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Aimbridge Hospitality’s Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort Awarded 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Top Hotels for Families in the Caribbean, by TripAdvisor, the World’s Largest Travel Site
DALLAS, Texas - Aimbridge Hospitality, the nation’s second largest independent hotel management and investment firm, announced that Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort has been selected as one of the Top Hotels for Families in the Caribbean, as TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice® Awards for Hotels in 2015. This esteemed honor was bestowed on Jamaica’s family-focused Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, located directly on the beach in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. For the 13th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers around the globe. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.
Aimbridge Hospitality Chosen to Manage Newly Acquired Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, An Iconic Oceanfront Resort Property in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Dallas, Texas (January 21, 2015) - Aimbridge Hospitality announces that it has been selected to manage the landmark oceanfront Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, effective immediately.
Nestled between Jamaica’s scenic mountain range and the Caribbean Sea, the all-inclusive Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa features 489 newly designed guestrooms and suites, 1800 feet of private, secluded beach, Sugar Mill Falls water park, Soothe Spa, remodeled meeting space and the nearby Robert VonHagge designed Cinnamon Hill Ocean Golf Course. Sagicor, which owns three Jewel Resorts in Jamaica, completed its acquisition of the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa today.
JEWEL RUNAWAY BAY BEACH & GOLF RESORT IN JAMAICA PREMIERS NEW AMENITIES AND ENHANCEMENTS FOR FALL AND WINTER SEASON
Water Park and New Restaurants Top-Off Resort’s Multi-Million Dollar Renovation, Including Redesigned Accommodations
St. Ann, Jamaica (November 2014)- A picturesque beachfront retreat nestled amongst the Jamaican mountains and Caribbean Sea, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort now offer an enhanced dining experience with the addition of a new oceanfront Italian restaurant and pasta bar, Moonstone by Vincenzo and a more formal dining experience with Platinum Restaurant. The November debut of these exclusive dining experiences is the continuation of the resort’s all-encompassing multi-million revitalization project, highlighted by an already-complete top-to-bottom refurbishment of accommodations, allowing the resort to offer some of the most stunning guest rooms and suites (some with private plunge pools) on the island. In addition, the resort is opening one of the Caribbean’s largest new water parks in March of this year, rounding out the total guest experience for travelers of all ages. The new dining options were completed in November of 2014 and the suites were completed in September of 2014.
Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort announces the 2015 opening of one of the Caribbean’s largest Water Parks
Jamaica’s Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort breaks ground on a 9000 sq. oceanfront, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar Water Park complex, designed with features for families, couples and individual travelers
St. Ann, Jamaica (June 2, 2014) — The island of Jamaica will soon have one of the Caribbean’s most diverse oceanfront water parks in the entire Caribbean at Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort in Runaway Bay. Scheduled to open for the Winter 2015 season at the award-winning family-friendly resort, The Jewel Runaway Bay Water Park adds yet another dimension to this expansive all-inclusive resort. The new Water Park encompasses mammoth water slides and family raft rides, along with secluded and uber chic private cabanas and waterfall coves with a raindrop umbrella feature, known to reduce stress with its soothing and therapeutic water streams. Set directly on the beach, this waterpark is complete with a beach entrance with in-floor jetting geysers.
Aimbridge Hospitality’s Jewel Dunn’s River Falls Beach Resort and Spa and Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort in Jamaica Awarded Top Performing All-Inclusive Resorts as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site
DALLAS, Texas (June, 2014) – Aimbridge Hospitality, the nation’s second largest independent hotel management and investment firm, announced that two Jewel Resorts in Jamaica received 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence awards for consistently receiving outstanding Traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. This includes the flagship Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa and the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort. This award represents the upper echelon of resort properties around the world listed on the website, and is considered a great achievement and representation of consistent outstanding service, facilities and programming. Jewel Dunn’s River has also been lauded with TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award for All-Inclusive Resorts.
