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.
A Harsh Winter Across North America Lures Travelers to Sunny Jamaica...
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.
INSPIRED BY TRUMAN CAPOTE’S FAMOUS 1966 “BLACK & WHITE” BALL
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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.
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.
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 stars."
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!
Round Hill Hotel & Villas has been nominated by Mr. & Mrs. Smith - Boutique & Luxury Hotel Booking Specialists - in the inaugural Smith Travel Awards 2013! Please take a moment to vote for Round Hill via the Smith Travel Awards website which is included below. By voting, you are entered into a sweepstakes to win a 5-day holiday at the winner of the Best Smith Hotel 2013!
Expedia recently announced its 2013 Insiders Select List of the World's Top-Rated Hotels, an annual ranking of the best hotels on Expedia sites from around the world determined by Expedia customers. Round Hill is extremely proud to be included in this exclusive list along with some of the finest hotels across the globe. Hotels included in this list are ranked according to a number of factors, including Expedia customer reviews from the previous year. The list is then narrowed down to 650 hotels, out of over 205,000 featured on Expedia sites worldwide.
“Jamaica Bared” – which explores Jamaica’s beaches, island attractions, restaurants and bars – highlights Round Hill as the essential luxury villa experience in Jamaica. The segment includes interviews with Managing Director Josef Forstmayr and notes property statistics, such as the 27-private villas, 36-room oceanfront hotel, luxury spa and its 200+ staff members.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas Jamaica is continuing to expand the hotel’s culinary program and has unveiled a new farm-to-table menu and a See, Touch and Taste Program. The ever expanding on property organic vegetable garden is producing more bounty than ever in 2013 –the hotel’s 60th anniversary year – supporting the menus of Chef Martin Maginley.
Montego Bay, Jamaica: It will be Night Fever on Saturday, February 16, when Hanover Charities hosts its Annual Sugar Cane (this year Disco!) Ball and transforms Round Hill Hotel and Villas into the greatest party place of all – Studio 54.
The Sugar Cane Ball is the annual fundraising event for Hanover Charities. Through your generosity, Hanover Charities is one of the largest charitable organizations in Western Jamaica. The money raised at this event makes an enormous difference to the needy in our parish. You help provide our neighbours with reading and computer skills, offer a Soup Kitchen for the hungry, supply basics to the disabled and elderly, give health clinics and much more. We also support 34 local students through the Morris-Watkins Scholarship.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas is offering the discerning traveler a warm weather escape from the cold winter months. When guests book three consecutive nights at Round Hill, they will receive their fourth night free. Additionally, bookings made before December 15, 2012 will receive a 10 percent discount on accommodations.
The World Travel Awards has recognized Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica as ‘Caribbean’s Leading Villa Resort’ and ‘Jamaica’s Leading Spa Resort’. The prestigious World Travel Awards are decided upon by members of the travel industry and given to properties showcasing excellence in their respective areas.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas, one of the finest luxury resorts in Jamaica, has unveiled new culinary programs for the 2012 season including a farm-to-table dinner that uses locally produced food of the highest quality. The resort will be launching the farm-to-table series in May as an extension of the culinary program including the new Grill at Round Hill which opened in late 2011, and the ever-expanding organic garden on property. Spanning three courses, the family-style farm-to-table dinner menu features all local Jamaican ingredients and products from the resort’s garden.
Read about recent awards received by Round Hill.
Luxury and boutique attention to detail are concepts that have long been synomymous with Round Hill Hotel and Villas since we opened our doors in 1953. While consistently remaining true to the highest standards in island hospitality and modern amenities, we maintain a well-earned reputation as a favorite getaway for high-profile elite with only the finest taste.
In keeping with this elegant tradition, we’re pleased and honored to have been awarded Trip Advisor’s 2012 Travelers’ Choice Award. The highest honor a hotel can earn from the community, Round Hill Hotel and Villas was recognized in three separate categories:
There are lots of ways to express the inner tranquility that yoga brings to its practitioners, but there are few ways to experience it in such a pristine setting as the harmonious beaches of Montego Bay. This long-weekend event entwines the island’s most cultural and artistic qualities, and promises to deliver a relaxing and restorative Jamaican vacation with its combination of renewing yoga classes, fun evening events, and enlightening workshops. Round Hill is offering very special rates for those wishing to attend the conference located in Rose Hall, Jamaica. Click here for special conference pricing.
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