Signalling the brand’s ongoing confidence in the destination, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) will add three new hotels to its Jamaica roster.
According to SRI executive chairman, Adam Stewart, Sandals Resorts will transform two all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica acquired last year – the former Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa in Ocho Rios and Jewel Runaway Bay Beach Resort & Waterpark.
The brand also has big plans for a prime parcel of beachfront land adjacent to the Ocho Rios resort.
These plans will return one of Jamaica’s most storied resorts, the Dunn’s River property in Ocho Rios, back to the Sandals family as Sandals Dunn’s River, the same moniker as when it was originally added to the portfolio in 1990.
“Sandals Dunn’s River holds special meaning to our family because its history is the story of Jamaica’s evolution as a travel powerhouse.
“My father grew up on the beach in Ocho Rios and this hotel, the first of its kind when it was built in the 1950s, captured the era’s glamour and sparked his imagination.
“When it became available, we jumped at the chance to bring the hotel back into the Sandals fold,” said Stewart.
Stewart said the new Sandals Dunn’s River will receive a top-to-bottom…