-2200 Website: riu.com Rooms On The Beach Ocho Rios P.O. Box 280, Main Street, Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-974-2008 / 6632 Website: roomsresorts.com

Shaw Park Beach Hotel & Spa P.O. Box 17, Cutlass Bay Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-974-2552-4 / 795-1300 Website: shawparkbeachhotel.com Sunflower Beach Resort Villas / Leisure Holiday P.O. Box 150, Runaway Bay Tel: 876-973-6171 Website: sunflowerseavillas.com

PORT ANTONIO (PORTLAND) Bay View Eco Resort & Spa Anchovy, Williamsfield, Port Antonio, Portland Tel: 876-993-3118 Website: bayviewecoresort.com Geejam Outpost Ltd. San San, Port Antonio, P.O. Box 7322 Portland Tel: 876-993-7000 / 7246 Website: geejamhotel.com Goblin Hill Villas P.O. Box 26, Port Antonio, Portland Tel: 876-993-7443 / 5737 / 7549 Website: goblinhill.com Hotel Mockingbird Hill P.O. Box 254, Port Antonio Tel: 846-993-7267 / 7134 Website: hotelmockingbirdhill.com Trident Hotel Anchovy, Port Antonio P.O., Portland Tel: 876-633-7000 / 7100 Website: tridentportantonio.com

Royal Decameron Club Caribbean P.O. Box 65, Runaway Bay, St. Ann Tel: 876-973-4675 / 6348 / 4802 Website: decameron.com

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SOUTH COAST

ASSOCIATIONS

Golf View Hotel & Conference Centre 5 1/2 Caledonia Road, P.O. Box 189 Mandeville Tel: 876-962-4471 / 4474 Website: thegolfviewhotel.com

The American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (Affiliate) Room 119, The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5 Tel: 876-929-7866-7 Website: amchamjamaica.org

Jakes Hotel Calabash Bay P.A. Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth Tel: 876-965-3000 / 0635 / 3185 Website: jakeshotel.com

Culinary Federation of Jamaica L & M Meat Complex, P.O. Box 6429 Runaway Bay, St. Ann Tel: 876-871-4853

Sandals South Coast P.O. Box 5000, Whitehouse Westmoreland Tel: 876-640-3000-9 Website: sandals.com

SERVICES + ALLIED AIRLINES & AIRPORTS AUTHORITY Airports Authority of Jamaica Norman Manley International Airport Kingston Tel: 876-924-8452-6 Website: airportsauthorityjamaica.aero Caribbean Airlines Limited Norman Manley International Airport Kingston Tel: 876-924-8318 / 945-6322 Website: caribbean-airlines.com Delta Air Lines Inc. Sangster International Airport Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-4033 Website: delta.com MBJ Airports Limited Sangster International Airport Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-2712/3124 Timair Limited Sangster International Airport Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-952-2516 / 979-1114 / 5369 / 940-7766 Website: timair.net

Jamaica Rent-A-Car Association Ltd. 31 Hope Road, Kingston 10 Tel: 876-920-2872 Website: jamaicarentacarassociation.com

Five Star Watersports Ltd. Shop #14, Santa Maria Shoppes, 121 Main Street, Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-974-2446 / 4593 / 6838 / 795-3984 Website: fivestarwatersports.com

VIP Attractions 2A Hillcrest Ave., Kingston 6 Tel: 876-618-3651 / 3652 / 886-4144 Website: vipattractions.com

Green Grotto Caves & Attractions St. Ann Development Company, P.O. Box 205, Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-973-3217 / 2841 Website: greengrottocavesja.com

PricewaterhouseCoopers 32 Market Street, P.O. Box 180 Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-952-5065 / 6151 Website: pwc.com/jm

Jamwest Motorsports & Adventure Park Ltd. Old Hope, Little London,Negril, Westmoreland Tel: 876-842-2700 / 475-7588 / 377-6762 Website: jamwestadventurepark.com

KPMG 14 Fairview Office Park Alice Eldemire Dr. Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-684-9922 Website: kpmg.com/jm

Konoko Falls and Park Pimento Walk, Main Street Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-622-1712 / 3 Ms. Laura Heron, General Manager Email: laura.heron@konokofalls.com

