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TRAVEL PULSE

 
Getting in the Loop of Luxury

8 Jul 2019

A tropical island is the ultimate luxury getaway for many clients, where they can recline in a beach chair with a cold drink, gaze at an endless blue horizon and let their cares disappear. But other kinds of destinations are staking a claim to luxury, too, with new resorts or less-trodden treasures appealing to globetrotters who want their horizons expanded in a different way.

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JAMAQUE PARADIS

 
Montego Bay's Hip Strip Calling!

Summer / Fall 2019

The Hip Strip in Montego Bay is humming to a new beat with its recent renaming to the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, after this iconic reggae superstar! But that's only the beginning. A wave of change is coming to the Hip Strip as it rebrands itself to be the coolest place in the Caribbean with plans afoot to limit vehicular traffic to make its shops and attractions more accessible to pedestrians.

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CARIBBEAN ELITE MAGAZINE

 
Hidden Gems

Summer 2019

When you think of taking a vacation on the islands, you think of sun, fun, beaches, sprawling all-inclusive resorts, kids running around, parties and pumping Reggae music. But there's a new hidden gem in Montego Bay that is challenging that notion and what a Jamaican vacation can actually be.

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TRAVEL AGENT CENTRAL

 
2019 Halfway: The Top Caribbean Stories This Year

27 Jun 2019

S Hotel Jamaica to Open in Montego Bay January 27 Having made its debut on January 27, the stylish S Hotel Jamaica is aiming to become the ultimate trendsetting hotspot overlooking Doctor’s Cave Beach. Despite the 120-room S Hotel’s contemporary design, it is still looking to feel “notably Jamaican.” There will be buzzing bars, a pool scene, a Sky Deck for the exclusive use of those booked on concierge floors, an international restaurant, a café, spa, and a gym.

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Entertainment, Relaxation and Culture; Nights at the S Hotel Montego Bay

26 Jun 2019

“How can anything possible be this beautiful,” I thought as I arrived at the S Hotel. There was a beautiful view of Doctor’s Cave Beach as soon as you entered the S Hotel in Montego Bay. I mean you could literally see the beach from the check-in desk. The designers had clearly put some thought into the renovation of the building, and this could be seen in the artful combination of discreet urban sophistication, and the authentic rootsy vibe that was felt when you looked at the history that was beautifully displayed on the hotel walls.

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USA TODAY

 
Summer on sale in the Caribbean: Stay at luxurious resorts at a huge discount

11 Jun 2019

More often adored for cold weather lures rather than hot weather tours, a summer vacation in the Caribbean is easy on the wallet and a great way to audition an island before spending the big bucks for a winter vacation. There’s no shortage of beach chairs, flights are plenty and hotels are dishing up perks galore. Shake it up this summer and swap those backyard barbecues and buggy city nights for breezy trade winds and bargains on the beach.

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Where to Honeymoon in the Caribbean

6 Jun 2019

The Caribbean is full of amazing places to visit during your honeymoon. Some of the Islands are similar while others have a unique vibe to experiences. Some of the best beaches in the world can be found in the Caribbean along with amazing recreation, delicious foods, stunning resorts and rich cultures. Here is a rundown of many of the destinations Honeymooners love to help you choose what will be best for you.

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Black Travel Vibes: Don't Worry 'Bout a Ting in Jamaica

4 Jun 2019

Laid-back, welcoming and irie are just a few of the words that come to mind when describing the unmatched vibe of Jamaica. Despite being one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean, the county lives up to its motto “Out of Many, One People,” by making all those who land on its sandy shores feel at home from the moment they arrive. Travel boss Julian Bernard (@traveljefe) would definitely agree that Jamaica is easy to fall in love with. On his recent trip, Julian let his worries float away as he explored the uniqueness of the island.

