Meeting Your Expectations At An Off-Site Retreat
PHOTO: The meeting spaces at Jewel Resorts can be as big or intimate as you want. (Courtesy Jewel Resorts)
Corporate meetings often evoke the vision of taxi rides to and from the airport, endless (and soulless conference rooms) and not much else in between. But they don’t have to be this way. Jewel Resorts is changing all that with upscale, all-inclusive experiences that provide personalized service, top meeting accommodations and more.
Meeting planners can select from four meeting packages (10 Carat, 14 Carat, 18 Carat and 24 Carat) held at any of Jewel’s three properties. Each package includes an airport transfer from Montego Bay, a one-hour cocktail reception, block room assignments, welcome sign and the Jewel Bounty discount and savings off in-resort merchandise and services.
All packages also offer a complimentary room for every 15 paid, with the exception of the 10 Carat package, which requires 20 paid rooms. The premium 24 Carat package includes a private dinner with set menu, a designated group coordinator, late-checkout based on resort availability and a group leader suite upgrade. Also included as part of each package are complimentary WiFi and golf greens fees.
Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa (Adults-only). Two state-of-the-art meeting spaces offer planners the opportunity to fully customize their space without sacrificing high-speed Internet and top-of the-line A/V. The icing on the cake? Walls can be removed to allow for a stunning and expansive view of the beach. Warning: Meeting participants may have a hard time concentrating on the latest budget spreadsheet when offered that view.
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Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort (All ages). Serene tropical gardens and ocean views make this a top choice for meeting planners. And with seven spaces ranging in size from an intimate 216 square feet to the 3,000 square-foot Sunstone room, it’s an ideal venue for meetings that may have breakout sessions as well as larger general sessions.
Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa (Adults-only).With three meeting spaces from which to choose and offering up to 2,480 square feet in meeting space, Dunn’s River is ideal for everything from private meetings to large corporate gatherings.
Maybe the best part about a meeting at Jewel Resorts? The resorts themselves. Once work is done, it’s time to play, and each property offers guests a wide variety of water sports and land activities. For some, an afternoon spent poolside or off snorkeling or sailing might be the way to unwind.
Guests of the Dunn’s River Resort, meanwhile, can try their form at the onsite 9-hole pitch-and-putt; guests at any of the properties can perfect their stroke at the nearby 72-par, 18-hole championship course at Runaway Bay Golf Club. Others may wish to see more of Jamaica and take in the sites on one of the many excursions on offer. And who wouldn’t enjoy a relaxing treatment at the Radiant Spa? What’s more, each property has earned a reputation as offering some of the finest dining on the island, so whether it’s a catered dinner for the group, or a relaxed lunch on their own, meeting attendees will enjoy gourmet meals and hand-crafted cocktails.
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