First Marriott All-Inclusive Resort Coming To Jamaica

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The architects of Jamaica’s largest integrated tourism real estate development, the Keith and Paula Russell-led Amaterra Jamaica Group, have entered into a hotel management agreement with Marriott International that will bring the first Marriott Hotels branded all-inclusive property to Jamaica.

Amaterra’s 800-room flagship development will be located 40 km east of Montego Bay airport on the island’s north coast and is set on two miles of white sand beach. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2020 and completed in 2022.

In partnering with Amaterra Jamaica Limited, Marriott will expand its all-inclusive portfolio in popular, leisure destinations worldwide and provide its 137 million Marriott Bonvoy members with the opportunity to enjoy a new vacation option in the popular destination.

Marriott International announced in August that it is launching an all-inclusive platform to serve this increasingly popular vacation segment. Based in Bethesda, Maryland, Marriott International’s portfolio currently encompasses more than 7,200 properties under 30 brands spanning 134 countries and territories.

The company plans to build its new platform by leveraging seven of its established full-service and luxury brands.

Laurent de Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer for Marriott International in the Caribbean and Latin America remarked: “We are thrilled to partner with Amaterra on this exciting project.  Jamaica is a key destination for our new All-Inclusive brand extensions. We are pleased to start off with a flagship Marriott All-Inclusive resort project and confident that Amaterra has the vision to bring it to life on the island.”