Vote for Round Hill in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2015

Round Hill in Travel + Leisure's 2015 World's Best AwardsWe are honored to once again be selected as a finalist in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2015. Please take a moment and share your love for Round Hill by completing the T+L survey where you’ll be entered to win one of the following:

  • Grand Prize: $10,000 dream trip of your choice
  • Two First Prizes: A $5,000 dream trip
  • One Second Prize: A $2,500 dream trip
  • Two Third Prizes: $1,000 cash
  • A $1,000 Trunk Club Gift Card
  • A Mephisto Gift Certificate
  • A Flight 001 Ultimate Carry-On
  • A Jawbone Big Jambox and Mini Jambox

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY

Thank you and good luck!

2015 Sugar Cane Valentines Ball to Celebrate Hollywood Glitz & Glamour

It is that time again when Hanover Charities host their very special event, the Sugar Cane Ball, this year being celebrated on Valentines Day Saturday, February 14 – at the iconic Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Round Hill Sugar Cane Ball 2015

A fixture on the international and local social scene, which sees the good and the great gathering from all over the World – the 2015 Sugar Cane Ball, now in its 58th outing, will celebrate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

Last year, Hanover Charities broke its own records and raised over US$230,000 in the single night, so the pressure is on!

Ralph and Ricky Lauren at Round Hill

Ralph and Ricky Lauren at Round Hill’s 2014 Sugar Cane Ball

 

Says Chair of Hanover Charities and this year’s Co-Chair for the Sugar Cane Ball Katrin Casserly “The majority of our funds are raised from the Silent Auction items for the Ball, which are always unique and one-off, gathered by the very generous homeowners of Round Hill and Tryall. Last year they outdid themselves and promise to do so again for Valentines!”

Co-Chair of Hanover Charities and also this year’s Sugar Cane Ball, Jennifer Flanagan of Tryall adds“ We were beyond thrilled with the generosity of the party goers last year. Our dedicated committee members and their neighbours at Round Hill and Tryall want to see our many projects continue & grow so we are really looking forward to seeing what they have for us this year”.

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HRH Prince Michael of Kent and Nazee Klotz at last year’s ball

One of the premier partys’ during the busy winter social calendar – the Sugar Cane Ball, which specifically raises money for Hanover Charities, has become synonymous with chic – and this year will be no exception celebrating Hollywood with international and local guests partying for a good cause.

With the Sugar Cane Ball’s Silent Auction long being a highlight of the evening like last year’s Dinner At Downton Abbey, this year’s items are already on par such as lunch at Blenheim Palace with Lord Charles Spencer Churchill – the Churchill family having a long association with Jamaica.

There will also be a very exciting live auction, which last year raised nearly $20,000 in half an hour.

The Sugar Cane Ball Raffle tickets are also highly anticipated – especially as patrons don’t have to attend to have a ticket – and with a US$5000 spending spree at Ralph Lauren, who wouldn’t want to try their luck!

All proceeds from this special night, including a week-long Gallery of West Indian Art Exhibition, go directly to fund the many projects of Hanover Charities – in the past 10 years alone, nearly US$3,000,000 has been donated from this single evening event.

Where to the funds go? — Education is a key focus for Hanover Charities and there are several education-based schemes supported by the Ball’s funds, including from 2014, 72 scholarships that have been awarded in the fields of medicine, law, education, social work and communications.

There is a soup kitchen feeding over 700 people a week, and an annual health fair as well as many other permanent projects.

For reservations for this year’s Hollywood Glamour Valentines Sugar Cane Ball, and Raffle Tickets please contact scbreservation@hanovercharities.com

For further information on Hanover Charities its projects and events and to make a donation go to www.hanovercharities.com to view the entire invite click here.

Book browse Round Hill’s current packages and offers, click here.

Announcing Round Hill’s New Fitness Centre & Yoga Pavilion

Staying fit in paradise has never been easier or more delightful with the addition of Round Hill’s brand new fitness centre & yoga pavilion – consisting of a state-of-the-art fitness centre equipped with the latest fitness technology, as well as an outdoor yoga pavilion that takes utmost advantage of the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy a few photos of the new Montego Bay fitness centre:

Round Hill: New Fitness Centre in Montego Bay

View of Round Hill Bay from Fitness Centre

Round Hill Montego Bay Fitness Centre View

Perfect for hosting Jamaica yoga retreats, the new yoga pavilion offers the opportunity to practice outside in the tropical weather while staying shielded from the sun. Breathe in the salty air and breathe out every worry on your mind as you settle into an alfresco practice.

Jamaica Yoga Retreat in Round Hill Yoga Pavilion

Round Hill Yoga Pavilion for Jamaica Yoga Retreats

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Yoga Class in Round Hill's New Yoga Pavilion

 

Round Hill in the Kitchen: Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil-Ginger Dressing

As the snow is falling and winter is well underway, we’re celebrating the season with warm, white sand, ice-cold drinks and refreshing dishes. One of chef’s most raved about salads is the Watermelon Feta salad, and he’s been kind enough to share the recipe with us. Utilizing ingredients from Round Hill’s Organic Garden, this salad is a beautiful combination of sweet and salty, light and rich.

Bring the tropics to you this winter with this cool, refreshing salad and you’ll instantly be transported to a land of sunshine, warm water and tropical breezes.

