Kevin Hendrickson Named Jamaican Hospitality Personality of the Year

Veteran hotelier, Kevin Hendrickson honored by The Jamaica Gleaner during the newspaper’s annual Hospitality Jamaica Awards
Kevin Hendrickson Named Jamaican Hospitality Personality of the Year
Kevin Hendrickson

MONTEGO BAY, JamaicaNoted Jamaican hotelier Kevin Hendrickson took home top honors at The Jamaica Gleaner’s annual Hospitality Jamaica Awards, receiving the coveted “Hospitality Personality Of The Year” award.

The honor was presented in recognition of Hendrickson’s steadfast commitment to, and continued investment in, Jamaica’s tourism industry.

“I am truly humbled and especially honored to receive this award, which I share with my family, whose ongoing support has proved integral to our shared success over the years, and my exceptional team, who makes it all happen for our guests and business partners each and every day” said Kevin Hendrickson. “

Kevin Hendrickson began his hospitality career in 1981 serving as general manager of The Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston. In 1997, he purchased The Courtleigh, initiating a steady progression of hotel acquisition and development that would eventually see him become one of the foremost hoteliers in Jamaica and the broader Caribbean region.

Currently, Hendrickson controls more than 60% of all hotel accommodations in Jamaica’s capital (870 rooms), counting The Knutsford Hotel, The Jamaica Pegasus, and the former Wyndham Kingston Hotel (now in re-development) together with The Courtleigh.

The jewel on the resort side of the Hendrickson hospitality portfolio, the 518-room Holiday Inn Resort® Montego Bay has long been renowned for providing Jamaica’s best all-inclusive vacation value.

Since the Hendrickson Group acquired the property in 2008, the resort has seen extensive upgrades, including the introduction of its first-ever spa, The Sol-Mer Spa & Salon; a new Japanese restaurant featuring Teppanyaki à la carte dining; and full-scale renovations of all guestrooms and suites.

Most recently in 2015, the property debuted a new RoseHall Club Adult Concept, a 52-room “hotel within a hotel” section of the resort with its own beach, pool complete with swim-up bar, and lounge reserved strictly for adults.

Personalized service, elegance, and excellent value are hallmarks of every Hendrickson-owned hotel, ensuring optimal guest satisfaction whether traveling on business or pleasure.


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