JIS News

Phase 1 of the new 5-star resort facility, Iberostar Rose Hall Beach hotel was officially opened this afternoon by Prime Minister Hon. Bruce Golding. The second phase of the US225-millon investment is expected to be completed by May of next year and the third phase by November of 2008. When completed, this will add just under 1,000 more hotel rooms to Jamaica’s tourism capital , Montego Bay.
Addressing the official opening ceremony on (Dec 1) , Prime Minister Bruce Golding noted that Iberostar is one of several Spanish Hotel empires which has chosen to make substantial investments in Jamaica. He said that when aggregated, the projects already completed, under construction or in an advanced planning stage, total 8,351 rooms representing a total investment of over US$1-billion dollars.
In congratulating Iberostar, Mr Golding said his government was delighted that this company had chosen to make Jamaica on of its investment locations. He also paid tribute to former Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson, who he said pioneered this new investment thrust and to Spanish Ambassador Jesus Silva, who according to Mr Golding, has been tireless in his efforts to promote Spanish Investments in Jamaica.
Iberostar is one of the leading tourism enterprises in the world. It operates 42 offices worldwide and almost 100 hotel properties with over 60,000 beds in 13-countries. The company operates hotels in countries such as Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Brazil, Mexico, Dominica Republic, Cuba and has now added Jamaica to its already impressive listing.