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Jamaica Travel Diary - Montego Bay & Negril

30 May 2019

Whether you prefer lavish or laid back, there is no shortage of beds for heads for families escaping the winter winds at home, couples in the mood for quiet time and gaggles of pals celebrating a special occasion. From Anguilla, Antigua and Barbados to Jamaica, Grenada and St. Maarten, check out and check into elegant new hotels, refurbished luxe resorts and rebranded bargains on the beach.

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UPSCALE LIVING MAGAZINE

 
The Other Side of Jamaica

12 May 2019

This time around, my travels took me to Montego Bay in beautiful Jamaica with its white sandy beaches, delectable cuisine, and its rich culture. After having a pretty smooth and relaxing flight, I looked out of the window and saw the beauty of the Caribbean; I was eager to land and commence my exciting Jamaican adventure. Once I arrived at the airport and gone through the motions, I picked up my luggage and headed to the S hotel, an ultra-chic boutique hotel overlooking Jamaica’s Famed Doctor’s Cave Beach and the Hip Strip.

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Win It! A Gift Bag from the Daytime Emmys Golden Gifting Suite

11 May 2019

The celebs at the Daytime Emmy Awards got the star treatment at the Golden Gifting Suite! Gifts included Facebook’s new Portal, a Kahuna mask, and a stay at S Hotel Jamaica.

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CARIBBEAN LIVING MAGAZINE

 
Hip and Sophisticated in Jamaica

Spring 2019

The ultimate trendsetting hotspot in Jamaica - is ready for you. Overlooking the famed Doctor's Cave Beach, putting the resort city of Montego Bay back on the map among international travelers. I want to reiterate, hip international travelers. The inspiration for the 120-room S Hotel is as cosmopolitan as it comes, but the feeling is notably Jamaican as the country's soul and culture swirl together to create this new multi-experiential hotel.

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USA TODAY

 
Best All-Inclusive Jamaican Resorts

28 Mar 2019

While you may have tasted jerk chicken and swayed to reggae at home, a trip to Jamaica means you can experience this country’s distinct culture at its source. All-inclusive resorts, which make vacations easy, are ideal for those who want to focus on Jamaica’s spectacular beaches. These hotels will expose you to varying degrees of Jamaican traditions, so be sure to book an excursion to see the real Jamaica – beyond the resort.

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Hotel Review: S Hotel Jamaica in Montego Bay

21 Mar 2019

A decade ago the Spanish Court Hotel radically shook up the Kingston, Jamaica, hotel scene by opening the city’s first truly cosmopolitan, design-driven, ultra-chic boutique hotel. Now they’ve done the same for Montego Bay, and it couldn’t come soon enough: the popular resort city has been crying for an urban property that’s not a colossal all-inclusive or a hotel that feels, well, passé. Here’s why the S Hotel Jamaica, perfectly consistent with its Kingston counterpart, is my new MoBay go-to spot.

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Travel Destinations: S Hotel Jamaica

3 Mar 2019

A sleek boutique addition to Montego Bay’s famed “Hip Strip”. S Hotel greets guests with a flowing water feature, a lobby wrapped in coral stone and a polished walkway made from local Jatoba hardwood. Features such as a rooftop lounge make this a standout among area hotels. Location Perched on the shores of iconic Doctor’s Cave Beach and located on the “Hip Strip”, with restaurants and shops just steps away. Usain Bolt’s popular Tracks and Records restaurant flanks the car park; Jamaica’s first Starbucks Coffee is next door and Sangster International Airport is around 15 minutes' drive away.

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10 New Caribbean Hotels to Visit This Year

20 Feb 2019

Whether you're looking for a romantic private-island resort or a family-friendly all-inclusive playground, the Caribbean has a raft of new resorts waiting to welcome you this year. Start your search with these newcomers, our favorite new Caribbean resorts for 2019. S Hotel Jamaica The six-story structure that was formerly Breezes is now completely unrecognizable, transformed into S Hotel Jamaica, a stunning hotel that opened January 2019 with pride of place on Doctor's Cave Beach, one of the best beaches in Jamaica.

