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Round Hill Nominated in 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. We 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!    Read More →

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.

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 →

Round Hill Hotel Hosts Royalty & Celebrities at Premier Social Event in aid of Hanover Charities

Ralph Lauren, Ricky Lauren and HRH Prince Michael of Kent

Ralph Lauren, Ricky Lauren and HRH Prince Michael of Kent The iconic Round Hill Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica once again hosted a very special event on Saturday, February 15 – the 57th Annual Sugar Cane Ball in aid of Hanover Charities. One of the premier parties during the busy winter social calendar – the Sugar Cane Ball, like Round Hill Hotel, has become synonymous with chic – and this year was no exception with the Co-Chair’s for the event, Nan Brenninkmeyer and Nazee Klotz, being inspired by Truman Capote’s 1966 Black & White Ball. Truman Capote spent many a holiday at Round Hill Hotel with his favorite “Swan” Babe Paley and her husband William, who owned Cottage 26 and the Hotel most definitely complimented the Black & White Theme. Radford Klotz, Daisy Soros, Rainer Schoenbach of Germany There was very much an international feel to the evening with HRH Prince Michael of Kent flying in especially to attend as did Ralph & Ricky Lauren, and their family –... > Read full post.

Thaw Out at Round Hill Hotel & Villas


A Harsh Winter Across North America Lures Travelers to Sunny Jamaica...   There’s still more than 100 days until summer, which means, residents in the U.S. and Canada need a break from the bitter winter NOW. Round Hill Hotel and Villas has the top five reasons to book a flight and head straight to Jamaica – where they can thaw out poolside at the iconic resort: The only thing you’ll have to “layer on” in Jamaica is sunscreen. (Parka vs. bikini? You choose!) Extra Vitamin D from the Jamaican sunshine will instantly lift your mood. The only thing that's frozen will be your (rum punch) cocktail. The biggest nuisance of the day will be shaking sand off your towel, which beats scraping the ice off your car windshield. Water-sports don’t involve polar bear plunges – snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing are all on the itinerary. Escape the next “polar vortex” with Round Hill’s Winter Escape Package, which leads in at $659 USD and is valid until April 15, 2014. The... > Read full post.

Gallery of West Indian Art to Exhibit at 2014 Sugar Cane Ball in Aid of Hanover Charities

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The Gallery of West Indian Art, based in Montego Bay, and internationally renowned, will be showcasing their eclectic collection at the 2014 Sugar Cane Ball being held at the Round Hill Hotel on Saturday, February 15. Started by Art lover, socialite and designer Liz Delisser, The Gallery of West Indian Art opened its doors on Church Street in Montego Bay in 1972 and was specifically set up to give local and Haitian artisans a place to exhibit and sell their work. Known for designing the famous bikini worn by Ursula Andress in the James Bond movie Dr No, which was filmed in Jamaica, it was Liz, (who herself had one of the largest intuitive collections), who came up with the idea of the wooden spotted painted animals, that have found homes all across the globe, including Macys and Bloomingdales, and have become signature pieces of collections. The Gallery now carries some of the best artists of Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba, including Albert Artwell, now acknowledged as one of the founders of the... > Read full post.

The 2014 Sugar Cane Ball: Benefiting Hanover Charities

INSPIRED BY TRUMAN CAPOTE’S FAMOUS 1966 “BLACK & WHITE” BALL Montego Bay, Jamaica: Since its over 55 years in existence, the Hanover Charities Sugar Cane Ball has covered many themes – from James Bond, to Pirates, to last year’s tribute to the 70’s with the recreation of the iconic Studio 54. The 2014 Sugar Cane Ball is going to step back another decade to the 60’s, and this time the inspiration comes from an iconic event - the writer Truman Capote’s famous Black and White Masked Ball. At the time, Capote’s event was the epitome of elegance and saw the world’s glitterati of that era gather in New Yorks’ Plaza Hotel Ballroom. It was said of Truman Capote’s party  – that if you weren’t invited – you better leave town! Luckily that won’t be the case on Saturday, February 15, 2014 – where the gorgeous and glamorous will again be gathering in Black & White, but this time for a good cause, to support Hanover Charities and the many projects that are... > Read full post.

What's New at Round Hill Hotel & Villas

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For sixty years, Round Hill Hotel and Villas has been a timeless escape for travelers seeking a resort with rich history and modern luxury. This year, Round Hill is introducing new updates on property, including the expansion of the organic garden to include a fruit orchard, a new luxury villa, redesigned lobby landscaping and more. Also enticing travelers to Jamaica to escape the winter ahead are Round Hill's special offers, "Winter Escape" and the "Stay Longer & Save Package." WHAT'S NEW AT ROUND HILL The renovations at Round Hill include a new four-bedroom luxury villa with a separate one-bedroom guest cottage; and the expansion of two villas with the addition of new suites and new lush, tropical landscaping. Other villas have had bathroom renovations and upgraded furnishing in order to provide the latest in luxury while maintaining the uniquely relaxed charm of Round Hill's aesthetic. The main hotel lobby garden has been... > Read full post.

US Airways Magazine September 2013 - Jamaica Feature: "Myth, Mystique & Reality"

If you've flown a US Airways flight this month, chances are you picked up a copy of the US Airways Magazine in your seatback pocket to kill some time. In this month's issue, Round Hill Hotel & Villas was featured in the article "Myth, Mystique & Reality" which highlighted the writer's recent trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica and his stay with us. The writer speaks of enjoying lounging on Round Hill's beach, and suggests a visit to the spa, where one can indulge in "spa treatments to soothe the muscles after sea kayaking, tennis and waterskiing, or after snorkeling above a reef full of vibrant fish, coral, urchins, an occasional octopus, and barracuda". He speaks of his encounter with Novia McDonald-Whyte of the Jamaica Observer, who stated "This is not the Jamaica of the '50s and '60s, when all the celebs came to the new resorts...you can still sit here at Round Hill beach while Ralph Lauren's family swims, but no one hero-worships the big names like they used to. We've got our own... > Read full post.

"Island Potluck" - A Visit From the Rousseau Sisters

Join the two Rousseau sisters Suzanne and Michelle of 2 Sisters and a Meal as they travel Jamaica, interviewing personalities and exploring unique tastes and sites. In the below episode, the sisters travel to Round Hill, meet with tourism guru and General Manager Josef Forstmayr to speak about Round Hill's culture and cuisine, and sample the classic Planters Punch made with Appleton Rum. Thank you for stopping by Suzanne and Michelle!  Read More →

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