Saturday 15 June, 2019

Photos: Official opening of R Hotel in Kingston

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is joined by (l-r) Senator Tom Tavares-Finson, Industry Minister Audley Shaw, Evan Williams - Architect and Director, R Hotel Kingston, opposition spokesman on tourism Dr Wykeham McNeill and Malgorzata Wasilewska - Ambassador - Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is joined by (l-r) Senator Tom Tavares-Finson, Industry Minister Audley Shaw, Evan Williams - Architect and Director, R Hotel Kingston, opposition spokesman on tourism Dr Wykeham McNeill and Malgorzata Wasilewska - Ambassador - Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica.

Government officials, the private sector and major players in the local tourism industry gathered at the R Hotel on Thursday for the official opening of the extended-stay hotel.

A partnership between celebrated Jamaican architect Evan Williams and noted business mogul and investor Joe Bogdanovich, the R Hotel began operation in December 2018 and has since been receiving excellent reviews on leading global platforms such as TripAdvisor and booking.com.

The R, which represents a USD $6.5 million investment, brands itself as the place where travelling business executives can enjoy all the comforts of home, with the necessary modern amenities to maintain optimal productivity.

These include in-room 12-member video conferencing and kitchenettes in 24 of the 48 rooms, a gym, art gallery, full service concierge, coupled with artisanal Jamaican made furnishings and decor. Additionally, the R Hotel is the new home to the iconic Red Bones restaurant which has been relocated from its original Argyle Road.

Check out the gallery for photos of the opening by Llewellyn Wynter.

R Hotel opening

 

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