THE S Hotel, Montego Bay is ranked number 1 in the Caribbean & Central America, and number 39 in the world by the respected Condé Nast Traveler in its Best Hotels in the World: 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.
The recognition was given Monday evening at a glittering awards ceremony held at One World Observatory, at One World Trade Center.
The S Hotel, which opened its doors earlier this year, is located on Montego Bay’s legendary Hip Strip and affords sweeping views of the famed Doctor’s Cave Beach.
An elated Lisa Gardner, general manager, S Hotel, told the Jamaica Observer, “We are very grateful for this recognition and would like to thank all those who voted for us. We see this as confirmation of what we all believe — Jamaica is one of the best places to visit.
“Indeed, this award would not have been possible without the contribution of our dedicated team members and the support of our guests and our local community,” said Gardner.
Condé Nast Traveler, on its website listng the top 50 hotels, said: “At S Hotel you get the laid-back vibe of a stay in Jamaica with a bit of South Beach glitz — they even line the deck of their sleek pool with some of the island’s famous white sand. If that isn’t enough sand for your liking, the hotel also offers private access to idyllic Doctor’s Cave Beach and its gentle surf. Inside, the ocean-view rooms are big enough to pass for apartments in some big cities. And, they lay a minimalist black and white colour scheme over a beachy aesthetic (think lots of wicker furniture, including covering the bathtub) that will leave you feeling maximally relaxed. If it doesn’t, there’s always the Irie Baths and Spa, which has three underground plunge pools (hot, warm, and cold) that provide kinetic energy therapy and send you out feeling totally relaxed, in addition to the usual massages and skin treatment options.”