Half Moon Sweeps Jamaica’s Tourism Service Excellence Awards

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Half Moon, the iconic Caribbean resort, took home the top prize in both the individual and organization categories of Jamaica’s 2018 Tourism Service Excellence Awards, held on Saturday, March 30 in Montego Bay.

Created by the country’s Ministry of Tourism and executed by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCO), the awards ceremony recognizes tourism entities and individuals that have consistently provided exemplary service within the tourism industry.

Of 10 finalists, Half Moon emerged as the winner in the organization category. The hotel’s Training Manager, Conroy Thompson bested 8 other finalists to collect the top honor in the individual category.

“This is a special award for the Half Moon team, to be recognized by our Tourism Ministry as a leading example of service and excellence in our 66th year,” said Guy Steuart III, Chairman of Half Moon. “It acknowledges more than six decades of our staff members creating memories and experiences through warm Jamaican hospitality, which has culminated in Half Moon becoming, “Where the Heart Is” – the theme of our anniversary.”

Half Moon celebrated its 65th anniversary on February 27, 2019. To follow the journey, visit www.halfmoon.com/65th-anniversary.


Half Moon is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts (PHR) Legend Collection. Considered one of the Caribbean’s most iconic destinations, Half Moon is located 10 minutes away from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ). The 65-year-old AAA Four-Diamond property features Half Moon, a resort with two miles of private beach front and 210 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, and Rose Hall Villas by Half Moon, a collection of 28 four-to-seven-bedroom villas.

Half Moon offers guests of the resort and Rose Hall Villas a wide variety of amenities and activities, including the multi award-winning Fern Tree Spa, the largest spa in the Caribbean at 68,000 sq. ft., with diverse wellness offerings; a Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed 18-hole championship golf course with golf academy; Spinning® studio; fitness center with 11 flood-lit tennis courts; privately-operated equestrian center; children’s village with culturally rich offerings; water sports, restaurants, shops and more.

SOURCE Half Moon