Above: Kingston (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The under-construction Courtyard By Marriott in Jamaica will be the country’s first-ever LEED-certified hotel.
The Kingston hotel will also be the first-ever LEED certified building in Jamaica.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building programme implemented by the US Green Building Council.
The property, which broke ground last year, will include a total of 130 rooms.
The project is coming at a cost of around $22 million, according to government figures, with a completion slated for next year.
“This innovative project clearly reflects the confidence of its investors that Jamaica is a good place to conduct business,” IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno said following his recent visit to Jamaica.