Tag: hotel


Bath Fountain: A Natural Healing Oasis In Jamaica

If you are looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience in Jamaica, you might want to visit the Bath Fountain Hotel & Spa, located in the green hills of St. Thomas parish. This hotel is the best place to enjoy the healing waters of the Bath Mineral Springs, which have been sought after since their discovery in 1747 by a […]


Minister of Tourism Announces One Million Visitor Arrivals To Date For 2023

At a destination press briefing held at the 41st Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Barbados, Minister of Tourism the Hon. Edmund Bartlett announced that Jamaica has surpassed one million visitor arrivals year-to-date for 2023, reaching this milestone approximately one month earlier than in 2022. He also updated attending media on Jamaica’s robust tourism arrivals, investments and […]


Jamaica — 20,000 New Rooms For Tourism Sector

Approximately 20,000 new rooms are set to come on stream over the next five to 10 years, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett provided an update on the investment projects while opening the 2023/24 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives recently. The Minister pointed out that these additional rooms will be located in all the parishes. […]


Jamaica — Government Set To Divest The State-Run Milk River Hotel And Spa

Plans by the Government to divest the state-run Milk River Hotel and Spa in Clarendon remain on track. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett said that work to amend the Milk River Act, which will facilitate the undertaking, is advanced. He noted that the Government is looking to divest the facility “through whatever means the Enterprise Team recommends”. The objective is […]


Hilton Set To Close Hotel In Bahamas

The historic British Colonial Hilton Hotel in the Bahamas will close its door come next month. This move will see over 100 hotel employees losing their jobs in the new year. The owners announced the planned closure of the 300-plus room hotel in downtown Nassau. According to press reports, Strategic Property Holdings, which manages the property, said the decision to […]


Jamaica Set To Get 3,000 New Hotel Rooms Soon

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, says the ground is to be broken for 3,000 hotel rooms over the next few months. Speaking at a virtual ground-breaking ceremony for the new Sandals Dunn’s River Resort in St. Ann, on May 26, the Minister also noted that he recently concluded, in Spain, arrangements for another 1,000 rooms. He said that of the […]


Guyana Up The Ante In New Hotel Building

Guyana is plowing back money into the country’s infrastructure development and new ventures with its newly found oil wealth. The country, in one of its latest building moves, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the construction of a US$90 million 289-room hotel. The MOU is with integrated oil and gas service company, TOTALTEC. More than 25 Guyanese contractors and […]


U.S. Hotel Takes A Beating

The hotel sector in the U.S. is taking a beating because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has put most business activities on pause, and one of the hardest-hit sectors is tourism. The U.S. hotel industry said it faces a default disaster, in which 25% of hotels are at risk of foreclosure. The report, sent to the Congress this week and […]


Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett Applauds Owners Of RIU Hotel

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has hailed the owners of the Spanish hotel chain, RIU Resorts, for their continued investment in Jamaica. The owners have pumped over J$11 billion (US$85 million) into the renovation of its Ocho Rios property in St. Ann, including the building of a state-of-the-art water park, making the hotel chain one of the largest in Jamaica. The […]


Jamaica Jammin’ On Tourism

Oh, yeah Well, alright We’re jammin’ Sing it, I want to jam it with you We’re jammin’, we’re jammin’ And I hope you like jammin’ too Ain’t no rules, ain’t no vow You can do it anyhow…Bob Marley According to the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), visitor arrivals to the island continue to be at a record high since the start […]