Oceana Hotel - Kingston, Jamaica

Sep 07, 2017

Oceana Hotel Jamaica Downing Street Group

Downtown Kingston is experiencing an exciting influx of improvements and developments, with local government and businesses optimistic about the future of the area. The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) continues to work towards the fulfilment of its development plan for the restoration of Downtown Kingston through its Kingston Downtown Special Development Area programme.

“UDC remains committed to making development happen for the people of Jamaica through its planning and implementation of development programmes while preserving the natural environment, traditions, customs and spurring economic growth.”

The Downing Street Group has recently expanded investment into the hospitality sector with the Oceana Hotel, located on Kingston’s waterfront. The hotel was originally built in 1977 with 388 rooms, and subsequently modified and leased to the Ministry of Health in 1997. Oceana is a 256,958 square foot mixed use property that, in addition to the eight floor hotel, will now also feature 42 residential condominiums on the upper four floors, as well as ground floor commercial space and a fully refurbished 500 space parking garage, adjoining the Jamaica Conference Centre.

The development of this property, being undertaken alongside partners Jamaica Property Company Limited, has been identified as being very important by the UDC due to its potential in stimulating growth for the area. Located adjacent to the Jamaica Convention Centre, which accommodates up to 1,200 visitors at one time, the hotel is well located for both domestic and international visitors. Oceana fronts Ocean Boulevard on the Kingston waterfront, with the new headquarters for the Digicel Group nearby, as well as neighbouring First Caribbean International Bank, Scotiabank, PWC and the Jamaican Chamber of Commerce.

Oceana Hotel Jamaica Downing Street Group Swimming Pool

Developments in downtown Kingston, such as the Oceana Hotel, will only further increase the economic revitalization of downtown Kingston and Jamaica. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, recently announced that Jamaica’s hotel room capacity will increase by more than 1,000 during the 2017 calendar year.

“Over 3,000 rooms are currently (available) or are being made available, which we never had the winter before. Of that amount, close to 2,000 have already been added or will be coming on stream in the next few weeks and months,”

Among these 3,000 are those made available with the Oceana Hotel project in Kingston, a fantastic sign for job creation and investment growth in the area. 

Learn more about this and other projects by Downing Street here.

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