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ROBB REPORT

 
8 Stunning Hotel Baths You Won’t Want to Get Out Of

January 8, 2020

Not far from the lively bustle of Montego Bay, this stylish seaside resort has it all: a holistic spa, clever design, a variety of dining options, and endless ways to plunge into water, from the main pool surrounded by swim-out cabanas to the antiquities-inspired wellness plunge pools.

 

 

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THE TRAVEL

 
10 All-Inclusive Resorts In Jamaica Worth Every Penny (9 No One Should Consider)

January 2, 2020

Not every inclusive resorts are created equally, however. Jamaica is packed with them, but some are clearly miles ahead of others. Check out these ten Jamaican Inclusive Resorts that are worth every penny and nine that no one should ever consider staying at.

 

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FORBES

 
26 Best Trips For The New Year (And The New You)

January 2, 2020

A holistic approach is the focus at Montego Bay’s S Hotel Jamaica new Irie Baths—which are complete with three subterranean marble plunge pools, consisting of varying temperatures and offering kinetic energy therapy while aiding circulation.

 

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SHERMANS TRAVEL

 
13 Beautiful New Caribbean Resorts for a 2020 Getaway

December 31, 2019

The boutique hotel void in Montego Bay was finally filled by S Hotel when it debuted last January. For those looking to escape the all-inclusive resort bubble, S Hotel is ideal. 

 

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THE SUNDAY TIMES

 
The best holiday destinations for 2020

December 29, 2019

To help you reach a decision, our experts have picked out a nice round 20 destinations they think are worthy of your consideration in 2020. 

 

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THE BOSTON MAGAZINE  

Four Beach Vacations You Can Get to from Boston ASAP

December 27, 2019

After the action, kick back in one of 120 ultra-modern rooms and suites at S Hotel Jamaica (located on Doctor’s Cave Beach), which features two pools, including an Insta-worthy glass one up on the roof.

 

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CARIBBEAN JOURNAL

 
The 10 Best Jamaica Resorts to Visit in 2020

December 26, 2019

A significant injection of energy into the formerly fading Hip Strip in Montego Bay, this Montego Bay outpost of Kingston’s hip hotspot, the Spanish Court, is a fresh, cool take on modern Jamaica, with crisp, colorful design, a buzzing entertainment and bar scene and one of the island’s most beautiful spas.

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LONELY PLANET

 
Escape the all-inclusive crowds at these 5 Caribbean hotels

December 20, 2019

For something different, make the brand new S Hotel Jamaica in Montego Bay your base for a different kind of Jamaica stay. The 120-room hotel sits directly on beautiful Doctor’s Cave Beach, just five minutes from the airport...

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THE SUNDAY TIMES

 
The 50 best holidays in the Caribbean

December 14, 2019

Whether you want to relax, island-hop or even get down on one knee, Sarah Turner has an escape for you

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BLACKBOOK

 
Kingston to Montego Bay: Vegan Eats, Soundsystem Parties & Coconut Oil Massages in the New Jamaica

December 9, 2019

If our time in Kingston was all about Jamican culture, M'Baay was focused on sun and sand - and the S was the epitome of a contemporary resort cool.

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TRAVEL PULSE

 
An Inside Look at the New S Hotel Jamaica in Montego Bay

December 2, 2019

TravelPulse recently had the opportunity to visit the S Hotel Jamaica. Here's what we thought about the hotel's best selling points.It’s relatively small for the average Jamaican hotel, so it’s naturally more intimate and cozy.

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TRAVEL NOIRE

 
Save On These Hotels And Attractions This Black Friday And Cyber Monday

November 24, 2019

Time to set your clocks and gather your coins in hopes of snagging some of the best deals of the year. While many people search for the best electronic and gadget deals, there are several travel deals that pop up as well. 

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FIT FATHERS

 
Heavenly Experiences at Montego Bay’s S Hotel Jamaica

November 22, 2019

Saving the best for last is where you will lay your head. The S Hotel Jamaica offers a variety of room packages including smaller, single-person dwellings, enchanting two-story suites, and everything in-between.

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CONDE NAST TRAVELER

 
30 New Island Hotels to Escape to This Winter

November 15, 2019

If considering this part of the world, your most difficult challenge will be deciding where to go. The good news is that openings throughout the Caribbean make it a breeze to hit up a ton of different islands. Since January the hot red umbrellas surrounding a sky blue pool at S Hotel have brought South Beach vibes to Jamaica's Montego Bay.

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CITIZEN FEMME

 
A Luxury Women's Travel Guide

November 13, 2019

A trip to the Caribbean in itself oozes relaxation. But if cocktails and cabanas isn’t enough, (and we think there is so much more than that), you could say the Caribbean does spas better than most.

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THE GLEANER JAMAICA

 
S Hotel Jamaica Embracing And Promoting The Arts

November 13, 2019

Apart from the monuments, the S Hotel has been showcasing Jamaican art in its varied forms. There are many pieces in its lobby whose walls are mainly covered by “simulated keystones” made of cement, and it is currently curating an exhibition titled ‘Heart and Soul’...

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CONDE NAST TRAVELER

 
READERS' CHOICE AWARDS 2019: THE BEST HOTELS IN THE CARIBBEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA

October 30, 2019

Here are the best hotels in the Caribbean and Central America as voted for by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller in The Readers' Choice Awards 2019:

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AMSTERDAM NEWS

 
Celebrate milestone birthdays in style

October 31, 2019

The new S Hotel is the place to make your haven away from home. It’s stylish with fantastic art everywhere. It’s on the beloved beach Doctor’s Cave, within walking distance to entertainment and restaurants, though the hotel has great cuisine.

