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In a glitzy gala at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James last night, hotelier Christopher Issa and Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett sparkled the brightest.
Issa was named the RJRGLEANER Communications Group’s Hospitality Personality of the Year, while Bartlett copped the 2019 Pioneer Award.
It was the fifth staging of the awards show, featuring the who’s who of the local tourism and hospitality industry, and prominent civic and business leaders.
“I relish the opportunity to highlight and showcase the triumphs of the players, including the individuals, hotels, attractions, entertainment events, resort towns, tour operators and purveyors that have made an exemplary contribution to the development and success of the sector,” said Hospitality Jamaica coordinator Janet Silvera.
Full list of 2019 awardees below:
Best All-Inclusive over 300 rooms – Sandals South Coast
Best All-Inclusive under 300 rooms – Royalton Blue Waters
Best EP Hotel – Half Moon
Best Business Hotel – Courtleigh Hotel and Suites
Best Small Hotel – Sandy Haven
Best Boutique Hotel – Round Hill Hotel and Villas
Best Eco/Sustainable Hotel – Jamaica Inn
Best Hotel Launch of the Year 2019 – S Hotel
Best Attraction – Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park
Best Cultural Experience/Tour – Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience
Best Tour Operator – Go! Jamaica Travel
Best Kept Secret – The Blue House Bed and Breakfast
Best Resort Town – Ocho Rios
Best Cuisine – Couples Swept Away
Best in Nightlife – Hedonism II
Best Event of the Year – Reggae Sumfest
Purveyor of the Year – Caribbean Producers Jamaica
Special Award for Investment in Tourism – RIU Ocho Rios
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