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Soul In The Sun 2014

An exciting new music event will grace Montego Bay this fall - Soul In The Sun Music Festival - Friday, October 10 - Sunday, October 12, featuring the best in R&B Soul Music from the 80s and 90s. Headliners feature prominent groups including Dru Hill, Keith Sweat, Jeffrey Osborne and Regina Belle, amongst many others including local Jamaica R&B acts as well. Being driven with a passion for R & B Soul Music from the 80s and 90s, this festival brings a natural synergy between soul music & Jamaica’s culture & climate. With over 25 years of experience in the Entertainment Industry, including but not limited to, Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, Reggae Sumfest & Caribbean Music Festival (Toronto), entrepreneur Junior Taylor and his company, Complete Entertainment Services, will oversee the execution of the Festival. This year's event will be the first for this annual event, set to be held every year over the United States’ Columbus Day & Canada’s Thanksgiving... > Read full post.


Round Hill's Wine Program Wins Wine Spectator 2014 Award of Excellence

Round Hill is pleased to announce the receipt of Wine Spectator’s 2014 Award of Excellence for our wine program. This recognition honors the extensive work that our Food & Beverage department has accomplished to achieve a robust wine program that highlights diversity in brand, region and varietal, while selecting wines that pair seamlessly with our fresh Caribbean cuisine and align with our mission to use organic and sustainable ingredients. We sat down with Food & Beverage Director Hillary Stewart to dive a little deeper into what makes the wine program here at Round Hill so unique. Hillary Stewart - Director of Food & Beverage at Round Hill “Because our dining is primarily outdoors and we have such tropical temperatures year round, and in keeping with our ‘light, clean, contemporary, Caribbean cuisine’, we choose wines that are mostly light- to medium-bodied,” she states, “and the whites are generally crisp and refreshing with floral, citrus and fruit notes.”... > Read full post.


Yoga Retreat with Natasha Currah: January 21-26, 2015

Experience the true profoundness of yoga - from meditation to asana - through a 4-day Intensive Yoga Retreat led by seasoned yoga teacher Natasha Currah. Round Hill offers the ideal backdrop to allow you to completely immerse yourself in your yoga practice, truly unwind and take time to nurture yourself.  Experienced practitioners can explore and enhance their practice, while newer students can deepen their understanding of yoga asana (poses) in a supportive and nurturing environment.In this 4-day Intensive we will move deeper into the heart of our practice. Our mornings will begin with an optional group meditation followed by a mindful moving flow with a theme connected to the afternoon workshop style class. In the afternoons, we will expand our knowledge of standing poses, back bends, forward bends, twists and inversions. As we work to clarify the actions in each asana group we will learn to adapt them to our individual needs and conditions. Thursday to Sunday: 7:00am Optional group... > Read full post.


Celebrating the New Montego Bay Cultural Centre

The up and coming Montego Bay Cultural Centre is near and dear to Round Hill's heart, as our very own Josef Forstmayr (who chairs the 14-member Montego Bay Arts Council) has been a driving force behind this $62 million rehabilitation of the 12-year old Montego Bay Civic Centre. "There will be a gift shop, a bistro which will display the best of Jamaican food; there will be an artisan village where we will have artisans in residence that will do productive work there; there will be poetry reading, music, dance.....," an elated Forstmyar told the Jamaica Observer West. Parts of the new centre will serve as a branch of the National Museum as well as the National Gallery, and other improvements include the installation of elevators, generators, water pumps, security cameras, and major repairs to sanitary conveniences. The original Civic Centre was built on the ruins of the old court house that was destroyed by a fire over 40 years ago, and became the centerpiece of Sam Sharpe Square. Costing... > Read full post.


