Palace Resorts is expanding into Jamaica with the scheduled opening of the 700-room, all-inclusive Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios in February 2015. The hospitality brand is well established with numerous hotels in Cancun, including the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, but loyal meeting planners were asking for more options beyond Mexico.
“We listened to our customers who have organized large meetings and conventions at Palace Resorts for years,” said Alan Doyle, VP of global meeting & incentive sales, during IMEX America in Las Vegas this month. “With the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, we can now provide those groups with another incredible destination and all new experiences. We have plans to continue to expand outside Mexico and this is only the first step.”
Located 90 minutes from Montego Bay, the beachfront Moon Palace Jamaica Grande is surrounded by some of the island’s most intriguing cultural attractions, a lush mountain backdrop and the spectacular Dunn’s River Falls.
Onsite, there will be five lagoon pools, multiple F&B outlets and a FlowRider double wave simulator adjacent to the beach, which can all be privatized for breezy seaside group functions.
Indoors, Palace is adding an additional 10,000 square feet of meeting space for a total of 25,000 square feet of flexible indoor function space. Furthermore, all of the public spaces, F&B venues and g guest rooms are undergoing comprehensive renovation.
Doyle adds, “As a company renowned for offering groups of varying sizes and needs with personalized service, exceptional capabilities and unmatched convenience, Palace Resorts seeks to generate the highest value for our meeting planners.”
Additional venues include the chic Noir nightclub and signature Awe-Spa.
In terms of overall value, all of the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande restaurants and bars are fully all-inclusive without surcharges. Pricing also includes 24-hour rooms service, 24-hour F&B, in-room liquor dispensers and minibars, free WiFi, and free phone calls to the continental U.S., Canada and Mexico.