Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations, is proud to celebrate the grand opening of Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, the brand’s first property outside of Mexico.
On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Palace Resorts welcomed local media, dignitaries and government officials including The Most Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica, to experience the newly enhanced property.
Additional respected dignitaries in attendance at the inaugural celebration included:
- Kenneth Wykeham McNeil, Minister of Tourism of Jamaica
- Her Excellency, Cecilia Jaber, Ambassador of Mexico
- The Honorable Anthony Hylton, Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce
Invited attendees had the distinct opportunity to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony held in Moon Palace Jamaica Grande’s expansive lobby, followed by exclusive property tours and speeches from Palace Resorts’ President Jose Chapur and Executive Vice President Gibran Chapur among others. The evening concluded with an impressive dining experience prepared by Executive Chef Dennis McIntosh and live entertainment.
“Launching our first property outside of Mexico was an ambitious undertaking that would not have been possible without the endorsement of The Most Honorable Prime Minister of Jamaica and other government officials and entities including our valued partners at the Jamaica Tourist Board. We are truly humbled by the support and warm welcome as evident in the attendance of so many respected officials and dignitaries at the inaugural celebration of Moon Palace Jamaica Grande,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts. “The entire Palace Resorts team is committed to ensuring the success of Moon Palace Jamaica Grande acts as a catalyst for the growth and further enhancement of beautiful Ocho Rios and Jamaica.”
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande features an array of luxurious amenities including Jamaica’s largest spa, Awe Spa, a FlowRider® Double-wave simulator, the ultra-chic Noir nightclub and much more. The resort features signature designs by international magnate and Palace Resorts’ exclusive designer, Francois Frossard. Designed with the goal of leaving an inimitable first impression, guests are greeted by impressive floor to ceiling windows offering panoramic views upon entering the main lobby. Moon Palace Jamaica Grande features elegant décor and design both respective and reflective of its Jamaican setting throughout the entire property.
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande began welcoming guests July 2015 following the property’s soft opening. The resort is strategically situated on the north coast of Jamaica, accessible from the Montego Bay airport. Following a multimillion dollar transformation of what was formerly the iconic Sunset Jamaica Grande, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande boasts more than 700 guestrooms and suites with oceanfront views of the Caribbean Sea. The hotel features 17-acres of ivory sand on the longest stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios.
With five dining destinations and six bars and lounges throughout the property, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande offers exciting and eclectic flavors such as gourmet Asian, traditional Italian, local sea fare and modern international. In addition, guests can also enjoy the upscale gourmet food corridor and 24-hour room service for a late night snack or even a full-course meal.
As part of the brand’s commitment to ensuring Moon Palace Jamaica Grande preserved its local Jamaican appeal, Palace Resorts retained all of the original property’s core employees. The Jamaica-based employees underwent concentrated training and familiarization with operational processes, while also sharing their own experiences and destination insight with the brand, ensuring the retention and celebration of the property’s local charm.
Guests who book a stay of five nights or more will be privy to the most valuable vacation promotion on record – Palace Resorts’ ever popular $1,500 Resort Credit, which can be used on spa and beauty salon treatments, chef dinners, romantic dinners on the beach, wedding packages, and off-site excursions and tours such as snorkeling tours, river tubing, Negril city tours, waterfall excursions and much more.
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande’s all-inclusive accommodations start at $237 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.