The sun is coming through the window. A light breeze that awakens our senses and different aromas that invite us to explore. The heart of Jamaica beats, vibrates and it is precisely the new S Hotel Jamaica, which allows you to discover this unique experience.
The elegant S Hotel Jamaica is located in Montego Bay, one of only two cities officially incorporated into Jamaica. With a vibrant culture of tourism accentuated by duty-free shopping, an abundance of beaches with clear blue skies, an exciting nightlife, and a melting pot of cultures, the possibilities offered by the S Hotel Jamaica are limitless.
Because its inspiration is as cosmopolitan as it sounds, but the feel is remarkably Jamaican, as the soul and idiosyncrasy of the country come together to create this new multi-experience hotel. Chris Issa, Jamaican businessman in charge of this project and owner of the newly formed Crissa hotels, including the iconic Kingston Spanish Court Hotel, comments: “We are creating a new type of hotel in Montego Bay, one that infuses Jamaican culture. modern balanced with the sophistication of an urban hotel and the laid-back style of a beach resort, appealing to international and local travelers a like”.
The S Hotel Jamaica thus presents 120 rooms and a host of services such as buzzers, a lively pool scene, the Sky Deck with glass-enclosed pool, an international restaurant, a cafe, spa, gym and rooms with an elevated design aesthetic, among others. All of them are carefully combined to create a modern and effervescent sense of place, revitalizing MoBay’s Irie Hip Strip with new shops, restaurants, entertainment and more.
Regarding its design, the one in charge of creating a unique setting was nothing more and nothing less than the award-winning Miami-based, full-service luxury design company, Antrobus Ramirez, which led the hotel’s interior design with the designer born in Jamaica Alison Antrobus and design partner Ruby Ramirez.
The S Hotel Jamaica thus exhibits all its majesty and elegance from its entrance: an imposing 25-foot interior lobby walled with coral stone greets guests with a central boardwalk made of Jatoba loca wood. This physically and visually connects the many aquatic elements of the hotel, from the impressive water inlet that leads to the central pool, setting the stage for large processions of hotel activity. The pool is framed by lounge-worthy swim cabanas and lines of white sand around the area, dotted with beach chairs and an elegant wood deck that completes the resort-style vibe.
It is that each element has been thought to dazzle its visitors and make them live a true Jamaican experience. In this way, the historical and cultural design elements of Jamaica are at the forefront interwoven with modern interpretations. Artisan weaving techniques are used in unexpected applications, such as the 20-foot screens made with rattan cane panels and Cut Stone, typically used in traditional Jamaican buildings, which serve as inspiration and adorn the lobby walls. Dotted throughout the property, guests find the works of local lumber artist, Tamara Harding, whose pieces feature recycled wood from trees that were removed from the property during construction. Local artists contributed original pieces such as hand-painted murals by Fiona Godfrey, prints by famed Jamaican artist Michael Thompson, and local woodworking artist Tamara Harding can be found throughout the hotel. In the rooms, elegant interiors with a dominant monochromatic theme give way to the gorgeous blue Caribbean Sea or lively city views, while oversized wicker-wrapped bathtubs stand out in the Spa Suites. The one or two bedroom Sky Suite features a living room with 20-foot ceilings and towering windows offering panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.
On the other hand, the food and beverage offering is fresh, local, sustainable and, most importantly, Jamaican. The Lobby Bar is a central intimate gathering place serving a personalized selection of wines, Champagnes and a full range of local specialty elixirs, while Rock Steady, the main restaurant, is open daily for lunch and dinner. with Jamaican and international artisan cuisine. The menu features regional ingredients and produce in a wide variety of innovative, locally inspired dishes, served in an elegant setting. Additionally, The Marketplace is the hotel’s most casual restaurant serving breakfast with a fresh local buffet and a la carte options highlighting Caribbean and international specialties with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the main pool.
However, the pinnacle of the property is the Sky Deck, which boasts an enviable rooftop location with a glass-enclosed pool surrounded by cabanas and loungers; This is the ideal place for sunset to enjoy modern cocktails and an original and exquisite tapas menu. Also notable is the Pool Bar & Grill, which uses world-class spirits and organic herbs to design creative and classic artisan cocktails, while an all-day menu offers tasty healthy snacks, made-to-order sandwiches, pizzas, specialties grilled, salads, and fresh juices.
In addition, the Irie Baths and Spa embraces Jamaican heritage and a holistic approach to well-being with underground pools with different temperatures reminiscent of ancient baths, offering kinetic energy therapy. Four treatment rooms (two double rooms and two singles) offer a variety of services. The spa features Sothys, an international beauty brand, cold-pressed 100% pure Jamaican coconut oil from local producer Sharon Feanny and massage and essential oils from Starfish Oils, a local Jamaican brand in its treatments including facials, massages and body scrubs. The spacious salon offers hair, manicure and pedicure services, and waxing services.
The S Hotel also offers flexible meeting and event spaces and services that provide a unique combination of intimate settings for board meetings, corporate training, unforgettable weddings and other special events. Concierge services offer distinctive tours, excursions, and a resort boutique offers sundries and essentials.
Regarding its location, it is centrally located on Montego Bay’s irie Hip Strip, recently renamed Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, just five minutes from Sangster International Airport, within walking distance of nightlife, restaurants and shops. This privileged location allows its visitors to experience different emotions from the heart of the city of Montego Bay.
S Hotel is not only a place to be seen, it is an opportunity to enter the constellation and shine with an international atmosphere reminiscent of South Beach accented with an irie vibe. Because this elegant, locally inspired hotel combines the welcome, vibrancy and beauty of eclectic Jamaican culture, providing you with an authentic Caribbean experience for a lifetime that will remain not only in your mind but also in your sensations.