|WESTMORELAND, JAMAICA (June 16, 2003) - With
an average year-round hotel occupancy rate of 85 percent across its six
Sandals properties in Jamaica, the opening of Sandals Whitehouse in fall
2004 is sure to attract guests to the picturesque Southern Coast of Jamaica.
“Our occupancy numbers show there is a demand for more rooms in Jamaica
promising the Sandals quality. We are delighted to bring the undiscovered
Southern Coast into the Sandals family and look forward to guests enjoying
this true jewel,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman and CEO of Sandals
Resorts International. “The quiet side of the island offers numerous natural
attractions and lush tropical fauna bringing the mountains and sea together
harmoniously as only Jamaica can do. We look forward to offering a Sandals
playground like no other.“
whirlpools, four tennis courts, miniature golf, basketball court, state-of-the-art
air conditioned fitness center with juice bar and aerobics room, scuba
diving, snorkeling, Disco/Night Club, Billiards Room, GameWaves Interactive
Zone featuring today’s hottest video games, Meeting/Conference Facilities,
Signature Spa offering a variety of a la carte services for an additional
charge, hot &cold plunge pools, beauty salon, business center and shops.
|Located on the virtually untouched
South Coast and 90 minutes from the Donald Sangster International Airport
in Montego Bay, Sandals Whitehouse is set on 45 sprawling acres of wooded
forest at Parker’s Bay, Westmoreland. The resort lies on a large, private
white-sand beach with over half a kilometer for strolling and offering
sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea surrounded by tropical greenery and
landscaped courtyards. Visitors can look forward to a Southern Coast option
that offers the reliability of Sandals’ brand and value to the region.
Sandals Whitehouse will offer 360 spacious rooms, including 54 luxurious
suites. All rooms will offer oceanfront views and are equipped with king-size,
four-poster mahogany beds and Jamaican artisan-crafted furnishings. The
dressing and vanity area will be separated from the bedroom including marble
counter tops, locally-styled pickled ceilings and a fully furnished balcony.
Guests booked in any of the Suite Categories will be able to enjoy Sandals
exclusive Suite Concierge Service including full stocked in-room bars and
24-hour room service.
Sandals Whitehouse will offer six gourmet restaurants including Italian,
Caribbean, Asian, Tex-Mex and an European Patisserie. The resort will also
have seven full-service bars including two swim-up pool bars all serving
unlimited premium brand drinks, beer, wine and soft drinks. Property amenities
include: four freshwater swimming pools including one dive training pool,
|Sandals Whitehouse will showcase three distinct “Villages” including
the French Village, Italian Village and Dutch Village. Each of these room
blocks is four-stories high and designed with the motif of the particular
“Village” they represent.
Built on a nature reserve, Sandals Whitehouse will be a Green Globe
certified resort joining Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Negril Beach Resort
& Spa. The resort site will be developed to retain much of the natural
vegetation and use the most environmentally conscience practices.
Sandals Resorts International is the largest operator of luxury, ultra-inclusive
resorts in the Caribbean. Sandals has a total of 11 couples-only
properties, including six in Jamaica, three in St. Lucia, one in Antigua
and one in Nassau, Bahamas. Royal Plantation Spa & Golf Resort,
a Sandals Owned Resort, welcomes everyone ages 18 and older and is located
in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.