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MSN LIFESTYLE

 
Best all-inclusive resorts in the world

October 30, 2019

The 120-room S Hotel Jamaica is just steps from the sea and boasts a rooftop pool, spa, and several international restaurants for guests to enjoy when they’re not exploring the Hip Strip (Montego Bay’s main tourist zone), right outside the door.

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THE BOSTON GLOBE

 
From a scientific staycation to an e-bike tour of the Andes

October 29, 2019

Chillax this winter at S Hotel Jamaica, one of the newest additions to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s portfolio. Located in Montego Bay, overlooking Jamaica’s famed Doctor’s Cave beach, the hotel fuses urban chic with Caribbean cool...

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ES INSIDER

 
S Hotel, Jamaica review: Style and luxury in Montego Bay's sleep scene

October 11, 2019

The S Hotel is the hot young sister to the Spanish Court Hotel, the grand dame hotel of Kingston, Jamaica, on the other side of the island. 

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SOUTH FLORIDA CARIBBEAN NEWS

 
S Hotel Jamaica and Kanopi House Top Condé Nast Traveler Best Hotels Rankings in Caribbean

October 9, 2019

Luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler has ranked S Hotel in Montego Bay and the Kanopi House in Portland as #1 and #6 best hotels in the Caribbean and Central America, respectively...

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CONDE NAST TRAVELER

 
Top 15 Hotels in the Caribbean and Central America: Readers' Choice Awards 2019

October 7, 2019

Condé Nast Traveler readers rate their top hotels in the Caribbean and Central America.

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CONDE NAST TRAVELER

 
The Best Hotels in the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards

October 7, 2019

The following list ranks the 50 best hotels in the world according to Traveler readers in this year's survey. The impressive number of 2019 results were especially exciting for us...

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MACO CARIBBEAN LIVING

 
THE NEW S HOTEL IN MONTEGO BAY JAMAICA

September, 2019

As a lover of unique hotels, it’s always gratifying to find one that simply ticks the boxes. But I still wasn’t prepared for just how much I would want to stay in, instead of going about the business I was in Montego Bay for.

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SHERMANS TRAVEL

 
S Hotel Jamaica: A Beachside Boutique Hotel in The Center of It All

September 2, 2019

Montego Bay's hotel scene gets a breath of fresh air with the new design-forward S Hotel Jamaica. This is the area's only true upscale, boutique property. 

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ESSENCE

 
8 Last Minute Labor Day Destinations You Can Still Book Today

August 29, 2019

Whether you want to travel near or far, with your boo, or with your family, there are plenty of options still available to you that won’t break the bank. Here are a few destinations to inspire your last-minute trip...

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CARIBBEAN JOURNAL

 
A Hotel Boom Is Coming to Montego Bay, Jamaica

August 15, 2019

Jamaica’s major tourism hub of Montego Bay is set for a full-fledged hotel boom. Some 6,000 new hotel rooms are coming to the destination on the northwestern coast of Jamaica over the next five years, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.

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INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS LIMITED

 
38 Cheapest Places To Travel

August 5, 2019

Every year, I tap into experts and influencers to find out their picks for cheap travel in the upcoming year. For 2019, I convinced a group of travel wizards to open their little black books and recommend their favourite places to travel on a budget.

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THE GLEANER JAMAICA

 
MoBay’s S Hotel Blends Business With Pleasure

August 2, 2019

The S Hotel is adorned with paintings, sculptors, photographs, antique memorabilia and craft pieces created by artists from western Jamaica and elsewhere in the country.

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INSIDER'S GUIDE TO SPAS

 
New Irie Baths & Spa Celebrates Jamaican Culture

July, 2019

Holistic experiences harnessed by Jamaican ingredients are the focus at the new Irie Baths & Spa at S Hotel Jamaica in Montego Bay which opened earlier this year, embracing local heritage and featuring therapeutic subterranean plunge pools, unique to the area.

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

 
CARIBBEAT: Jersey City Caribbean carnival takes New York metro area into the festive season of costumes, cuisine and tropical rhythms

July 21, 2019

New York area’s Caribbean carnival season is fast approaching, but the first festivities are in New Jersey — the Jersey City Statewide Caribbean-American Carnival Weekend starting on Saturday. 

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David Smith: I met a shining star on my night time stroll in Jamaica

July 20, 2019

My gut reaction was right, another week in Jamaica was exactly what I needed: after another day in Kingston. I got a trim from my barber Mark the guy I go to when I am at camp here and then I decided to drive to Montego Bay...

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The S Hotel Jamaica - Shaking Up Montego Bay's Hip Strip

July 18, 2019

The hotel’s restaurants carry the flavor of Jamaica with a diverse offering of local dishes- jerked meats; callalloo, delicious ackee and saltfish- as well as a choice of fine seafoods and steaks. 

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TRAVEL + LEISURE

 
The Top 100 Hotels in the World

July 10, 2019

This year’s list of the top 100 hotels in the world reflects 33 countries and all continents except Antarctica. 

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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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HONEYMOON ALWAYS

 
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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ESSENCE

 
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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THE ALMA CHRONICLE

 
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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EXTRA TV

 
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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FORBES

 
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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THE TELEGRAPH

 
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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ISLANDS

 
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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ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION

 
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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HOSPITALITY DESIGN

 
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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BOUTIQUE DESIGN

 
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.