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Royalton White Sands Earns People’s Choice Award among Others at Biennial Hospitality Jamaica Awards

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On Saturday, November 19thRoyalton White Sands was the honored recipient of three prestigious awards, handed out on behalf of Hospitality Jamaica in Montego Bay. The ceremony was brought together hoteliers from across Jamaica and in the presence of industry leaders during an era of responsible tourism, Royalton White Sands was awarded People’s Choice All-Inclusive, Best All-Inclusive over 300 Rooms, and Best in Innovation.


“Royalton White Sands is delighted to be acknowledged by its community in Jamaica,” said Kerry Ann Quallo Casserly, Jamaica Director of Sales for Royalton Luxury Resorts. “In particular, the People’s Choice Award is an impressive testament to our ability to provide a markedly different all-inclusive vacation experience, filled with thoughtful touches to create lasting impressions.”

The Hospitality Jamaica awards are this trade publication’s yearly event in recognition of the island’s highly competitive hotel industry. Across a period of six months, more than 300,000 stakeholders put forth their nominations from a list identified by the Jamaica Gleaner. On September 11th, the voting process was opened to the public. Royalton White Sands earned accolades for being the People’s Choice All-Inclusive, Best All-Inclusive over 300 Rooms, and Best in Innovation as well as runner-up in the categories of Best Eco-Sustainable Resort and Best Cuisine.

“The most important criteria all entries shared were the continuous upgrade of facilities and ongoing training of staff,” said Enrico Pezzoli, General Manager of Jamaica for Royalton Luxury Resorts. “The corporate philosophy of Royalton Luxury Resorts is in line with these elements; we continuously improve guest experience and create ongoing opportunities for staff to nurture their professional development.”

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About Royalton Luxury Resorts
Epitomizing modern elegance, award winning Royalton Luxury Resorts offer All-In Luxury® vacations in some of the world’s most popular tropical destinations, including Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba. Boasting an array of world-class all inclusive features including the premium, handcrafted DreamBed™, unlimited reservation-free luxury dining, All-In Connectivity™ with complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room long distance calling, a Sports Event Guarantee™, and more. Many of the resorts cater equally to families and couples alike, with industry-leading supervised kids and teen activities offered at no additional cost combined with family-friendly accommodation and dining options. Royalton Luxury Resorts will expand its offering of upscale and elegant vacation experiences with the addition of five new resorts, Royalton Blue Waters which opened on October 15th and Royalton Saint Lucia, Royalton Negril and their adults only Hideaway will open early, 2017.

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Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay, l. receives the top award at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.

Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay, l. receives the top award at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.

CaribPR Wire, Portsmouth, Dominica, Tues. Nov. 22, 2016: Secret Bay, an exclusive eco-luxury boutique resort located on the pristine, unadulterated island of Dominica, has been awarded the “World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016” by the World Boutique Hotel Awards. The eight-villa hideaway was honored as being capable of transporting guests into “a novel world through the history of the location, its culture and its own stylistic flair.” The awards were announced on November 9, 2016 at a gala dinner held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London. Attendees included boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and influencers from around the world.

“As a relatively new, small and remote property, it’s a humbling honor to be awarded the ‘World’s Best Boutique Hotel’ and to be in such impressive company,” said Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay. “This distinction is shared with the exceptional and dedicated Secret Bay staff, the property’s conceptual architect, Fruto Vivas, our amazing 3,000+ guests who have welcomed us into their lives over the past five years, and my wife, Sandra, whose unending support made a world of difference.”

The World Boutique Hotel Awards are based on elements of design and concept, dining, facilities, location and service, as well as the overall experience and emotional journey produced by the property.

The 2016 World’s Best Category Winners are listed below.

World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016 – Secret Bay, Dominica

World’s Best Beach or Coastal Hotel -  El Nido, Pangulasian Island, Philippines

World’s Best City Hotel - 11 Mirrors, Kiev, Ukraine

World’s Best Classic Hotel – Hotel Heritage, Bruges, Belgium

World’s Best Culinary Hotel – Vila Joya, Algarve, Portugal

World’s Most Inspired Design Hotel - Kau Manor, Estonia

World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway - Punta Tragara, Capri, Italy

World’s Best New Hotel Hotel – Gotham, Manchester, United Kingdom

World’s Best Relaxation Retreat - The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Bali, Indonesia

World’s Most Romantic Hotel – Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

World’s Most Sustainable Hotel - Vigilius Mountain Resort, South Tyrol, Italy

World’s Best Wellness Spa – Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy

World’s Best Private Villa - Over Yonder Cay, The Bahamas

Secret Bay features eight  secluded and sustainable villas and bungalows that are nestled in nature and positioned on a breathtaking clifftop overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Offering a wealth of unique experiences, completely personalised fine dining, architectural treehouse-style villas — including two new additions –  and night and day access to remote beaches, Secret Bay provides guests the ultimate five-star hideaway experience.   Secret Bay has received more than 30 accolades since opening, including being selected as a recipient of Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Condé Nast Johansens’ Best Green Hotel 2016 in the Caribbean & Pacific, TripAdvisor’s 3rd Best Small Hotel in the Caribbean, and featured as part of Caribbean Journal’s Coolest Hotels for 2016 this year.

Secret Bay is located at Ross Boulevard, Dominica and can be reached at (+1) 767.445.4444 or [email protected], and online at



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