Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, has placed the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa on the market. As part of the marketing pitch, sales agent CBRE Hotels is positioning the Hilton as a luxury property that has achieved a 26.3 percent increase in revenue per available room for the year ending 2014. They also note that approximately $55 million US had been invested to upgrade the resort in the last nine years prior to its acquisition by the Blackstone Group.
The sprawling property was developed in the 1970s by the American businessman John Rollins, and operated in the early years as Intercontinental Hotel. It was later branded Wyndham Rose Hall before being renamed Hilton.
The property is located on the eastern outskirts of Montego Bay just 10 minutes from the airport and across road from the Rose Hall Great House and the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The resort, itself, is situated on the historic 18th-century Rose Hall sugar plantation. It has a total of 489 rooms, a Water Park, a golf course and sits in front of 1,800 feet of private beach.
Ron Day, Property Manager for the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa is reported to have said that the property will continue to operate as normal. Currently, it remains fully operational, continuing to welcome guests with the same quality service and hospitality experience they have come to enjoy.