Palace Resorts Begins Renovations in Jamaica

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Last summer, Palace Resorts announced plans to open their first resort outside of Mexico — the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande. This week, Palace Resorts officially began construction on the new timeshare resort.

Formerly known as the Sunset Jamaica Grande, the resort was purchase by the Palace Resorts group during July of 2014. Palace Resorts plans to remodel most of the property including guest rooms, meeting spaces, common areas, restaurants, and the resort’s curb appeal.

New activity spaces will also be added based on their success at other Palace Resorts, including the popular FlowRider® Double Wave Simulator, Noir nightclub, Wired Teens Lounge, and The Playroom kids club.

Some of the bigger projects within the remodel include a 35,000 square foot spa, 25,000 square feet of meeting space, and a gourmet dining district offering Asian, Italian, and Caribbean fare.

While the property will be updated and modernized, the brand plans to preserve the resort’s Jamaican influence. To help with a smooth transition, all of the resort’s core employees have stayed on staff including Clifton Reader, the General Manager. All existing and new employees are currently undergoing training to familiarize themselves with the brand’s operational practices, culture, and core values. Local employees are also working with the brand’s leaders to help them understand Jamaican culture and charm.

Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts, Gibran Chapur said,

“The entire Palace Resorts team has been eager to expand our awe-inclusive offerings, and Moon Palace Jamaica Grande marks the first step in taking the company to the next level as a major force within the industry. We are confident this new and exciting property will redefine Jamaica’s hospitality landscape.

The iconic property former known as Sunset Jamaica Grande has been a cherished treasure for guests from around the world for many years. We understand this is largely a testament to the resort’s phenomenal employees, and as the property evolves into Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, we embark on this transformation with the goal of preserving the original resort’s allure and capturing the spirit of the destination.”

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