RIO BUENO, JAMAICA — Meliá Braco Village has won an award for the Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel 2016 at the Annual World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica last month. Selected by an international jury of hospitality experts and peers, this is Meliá Braco Village’s first honour from World Travel Awards.
World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. In addition to Meliá Braco Village’s recognition, Jamaica was recognized as the Caribbean’s Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards during the event at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.
“We are thrilled and honoured to be recognized as the Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel of the year,” said Dimitris Kosvogiannis, general manager of Meliá Braco Village, which opened in January. “The property’s beachside location is remarkable, but it’s the people here who have made this all-inclusive resort truly an oasis of luxury.”
Offering 232 guestrooms, including 52 suites, the colonial village-style property features six restaurants, three bars, two swimming pools and YHI Spa. Guestrooms feature free minibar items, including local Jamaican products. The resort also features THE LEVEL, Meliá Hotels & Resorts upgraded service concept, complete with a VIP Level Lounge with private check-in service and light bites in the afternoon; designated areas for families, couples and groups; personalized concierge service; top-category rooms; and premium alcohol service.
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Melia Hotels International features more than 350 hotels and 90,000 rooms in 40 countries and four continents under the brands Gran Melia Hotels & Resorts, Melia Hotels & Resorts, ME by Melia, Paradisus Resorts, Innside by Melia, Sol Hotels and TRYP by Wyndham.
The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf and the U.S., while maintaining properties in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.