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Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort Announces Late 2014

Opening of One of the Caribbean’s Largest Water Parks.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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Jamaica’s Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort Breaks Ground on Oceanfront, State-of-the-Art, Multi-Million Dollar Water Park Complex Designed for Families, Couples and Individual Travelers

The island of Jamaica will soon have one of the Caribbean’s most diverse oceanfront water parks in the entire Caribbean at Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort in Runaway Bay. Set to open in December 2014 at the award-winning family-friendly resort, The Jewel Runaway Bay Water Park adds yet another dimension to this expansive all-inclusive resort. The Jewel Resorts in Jamaica are managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the nation’s second largest independent hotel management and investment firm.

Senior vice president Caribbean operations and development for Aimbridge Hospitality Rich Cortese said, “True to our mission of delivering on the guest experience, we are very excited to soon be offering a very unique waterpark experience. There are very few places in the Caribbean where a waterpark of this stature is situated overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The new waterpark will be just steps to the beach,” explained Cortese.

Encompassing towering water slides and family raft rides, the new water park also offers secluded, chic private cabanas and waterfall coves with a raindrop umbrella feature, known to reduce stress with soothing and therapeutic water streams. Located directly on the beach, The Jewel Runaway Bay Water Park is replete with a beach entrance featuring in-floor jetting geysers.

Jewel Resorts partnered with SplashTacular Waterslides, Waterpark Attractions firm and H2O Design to conceptualize the park’s kid-friendly features along with touches that appeal to parents and individual travelers including natural design elements and a diverse selection of water features using the latest technology.

Designed for guests of all ages, the 9,000 sq. ft water park will bring more than 232,334 gallons of aquatic fun, excitement and relaxation to this all-ages Jewel resort in Jamaica. General manager Scott Robbins stated, “This one-of-a-kind water park is not just for kids or the young at heart, there are features for everyone. Families, young children, teen, tweens and multi-generations, everyone loves a water park!”

Programming and features at the new Water Park will include:

· A 54 ft. family raft ride
· A 32 ft. super speed slide
· Waterfall Cove and Raindrop Umbrella
· Waterfall and underwater bench
· Family interactive multi-level Play Station with Wet Deck
· Beach entrance with in-floor shooting geysers
· Waterslide Splashdown pool
· Discovery Island
· Splashdown Pool with overhead Rock Grotto Waterfall
· Waterslide with Platform Tower
· Adventure River with Rock Grottos
· Family Cabanas
· Private, secluded Cabanas

In addition to extreme water rides, lazy leisure rivers and more, Water Park guests will have access to an expansive, oceanfront 5,000 square-foot sundeck, a raised entertainment stage for live music, a full-service dining plaza and bar and grill, as well as private club locker rooms with showers. Safety is a top priority in the design, and the Water Park is complete with its own first aid offices, a full time nurse on staff, and Water Park staff observation and lifeguard stations.

JEWEL RUNAWAY BAY BEACH & GOLF RESORT: The all-inclusive, all-ages Jewel Runaway Bay is tucked away on more than 22 lush, tropical oceanfront acres on Jamaica’s famed North Coast, close to all the historic landmarks and attractions of Ocho Rios. The 266-rooms feature connecting rooms, ideal for families, concierge and butler service, each with private balconies or plunge pools. Guest will enjoy “Jewel Exclusives” signature extras such as a swim-up pool concierge, private dining under the stars, Dive-In Movies with Jamaica jerk popcorn, and Gem of the Day cocktails. The resort boasts five formal to shoes option restaurants, a variety of bars, three freshwater pools, including a beachfront infinity edge pool with a swim-up bar; a Radiant Spa, four tennis courts; a fitness center; Bling! Nightclub, Treasure Chest gift shop, meeting space for up to 200; Kids’ Club, water sports offering snorkeling, ski boats, windsurfing and kayaking and a PGA-rated 18-hole championship par 72 golf course and The Runaway Bay Golf Club. The Jewel Runaway Bay Kids’ Club and children’s program with its comprehensive program has quickly become recognized as one of the Caribbean’s leading family destinations throughout the year. Looking for a brilliant, all-inclusive Jamaica vacation or wedding destination? Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort has everything you need—and more! Visit www.jewelresorts.com/runawaybay or contact your travel professional.

About Jewel Resorts
Rediscover paradise with one of Jamaica’s most celebrated hotel brands, Jewel Resorts. Set on some of the most beautiful beaches and tropical settings in Jamaica, Jewel Resorts offer a rare collection of distinctly individual gem-like all-inclusive resorts. The classically beautiful Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, the dynamic family-friendly Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort and the newest idyllic beach setting, Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa, a sun-kissed sanctuary with a spa and fitness vitality…three uniquely different destinations to choose for an unforgettable all-inclusive vacation! For more information, visit www.jewelresorts.com or contact your travel professional or 800.605.2512.

All three Jewel Resorts in Jamaica are managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the nation’s second largest independent hotel investment and management firms with a proven track record for delivering superior returns for its strategic partners in a variety of markets and economic cycles. Aimbridge provides management, asset management, development, renovation and consulting services. Based in Dallas, Texas and with development offices in Chicago, Dallas and Puerto Rico, Aimbridge currently owns and/or manages over 180 upscale, independent and branded hotels with nearly 25,000 rooms across the United States and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com.

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