Marriott And Sandals Team Up On New Resort

by Jessica Montevago
Marriott And Sandals Team Up On New Resort

Rendering of the AC Kingston. Photo: SRI


Hospitality heavyweights Sandals Resorts International and Marriott International will team to bring boutique lifestyle brand AC Hotels by Marriott to the Caribbean.

Sandals announced Monday the partnership will begin with the 220-room AC Kingston, slated to open winter 2019. Construction on the $50 million project will get underway this month. The property will offer a 10,000-square-foot conference center and full-service restaurant.

“Kingston is quickly becoming a starting point for visitors who want to discover Jamaica beyond its beaches, from its rich musical tradition that begins here to the wonders of the Blue Mountains – a UNESCO world heritage site,” said Sandals Resorts CEO and deputy chairman Adam Stewart.

The AC Kingston will be a part of a larger development located in the prestigious Jamaica House neighborhood. It will also be home to a state of the art BMW showroom, beauty and wellness salon and a promenade of indoor and outdoor retail, dining and event space. 

Known for its European design and Spanish heritage, AC Hotels has a portfolio of 90 design-led hotels Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Turkey, France, Latin America and the United States.

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