Half Moon’s Hibiscus renovates accommodations

Beginning on Nov. 22, all 68 rooms and suites of The Half Moon, A Salamander Resort's Hibiscus neighborhood within the property's legacy Founders Cove will reopen after a total renovation.

These one- and two-bedroom beachfront accommodations in in Montego Bay, Jamaica, were remodeled to reflect the evolving tastes of the luxury traveler yet still retain quintessential Jamaican design elements.

The renovation is the latest in successive improvements that the Half Moon has made, including the 2020 opening of its newest resort, Eclipse at Half Moon,. A 10-minute drive from Sangster International Airport, Half Moon now has a triumvirate of resort options across its 400 acres: Founders Cove, Eclipse and Rose Hall Villas. 

The Hibiscus neighborhood is adjacent to many of Half Moon’s original and exclusive cottages. The renovation has expanded views, new furniture and updated decor, reimagined patios and balconies, a revitalized exterior and upgraded technology including smart TVs. 

Decorated with both black and white furniture representative of Jamaica’s design history, the new Hibiscus suites are significantly brighter with more useable space. The color accents are soft and reflective of hibiscus flowers, including pinks and yellows. As is traditional at Half Moon, the rooms prominently feature the work of local artisans, including handmade weaves that add substantive texture to the furniture and cabinetry. Additionally, the suites include artwork from Dready, a character and a style of art created by Jamaican-born artist Shane Aquart. 

Managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the property was founded nearly 70 years ago, and three of the original founding families still remain owners, including the Steuart family. It is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.