Watermelon Feta Salad - Round Hill Restaurant Recipe

 

Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil-Mint Dressing

Salad:

Watermelon – Red & Yellow, Cut Into Cubes
Maldon/Sea Salt
Olive Oil to taste
Basil Seeds
Fresh Mint
Micro Greens
Basil-Ginger Dressing

Basil-Ginger Dressing:

12 oz Ginger Syrup (to make from scratch, combine simple syrup and ginger to taste. heat and stir until ginger is incorporated)
2 oz Fresh Basil
1 oz Parsley

Place the basil seeds in basil water (a combination of basil & water that has been blended and strained) 1 hour before use – this will cause the seeds to swell and take on basil flavour. To prepare the salad, cut yellow and red watermelon into cubes and toss lightly with olive oil and sea salt. Place watermelon onto plate and top with crumbled feta cheese and basil seeds. To make the basil-ginger dressing, blend all ingredients together, pour over salad and garnish with fresh mint and micro greens.

Bon Appétit!

Jamaica Restaurant Week 2014

The 10th Annual Jamaica Restaurant Week 2014 is fast approaching, and there are several wonderful restaurants that are participating this year. Held the week of November 14-22, 2014, this celebration of the culinary arts proves a long-standing tradition in Jamaica, giving locals the opportunity to get out and experience the offerings of many fine establishments. Five categories of restaurants are featured – Epicurean, Delectable, Savory, Tasty and Nyam & Scram – based on the pricing and offerings of each one.

Featured in the Epicurean category, The Restaurant at Round Hill is pleased to offer a special custom-crafted 3-course restaurant week menu that will be sure to whet your palate! Choose from a lovely selection of hand-picked dishes that showcase the culinary artistry and range of flavors that our chefs are known for.

Make an evening of it and stay the night with us. Browse our current packages and special offers here.

View our Jamaica Restaurant Week 2014 menu for the Restaurant at Round Hill:

Jamaica Restaurant Week 2014 Menu

Follow Blogger Sazan Barzani as she explores Round Hill & Montego Bay

Fashion and beauty blogger Sazan Barzani recently visited us at Round Hill and videoblogged her way around Montego Bay. Catch a fun peek into life at Round Hill and some of the great activities in Montego Bay! From our Monday Night Jamaican Beach BBQ to Ziplining and Shopping, pampering at the Round Hill Spa to live music and dinner, Sazan took advantage of all the wonderful things about Montego Bay and Round Hill. Check out the video below:

Jamaica Cuisine Week 2014 at Hotel Okura, Tokyo

Jamaica Cuisine Week 2014 in Tokyo, JapanThe Terrace Restaurant at Hotel Okura, Tokyo recently hosted Jamaica Cuisine Week on September 8-15, 2014 – showcasing custom crafted fine Jamaican cuisine – which by all reports was a monumental success.

Picture attractively designed lunch and dinner menus, a display area populated with may items signifying Jamaican culture and history, and continuous reggae music while you dine on authentic Jamaican cuisine in a foreign land.

Round Hill’s very own Chef Martin Maginley crafted the authentic Jamaican menu with local Jamaican staples such as Red Pea Soup, Cod Fish Fritter and Bread Pudding. The dishes were faithfully and impressively replicated locally by the Chef at the Terrace restaurant much to the delight of both local Jamaican and Japanese patrons.

Jamaica Cuisine Week 2014 MenuTo learn more about the delectable offerings at Round Hill, visit the Grille at Round Hill. Browse Round Hill’s Montego Bay Packages and plan your stay today.

Jamaica Cuisine Week 2014 at Hotel Okura in Tokyo

 

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A Fall Escape to Montego Bay

 

RH_FallPkg2Make the escape from cooler temperatures and the back to school grind to golden sand beaches and warm Caribbean waters with our Fall Escape package. Stay 4 or more nights and receive a $100 Resort Credit to use any way you like. This offer is available on all of our luxury accommodations - choose from Oceanfront Hotel Rooms, Luxury Villas and Villa Suites.

Blustery winds turn into cool Caribbean breezes, hot chocolate turns into rum punch, and that 5 0’clock deadline? Non-existent. Give yourself a break this fall and take advantage or the Fall Escape to Montego Bay package at Round Hill Hotel & Villas.

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Round Hill Nominated in Smith Hotel Awards 2014

Smith Hotel Awards 2014
Round Hill is honored to be nominated amongst 19 boutique luxury hotels in the category of “Best for Families” in this year’s Smith Hotel Awards 2014. In order to make the nominee list, a property must roll out the red carpet for even the tiniest of guests – something that Round Hill truly embraces. From our exclusive Pineapple & 7 Up Kids Clubs to a plethora of water sports to special activities just for our little ones, Round Hill takes pride in creating a luxury experience for our guests of all ages.

b7988deWe would love if our loyal guests could vote for us and help us to win the award of Best Smith Hotel for Families this year. Voting is open now – September 30th, 2014, and you can vote using the link below.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you around property soon.

Cheers!

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The Adventures of Fashion Blogger Adam Gallagher at Round Hill

Prominent fashion blogger, Adam Gallagher, recently stayed with us and chronicled his adventures on and off property in his blog, I AM GALLA. Adam recently made news headlines on Out.com when he was cited as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Gay Fashion Bloggers.

We’re sharing a little sample of some of the great memories captured during his stay – enjoy! Read more here: I AM GALLA

 

Adam Gallagher Sunset at Round Hill

Breakfast at Round Hill

Adam Gallagher at Round Hill

Adam Gallagher on Round Hill Dock

Pool Sunset at Round Hill

Photo Credit: Adam Gallagher, I AM GALLA