CAR RENTALS

ATTRACTIONS Appleton Estate Rum Tour c/o Appleton Estate, Siloah P.O. St. Elizabeth Tel: 876-963-9215-7 Website: appletonestate.com Bob Marley Group of Companies 56 Hope Road, Kingston 6 Tel: 876-978-2991 / 630-1588 E-mail: marleyfoundation@cwjamaica.com Website: bobmarley.com Chukka Caribbean Adventure Tours Ltd. Shop #2, Freeport Shopping Centre Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-953-6699 / 684-9934 Website: chukkacaribbean.com Devon House Development Co. Ltd. 26 Hope Road, Kingston 10 Tel: 876-926-0815 Website: devonhousejamaica.com Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club Gloucester Ave., White Sands Beach P.O. Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-2566 Website: doctorscavebathingclub.com Dolphin Cove Dunn’s River, P.O. Box 21, Ocho Rios Tel: 876-795-2272 Website: dolphincoveja.com

Mystic Mountain Limited P.O. Box 259, Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-974-3990 / 382-6124 Website: mysticmountainjamaica.com Negril Hills Golf Club & Resort Negril P.O., Westmoreland Tel: 876-957-4638 / 4240 / 3614 Website: negrilhillsgolfclub.com Puerto Seco Beach Discovery Bay, St. Ann Tel: 876-913-5655 Ms. Laura Heron, General Manager Mr. Rory Baugh, Operations Manager Email: baughhr@puertosecojamaica.com River Raft Limited 66 Claude Clarke Ave. P.O. Box 1178, Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-0889/ 940-7018 Website: jamaicarafting.com Rose Hall Developments Ltd. P.O. Box 1, Rose Hall, St. James Tel: 876-953-2341 / 3855 / 2456 Website: rosehall.com Sandals Golf & Country Club P.O. Box 771, Upton, Ocho Rios Tel: 876-975-0119-21 Website: sandals.com

AUDITORS

Budget Rent-A-Car / International Rental 53 South Camp Road, Kingston 4 Tel: 876-759-1793 Website: budgetjamaica.com Fiesta Car Rentals (JA) Limited 14 Waterloo Road, Kingston 10 Tel: 876-926-0133 / 929-3832 Website: fiestacarrentals.com Island Car Rentals Ltd. 17 Antigua Ave., Kingston 10 Tel: 876-926-8861 / 5991 Website: islandcarrentals.com

CONFERENCE CENTRES The Jamaica Conference Centre 14–20 Port Royal Street, Kingston Tel: 876-922-9160-9 Website: jamaicaconference.com Montego Bay Convention Centre Rose Hall, Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-622-9330 Website: mobaycentre.com

DUTY-FREE SHOPS B.D. Dadlani Jamaica Ltd. DBA The Casa de Oro, Suite 7C The Shoppes at Rose Hall Montego Bay 1 Tel: 876-953-3371 Website: casadeoro.com

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Swiss Stores Ltd. 107 Harbour Street, Box 171 Kingston P.O. Tel: 876-922-8050-4 Website: swissstoresjamaica.com

Fraser Fontaine & Kong Ltd. Insurance Brokers 28 Pawsey Place, Kingston 5 Tel: 876-926-1140-4 Website: ffkja.com

ENTERTAINMENT

Marathon Insurance Brokers Ltd. 46 Trinidad Terrace, Kingston 5 Tel: 876-929-1468 Website: mibja.com

Headline Entertainment 8 Haughton Avenue, Kingston 10 Tel: 876-754-1526 • Fax: 876-906-3634 Ms. Carlette Deleon, Admin. Director Email: carlette@headlinejamaica.com Main Event Entertaiment Group 70–72 Lady Musgrave Road Kingston 10 Tel: 876-946-1098

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Jamaica National Building Society 2–4 Constant Spring Road Kingston 10 Tel: 876-926-1344-9 Website: jnbs.com

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

MANAGEMENT COMPANIES Echos Consulting Ltd. Technology Innovation Centre 237 Hope Road, Kingston 6 Tel: 876-633-2467 Website: echosconsulting.com Evelyn Smith & Associates P.O. Box 3272, Negril Tel: 876-869-8156 M7 Events 6b Cherry Drive, Kingston 8 Tel: 876-990-0675 Mr. Harvey Lynn, Director Email: zulo.m7events@gmail.com

