Courtyard by Marriott opens first hotel in Jamaica - Insights

Courtyard by Marriott opens first hotel in Jamaica

Courtyard by Marriott Kingston JamaicaThe Courtyard by Marriott Kingston, Jamaica is now open and ready to welcome business and leisure guests from all over the world in one of the most sought after and beautiful destinations in the Caribbean. The hotel is centrally located in New Kingston, the business mecca of the city.

“Courtyard by Marriott has become a very popular brand in the Caribbean and is expanding rapidly,” said Tim Sheldon, President of the Caribbean & Latin America at Marriott International, Inc. “It offers excellent value in the mid-tier market that is currently underserved. The hotels adapt well to the lifestyle needs of both its domestic and international guests.”

Spacious guest rooms are larger than other hotels in the same category in the market and are designed to provide comfort and functionality. Featuring the highest-speed internet on the market, luxurious bedding, modern lounge furnishings and large work areas, Courtyard rooms accommodate the needs of travelers of all types. The refreshing lobby concept is contemporary, open and stylish, with colorful, bright and welcoming spaces where guests can check e-mail, gather informally with colleagues or simply relax.

The hotel also features the brand’s casual dining Centro restaurant with modern and local fare options such as Centro Burger and the “Must Have” Jerk Chicken Pasta, along with flexible meeting space and recreational facilities including a state-of-the-art fitness center and swimming pool.

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Since the initial opening preparations of the hotel, the property has made it a point to connect and give back to the local community and help boost the Jamaican economy. The Courtyard by Marriott Kingston, Jamaica currently works with the Citizen Security and Justice Program (Youth At Risk) and to date have provided employment for five of its participants.

The property has a practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions, allowing it to seek a L.E.E.D Silver Certification. This building will be 30% more energy-efficient than a standard building with a 16% reduction in water consumption, a 30% use of regional materials and will produce 5% of its energy on-site through solar panels.

The 129-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2015, will be located 19km from the Norman Manley International Airport and close to the city’s best dining and shopping.

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