Aimbridge Hospitality’s Jewel Resorts of Jamaica Dazzle Brides and Grooms with their Precious Gem wedding package, free when staying Six nights in Select Rooms and Suites and a dedicated Romance Director to handle all their wedding planning!
Be Amongst the First to Marry at the new Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa
Runaway Bay, JAMAICA (January 14, 2014) –Every great love story deserves the perfect setting, and there’s no place better for couples to start their life together, romance together and celebrate vows and anniversaries or just a romantic getaway than at Jamaica’s luxury all-inclusive Jewel Resorts. Three splendid resorts to choose from…the charming and elegant adults-only Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa, the contemporary and newly renovated all-ages Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, and the tropically modern newest Jewel Resort to open, Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa, with a healthy and active adults-only lifestyle theme, all located directly on pristine white, sandy Jamaican beaches.
Aimbridge Hospitality Chosen to Manage Leading Oceanfront Resort Property in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Recognized Hotel Management Firm announces the management and revitalization plans for Sugar Bay Resort & Spa with acclaimed New York City interior designer Paul Vega
Dallas, TEXAS (June 24, 2013) - Aimbridge Hospitality announced that it has been selected to manage the iconic Sugar Bay Resort & Spa on the island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, effective immediately. Sugar Bay, located only eight miles from the international airport, is nestled on 31 lush acres of a beachfront mountainside, overlooking some of the most panoramic oceanviews in the Caribbean. The 294 rooms and suite all-inclusive resort is just minutes away from world-acclaimed Magens Bay and a short drive from the cruise docks, Red Hook ferry, St. Thomas duty-free shopping and an 18-hole championship golf course.
Aimbridge Hospitality Chosen to Rebrand and Manage Third Upscale All-Inclusive Resort in Jamaica
Dallas, TEXAS (May 2, 2013) – Aimbridge Hospitality, the nation’s second largest independent hotel management and investment firm, announces that it has been chosen to rebrand and manage the former Hotel Royal Decameron Fun Caribbean in St. Ann’s, Jamaica, as Jewel Paradise Cove Resort & Spa, an exclusive adults-only endless vacation concept. The secluded 225 key oceanfront property, acquired in February 2013 by Sagicor Life Jamaica, joins the flagship Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and the Jewel Runaway Bay Golf Resort & Spa as the third Jewel resort property in Jamaica.
Aimbridge Hospitality Names Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa as Full Service Hotel of the Year
Dallas, TEXAS (April 29, 2013) – Aimbridge Hospitality, the nation’s second largest independent hotel management and investment firm, proudly awarded Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa in Ocho Rios, Jamaica as the Aimbridge Hospitality Full Service Hotel of the Year for 2012 at its management conference this week.
AIMBRIDGE HOSPITALITY PROUDLY OPENS THE BEST WESTERN PREMIER PETION-VILLE, HAITI, THE FIRST FULL-SERVICE US BRAND HOTEL IN PORT-AU-PRINCE
Port Au Prince, HAITI (March 28, 2013) - Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality and Haiti-based corporation Carabimmo SA in partnership with U.S.-based Best Western International, are pleased to announce the opening of the luxury Best Western Premier Petion-Ville, Haiti (http://www.BestWesternPremierHaiti.com).
RUNAWAY BAY GOLF CLUB OFFERS THE ONLY GOLF ACADEMY IN JAMAICA
Runaway Bay, JAMAICA (December 10, 2012) Located on Jamaica’s gorgeous North Coast, Runaway Bay Golf Club and its 72-par, 18-hole championship course, welcomes both beginners and experienced golfers to the only Golf Academy on the island. This classic course was designed by British Major John Harris in 1960 and features long rolling fairways, with large, flat greens protected by grassy mounds and challenging sand bunkers. It’s hosted many high-profile events including the Ryder Cup match between the United Kingdom and the West Indies, the Jamaica Open, the Brinks (JA) Classic, the Heineken World Cup Qualifier, CNBC Nations Cup and numerous JGA Qualifiers.
