A $27.5 million renovation of Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa is now complete.
The property is one of two Montego Bay hotels owned by Spain’s Palladium Hotel Group. The renovation included the complete refurbishment of the resort’s 537 suites, as well as various common areas such as the lobby, one of its show-cooking restaurants, and one of its iconic bars.
Designed and executed by Urcoisa Interior Design (UID), the revamp refreshes the resort’s English colonial style. UID also sought to integrate elements of nature into the design and interior decoration through colors, textures, and natural materials.
500+ refurbished rooms and two new categories
In the Superior Junior Suite Private Pool Ocean View, the pool is 86 square feet and the terrace is 161 square feet; and the Superior Suite Private Pool Oceanfront View is now the largest in the entire hotel, featuring a 161 square feet pool and terrace fully furnished with a dining room. This room category has a private living room with a balcony, a larger bedroom, and a relaxation area that includes a chaise lounge and a large glass window that overlooks the ocean.
Inside each of the 537 suites, the new furniture stands out as more modern, timeless and elegant. The colonial decor is attuned to the architecture of the rest of the resort. Bathrooms feature a hydromassage bathtub and shower, and all the taps, accessories, and amenities are also new. Some rooms have open bathrooms centered by the bathtub.
Energy efficiency and technology have also played an important role. All rooms have energy-saving systems with sensors for light and air conditioning and the swim-up pools are heated through an efficient system that uses heat pumps.
A new look for Grand Palladium Jamaica’s common spaces
The refurbishment highlights some of the hotel’s most emblematic spaces. Among them is The Infinity Saloon Bar, the meeting point of Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa with 180-degree views of the Caribbean Sea, as well as shows and live music.
Its open-air terrace now has elegant awnings and lounge-style furniture with sofas and large armchairs. In this area, black and white stripes in the furniture fabrics combine perfectly with the tropical touch of the mural in the bar decorated with the image of the national bird – the Hummingbird.
In the lobby, further enhancements of the English colonial style were made to the solid wood and furniture. The reception has been updated with white treillage lattices and mirrors that match the bold black lamps installed in the area.
On the culinary end, the MoBay show-cooking, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, has increased its capacity to accommodate up to a total of 286 diners. Divided into four areas by screens, the space now has two new food stations to offer a greater variety of dishes and products. The design is marked by vegetation, mixed fabrics, and green, black, and light tones.
Located in Montego Bay, on the northwest coast of the country, Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Jamaica has 1,054 rooms of different categories and offers guests direct access to the beach, the opportunity to choose between 11 restaurants and 15 themed bars, various entertainment options for all ages, the Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness center, as well as extensive facilities, including one of the largest pools in the Caribbean.
In line with the firm commitment to the environment, the resort has more than 6,000 photovoltaic panels. It is the largest panel installation in the entire hotel group and one of the largest in Jamaica. In addition, it has a trigeneration project where, by adding Natural Gas to the energy supply, electricity, heat, and cold air are produced, reducing emissions in the consumption of electricity and water. Thanks to these and other measures, the Jamaican resort achieves that more than 20% of its energy is renewable and avoids 300,000 pounds of CO2 emissions per month.