Hilton announced its debut in the Caribbean today when it unveiled the signing of the ROK Hotel, Kingston Jamaica to the company’s Tapestry Collection.
Discussing the 168-room property Juan Corvinos, vice president of development in the Caribbean and Latin America for Hilton, said: “Strategically focused on our expansion across the Caribbean and Latin America, we value the opportunity presented with Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
“With Tapestry Collection, we open the door to owners with unique, upscale hotels, who seek to maintain their property’s distinctive character, but also seek the benefits of the Hilton engine and our award-winning Hilton Honors program.”
The new hotel comes as part of a redevelopment project to stimulate the Kingston Waterfront. Trading orginially as Oceana Hotel the 12-story building first opened in 1977.
“An authentically local experience”
“As Hilton continues to expand its presence throughout the Caribbean, we are excited to have the opportunity to support their growth and debut the Tapestry Collection brand in the region,” said Stephen Facey, chairman and chief executive officer of owners, PanJam Investment Ltd.
“We recognize the value in collaborating with a well-respected global hospitality company such as Hilton, particularly as we work together to introduce travellers to authentic Kingston experiences while offering them the brand’s upscale accommodations.”
“Following a year of impressive growth since the brand’s launch, including the signing of our first two properties in Peru, we are energized by our expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Jenna Hackett, global head, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
“With its deep roots in the community, the ROK Hotel, Kingston will offer guests an authentically local experience coupled with the warm and welcoming hospitality of Jamaica.”