McNeil says work on Hyatt Ziva hotel going well
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill says he is anxiously awaiting completion of renovation work on the Hyatt Ziva Hotel, in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, which is the former Ritz Carlton Rose Hall.
That resort, which closed its doors as the Ritz Carlton in December last year, is scheduled for opening in November of this year.
“I went on tour of the resort recently and observed that it will be a fabulous product. The investment that they are putting in is massive…it is like they are building a new hotel. I think it is between 150 and 200 new rooms that they are adding, they have built new swimming pools, maybe five new restaurants…it’s a massive investment,” he said.
Dr McNeill asserted that the investments by Hyatt Ziva, Marriott’s and other companies are proof that Jamaica is still able to attract top brands.
“Right now Jamaica is among the most exciting destinations in terms of new products….not just in the Caribbean, but in this hemisphere. We are doing remarkably well in that regard and the fact is that every day a new person is enquiring, and one of the things we have to do is to pave the way for these potential investors to make it easier for them to invest in our country,” he said.