|ATLANTA, April 30, 2008 - On-target for an autumn 2008
opening, The Palmyra Resort & Spa announced that premier management
company Solis Hotels & Resorts is set to operate the exquisite, Caribbean
retreat to be known as Solis The Palmyra Resort & Spa.
Launched by legendary hotelier and former president of The Ritz-Carlton
Hotel Company Horst Schulze, Solis Resorts & Hotels is a collection
of resorts, hotels and residences offering a convergence of unparalleled
designs, settings and experiences. Luxury "the Solis way" goes well beyond
the superbly appointed accommodations to reach Schulze's benchmark of elevated
"In essence, Solis The Palmyra will redefine luxury living and luxury
travel in the Caribbean based on input from world travelers and guests,"
Set on 16 oceanfront acres on the grounds of a former Jamaican plantation
within the elite enclave of historic Rose Hall, Solis The Palmyra offers
299 beautifully appointed rooms, suites, penthouses and villas with full
kitchens, cable HDTV and high speed internet. Surrounded by three championship
golf courses, Solis The Palmyra boasts the added indulgence of Jamaica's
first branded ESPA destination spa, designed by global spa guru Susan Harmsworth,
CEO and founder of the spa company.
Two swimming pools overlook the sea, swimming cove and private white
sand beach, while dining choices include four restaurants ranging from
white- tablecloth to beachside casual dining, as well as a Gourmet Shop.
The proposed US$1.8 billion, 4-5 star Resort & Casino is
situated in Rose Hall, St. James.
ROSE HALL, JAMAICA (April 23, 2008) - Prime Minister Golding announced
yesterday in Parliament that his Government has entered into an agreement
with the developers of The Palmyra Resort & Spa at Rose Hall to construct
the island's first casino hotel.
The proposed US$1.8 billion, 4-5 star Resort & Casino is situated
in Rose Hall, St. James directly across the street from three championship
golf courses on the island of Jamaica. The property is located on approximately
65 acres, which includes nearly one kilometer of beach front property.
The Resort & Casino enjoys the extraordinary feature of being less
than a 15 minute drive, on a brand new 4 lane highway (with median), from
the Montego Bay International Airport. The project shall consist of the
main building, a sixteen story structure containing 1,500 keys, a 75,000
square foot Casino and Sports Book, a state of the art discotheque, assorted
meeting space, including a divisible ballroom, an outdoor function area,
retail space, front desk lobby, a spectacular lobby lounge overlooking
the Caribbean Ocean, bars, restaurants, kid's club, health club, spa, back
of house, etc.
In addition to the main building the project shall include a marina,
a shopping center complete with its own "Restaurant's Row", a Dolphin Bay,
4 secluded beaches, an arts fair market, the "Blue Mountain" Water Entertainment
Complex, an iconic 2,500 seat water amphitheatre, as well as many other
premier attractions and features. The project will also be connected, by
way of a pedestrian overpass spanning across the freeway, to a 2,500 person
capacity convention center, committed to by the government of Jamaica.
"I can confirm that we are currently in negotiation with several major,
hotel and casino brands, which recognize the opportunity that Jamaica presents,"
said Robert T. Trotta, developer of The Palmyra Resort & Spa.
The development will encompass a 10 acre ‘Blue Mountain' water and entertainment
complex with slides, lazy rivers and lagoons; a dolphin bay marine attraction;
a water amphitheater for concerts and entertainment that seats 2,500 people
as well as a world class marina. Additionally, the multilayered resort
project will offer a variety of restaurants, nightclubs, entertainment
and shopping experiences throughout. Said Robert T. Trotta, developer of
The Palmyra Resort & Spa, "The project will prove to be the "tipping
point" for unprecedented growth in both tourism and property values in
Jamaica. The next decade will come to be known in Jamaican history as the
moment in time when Jamaica established itself as "The Tourist and Financial
Capital of the Caribbean".
Over the last 5 years, the area of Rose Hall at the center of Jamaica's
‘Gold Coast' has experienced explosive growth, turning the elite enclave
into a veritable tourist mecca with several high-end hotels, three championship
golf courses and a luxury shopping village. The new project firmly places
Rose Hall on the map as the new ‘hot-spot' for the in-crowd to reside and
play. Said Dennis Constanzo, President of The Palmyra Resort & Spa;
"The casino is just a fraction of the investment. We want to build a world-class
destination, which will result in the creation of thousands and thousands
of jobs." said Constanzo.
According to Constanzo, with the announcement of the first casino in
Jamaican history being directly next door to the Palmyra; "I see property
values set to explode, resulting in nothing but joy for our existing owners
and very little time for our future buyers to take advantage of the opportunity
to gobble up our remaining residences. As such, we expect a quick sellout
of our remaining residences."
Said legendary hotelier Horst Schulze, President and CEO of Solis Hotels
& Resorts, which is the management company of The Palmyra Resort &
Spa, about the announcement; "This is spectacular news! Casino entertainment
will be a ‘Number One' amenity for our guests. It will provide a huge promotional
advantage that will place Jamaica at the top of the list of Caribbean destinations
and bring additional, high-end tourists to the island."
The Solis Experience
Carefully crafted to appeal to discerning, well-traveled guests, the
Solis Hotels & Resorts brand was developed by Horst Schulze and his
team of hospitality experts. The Solis concept is designed to appeal to
sophisticated travelers, combining a new sense of luxury with superior
customer service. Each Solis property will offer luxury accommodations
with a true sense of discovery, and designs that showcase its distinct
Solis The Palmyra Resort & Spa will be the brand's premier Caribbean
resort property. Other Solis hotels and resorts include Solis Cambrian
Hotel & Spa, Adelboden, Switzerland; Solis Lough Eske Castle, Donegal,
Ireland; Solis Sunny Isles, Sunny Isles, Florida, scheduled to open 2009;
and Solis Zala Springs, Zala Springs, Hungary, scheduled to open 2009.