Grand Palladium Jamaica unveils new design

Spanish hotel group Palladium which manages two hotels in Montego Bay, has announced a thorough renovation of Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa, enhancing its offering in the destination and complementing the refurbishment carried out in 2016 at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa, located within the same resort…

Grand Palladium Jamaica suite with private pool and ocean view

The ambitious renovation of Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa includes the remodelling of common areas and the complete refurbishment of the hotel’s 537 guestrooms, including 48 suites in two new categories, which now have a terrace, private pool and sea views. The main concept of the entire renovation, designed and executed by Urcoisa Interior Design, has been to emphasise the colonial style of the existing resort, as well as to seek a timeless, elegant and fresh inspiration in line with the attributes of the Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts brand. In addition to these concepts, the aim was to integrate elements of its spectacular natural location into the interior design and decoration through natural colours, textures and materials.

open air bar at Grand Palladium Jamaica with seaviews and decorated in natural colours and textures

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The first objective of the renovation has been the complete refurbishment of the guestrooms. Of these, two spectacular new categories stand out with 48 sea-view suites including 40 Superior Junior Suite Private Pool Ocean View and eight Superior Suite Private Pool Oceanfront View. Surrounded by greenery, the swim-up suites have both private pools and terraces and are fully equipped with beautiful furnishings and a wooden pergola that gives a greater sense of privacy and is perfect for sheltering from the sun.

renovated suite at Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa with private pool and seafront views

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The Superior Junior Suite Private Pool Ocean View category guestroom has been redesigned to incorporate an eight square metre pool with a 15 square metre terrace. Stepping things up, the Superior Suite Private Pool Oceanfront View room, the largest accommodation across the entire hotel, is home to a 15 square metre pool situated within an impressive 44 square metre terrace, alongside a fully furnished dining area. The room also has a private lounge with a balcony, a larger bedroom and a relaxation area that allow guests to contemplate the marvellous views of the pool and the sea.

guestroom in Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa with glass doors leading onto terrace

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Inside the 537 suites, modern and comfortable new furnishings are used to complement the timeless and elegant décor, in keeping with the architecture of the rest of the resort. In addition, the use of light colours is combined with brown, black and green, and marble and solid wood elements, as well as natural textures and fabrics. The bathrooms have also been given attention with hydro-massage bathtubs and showers added for extra luxury. In addition, some guestrooms have an open-plan bathroom incorporated into the design, in which the bathtub itself becomes the main feature of the room.

Energy efficiency and technology have also played an important role. All guestrooms have energy-saving systems with sensors for light and air conditioning and the swim-up pools are heated through a heat pump system.

refurbished bathroom in Grand Palladium Jamaica guestroom with hydro massage bath

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The renovation has mainly focused on highlighting some of its most emblematic spaces. Among them, the Infinity Saloon Bar, the centre and meeting point of the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa, from which guests can enjoy spectacular 180 degree views of the Caribbean Sea. The open-air terrace now has elegant awnings to protect guests from the sun and lounge-style furniture with sofas and large armchairs, perfect for relaxing while sipping delicious cocktails. Black and white stripes dominate the furniture fabrics, which match perfectly with the tropical touch of the bar mural, decorated in bright white tiles with floral and plant designs and the image of the national bird, the hummingbird. In the lobby, the resort’s heritage style has been further enhanced. The emphasis has been placed on solid wood and comfortable, spacious furnishings. In the reception area, the walls have been covered with white trellised lattices and mirrors that combine perfectly with the large and striking black lamps installed in the area.

lobby area with palm trees and lattice details and black and white striped seating at Grand Jamaica Palladium

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In line with Palladium Hotel Group’s firm commitment to the environment, the resort also has more than 6,000 photovoltaic panels. This is the largest installation of panels in the entire hotel group and one of the largest in the country. It also has a trigeneration project where, by adding natural gas to the energy supply, electricity, heat and cold are produced, reducing emissions and the consumption of electricity and water., and as a result, more than 20 per cent of the resort’s energy is renewable and avoids 136,000 kg of CO2 emissions per month.

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