Thursday 2 July, 2020

US$1b, 4,800-room Karisma resort development for St Ann – Bartlett

Edmund Bartlett (file photo)

Edmund Bartlett (file photo)

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has announced that Karisma Hotels and Resort is set to break ground in the first quarter of next year for a 4,800-room, multi-resort development project in St Ann.

The project represents a near US$1 billion investment.

The popular luxury chain has 26 properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe under several brands, including El Dorado, Azul, Generations, Sensatori and Nickelodeon.

“This has been a long-awaited announcement and I am pleased that with all the necessary approvals granted, this mega project will begin to get on the way,” Bartlett said.

"This will be a series of hotels in Llandovery in St Ann, and we are excited as this addition of rooms will ensure we remain on target to securing 15,000 rooms by 2021, bring more visitors and create more jobs,” added the minister.

He made the announcement at the opening day of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) at the Secrets St James, Montego Bay.

CHICOS is reputed as the premier hospitality conference in the region.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: