SPECIAL OCCASION: A who's who of government officials and distinguished Jamaicans were in attendance.
THOSE in the know say smart and savvy businessman Christopher Issa initially wanted to rebrand the hotel as Spanish Court Montego Bay but later opted for the more “concise and discrete” and singular name ‘S’.
We love it. The swanky west-coast property, following a renovation process, got a star-studded reopening on January 27, with a guest list topped by Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who made the official pronouncement.
Mayor Montego Bay, Homer Davis; Tourism minister Edmund Bartlett, Lisa Hanna, former prime minister Portia Simpson-Miller and National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang were also in attendance.
The 120-room waterfront hotel did business under the Breezes umbrella before closing its doors in 2009 and being sold in 2011. It has now re-entered the market, welcoming locals and foreigners alike, perched beachside on Montego Bay’s famed ‘Hip Strip’ on Gloucester Avenue.