Location, location, location. Savvy travelers know that’s essential, and the Courtleigh occupies prime real estate in New Kingston, the island’s premier business district. Once you’ve checked in though, you’ll quickly realize it’s more than just location that pulls thousands of briefcase and Blackberry toting travelers back again and again.
This formerly quaint hotel has been chicly reborn as the natural choice for business people on a mission. Featuring luxurious deluxe rooms and suites, presidential and otherwise, complete with executive desks and some expected bells and whistles (full cable-TV package; In-room safes; Direct dial phones with voicemail; refrigerator) as well as some unexpected fandangles (massage shower heads, magnified make-up mirror).
For the meeting and convention buffs in the house, white board is standard, plush carpeting, climate control, teleconferencing and piped background music for use in the meeting rooms (accommodating up to 100 person’s theater-style and 80 for banquet), which feature large wooden windows giving way to outdoor light with black out curtains for A/V presentations, as well as enticing outdoor locations for cocktail receptions that are sure to close the deal.
We all know what they say about all work and no play. Luckily, the hotel is also one of the city’s favorite dining spots thanks to its award-winning restaurant, Alexander’s, which serves local and international cuisine. The renowned Mingles Pub and Pool Bar is also located on property. Friday’s After Work Escapade and the Saturday Mingle are popular with Kingston’s corporate crowd.
All this within minutes of all the major financial and business centers, universities and institutions; A magnificent view of the city, the Kingston Harbor and the surrounding Blue Mountains. And all at ‘I can swing that!’ rates.
On the west side, Courtleigh’s Knutsford Boulevard address gives sweeping views of Kingston’s Emancipation Park and Golf Academy’ both popular sports and entertainment venues. Perfect for partying: but not so perfect if you need your beauty sleep. Save yourself the stress: book a high floor or an east-facing room.
If there’s any service you need that the hotel doesn’t offer (and there’s very little they don’t) simply contact one of the multi-lingual staff members 24-7. Need to log extra hours to close that big deal’ Their fully-equipped business center is also available 24 hours.
Within walking distance are the city’s liveliest nightclubs, but like all urban centers, New Kingston can get a little menacing at night. Seek counsel of the concierge before you venture out on foot, and always use taxis they recommend.