by Alex Palmer | September 27, 2017
Jamaica was fortunate enough to avoid the worst of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and this week is actually seeing the opening of a new incentive-level property in a private cove in Montego Bay. Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa all-inclusive resort offers a wide range of high-end accommodations and high-tech meeting spaces across its three beachfront towers.

For the former, the resort boasts 217 luxury accommodations spread over several tiers, including one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites with fully stocked kitchens and serviced by personal butlers; three-bedroom penthouses with spacious balcony and outdoor kitchen; and 2,646-square-foot villas, each with private courtyard, outdoor kitchen with grill, and plunge pool.  

For those looking to get down to business, the property offers 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, with complimentary Wi-Fi, mountain-view ballrooms, and ocean-view terraces. All events are serviced by the team's on-site specialists. The property is located just across from the Montego Bay Convention Centre and a 15-minute drive from Sangster International Airport. 

For those not preparing food in their room, the property offers 12 dining options. These range from fine-dining international fare at Waves restaurant to local favorites like beef patties and jerk chicken at the more casual Crickets Grill. Hand-crafted cocktails can be imbibed at Morgan's Bar and The Lobby Bar, while something more caffeinated or sweet can be enjoyed at The Sugar Cane Coffee & Ice Cream. Coming soon is the French-inspired Le Bouchon and Asian fusion Pierside Restaurant.

Another highlight is the two-story, 30,000-square foot island Grande Spa, which draws on locally based Spa Rituals and houses Jamaica's only Himalayan Salt Halotherapy Lounge and first Gharieni Quartz therapy massage table.

"Driven by Jamaica's deeply rooted tradition of hospitality and cultural vibrancy, we wanted to deliver a sophisticated travel experience that's uniquely our own," said Rohan Miller, CEO of Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited, the property's owners. "That said, we've tailored all touchpoints throughout our all-inclusive journey to provide elevated relaxation infused with local charm."

Dave Johnson, CEO and president of the property's management company, Aimbridge Hospitality, also chimed in with his excitement about the property's opening. 

"This bespoke beachfront location provides the ideal backdrop for our distinctive and curated experiences that are personalized for all of our guests," he said. "Unparalleled hospitality is our inspiration with the new Jewel Grande."