MNM Marketing & Management MiFi Jamaica Lagoons Apartment, Montego Bay Parry Town District, Ocho Rios, St. Ann Freeport P.O. St. James Tel: 876-350-9556 / 816-7831 Tel: 876-837-4171 Website: mifijamaica.com Mr. Nuno Costa, Director Email: nuno.costa@mnmgroupltd.com HMS Wavestec Limited Shop 30-32, Portmore Pine Plaza Time Square Plaza St. Catherine Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Tel: 876-399-3361 Tel: 876-957-9263 Website: wavestec.com Website: timesquareplaza.com Ms. Nicole Campbell, Director Email: Nicole@wavestec.com MARKETING,

INSURANCE BROKERAGES Billy Craig Insurance Brokers 28–30 Portsville Plaza, Montego Freeport P.O. Box 214, Montego Bay 1, St. James Tel: 876-952-5070-1 Website: billycraig.com Caribbean Assurance Brokers Ltd. 94D Old Hope Road, Kingston 6 Tel: 876-927-9125 Website: cabjm.com

PROMOTION & PUBLIC RELATIONS COMPANIES

Brawata Living Limited 14A Central Ave., Kingston 10 Tel: 876-648-7777 / 9999 / 485-1800 Website: brawtaliving.com Jamaica Holdings LLC 1418 Ponce de Leon #101 Santurce, Puerto Rico 00907 Tel: 876-383-9375

Jamaica Trade & Invest (JAMPRO) (Affiliate) 18 Trafalgar Road P.O. Box 8658 C.S.O. Kingston Tel: 876-978-7755 / 3337 Website: jamaicatradeandinvest.org

MEDICAL SERVICES Hospiten Jamaica Ltd. Half Moon Shopping Village P.O. Box 2025, Half Moon Rose Hall, Montego Bay Tel: 876-618-0290 Website: hospiten.com Omega Medical Services Ltd. Norman Manley Blvd. Negril, Westmoreland Tel: 876-957-9223 / 0307 Website: omegamedicalcenters.com

PURVEYORS Appliance Traders Limited 35 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 5 Tel: 876-926-3371-5 Website: atljamaica.com Austrojam Ltd. 6 Marley Road, Kingston 6 Tel: 876-581-2127 Caribbean Producers (Jamaica) Ltd. Unit #2, L.O.J. Freeport Centre, 1 Guinep Way, Montego Bay Tel: 876-979-8725-8 / 8134-6 Website: caribbeanproducers.com Coffee Traders Limited Units 9–10 Blaise Industrial Park, 69 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10 Tel: 876-969-2326 Website: countrytraders.com Cool Connection Ltd. / X-Pose Services (Affiliate) 65 Red Hills Road, Kingston 20 Tel: 876-924-5828 / 3436 Corporate Interior International Suite #23, Liguanea Post Mall 115 Hope Road, Kingston 6 Tel: 876-630-1502 Website: bizfurnitureja.com

Corporate Transport Services Limited 6 Balmoral Ave., Kingston 10 Tel: 876-649-9433 / 0744 DOS 2009 Limited 119-121 East St., Kingston Tel: 876-948-5040 / 6554 Website: dosjm.com Ecolab 6 Elgin Road, Kingston 5 Tel: 876-926-0750 / 0755 Website: ecolab.com GraceKennedy Ltd. 73–75 1/2 Harbour Street P.O. Box 86, Kingston Tel: 876-922-3440-9 / 3540-5 Website: gracekennedy.com Island Ice & Beverage Company Ltd. 257-259 Spanish Town Road Kingston 11 Tel: 876-487-6818 J. Wray & Nephew Ltd. 234 Spanish Town Road, P.O. Box 191, Kingston 11 Tel: 876-923-7331-5 / 6670 Website: jwrayandnephew.com Lets Limited Shop #2 Freeport Shopping Centre P.O. Box 120, Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-684-9934 Lifespan Company Ltd. Buff Bay, Portland Tel: 876-633-7540 Website: lifespanspringwater.com Lumitech International Ltd. c/o The E-Biz Centre, 10 Argyle Road, Kingston 10 Tel: 876-978-3250 Website: lumitech.webstarts.com Luxury Konnexion 5 Winchester Road, Kingston 10 Tel: 876-564-8871 NTD Ingredients Jamaica Limited Shop #2 Blaise Industrial Complex 69-75 Constant Spring Road Kingston 10 Tel: 876-979-2821 Fax: 876-952-8650 Mr. Anthony Cooke Email: mobaysales@ntdingredientes.com

