Roy­al­ton White Sands scores big at Hos­pi­tal­ity Ja­maica Awards

Jamaica Gleaner - - HOSPITALITY JAMAICA - Clau­dia Gard­ner Hos­pi­tal­ity Ja­maica Writer

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.

BEAUTY THER­APY

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.

CONTRIBUTED

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’.

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