The capital city is considered to be the centre of big business in Jamaica. Corporate hotels abound, catering to the main business districts of both New Kingston as well as Downtown Kingston. There are a few hotels that have been staples for the executive traveling to the island, but every year brings more state of the art hotels to the first city, both for the corporate traveller as well as the growing numbers of tourists who want to explore the rich culture of Jamaica. Here are just a few.
Over the past 4 decades, the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel has earned the enviable reputation for superb hospitality and accommodation. It offers spa services, restaurants and bars, 24 hour room and bell service, fitness centre and an Olympic sized swimming pool, as well as on call medical services and spa. “Home” to royalty, dignitaries, and celebrities, the hotel is also a constant buzz of activity for local clientele. This “extended family” regards the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel as their first choice for major events, product launches and exhibitions, conferences and meetings, weddings and anniversary celebrations.
Spanish Court Hotel
Spanish Court Hotel is located in New Kingston, 400 m from the Port Royal historical district. It offers a spa, fitness centre and a roof terrace with an infinity pool and great views. The hotel’s air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi, VOIP Phone, an iPod docking station and a 48” plasma TV with satellite channels. Each one comes with a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Rojo Restaurant serves international food, while local delicacies can be tried at The Gallery Café. There is also a poolside bar on the roof terrace. You can drive to Devon House and the Bob Marley Museum within 5 minutes from the Spanish Court while a round of golf at the Constant Spring Golf Club is mere 8 minute drive away.
Courtleigh Hotel & Suites
This hotel in the heart of Kingston, Jamaica features an on-site restaurant, outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness centre. Just 5 minutes’ drive from Bob Marley Museum, this centrally located hotel offers contemporary rooms with free Wi-Fi. A flat-screen cable TV, iPod docking station and safety deposit box are provided in the luxurious rooms and the spacious suites include a living room with a sofa bed. Alexander’s Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining and serves local and international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel offers its own nightlife with Mingles Pub & Pool Bar and babysitting services for those with young children. The hotel offers an airport shuttle to the Norman Manley International Airport which is 25 minutes’ drive away.
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Kingston, Jamaica offers state of the art luxurious executive accommodation in Kingston. The hotel has 3 meeting centres, an outdoor pool and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar at the end of the day. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with an ergonomic work station and flat-screen TV with cable.. The front desk services are available 24 hours a day.
Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel
Splendid European opulence meets contemporary sophistication at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel. This hotel offers old world Caribbean charm and hospitality while delivering personalized service and modern amenities for those who are looking for something different. Once a stately 20th century Great House, now one of Jamaica’s luxurious boutique hotels, Terra Nova boasts elegant meals on the terrace and dining with white glove service, an on property nightclub and bar and a state of the art gaming lounge, as well as boutique shopping and other amenities, including private meeting spaces and elegant event settings.
This hotel is located in the city centre, less than 5 minutes’ drive from the Bob Marley Museum. It offers an on-site restaurant, 24 hour business centre, and an outdoor pool to simply enjoy or for a good workout along with an on-site 24 hours fitness centre. Some of the guest rooms offer private balconies and also boast a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and refrigerator. The Melting Pot Restaurant & Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in its bright dining room. Cocktails are available at the full service bar while the shops, restaurants, and night clubs of Knutsford Boulevard are within 5 minutes’ walk with Norman Manley International Airport a short 25 minute drive away.
An outdoor pool, a modern gym, and a pool bar are featured at this tropical Jamaican hotel. The Bob Marley Museum is a 5 minute drive from the hotel. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are available in all rooms at the Altamont Court Hotel. The rooms also offer a balcony, colonial-style décor and the hotel features a modern fitness centre. Guests can dine at the Mango Tree Restaurant, which serves local and international cuisine and is located poolside. Altamont Court is a 5 minute walk away from Emancipation Park and Knutsford Boulevard.
Set in the centre of Kingston and next to Knutsford Express Bus Station, Indies Hotel features an attractive terrace, pond and garden. Its restaurant offers Jamaican and English cuisine. Each room at Indies Hotel has simple décor. There is also cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Air conditioning is available for an additional cost and priced according to occupancy. Guests can choose to dine on the Indies Hotel’s terrace and enjoy cocktails at the bar. The Bob Marley Museum and Jamaica’s National Stadium are within 4 km of the hotel and the Norman Manley Airport is only a 25-minute drive away.
There are also many self-catering apartment options and short term stay properties in the New Kingston area for those who prefer this type of accommodation.