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Perry’s Manufacturing Co. Ltd. 82 Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10 Tel: 876-923-4810 / 4340 Website: perrysmfg.com Prime Asset Management Limited 73–75 Half Way Tree Road Kingston 10 Tel: 876-754-7265 Website: primepensions.com Rainforest Seafoods Ltd. 23–25 Coconut Way Montego Freeport, Montego Bay Tel: 876-953-6688 Website: rainforestseafoods.com Rototech International Limited Unit 4c, 76 Marcus Garvey Drive Kingston 13 Tel: 876-901-0023 / 8265 Schatzie Ltd. P.O. Box 61, Fontana Bogue Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-953-6269 Website: wrightinstyle.com/schatzie-ltd.com Select Brands Ltd. 379 Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11 Tel: 876-758-3777 Website: selectbrandsja.com Therapedic Caribbean Co. Ltd. 68 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 10 Tel: 876-927-7307 / 9466 Website: sleeptherapedic.com Zoetry Montego Bay Wellness & Spa Resort 22 Mahoe Bay Rose Hall, St. James Tel: 876-953-9150

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

COMPANIES

Strobe (E-Tech) Communications Limited 20 Church Street, 1st Floor Montego Bay P.O., St. James Tel: 876-979-0325 / 940-5424 Website: etechgs.com

TOUR COMPANIES & TOUR OPERATORS Amstar DMC Jamaica 1214 Providence Drive, Ironshore Industrial Estate, Rose Hall, Half Moon Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-971-9887 Website: amstardmc.com Caribbean and Latin Travel Consultant Limited 23 Haining Road, Kingston 5 Tel: 876-906-3140 / 472-2127 Website: caribbeanlatintravel.com Caribbean World Enterprises Ltd. 28 Queens Drive, Montego Bay St. James Tel: 876-952-6404 Website: caribbeanworldvacations.com Caribic Vacations Ltd. 1310 Providence Drive, Ironshore Estates White Sands Beach P.O., St. James Tel: 876-953-9895 / 9878 Website: caribicvacations.com Centro Latino 134 Constant Spring Road, Suite 241 Kingston 8 Tel: 876-755-0072 Website: exoticdestinationsja.com

RESTAURANTS & BARS Evita’s Italian Restaurant Eden Bower Road P.O. Box 118, Ocho Rios Tel: 876-974-2333 / 1718 / 1012 Website: evitasjamaica.com Goddard Catering Group (Ja) Ltd. Norman Manley International Airport Kingston; Tel: 876-924-8131-6 Website: goddard-catering.com Margaritaville White Sands P.O., Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-4777 / 3290 Website: margaritaville.com

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Culture and Entertainment Jamaica 9-11 Phoenix Ave., Unit 4, Kingston 5 Tel: 876-502-6591 Website: culture.entja El Sol Vida 22 Barbican Road, Kingston 6 Tel: 876-630-0664 Website: elsolvidatours.com GO! Jamaica Travel Company 38A Trafalgar Road, #35, Kingston 10 Tel: 876-920-7051 Website: gojamaicatravel.net

Holiday Services Ltd. 73 Main Street, Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tel: 876-618-1228 Website: holiday-services.com Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours 5 Kent Ave., Montego Bay Tel: 876-684-8672 Website: islandroutes.com Jamaica Co-operative Automobile and Limousine Tours Ltd. 80B Claude Clarke Ave. P.O. Box 265, Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-7574 / 8277 Website: jcaltours.com Jamaica Tours Limited 1207 Providence Drive, Ironshore P.O. Box 227, Montego Bay Tel: 876-953-3700 Website: jamaicatoursltd.com Jamaica Union of Travellers Association (JUTA) Montego Bay 60 Claude Clarke Ave., P.O. Box 1155 Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-0813 / 979-0778 Website: jutatoursltd.com Jamaica Vacations Ltd. 64 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5 Tel: 876-929-9371 Website: mot.gov.jm Kiuki Tours and Transportation Shop #1 Bisco Mall, Embassy Place 6–8 Union Street Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-940-0521 Website: kiukitours.com Knutsford Express Services Ltd. 69 Gloucester Ave., Montego Bay Tel: 876-855-1389 Website: knutsfordexpress.com Leisure for Pleasure Holiday & Tours 9 Linstar Close, Kingston 19 Tel: 876-924-7027 / 7330 / 876-833-6186 / 453-8117 Website: leisurejamaica.com Nexus Tours Shop EU4, Whitter Village, Ironshore Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-953-0509 Website: nexustours.com

