Hilton's ROK Hotel to open in downtown Kingston next year
The 168-room property, owned by PanJam Investment Limited will include retail, on-site entertainment and commercial office spaces.
The Hilton Hotel has announced a 2020 opening of the ROK Hotel in downtown Kingston, under its Tapestry Collection.
The 168-room property, owned by PanJam Investment Limited, sits in a multi-purpose complex on Kingston’s Waterfront and will include retail, on-site entertainment and commercial office spaces. It will also feature an expansive pool deck on its first floor, as well as a fitness centre, lounge area, restaurant, cafe and bar.
“As Hilton continues to expand its presence throughout the Caribbean, we are excited to have the opportunity to support their growth and debut the Tapestry Collection brand in the region,” said Stephen Facey, chairman and chief executive officer of PanJam.
Facey said PanJam recognizes the value in collaborating with a well-respected global hospitality company such as Hilton, as both work together to introduce travellers to authentic Kingston experiences, while “offering them the brand’s upscale accommodations”.
Under redevelopment to further revitalize the Kingston Waterfront, the 12-story building originally opened in 1977 operated as the Oceana Hotel.
Now, it is being transformed into ROK, Kingston, a contemporary hotel which will offer flexible space for meetings and events, and will also serve as an accommodation option for guests attending events at the Jamaica Conference Centre just across the street, Hilton said in a release on Tuesday.
It will also offer guests convenient access to the National Gallery of Jamaica and the historic landmark, Port Royal.
Jenna Hackett, global head of Tapestry Collection by Hilton, said the opening of the ROK Hotel in Kingston follows a year of impressive growth since the brand launched in Peru.
“With its deep roots in the community, the ROK Hotel, Kingston will offer guests an authentically local experience coupled with the warm and welcoming hospitality of Jamaica,” she said.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels and resorts open to welcome travellers in the Caribbean and Latin America, including more than 20 hotels across the Caribbean.