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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).
JEWEL RESORTS OFFERS THE REJUVENATING NEW YEAR, NEW YOU RADIANT SPA PACKAGE AT BOTH ALL-INCLUSIVE PROPERTIES THROUGH DECEMBER 2013
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.
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.