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Nick Simmonds Named Managing Director of New GoldenEye Hotel & Resort,
One of Chris Blackwell's Island Outpost Hotels in Jamaica


September 10, 2010 - Nick Simmonds has been named Managing Director at GoldenEye Hotel & Resort, part of Chris Blackwell’s Island Outpost collection of hotels in Jamaica. The property, which is set on a lush 52-acre estate that features pristine coastline, serene lagoons and lush tropical gardens, was originally home to Ian Fleming and is the location where he penned all 14 James Bond novels. The property encompasses 22 units – 9 new Beach Cottages, two new Lagoon Cottages, six new Lagoon Suites, Fleming’s original villa and the four villas built by Blackwell.

Simmonds brings a wealth of experience to his role, gained through his career specializing in launching and operating some of the most prestigious hotels and resorts in the world.  Most recently, he was the General Manager at The Cotton House in Mustique and prior to this was responsible for launching and managing the highly acclaimed COMO Hotels & Resorts property, Parrot Cay, in the Turks and Caicos.  A gifted linguist, Simmonds speaks Zulu, Xhosa, and Afrikaans, in addition to his native language, English. Other career highlights include appointments that range from the remote African bush, where he began his career in hospitality by working as a guide, to New York City’s Upper East Side, where he worked for Private Worldwide Property Portfolio.
 
As Managing Director, Simmonds will oversee all operations for GoldenEye Hotel & Resort – from the completion of the new accommodations, to the resort opening, and beyond.  In time for the November opening, the resort will also be home to two new restaurants – Le Bar Bizot and The Gazebo – as well as an extensive activities program led by Jamaican Olympic tri-athlete, Iona Wynter.  The fun, fitness-focused experiences on offer will include bay rafting, Jet Ski leg and ab workouts, stretch and snorkel classes, triathlon training, moon yoga and more.

Introductory rates start at $536 per night, include full breakfast and are valid until April 30 based on availability.
 
For more information please visit www.GoldenEye.com
For reservations please call 1-(800)-OUTPOST
 
About Island Outpost
Island Outpost is Chris Blackwell’s collection of award-winning hotels and villas in Jamaica. Besides Ian Fleming’s retreat, GoldenEye, additional properties include, Strawberry Hill; The Caves; Jakes and Geejam resorts. Each Island Outpost property has its own singular sense of style – with stunning natural settings and locally-inspired architecture and design – and provides distinct, personalized and authentic local experiences. Guests are treated to only the highest levels of service and a host of beauty and fitness amenities and experiential activities. With sustainable and responsible practices at their core, Island Outpost properties operate in support and harmony with the surrounding environment and the communities in which they are located.
 
For more information about Island Outpost, visit www.IslandOutpost.com or call 1(800) - OUTPOST.
 
Contact:

Lauren Wintemberg
Alice Marshall Public Relations
126 Fifth Avenue, Suite 801
New York, NY 10011
212 861 4031
www.alicemarshall.com

 


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