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TRAVEL WEEKLY

 
S Hotel mixes contemporary and Jamaican vibes

19 May 2019

MONTEGO BAY -- There's a hotel's pre-opening hype, and then there's the first view of the property. And, sometimes, those first impressions just don't match the expectations set by the adjectives injected into the avalanche of press releases prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony. But I recently toured a property that not only exceeded my expectations in term of design but went far beyond my expectations in regard to showcasing contributions to Jamaican culture, history and vibe.

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Spring travel: Fun in the sun

16 Feb 2019

Cabin fever is at its pinnacle right now, as low temperatures and winter rains collude to keep us from venturing outside unless absolutely necessary. So what better time to plan a spring getaway surrounded by sun and surf? Here are some suggested destinations for getting the most out of your beach, lake or river vacation. But remember, some Southeastern coastal destinations were affected by last year’s brutal hurricane season, so be sure to get an update before you go.

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S Hotel Jamaica Readies for Arrival

22 Jan 2019

The S Hotel Jamaica is set to make its debut this month along Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay. Miami-based design firm Antrobus Ramirez oversaw the design of the interiors, which will draw heavily from Jamaican history and culture. Artisanal weaving techniques will be featured in 20-foot-long rattan cane screen panels, while cut stone typical of Jamaica architecture will adorn the lobby, which is anchored by a central boardwalk crafted from local Jatoba hardwood. Wrapped in coral stone walls, the 25-foot-tall lobby will also feature work from local lumber artist Tamara Harding.

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S Hotel Jamaica Set to Debut

17 Jan 2019

The owner of the iconic Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, Chris Issa, and his newly formed Crissa Hotels brand are gearing up to debut S Hotel Jamaica this month in Montego Bay. Designed by Miami-based luxury design firm Antrobus Ramirez along with Jamaica-born designer Alison Antrobus and design partner Ruby Ramirez, the 120-room hotel’s lobby features a 25-ft. interior wall adorned with coral stone and a central “boardwalk” made from local Jatoba hardwood. Historical and cultural design elements are woven throughout, including artisanal weaving techniques that are used in unexpected applications.

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THE PALM BEACHER

 
Places To Travel During Every Season

Jan 2019

With its UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains (home to the world-famous coffee) and lush jungle, Jamaica is tacking on a few new luxurious touches in the form of 120-room, beachfront S Hotel Jamaica (from the same owners as Kingston's popular Spanish Court Hotel), opening in Montego Bay in January.

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CARIBBEAN JOURNAL

 
11 New Caribbean Hotels We’re Excited About in 2019

31 Dec 2018

S Hotel Montego Bay Slated to make its long-awaited debut in January, Jamaica’s Crissa Hotels’ second property (along with the popular Spanish Court in Kingston) will set a new standard for the heart of Montego Bay. It’s a hip, sleek 120-room beachfront property that’s a departure from Montego Bay’s more traditional, mostly all-inclusive, hotels. It’s likely to become an instant hotspot.

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FAMILY VACATION CRITIC

 
New All-Inclusive Resorts Opening in 2019

29 Dec 2018

Opening in January 2019 right on Doctor’s Cave Beach on Montego Bay’s Hip Strip, this new resort will have an all-inclusive booking option that includes food and beverage only. And if you’re looking for a Montego Bay all-inclusive resort that’s less-compound like than the massive hotels and within walking distance of shopping and other dining options, this might be what you’re after.

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THE SUBURBAN

 
The ones to watch: New resorts in the Caribbean

19 Dec 2018

Whether you prefer lavish or laid back, there is no shortage of beds for heads for families escaping the winter winds at home, couples in the mood for quiet time and gaggles of pals celebrating a special occasion. From Anguilla, Antigua and Barbados to Jamaica, Grenada and St. Maarten, check out and check into elegant new hotels, refurbished luxe resorts and rebranded bargains on the beach.

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