By the Caribbean Journal staff
Jamaica’s hotel development boom is set to continue with plans for 3,000 new rooms in the parish of St Ann.
The government of Jamaica said it had finalized the sale of land in the area of Salem, St Ann, paving the way for hotel developers from Karisma to begin construction plans on a major new 3,000-room, multi-phase hotel project.
Regional travel giant Karisma Hotels and Resorts will be building the project in several phases, beginning with 700 later this year, according to Jamaica tourism officials.
The Karisma project was officially announced at the recent JAPEX Jamaica tourism exchange event in Montego Bay, the island’s largest tourism sector conference.
The long-awaited project could see the development of as many as 5,000 new hotel rooms for its proposed “Sugarcane Project.”
The project could mean as much as $1 billion in new hotel investment in Jamaica.