Supporting The 2014 World Cup From Jamaica

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Here in Jamaica, we're big fans of the World Cup. Although our own Reggae Boyz did not make the cut this time around, did you know that we are avid supporters of Brazil, Argentina and Ghana? Our guests have been enjoying the World Cup games on our big screen in the Pineapple Room - cheering on their teams and kicking back with a nice cold one. Speaking of a nice cold beverage - here are a few of Round Hill's Specialty Drinks. Our seasoned bartenders will whip up these or any of your favourite cocktails for watching your team's match.  Or, make your own concoctions from the comfort of your home and enjoy a little taste of Jamaica during the game! Is your mouth watering yet?   Keep up with the World Cup happenings with the Jamaica Observer which publishes results often, or simply Google "world cup matches" for a listing of all upcoming games. Upcoming Match Schedule: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Argentina v. Switzerland - 12pm EST Belgium v. United States - 4pm EST Friday, July 4, 2014... > Read full post.


Vote For Round Hill in Conde Nast Traveler: Readers Choice Awards 2014

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It's that time of year again - the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards are underway! We would be honored for our guests to take the survey and share your experience here at Round Hill. Take the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2014 Now Thank you, The Round Hill team  Read More →


Round Hill In The News - May 2014

This month, Round Hill enjoyed features in Travel Weekly, Gotham, NYC Pretty and Destination Weddings. Click the cover of the article to read more. Here are a few highlights:  "Put simply, as more hotels are becoming high tech, Round Hill seems content to stay high touch" "Book one of the 27 villas (most with a private pool) that are anything but fussy, thanks to old-school bamboo furnishings and tropical outdoor showers." "The staff at the Round Hill Resort were so welcoming and went above and beyond to make my stay a memorable one." "Hosting just one event per weekend, the hotel gives your wedding VIP status. Swap vows on the beach, in the Georgian Room or on the Hanover Terrace."  Read More →


Calabash Literary Festival

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The Calabash International Literary Festival returns this year with an impressive roster of accomplished authors. The three-day festival held in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, boasts readings and music with other forms of storytelling folded in the mix. Founded in 2001 by novelist Colin Channer with the support of two friends - poet Kwame Dawes and the producer Justine Henzell - Calabash is earthy, inspirational, daring and diverse. True to their original mission, the festival's aim is simple—to create a world-class literary festival with roots in Jamaica and branches reaching out into the wider world. After 10 successive years Calabash is now staged on a biennial basis on even years. All festival events are free and open to the public. Passion is the only price of entry. Voluntary contributions are welcomed. Round Hill is organizing a trip for guests who would like to attend the Calabash Literary Festival on Saturday May 31, 2014. The bus departs Round Hill at 8:00am and returns at 8:00pm.... > Read full post.


Lazy Summer Days at Round Hill

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The lazy days of summer are upon us, and Round Hill has compiled a few must-dos for your Jamaican summer vacation. So sit back, enjoy a rum punch, breathe the salty air and exhale all your worries away. Delight in Round Hill's Fine Seaside Jamaican Accommodations Summer All-Inclusive Package Let us take care of the details this summer. Stay a minimum of 3 nights and take advantage of our summer all inclusive package which includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverage by the glass. Book This Package     Pamper Yourself at The Spa at Round Hill Pineapple Body Buff Excite your senses as you experience the tropics in this signature body treatment: a tropical pineapple and exotic frangipani exfoliation ritual to invigorate and bring vitality to the face and body. After light body brushing, warm oil is dripped sparingly over the body and fruit enzymes of freshly crushed pineapple pulp cleanse and gently exfoliate the skin. A final application of exotic island flower... > Read full post.


Round Hill Feature: Meet The Pastry Chef

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Round Hill is delighted to welcome our new pastry chef, Lincoln Peterkin. The pastry chef at Round Hill is quite an important position, as the hotel features freshly baked pastries from early morning breakfast to afternoon tea to evening delights. And not just any pastries, we might add. Round Hill is renowned by guests for specialties such as Rum Balls, Tarts and buttery Scones. To welcome him aboard, we asked Chef Lincoln a few personal questions that we'd like to share with you: 1. How did you become a Pastry Chef? Originally I wanted to join the army, but that dream was quickly discouraged by my mother who was strongly against the idea. I tried my hand at being a waiter for a number of years but did not find fulfilment so I decided to pursue a career. My love for baking made it an obvious choice. To develop my skill I worked for 6 months some days from 6 am to 11pm without pay just so that I could learn the craft. I have not looked back since. 2. What is your favourite thing to bake? I... > Read full post.



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