Royalton White Sands scores big at Hospitality Jamaica Awards
IT WAS a ‘trinity’ for Trelawny’s Royalton White Sands at the Hospitality Jamaica Awards 2016 recently as the hotel took home three awards: the ‘Best in Innovation’, ‘Best All-inclusive – Over 300 Rooms’, and the ‘People’s Choice’ awards.
The Royalton was also a nominee for the Best Eco/Sustainable Tourism Award, Best Cuisine, and the Best in Jamaican Entertainment categories.
If variety is the spice of life, then that phrase could be the Royalton’s mantra as the resort has every amenity a visitor could ever need from an all-inclusive hotel. “A stunning hotel, impeccable service”, “very compact resort”, “paradise visited”, offering “very clean, “modern with unparalleled staff service” are some of the phrases that the hotel’s many satisfied visitors have used to describe the property.
Royalton has proved itself to be an ideal place for relaxation, but guests will also find lots of thrilling things to do on property as it offers varied options for those who wish to be active. The hotel offers motorised and non-motorised watersports, a photo gallery, and an entertainment plaza featuring movie nights and live shows. For sports enthusiasts, there is also the Scores Bar, which streams top international sporting events.
In terms of cuisine, Royalton has made a name for itself with its high standards. Beverage-wise, the resort sports a lobby bar, beach bar club, martini bar, grill bar, and a swim-up bar. Food-wise, there are two buffet restaurants – the Zen, which is a Japanese Restaurant and the Italian Trattoria – and a café offering pastries, cappuccinos and espressos.
The state-of-the-art Royal Spa offers all the top-ofthe-line beauty therapy treatments that exist, including, but not limited to, an array of facials, body treatments, massages, pedicures, and manicures.
One of the grandest features of the Royalton is the Diamond Club, which offers, among other things, a lounge with premium drinks, snacks, 24-hour room service, a fullservice business centre, and a dedicated butler service.
The suites that make up the Diamond Club are lavish and beautifully decorated. Each is equipped with a mini-bar fully stocked with beverages. Each suite comes with a king-size bed, two televisions, and opens up on to its own private balcony, which offers a lovely view of the ocean.
The All In Connectivity was one of the key services that propelled the Royalton to cop the Hospitality Jamaica 2016 Innovation awards. This concept enables guests to stay in touch with loved ones through unlimited free in-room calls to North America and sections of Europe. In addition, there is free wi-fi throughout the resort and a Royalton app, which enables free app-to-app texting while on property.
Hospitality Jamaica coordinator Janet Silvera (left) presents the ‘People’s Choice Award’ and the ‘Best All-inclusive over 300 Rooms’ award to the Royalton White Sands team.
REWARDS FOR HARD WORK: Regional sales and marketing director at Royalton White Sands Kerry-Ann Quallo Casserly (left); hotel manager at Royalton White Sands Montego Bay, Frederico Mareira (centre); and financial controller, Cornelia Brown, show off the three awards that the resort copped at the 2016 Hospitality Jamaica awards ceremony on Saturday, November 19. The resort took home the awards for being the ‘Best in Innovation’, ‘The Best All-Inclusive Resort with over 300 rooms’, and ‘The People’s Choice Award’, and was a finalist in two other categories – ‘Best in Jamaican Entertainment’ and ‘The Best Eco-Sustainable resort’.