Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa, Montego Bay undergoes £20m major renovation
The main concept of the entire renovation, designed and executed by Urcoisa Interior Design (UID), has been to emphasize the colonial style of the existing resort, as well as to seek a timeless, elegant and fresh inspiration in line with the attributes of the Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts brand. In addition to these concepts, the aim was to integrate spectacular nature into the interior design and decoration through natural colours, textures and materials.
The project has consisted of the remodelling of common areas and the complete refurbishment of the hotel’s 537 rooms, including 48 suites in two new categories, which now have a terrace, private pool and sea views.
Timelessness, elegance and colonial touches are the elements of the concept that has been followed in the design, architecture and decoration of the renovation.
This refurbishment follows the 2016 refurbishment of the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa, located in the same resort managed by Palladium Hotel Group.
More than 500 refurbished rooms and two new categories
The first objective of the renovation has been the complete refurbishment of the rooms that make up the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa. Of these, two spectacular new categories stand out for 48 sea-view suites: 40 Superior Junior Suite Private Pool Ocean View and 8 Superior Suite Private Pool Oceanfront View. Surrounded by greenery, these swim-up suites have both private pools and terraces and are fully equipped with beautiful furnishings and a wooden pergola that gives a greater sense of privacy and is perfect for sheltering from the sun.
The Superior Junior Suite Private Pool Ocean View category rooms each have a pool 8m2 in size, whilst the terrace is 15m2. The Superior Suite Private Pool Oceanfront View room, the largest accommodation across the entire hotel, is home to a 15m2 pool and an impressive 44m2 terrace, alongside a fully furnished dining area. The room also has a private lounge with a balcony, a larger bedroom and a relaxation area that includes a chaise longue next to expansive windows that allow guests to contemplate the marvellous views of the pool and the sea.
Inside the 537 suites, modern and comfortable new furnishings stand out, as well as the timeless and elegant décor, in keeping with the architecture of the rest of the resort. In addition, the use of light colours is combined with brown, black and green, and marble and solid wood elements, as well as natural textures and fabrics. As for the bathrooms, hydro-massage bathtubs and showers have been added for extra luxury. In addition, some rooms have created an open-plan bathroom, in which the bathtub itself becomes the main feature of the room.
Energy efficiency and technology have also played an important role. All rooms have energy-saving systems with sensors for light and air conditioning and the swim-up pools are heated through a heat pump system.
Common areas to surprise
The renovation has mainly focused on highlighting some of its most emblematic spaces. Among them, the Infinity Saloon Bar, the centre and meeting point of the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa, from which guests can enjoy spectacular 180º views of the Caribbean Sea, as well as shows and live music.
Its open-air terrace now has elegant awnings to protect guests from the sun and lounge-style furniture with sofas and large armchairs, perfect for relaxing while sipping delicious cocktails. Black and white stripes dominate the furniture fabrics, which match perfectly with the tropical touch of the bar mural, decorated in bright white tiles with floral and plant designs and the image of the national bird, the hummingbird.
In the lobby, the resort’s heritage style has been further enhanced. The emphasis has been placed on solid wood and comfortable, spacious furnishings. In the reception area, the walls have been covered with white treillage lattices and mirrors that combine perfectly with the large and striking black lamps installed in the area.
In the gastronomic spaces, show-cooking restaurant MoBay, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has increased its capacity to accommodate a total of 286 diners. Divided into four areas differentiated by screens, priority has been given to the comfort and spaciousness of its furnishings and it now has two new food stations to offer a greater variety of dishes and products. In terms of design, a combination of vegetation, different fabrics, and green, black and light colours has been used.
A complete, varied and sustainable offer
Ideal for families, couples, friends or groups, Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts presents itself in Jamaica with a 9.5-hectare resort comprising Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa.
Located in Montego Bay on the northwest coast of the country, Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Jamaica has 1,054 rooms of different categories and offers guests direct access to the beach, with the opportunity to choose from 11 restaurants and 15 themed bars. Guests can enjoy various entertainment options for all ages, relax in the Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness centre, or use the extensive facilities, including one of the largest swimming pools in the Caribbean.
In line with Palladium Hotel Group’s firm commitment to the environment, the resort also has more than 6,000 photovoltaic panels. This is the largest installation of panels in the entire hotel group and one of the largest in the country. It also has a trigeneration project where, by adding natural gas to the energy supply, electricity, heat and cold are produced, reducing emissions and the consumption of electricity and water. Thanks to these and other measures, more than 20% of the resort’s energy is renewable and avoids 136,000 kg of CO2 emissions per month.
About Palladium Hotel Group
Palladium Hotel Group is a Spanish hotel chain with over 50 years of experience, owned by Grupo Empresas Matutes (GEM). The group operates 40 hotels and over 13,000 rooms, distributed amongst six countries: Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Italy and Brazil, and manages nine brands: TRS Hotels, Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts, Palladium Hotels, Palladium Boutique Hotels, Fiesta Hotels & Resorts, Ushuaïa Unexpected Hotels, Only YOU Hotels, BLESS Collection Hotels and the Hard Rock Hotels Brand under licence with three hotels in Ibiza, Tenerife and Marbella. Palladium Hotel Group is characterised by its philosophy of attention to its team and to offering its clients high quality products and services.