Jamaica’s First LEED Hotel


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.

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