Prestige Leasing & Tours Ltd. 3–5 Victory Bldg., Shop 10A, Fourth Street, Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-8495 / 9363 Website: prestigetoursjamaica.com Rapsody Tours, Cruises & Charters Ltd. Cornwall Beach Complex, Gloucester Ave., White Sands P.O. Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-979-0102-4 Website: dreamercatamarans.com Real Tours Jamaica Simmonds Heights, Montego Hills Montego Bay, St. James Tel: 876-335-7922 / 281-657-1444 Soltour Jamaica Ltd. Pear Tree Jamaica Limited Runaway Bay, St. Ann Tel: 876-973-7000 Miss Ava-Gay Simpson, Director Email: asimpson@coming2.com Sunshine Adventure Jamaica Ltd. Providence Drive White Sands Beach P.O. St. James Tel: 876-953-2919 Website: sunshineadventureja.com Tourwise Ltd. 103 Main Street, P.O. Box 17 Ocho Rios Tel: 876-974-2344 / 2323 Website: tourwiseltd.com Tropical Tours Ltd. 28 Queens Drive, P.O. Box 85 Montego Bay Tel: 876-952-1126 / 953-9110 Website: tropicaltours-ja.com Turissimo Jamaica DMC 28 Queens Drive Montego Bay Tel: 876-265-0449

TRAINING & EDUCATION University of Technology, Jamaica School of Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt. 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6 Tel: 876-927-1680-8 Website: utech.edu.jm

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PLANNERS TAKE NOTE! Jamaica remains a meeting planner’s dream and a magnet for top scores due to its convenient location. Meeting and incentive planners have not been disappointed when selecting Jamaica for their seminar, corporate retreat, incentive event, faithbased activity or convention. The destination provides the infrastructure and natural beauty that ensures the success of any program by making a statement that is well remembered by delegates. The 2019 edition of Our Jamaica Meeting Planners’ Guide is intended to showcase the reasons Jamaica ought to be at the top of your list when planning any event. According to the Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook for 2019, the global economy will remain strong. Whilst a surging economy generally means a robust meetings outlook,

planners will face significant challenges. According to the 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report from Carlson Wagonlit Travel Meetings & Events, “demand could climb by five to 10 percent around the globe.” As the demand increases, Jamaica is poised to rise to the challenge. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and its partners have invested considerable resources to transform the destination into one that will cater any event, whilst offering plenty of excursions to complement any program. Thank you for your interest in Destination Jamaica. Please use this guide as a resource in the planning process. Our JTB team stands ready to assist whilst looking forward to welcoming you and your clients to Jamaica!

THE JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD IS ABLE TO PROVIDE A RANGE OF SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING: • Request For Proposal (RFP) • Customised site visits • Vendor list to help you identify unique products and services • Customs clearance assistance for items that will be used on island and taken back out of the country • Promotional material including destination brochures, videos, displays and more • Product updates on hotels, attractions, tours, off-site venues and services • Insider tips and the most up-to-date information so you can really WOW your clients! • Distinctly unique resort areas that can address a wide array of needs and goals

CONTACTS: John Woolcock Manager, Groups and Conventions Jamaica Tourist Board

Margaret Clarke-Wheatley Business Development Officer Jamaica Tourist Board

Dan Hamilton District Sales Manager Meeting & Incentives

5201 Blue Lagoon Drive Suite 670 Miami, Fl 33126

5201 Blue Lagoon Drive Suite 670 Miami, Fl 33126

303 Eglinton Avenue East Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario M4P 1L3, Canada

Tel: (305) 665-0557 Toll Free: (800) 294-7687 E-mail: jwoolcock@visitjamaica.com

Tel: (305) 665-0557 Toll Free: (800) 294-7687 E-mail: mclarke@visitjamaica.com

Tel: (416) 482-7850 Toll Free: (800) 465-2624 Email: dhamilton@visitjamaica.com

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Our Jamaica Meeting Planner 2019  

As the official visitor magazine of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA), Our Jamaica is distributed annually to visitors staying...

Our Jamaica Meeting Planner 2019  

As the official visitor magazine of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA), Our Jamaica is distributed annually to visitors staying...

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