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STATEMENT BY MR. RUBEN BECERRA
VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
KARISMA HOTELS AND RESORTS
AT A PRESS BRIEFING
JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD
OCTOBER 13, 2015
On behalf of Karisma Hotels & Resorts, let me start by saying how very proud we are to be in Jamaica.
Last April 2014, we were honored to make our entry into this beautiful country with the opening of Sensatori Jamaica in Negril, with 138 suites. The hotel was sold out for the entire year less than a month after opening with the great support of our TUI partners, who have also been fundamentally instrumental on increasing the Airlift into Jamaica with more than 108 thousand seats per year, representing more than 1 million additional guest nights per year. A few months later – in January - we were pleased to announce an expansion of an additional 149 suites at this spectacular property.
Construction is currently underway for a neighboring hotel as well – Azul Seven – which represents 149 rooms and an investment of $45 million. Azul Seven will bring 328 direct and 197 indirect jobs to the area.
Before going further, I want to express our deep gratitude to the people of Jamaica who have graciously welcomed the Karisma brand to their fine Country and who have so greatly contributed to our success here.
Now, I am proud to announce the acquisition of Llandovery by Karisma Hotels & Resorts.
We are extremely excited to continue working and growing alongside the people of Jamaica, and we remain committed to further enhancing the already bourgeoning tourism industry here.
On behalf of Karisma Hotels & Resorts, I want to reiterate our gratitude to the government, industries, and communities that have welcomed us with open arms. We look forward to a wonderful and fruitful future together.
Before closing I must also say a special thank you to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, Minister Wykeham McNeill and their team for their enthusiastic support.
I also thank the Jamaica Tourist Board for welcoming me here today.