|MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – August 24, 2006 – Couples Resorts has just announced
plans for expansion with the addition of a fifth resort to its brand.
The new resort will be situated near the multi-billion dollar Harmony Cove
luxury tourism project in the parish of Trelawny, Jamaica. The 370-room
Trelawny resort is estimated to be a $57 million investment and will be
built on 38-acres of land owned by Lee Issa, Couples Resorts’ chairman.
The construction is estimated to be completed in 2008.
“Couples has been in expansion mode for the past few years,” commented
Glenn Lawrence, Couples Chief Executive Officer. “We have created a highly
successful resort model, which has allowed us to grow exponentially.
We started with a single resort, Couples Ocho Rios, over 28 years ago and
now offer 900 rooms spread amongst four resorts. We believe that
if we stick with our tried and true product - high quality, luxury, all-inclusive,
couples-only resorts - we will continue in our success and keep up with
the standards our clientele has come to expect from a Couples Resort.”
Couples’ growth and success is evident not only in the expansion to
new properties, but also within its existing resorts, which include Couples
Ocho Rios, Couples Negril, Couples Swept Away and the most recent addition,
Couples Sans Souci. Couples Swept Away has just completed a $15 million
expansion, updates and refurbishments are ongoing at Couples Ocho Rios
and there are future plans to add rooms and facilities to Couples Sans
experiences and exclusive added value inclusions.
|“It’s been a busy 12 months for Couples
Resorts, and we are not looking to stop any time soon. We have more
news up our sleeve, it’s just a matter of time…stay tuned.” Lawrence remarked.
Couples Resorts, headquartered in Montego Bay, Jamaica, owns and operates
four properties in Jamaica, West Indies - Couples Ocho Rios, the first-ever
couples only, all-inclusive resort, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Swept Away
and Couples Negril. Pioneered by the legendary Abe Issa – "father of Jamaican
tourism" – each Couples Resort is an unsurpassed model of the all-inclusive
concept, boldly designed with local inspiration to create a harmonic sense
of nature and authentic Caribbean spirit. For over 27 years, Couples has
delighted guests and refined the Caribbean all-inclusive resort experience
by providing unparalleled service, exceptional dining
Couples Swept Away