JEWEL RESORTS OFFERS THE REJUVENATING NEW YEAR, NEW YOU RADIANT SPA PACKAGE AT BOTH ALL-INCLUSIVE PROPERTIES THROUGH DECEMBER 2013
THE ALL-INCLUSIVE JEWEL RUNAWAY BAY BEACH & GOLF RESORT WELCOMES ALL AGES OFFERING FAMILIES A NEW CHOICE FOR FUN IN JAMAICA
Runaway Bay, JAMAICA (October 23, 2012) – The all-inclusive, 266-room Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort will open its doors to all ages introducing a slew of exceptional amenities and programs created just for kids starting November 1, 2012. Located on 22 lush ocean front acres on Jamaica’s famed North coast, the resort takes the concept of Kids’ Clubs to a whole new level in the Caribbean, offering targeted fun in the sun for different age groups, plus babysitting and nanny services to ensure moms and dads have their fun, too.
JEWEL RUNAWAY BAY BEACH & GOLF RESORT UNDERGOES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION
Runaway Bay, JAMAICA (September 5, 2012) – The all-inclusive Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort (Formerly Breezes Runaway Bay) is in the midst of a transformation lead by Scott Robbins, the newly appointed general manager. Previously the assistant general manager for the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, Mr. Robbins is overseeing every aspect of the multi-million dollar renovation to the public areas, restaurants, pools, guestroom and meeting space and is adding Jewel’s signature exclusives, many of which were his original creations. The Jewel Runaway Bay is also transitioning to a resort welcoming guests of all ages to coincide with the completion of the renovation in November 2012.
LATEST NEWS FROM AIMBRIDGE HOSPITALITY AND JEWEL RESORTS
Ocho Rios, JAMAICA (August 8, 2012) – Things are happening at the all-inclusive Jewel Resorts in Jamaica! We're talking a newly instated Travel Agent Loyalty Program, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Free Nights Getaway deal and a new Director of Sales. See below for more details...
JEWEL DUNN’S RIVER BEACH RESORT & SPA INDUCTED INTO THE EXCLUSIVE EXPEDIA® INSIDERS’ SELECT™ PROGRAM FOR 2012
Ocho Rios, JAMAICA (July 31, 2012) – For the second year in a row, the adults-only, all-inclusive Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, was chosen among only 650 elite international properties to be included in the 2012 Expedia Insiders’ Select list. Located on several acres of private beachfront near the spectacular Dunn’s River Falls, the 250-guest room and suite resort is known for its impeccable service, gorgeous accommodation and attention to detail, raising the bar on what guests can expect from an all-inclusive. The resort is ideal for couples, weddings and girls’ and guys’ getaways to relax and enjoy famous Jamaican hospitality.
AIMBRIDGE HOSPITALITY CHOSEN TO REBRAND AND MANAGE ADDITIONAL RESORT IN JAMAICA
DALLAS, Texas (July 24, 2012) – Aimbridge Hospitality, one of the nation’s leading independent hotel management and investment firms, announces that it has been chosen to rebrand and manage the former Breezes Runaway Bay Resort and Golf Club as Jewel Runaway Bay Beach and Golf Resort. The property, acquired from SuperClubs by Sagicor Life Jamaica, joins the flagship Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and the San Juan Water and Beach Club, located in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico under the Aimbridge resort Division. Jewel Runaway Bay is the second hotel under the Jewel Resorts brand.
BALTIMORE COUPLE WINS JAMAICA’S WEDDING IN A WEEK PROMOTION
Baltimore, MD (February 23, 2012) - Jamaica Tourist Board's Business Development Manager of the Northeast Region Victoria Rogers (centre) was on hand to present Nick Stamathis and Kristen Wrzesien with their prize of a Jamaican honeymoon during their wedding at the Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore. The lucky couple received thousands of votes from viewers as part of Fox 45 TV’s Wedding in a Week promotion. The pair won an all-inclusive 6-day/5-night Jamaican honeymoon to the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa in Ocho Rios as well as roundtrip airfare from Baltimore.
