Salamander Hotels to Manage Half Moon in Montego Bay
The board of directors of Half Moon, one of the Caribbean’s most iconic resort destinations in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has selected Salamander Hotels & Resorts to manage the award-winning 400-acre property.
Specializing in independent luxury, Salamander owns and manages the Forbes Five-Star Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia; and Innisbrook Resort in Tampa, Florida.
Half Moon opened in 1954 and is the chosen retreat for royalty, presidents and celebrities.
It expanded with the purchase of the neighboring Colony Hotel in 1979 and then with the construction of five-to-seven-bedroom villas, which were rebranded in 2018 as Rose Hall Villas By Half Moon.
Half Moon offers guests unique and award-winning experiences including but not limited to a spa and wellness sanctuary, the Fern Tree Spa at Half Moon; an 18-hole championship golf course; equestrian centre; 11 flood-lit tennis courts; and the Sugar Mill, awarded as Jamaica’s best restaurant.
The property is considered the Caribbean’s Leading Conference Hotel by voters at the World Travel Awards.
Salamander, founded by noted entrepreneur Sheila Johnson, will work closely with Half Moon’s owners and its team to build on the resort’s legacy of excellence.
The company also operates the new Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina; The Henderson, a grand beach resort in Destin, Florida; and the recently renovated Hammock Beach Resort, near St. Augustine, Florida.
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