Sunwing To Bring Planet Hollywood Hotel To Jamaica’s Trelawny
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Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett with Sunwing Travel Group CEO Stephen Hunter.
Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced that ground will be broken in Trelawny next year for a luxury Planet Hollywood Hotel and Resort.
This follows a meeting in Toronto this week with Stephen Hunter, President and CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. Sunwing offers management services and franchise opportunities to prospective Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts worldwide.
Bartlett said it was agreed that development of the more than 600 room hotel will proceed.
“The addition of these rooms to Trelawny will give the area a major boost in terms of job creation, linkages with many other areas of the Jamaican economy including agriculture and other social and economic opportunities. It will also impact our overall arrivals for the country which continues to see unprecedented growth in visitors and earnings,” said Minister Bartlett.
“Additional room stock remains a pillar in ensuring Jamaica has new and exciting offerings to attract more visitors to our shores. This is part of our strategic planning to keep Jamaica top of mind and boost our arrivals and earnings,” added Minister Bartlett.
The Minister is in Canada with Jamaica Tourist Board officials including JTB Head Donovan White for a series of meetings with key stakeholders.
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