AWARD WINNING JAMAICAN HOSPITALITY
Aimbridge Hospitality would like to join in by congratulating The Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa for an amazing first year!
EXPEDIA NAMES JAMAICA'S JEWEL DUNN'S RIVER BEACH RESORT & SPA TOP INDEPENDENT HOTEL PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Ocho Rios, JAMAICA (February 7, 2012) – Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, an Aimbdrige Hospitality resort, was recognized among top Jamaica properties during Expedia’s Partner Appreciation event at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s Caribbean Marketplace in Paradise Island, Bahamas on January 2012.
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT THE JEWEL DUNN'S RIVER BEACH RESORT & SPA
Ocho Rios, JAMAICA (November, 2011) Ready to escape for the holidays this season? The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa in Ocho Rios, Jamaica has plenty of opportunities for you and your friends to enjoy the holidays in an exciting, fun and stress-free setting!
STILL MAKING THANKSGIVING PLANS?
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (November, 2011) – Come to The Jewel and celebrate the festivity with your near and dear ones. Whether you’re looking to book a romantic escape, a relaxing getaway or a fun filled vacation, worry not. The Jewel has prepared activities to celebrate a Jamaican Thanksgiving.
THE JEWEL DUNN'S RIVER BEACH RESORT & SPA IN JAMAICA CELEBRATES ITS 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (September, 2011) – Ever since The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort opened its doors to the public, vacationers and couples celebrating weddings, anniversaries and other special events have made memories here. In September, The Jewel got to celebrate its own anniversary and reflected on a year of remembrances and successes with a grand gala.
ENTER YOUR LOVE STORY TO WIN A SUMMER OF LOVE
MAKE A BREAK FOR THE JEWEL DUNN'S RIVER – OCHO RIOS
Submitted by Jaime Luckey on April 01, 2011. I love Jamaica. However, most of my time on the beautiful Caribbean island has been spent in Montego Bay. Until this time. I ventured 90 minutes east from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios, specifically to experience The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, a newly renovated property with 250 guestrooms.
THE JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD PRESENTS THE NEW YORK DEBUT OF ITS 3-D DESTINATION FILM AT THE NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW
NEW YORK (March 3, 2011) - The Jamaica Tourist Board’s booth at this weekend’s The New York TimesTravel Show held at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in New York City drew crowds withthe debut of the new, first-of-its-kind, tourism promotional video, filmed entirely in 3-D. The booth’s strolling table display (pictured) offered guests “Jewel of the Day” drinks courtesy of the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, as well as authentic Jamaican treats and details on the destination’s accommodations, attractions, events, and specially priced packages. Jamaican vacation giveaways were also featured at the booth, including a 4-day/3-night stay at the sparkling Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa.
HAVE A JAMAICAN SPRING FLING WITH THE BALTIMORE RAVENS’ CHEERLEADERS AT NEW ALL-INCLUSIVE, ADULTS-ONLY JEWEL PARADISE COVE BEACH RESORT & SPA
RUNAWAY BAY, Jamaica (February, 2014) – This spring, join the Super Bowl XLVII champions Baltimore Ravens’ own cheerleading squad in sunny Jamaica for their 2014-15 swimsuit calendar photoshoot at Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa. The adults-only idyllic oceanfront health and wellness retreat, which opened in Fall 2013 on Jamaica’s north coast near Ocho Rios, is located 45 miles from Montego Bay Airport and features 225 guest rooms and junior suites.
With the “Ravens Come Along” package, guests will meet the NFL-winning cheerleading squad when they are on location to shoot next year’s Ravens swimsuit calendar, using the resort’s secluded and sun-kissed beaches as their picturesque backdrop to primp and pose. The package also includes a 20-minute jet lag massage per person, per stay at the all-inclusive Jewel Paradise Cove Beach and a $10 daily spa credit per room (maximum $50 per stay). Rates start at $165 per person for double room occupancy, for a minimum three-night stay from April 22 to May 3, 2014, based on availability.