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Jamaica's Round Hill Hotel listed in Forbes Travel Guide as one of the 2018 Star Award Winner

The Round Hill Hotel and Villas Jamaica has been listed among the 2018 Star Award Winners by the Forbes Magazine Travel Guide. The luxury hotel sits on 110 acres of lush tropical land on a former pineapple plantation on the island, and features open-air suites and Ralph Lauren-designed oceanfront rooms. The upscale property has hosted many stars over the years including J.F Kennedy and his wife.

Jamaica's Round Hill Hotel listed in Forbes Travel Guide as one of the 2018 Star Award Winner

Forbes Magazine has listed the Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Jamaica among its Star Award Winners in its 2018 Travel Guide. The travel guide also listed Jamaica as one of its new travel destinations for 2018.

Located on 110 acres of tropical land, on a former pineapple plantation in Jamaica, the Round Hill Hotel is one of the most famous on the island due to its links with celebrities, Hollywood stars, athletes and former presidents. The hotel hosted J.K Kennedy and his wife Jackie during their honeymoon, and Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the Sound of Music at the property.

The luxury hotel has been operating since 1953 and continues to attract tourists from all over the globe due to its idyllic setting, high level of service and upscale accommodation and facilities. The beachfront hotel boasts plantation-style architecture and is surrounded by palm trees and landscaped gardens.

Guests can relax in open-air suites, private villas or oceanfront rooms designed by Ralph Lauren. Guest rooms are located in the Pineapple House and feature shuttered windows or balconies, with views overlooking Round Hill Bay. There are four-poster beds, living areas, air conditioning, coffee makers, iPod docking stations, wireless Internet, and spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers, separate tubs, and Elemis bath products. The luxury villas range from two to six bedrooms, and each offers a dedicated cook, housekeeper and gardener. They also feature private swimming pools, open-air living rooms, iPod docking stations and Wi-Fi, and air conditioning.

The award-winning The Spa at Round Hill is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a pampering treatment or therapy. Surrounded by tropical landscapes and overlooking the ocean, there are seven treatment rooms including a couple’s suite, and oceanfront outdoor gazebo, an outdoor treatment terrace, an ocean-facing fitness centre, an open-air Yoga Pavilion, and a pool terrace for drinks and lunch.

Guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine at the hotel’s dining venues. These include The Grill on the rooftop which offers sea views, an open kitchen, and a wood-fired grill; the Restaurant at Round Hill, which is led by award-winning chef Martin Maginley and offers a table d’hote dining experience; and the Seaside Terrace with themed buffets and entertainment beneath the stars. The hotel’s chic bars offer classic cocktails, wines, coffees, juices and delicious food.

For the younger guests, there are plenty of fun activities at the Pineapple Kids Club, and there are swimming pools to cool off from the hot sun. There’s a private beach where guests can sunbathe on loungers, swim in the turquoise sea or enjoy water sports.

Forbes Magazine is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its Travel Guide this year. To mark the occasion, it has released its list of Star Rating Winners, which recognises and honours the best properties and service in 50 countries around the world.

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