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The Jamaican Brand of Cool: From Rockhouse to Miss Lily’s

May 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

When Melbourne-born Paul Salmon first visited his girlfriend in Negril in 1991, the Jamaican holiday hotspot was merely a fishing village, known by few others than backpackers, hippies and lovers of the island. “I went to visit my Australian girlfriend there in 1991, right before I moved to New York to work on Wall Street,” he remembered as we dined on fresh juices, patties, fried fish, spicy corn and jerk chicken sandwiches at Melvin’s Juice Box in the West Village. “We stayed in a roots bamboo shack on the beach in Negril and traveled the island in a minivan. I fell in love with it.”

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Kingston: Jamaica's Charmed Musical Land

May 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

The lush, buoyant island of Jamaica has always drawn music professionals, fashion photographers, hospitality entrepreneurs and vacationers with a love for Reggae and tropical landscapes. It is a favorite escape for Drake, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Santigold, and its energy and style continue to radiate globally. Now with the stabilization of the political landscape and reduced crime rate, and the efforts of both the business and culture communities, Jamaica is emerging as one of the hottest destinations for travelers. It is ripe with potential and talent, from Kingston’s music studios, art galleries and dance parties to the elegant new resorts of the coast.

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Tahiti Who? Check Out Sandals Royal Caribbean's New Over-Water Suites

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sandals Royal Caribbean just stepped up their accommodations game with their new over-water suites. Located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, these five Tahitian-style bungalows rest on a floating deck connected by various walkways in a circular layout.  Above the turquoise sea, the villas boast king-sized beds, floating over-water hammocks, two outdoor showers, private infinity pools and hardwood floors.

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Jamaica's Sundown Villa Gets Us Back to What it Really Means to Vacation Well

Nov 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sometimes it feels as if we’ve forgotten how to vacation, lost the ability to truly relax and disconnect. Technology has essentially both made it easier and harder to find our Zen while away from home. Packed full of must-see attractions and hourly itineraries, our trips have us needing a holiday from our vacations when they’re all said and done.

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Following in James Bond’s Footsteps: A Tour of Jamaica’s Hollywood Hotspots

Aug 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Drake, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Queen Latifah, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph and Ricky Lauren, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Paul McCartney, Gwen Stefani—the list of celebrities who love Jamaica goes on forever. This isn’t really anything new for the Caribbean’s third largest island.

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Spontaneous, Eco-Conscious, Social & Other 2014 Wedding Trends As Seen at Top Hotels

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s nearly wedding season, so congratulations to all couples en route to their “I do” moment. We won’t say “en route to the altar,” because altars aren’t a necessary element anymore—and neither are white dresses, seating arrangements or shoes, for that matter. A luxury wedding in 2014 is all about creating maximum joy and meaningfulness for the couple and the guests. If traditions fit into the plan, great, if not, they get a reboot. Here are some of our favorite trends, sourced from wedding experts in top destinations.

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Jamaica Gets Some Karisma With The Newly Renovated All-Inclusive Azul Sensatori Resort

May 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Chanize Thorpe  |  2 Comments

In the past, all-inclusive resorts weren’t considered a luxury vacation. The one-price-pays-all concept would consist of mediocre accommodations, watered down cocktails in plastic cups, and uninspired cuisine in buffet-style restaurants. Well, times have changed, and the proof is in the pudding at the new Azul Sensatori Jamaica, which officially welcomed guests in April 2014 after a super-quiet soft opening in December 2013. 

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Meliá Hotels Takes Over Nassau Beach Resort For All-Inclusive Resort Development Project

Dec 4, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Baha Mar Ltd. and Meliá Hotels International recently signed an agreement for Meliá to take over the Nassau Beach Resort in Baha Mar, which is part of an all-inclusive resort development project being raised in the Bahamas.

 

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Luxury Jamaica Resort Unveils New Farm-to-Table Menu

Apr 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Jamaica's Round Hill Hotel and Villas continues to expand its culinary offerings to delight international travelers, most recently with a new farm-to-table menu designed by Chef Martin Maginley. The See, Touch and Taste Program utilizes the bounty from the property's own organic vegetable garden and is available for guests at The Grill restaurant every Thursday and Sunday night. “Everything on the farm-to-table menu comes directly from the on-property garden or farmers in the community, including all aspects of the meal, from the meat to herbs and dressings for salads” said Chef Maginley. “Small changes such as retiring balsamic vinaigrettes from the menu and replacing them with savory, herb vinaigrettes make a big difference. Overall we are providing lighter meals but with more fl... Read More

A Cutting Edge Caribbean Hideaway | Roaring Pavilion THEE Divine Villa by LaCure Villas

Feb 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sitting amidst the Caribbean coastline lies a stunning property; a one-of-a-kind villa open to guests as the ultimate island hideaway. As the first villa to offer an on-site spa with full staff, Roaring Pavilion THEE Divine Villa by LaCure Villas allows guests to fully rejuvenate within its walls and experience a new kind of luxury.... Read More

Luxury Villa Vacationing at Jamaica's Tryall Club

Feb 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Set amidst 2,200 acres of prime real estate near Montego Bay, The Tryall Club features 75 estate villas on the Caribbean waterfront. From the charming two-bedroom homes with classic Jamaican flair, to the modern eight-bedroom properties with private pools, the fully staffed luxury villas won’t soon be forgotten.... Read More

Two New Luxury Hotels in Port Antonio, Jamaica Opening 2013

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The first two projects to debut from the newly formed Geejam Collection are the stunning oceanfront 13-villa Trident Hotel and the landmark Trident Castle that has been converted into a luxury eight-room hotel, opening March 15, 2013. Music veteran and hotelier Jon Baker, partner and co-owner, Steve Beaver and billionaire businessman and Port Antonio native Michael Lee-Chin lead the Geejam Collection. Continuing the momentum begun by Geejam Hotel, established in 2008 and drawing this generation’s movers and shakers to the region, the project will further invigorate tourism in Port Antonio, putting it firmly back on the map as “The Other Jamaica”. The third project is the Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Villas, set to open later in the year 2013.... Read More

New Luxury Hotels Opening December 2012 in London, Switzerland and Jamaica

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Get ready for the holidays because three new luxury hotels are set to open around the world in December: Cordée des Alpes in Verbier, Trident Castle and Trident Hotel in Jamaica, and The Wellesley in Knightsbridge, London. The Wellesley luxury townhouse hotel will feature a jazz lounge, restaurant and world-leading cigar collection, while the Cordée des Alpes is a ski-in/ski-out hotel with residential penthouses and a wellness spa, swimming pool, fitness center, concierge service (in winter season), business facilities and restaurant and cocktail bar. The Trident Castle and Trident Hotel offers a private hotel and villa options in the trendy Jamaican town of Port Antonio.... Read More

AMResorts Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Hotel Openings and New Brands

Jan 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Secrets is the sexy adults-only collection of resorts in sun-splashed locations like Punta Cana and the Riviera Cancun. Dreams is the all-inclusive resort brand distinguished from Los Cabos to Cancun for its sparkling white-on-white décor and upscale, yet still family-friendly ambience. Zoëtry, the luxury spa resort collection whose very name hints at exclusivity and romance.... Read More

Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Feb 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Stacy Keck

Maybe your idea of a Jamaican vacation is a stack of fashion magazines and a cocktail by the pool. Or perhaps you're craving some authentic Jamaican jerk chicken and sweet potatoes, followed by a sailing lesson in Montego Bay. Either way, the five-star, all-inclusive Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall luxury resort has you covered. Just don’t forget to bring your appetite.... Read More

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