Spanish Chain to Construct 2 Hotels in Trelawny at Cost of US$200m

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Hotel H10 Estepona Palace in Spain

2 Hotels to be Constructed in Trelawny

Good news for Jamaica and more specifically for the parish of Trelawny. The parish’s ownership of vast parcels of prime virgin coastal real estate is paying off. Spanish chain H10 hotels has announced plans to expand its operations in the Caribbean by constructing 2 hotels in Trelawny parish. This will be the first venture into Jamaica by H10 hotels.

Both hotels will be located in Coral Spring (off the Duncans main road) and will have a total of 800 rooms and upon completion, will provide employment for approximately 1000.

Construction is expected to start next year and the first of the 2 hotels is slated for completion in 2018. It will be an an all-inclusive family hotel and will have 425 sea-view luxury rooms. the second will have 375 rooms and will be adults only, also all-inclusive.

In October, Melia Braco held a job fair to employ 440 persons, keeping on track plans to re-open the old Braco hotel this month.

 

From The Jamaica Observer

THE local tourism industry will see the addition of two more hotels to the sector as the Spanish chain H10 Hotels injects US$200 million to expand its operations in the Caribbean.

H10 Hotels operates in the Caribbean under the brand Ocean by H10 Hotels, which is a joint venture between the Spanish hotel chain and Canadian tour operator, Transat A T Inc.

Ocean has operations in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba, but Jamaica will be the first country in the English-speaking Caribbean to accommodate the hotel brand.

According to Spanish businessman and H10 investor, Carlos Moleon, the two hotels will be located in Coral Springs, near Falmouth in Trelawny and will have a total of 800 rooms.

Moleon was speaking at a press briefing held at the Jamaica Tourist Board’s New Kingston headquarters yesterday.

“H10 believes that the Jamaican Government has done a great job with the reforms towards foreign investments and that is why H10 has decided to heavily invest in Jamaica. The total investment will come to approximately US$200 million, and once the hotels are opened about 1,000 jobs will be there to facilitate direct employment,” Moleon said.

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Artist’s Impression of H10 Hotel to be built in Coral Spring, Trelawny. Photo Credit: Jamaica Observer

He added that construction of the two hotels is set to start next year and the first of the two, which will be an all-inclusive hotel for families and will have 425 sea-view luxury rooms, should be completed by 2018. The second hotel, which will be an adult-only all-inclusive resort to house 375 sea-view rooms, will be opened later.

“With our alignment and joint venture with Transat A T, we have guaranteed through the tour operator the hotel will be full, obviously any new product that comes from a new brand will bring new products and services. We believe a new brand in the island is always good because it spreads the tourists in the different areas and from the different markets,” Moleon responded when asked what will make the Ocean Hotel brand different from the rest.

Moleon maintained that H10 will be coming with a very competitive product as the quality of Jamaican tourism has been consistently improving.

“Jamaica has a brand; Jamaica has a name, everybody outside loves Jamaica… Jamaican prices are higher than all the other destination prices in the Caribbean, so we are expecting good rates,” he said.

 

Curated from: The Jamaica Observer

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