Located in the heart of Jamaica’s capital city, the hotel harnesses the spirit of the island nation at its finest. The soul of Jamaica – its colors, textures, and rhythms – is evident in every aspect of the design. The 148,000-square-foot property takes its architectural inspiration from the surrounding Blue Mountains. The distinctive balconies protruding from the façade are reminiscent of the puffy clouds that bisect the range on sunny Jamaican afternoons. Stepping onto the property feels like a resort oasis amongst Kingston’s urban hustle-and-bustle; a purposeful tactic to create a truly immersive guest experience. The property also includes a custom outdoor stage for live music and community events, along with a pool and pool deck.
Inside the seven-story hotel includes 220 guestrooms and suites, a branded lounge, kitchen, and library, ballroom and meeting space, and media salons. The layering of light wood walls, warm neutral floors, and textural stone tile imparts a tranquil atmosphere elevated by signature artwork and accessories. The gallery-inspired aesthetic was thoughtfully curated with a distinctive collection of Jamaican art and furnishings, with the goal of providing guests a deeper connection to the heart of Jamaica – its people, heritage, and culture. Baskervill provided site masterplanning, architecture, and interior design for this project.