New Wyndham Hotel Franchise Opens in Jamaican Capital
July 08, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), today announced its expansion in the Caribbean with the opening of the 303-room-and-suite Wyndham Kingston Jamaica.
Just ten miles from Jamaica's Norman Manley International Airport, the Wyndham Kingston Jamaica is located in the heart of the capital city's financial and diplomatic district on the southern coast of the Caribbean island, making it an ideal home base for business and leisure travelers.
Owned by Ocean Chimo, the Wyndham Kingston Jamaica will undergo extensive renovations of the hotel's public spaces and guest rooms to further enhance the guest experience and meet Wyndham standards. The hotel will be managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.
"This opening marks the Wyndham brand's exciting return to the island and to the New Kingston community," said Jeff Wagoner, president of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. "Jamaica is a vibrant island that draws business travelers and vacationers from around the world. We are proud to welcome the Wyndham Kingston Jamaica to our expanding portfolio and look forward to growing its strong base of corporate and leisure travelers through our robust marketing channels and signature style of personalized service."
The hotel is situated on seven-and-a-half acres overlooking Emancipation Park and is within close proximity to many of the area's top attractions, including championship golf courses, the National Gallery, the Bob Marley Museum and Castleton Botanical Gardens, located on the banks of the Wag Water River.
Guests have convenient access to retail and couture shopping in the hotel's lobby, on-site car rental and tour desks, business center and complimentary on-site parking. Guests also can relax at the property's Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, soak in the poolside hot spa Jacuzzi® or maintain their fitness routines at its health club and sauna.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the bright, airy guest rooms offer garden or city views of Jamaica's scenic landscape from their personal balconies. Additional guest room amenities include 27-inch televisions, spacious work desks, coffee makers, in-room dining and high-speed Internet access, as well as three-jet massage showers.
Guests looking for ample meeting and event space in Kingston will find over 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including the 10,000-square-foot Grand Independence Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 1,200 people for a variety of meetings and events. Top-of-the-line audiovisual and lighting equipment is available on-site and professional staff helps organize all event details.
The hotel offers authentic Caribbean cuisine and international fare at its multiple on-site restaurants, bars and cafés. Guests can enjoy a relaxing buffet in an interior garden setting at Terrace Café or enjoy a fine dining experience at Palm Court Restaurant. At the Pool Bar, guests can sample refreshing cocktails and Jamaican specialties, sandwiches and salads poolside. Additional dining options include Restaurant Japan, Rendezvous Bar and Café Cino, offering Jamaica's famous Blue Mountain coffee 24 hours a day. The hotel's nightclub, Jonkanoo Lounge, provides guests with late-night entertainment, music and dancing.
The hotel provides easy access to a range of outdoor activities such as fishing, yachting off the white sand beaches of Lime Cay, driving 2,000 feet above sea level to take in the vistas from the top of Murphy Hill and touring Jamaica's famous coffee and rum-producing sugar plantations.
All Wyndham Hotels and Resorts guests can take advantage of Wyndham ByRequest®, the brand's guest recognition program offering complimentary benefits including free high-speed Internet access, personal choice of welcome snack and beverage, preferred pillow type, express check-in, guaranteed late check-out, local and long-distance calls, best available room upon arrival, photocopies, faxes and online receipts.
Wyndham ByRequest members also earn Wyndham Rewards® points, which can be redeemed for complimentary hotel stays, airline tickets, name-brand merchandise and dining and shopping gift cards, among other options. In lieu of points, members may elect to earn airline or rail miles with a variety of carriers.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC and its affiliates, subsidiaries of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offer upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised or managed by the company or managed through a joint-venture partner.