Mexico's Karisma makes hearty investment in Jamaica

Mexico's Karisma Hotels and Resorts will invest more than $900 million in a mega hotel project in Saint Ann, Jamaica—an investment that will reportedly pump 4,000 additional rooms into the Caribbean island nation's tourism sector over 10 years and provide at least 8,000 direct jobs.

Karisma’s VP of corporate affairs and business development, Ruben Becerra, made the announcement at a press briefing at the Jamaica Tourist Board, aside JTB Chairman Dennis Morrison and Director of Tourism Paul Pennicooke, reports the Jamaica Observer.



Karisma currently operates one hotel in Jamaica, the 138-room Sensatori Jamaica hotel in Negril (pictured above), and will reportedly expand the property with an additional 149 rooms.

“We are extremely excited to continue working and growing alongside the people of Jamaica, and we remain committed to further enhancing the already bourgeoning tourism industry here,” Becerra said.