Lopesan hotel group eyes 1000-room resort in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica –A major international hotel group, Lopesan, with over 17,000 hotel rooms across Europe, Asia and the Caribbean will seek to develop a 1,000-room luxury resort on the island.
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett expressed appreciation for the group’s strong investment push and noted that development would generate over 2,500 direct and indirect jobs and positively impact scores of farmers, manufacturers, small businesses, and other stakeholders.
The news comes as the tourism sector prepares for the official opening of the recent US$30 million renovated Royalton White Sands resort in Trelawny next month.
The sector is also preparing for the openings of two major resorts before summer next year – the first phase is 1,000 rooms for the new Princess Resort in Hanover, and the 753-room new RIU Palace Aquarelle resort in Trelawny.