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OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA (June 13, 2018) — Jamaica Inn is delighted to announce the dates for this year’s yoga retreat taking place from 11–16 September 2018. The hotel has partnered with international yoga instructor, Erin Ward and together they have created an all-encompassing yoga retreat designed to offer discerning travellers the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and tune into their bodies both physically and emotionally.

Born and raised on the east coast of America, Erin is a 750hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) specialising in meditation, breathwork and spiritual fitness. As well as teaching group and private signature yoga classes in Los Angeles, Erin is also trained as a spiritual psychology counsellor leading both domestic and international wellness retreats across the globe.

Erin’s classes will not only challenge guests physically but also focus on changing guests’ mental attitudes, expelling anxieties and, in turn, creating a positive, lasting effect on their approach to wellbeing in the future. Erin’s compassionate approach seeks to position yoga as more than merely a way to stretch and strengthen the body but a way to create a connection between mind, movement and breath.

The fittingly paradisiacal Jamaican setting will offer the perfect backdrop for guests to start as they mean to go on ahead of the upcoming winter season: putting health, wellbeing and a renewed positive attitude on the agenda. With an informed yet compassionate approach, Erin will be on hand to ensure guests achieve their goals and leave the retreat with renewed confidence and positivity.

In between yoga sessions with Erin, guests will also experience locally-inspired spa treatments in a tranquil outdoor setting at the hotel’s award-winning Ocean Spa. New this year is the addition of the saltwater sea bath which promotes healing from the inside out, improves circulation and reduces inflammation of joints and muscles — perfect for those wanting to relax post session whilst enjoying sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea.

OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA (December 5, 2017) — 2018 marks a special occasion for Jamaica Inn — one of the most timeless and beautiful resorts in the Caribbean — as it will be celebrating its 60th Diamond Jubilee. This milestone year will kick off with the resort’s annual New Year’s Eve party, which will be themed Diamonds are Forever, referring to the exciting year ahead. The hotel will continue the festivities with a number of “Cheers to 60 years” events intended to recognize its loyal guests, staff and partners. To complement the anniversary, the resort has some exciting giveways planned.

6 prizes every 60 days!

Everyone who stays with us for 3 nights or more during 2018 will be entered into our Diamond Jubilee drawing. Every 60 days, we will award qualifying guests who stay a chance to win one of 6 prizes among the following:

  •   A commemorative 60th anniversary diamond pendant
  •   A 3-night stay at Jamaica Inn
  •   A $600 resort credit
  •   A complimentary 60-minute full body massage
  •   An oil painting of Jamaica Inn by a local artisan
  •   A 60th anniversary Jamaica Inn polo shirt

General Manager of Jamaica Inn, Kyle Mais, said he is excited about the anniversary year and looking forward to celebrating all things Jamaica Inn while continuing the core traditions of the hotel for many many more years. “After 60 years under the Morrow’s stewardship, Jamaica Inn is more extraordinary than ever,” said Mr. Mais. “The hotel continues to provide the perfect playground for people to unwind, unplug and take part in the understated glamour of the property, while enjoying a quintessentially Jamaican luxury experience.”

Since 1958, Jamaica Inn has ranked among top luxury hotels in the Caribbean. The hotel is a pinnacle of beauty and elegance, making it an ideal getaway for guests seeking a tropical experience coupled with the highest standards of hospitality.

OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA — Jamaica Inn, a timeless and iconic boutique hotel on Jamaica’s north coast, is announcing its annual Backgammon Tournament in support of the Jamaica Inn Foundation’s primary project — the creation of the Ocho Rios Fish Sanctuary.

Benefit Backgammon Tournament for Jamaica Inn Foundation
November 2, 2018 at Jamaica Inn

The Jamaica Inn presents its 3rd annual Backgammon Fundraising Tournament 2018. The tournament is being held in association with other main sponsors such as Billy Craig Insurance, Select Brands, Marksman Security and Caribbean Producers of Jamaica. All proceeds will go towards the Jamaica Inn Foundation’s primary project being the facilitation of the Ocho Rios Fish Sanctuary located along the northern coastline between Prospect Plantation and the Ocho Rios Harbour. The mission of the Sanctuary is “500 in 5”, which simply means we intend to have 500 percent more fish and marine life within the sanctuary boundaries in five years. The event is slated to occur at Jamaica Inn on November 2-4, 2018.

The tournament will include a welcome cocktail reception at the exclusive resort and mini tournament on Friday night. The main tournament on Saturday will include lunch and an awards ceremony as well as a complimentary yoga class in the morning for players and their guest. Jamaica Inn is also offering a special accommodation rate for tournament participants. Twenty-eight top players will compete for cash and other prizes, including accommodations at the awarding winning hotel and spa.

Kyle Mais, General Manager at Jamaica Inn, says he was so pleased with the response and success of last years tournament that he is very excited in making it an annual event. “We are so far down the path of realizing our objectives and as a result the fish sanctuary will soon be reality. A manager and wardens have been hired and also the demarcation of the boundaries. So much so we have even added an additional mission to the original which is to plant 5000 pieces of coral over the next 5 years. Benefits from the backgammon tournament will go directly to the sanctuary.”

The tournament is being co-organized by the Jamaica Backgammon Association, with Coldwell Banker’s Andrew Issa and Panmedia’s Knolly Moses as co-directors. The Association stages the annual Kingston International at Spanish Court Hotel, now in its sixth year. Many of the competitive backgammon players in Jamaica are scheduled to participate in the benefit tournament. These include Ruddy Armstrong, Fredrik Moe, Eddie Azan, Warren Burrowes, Mitta Rousseau, Joey Issa, Mark Roberts and Garth King just to name a few.

Tournament Entry Fees:

  •   Friday Warm-up Event - US$75 (includes cocktail party and light refreshments)
  •   Saturday Main Event - US$150 (includes lunch, light refreshments and awards ceremony)

The total value of prizes is in excess of JA$1,000,000 cash and prizes to be won.

Join us for this exciting fundraising event and help make a difference to our marine environment.

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