Palace Resorts, the popular Mexico-based timeshare group, has expanded their destination collection to Jamaica. The recently acquired resort will be named Moon Palace Jamaica Grande and will be located along the coast of Ocho Rios Bay. Before this, Palace Resort member could only travel outside of Mexico through their affiliation with Interval International.
The existing property, formerly known as the Sunset Resorts Jamaica, will undergo a $50 million renovation to become a brand new luxury resort. Construction will begin in September 2014 and should be completed early next year.
During the remodel, the guest rooms will be expanded and modernized. In addition, Palace Resorts will upgrade meeting spaces, the common areas, and the restaurant. The developer also has plans to build a nightclub for adults, a large kids club named The Playroom, and a Wired teen lounge.
Guests who have stayed with Palace Resorts before will be excited to learn that they will install the popular FlowRider® Double wave simulator alongside the pool area. This exciting attraction allows riders to feel as if they are surfing, but in a safe and controlled environment.
Palace Resorts is extremely excited to bring their brand to Jamaica. Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts, Gibran Chapur said,
“The Palace Resorts brand has successfully redefined Mexico’s tourism and hospitality landscape and solidified our reputation as groundbreaking leaders of innovation within the all-inclusive arena. The natural beauty of Ocho Rios combined with the appeal of the iconic property, provided an enviable launching pad for the next chapter in Palace Resorts’ story. As we look to the future, we believe Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will offer new and exciting opportunities and experiences for our valued guests seeking the highest caliber vacation experience. As we cement our footprint in the Caribbean, it is our hope that Moon Palace Jamaica Grande becomes Jamaica’s top entertainment destination, bringing economic growth and positively impacting the island.”
The development team is equally enthusiastic about the expansion. The team feels that this resort is just a stepping stone to future destinations outside of Mexico. Chief Development Officer for Palace Resorts, Sandor Winkler shared,
“Launching our first property in Jamaica was a strategic decision. We believe this expansion will propel the Palace Resorts brand to new heights, as Jamaica is one of the most valued destinations for several of our key markets including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. With Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, the possibilities are truly endless, and we are eager to further develop the brand and introduce Palace Resorts to an entirely new audience. Jamaica is an absolute top destination and our entrance into the market is an anchor, as we continue to move into more destinations within the Caribbean.”
The Moon Palace Jamaica Grande is expected to open in 2015. Stay tuned to TheTimeshareAuthority.com for more information regarding the opening and reservation opportunities.