MARRIOTT AL AMATERRA
Marriott International has inked a deal with Keith Russel’s Amaterra Group, to build an all-inclusive resort in Trelawny, Jamaica.
Amaterra’s Keith and Paula Russell and Marriott’s Laurent de Kousemaeker signed the deal on Wednesday, November 13 at the Hard Rock Café in Montego Bay, St James.
This is the third Marriott hotel to be built in Jamaica. however, it will be the first all-inclusive and also the first outside of Kingston.
The 800-room Marriott Al Amaterra in Jamaica will be set in a mixed-use development in the Trelawny area of Jamaica. According to the Jamaica Tourist Board, plans are to launch construction in early 2020 with completion of construction targeted towards 2022.
“The Amaterra Group is excited to welcome Marriott International as our Hotel Management Operator,” said Amaterra Group Chairman Keith Russell. “The Marriott brand is internationally renowned and well respected and we couldn’t be happier to have them on board and be one of their first all-inclusive properties globally. This is a great step not only for Amaterra but also the Jamaican tourism industry and we look forward to partnering with Marriott’s other iconic brands as we go forward.” Source.
FROM MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL NEWS CENTER
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced it has signed contracts with hotel developers to open two all-inclusive, oceanfront resorts in the Caribbean – an 800-room Marriott Hotel in Jamaica and a 283-room Autograph Collection on Curaçao.
The 800-room Marriott Hotel Al Amaterra is planned on a beachfront site within the Amaterra Resort, a mixed-use development along the North coast of Trelawney, Jamaica. The site features about three miles of pristine beachfront. The hotel’s owner/developer, Amaterra Group, expects to commence construction in early 2020.
“The signings for these two incredible, all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica and Curacao underscore the tremendous momentum for our all-inclusive platform, which leverages Marriott International’s iconic brands, leading business support systems and Marriott Bonvoy travel program,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer, Marriott International Caribbean and Latin America.
“The Amaterra Group is excited to sign the first Marriott Hotels-branded all-inclusive resort and work with Marriott International to manage the property,” said Amaterra Group Chairman Keith Russell. “This is a great step not only for Amaterra but also the Jamaican tourism industry.” Source.
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