The new BOB MARLEY’S ONE LOVE restaurant opened on July 24, 2023 at Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, with the creation of 70 new jobs across a range of hospitality roles.
Operated by Montego Bay-based Express Catering Limited and its parent company Margaritaville Caribbean Group, BOB MARLEY’S ONE LOVE Restaurant is a homage to the iconic legacy of Jamaica’s most famous artist. With a prominent location at the heart of the terminal, beyond security and accessible only to passengers departing SIA — which served more than 4.5 million passengers in 2019 with gains of 5.6 per cent in 2023 — it is destined to become a must-visit for tourists and outbound Jamaicans before their flight.
Home-cooked food, travel, and meeting people from all over the world were great passions of Bob Marley’s and these are neatly combined in this new concept. The restaurant is built around an authentic Jamaican pimento wood grill serving a Jamaican and international menu infused with fresh Caribbean and Ital dishes.
The BOB MARLEY’S ONE LOVE restaurant design is a relaxed and contemporary vibe with a touch of nostalgic retro. Working with the Marley Group of Companies, London based The Design Solution selected materials, colours, and textures all inspired by Bob Marley’s legacy, artistic creativity, and life, including his home at 56 Hope Road and Marley’s Tuff Gong recording studio in Kingston. Even Bob Marley’s love of Jamaica’s fresh natural produce, which he farmed at his childhood home in Nine Mile, is celebrated with the addition of a multi-layered, fresh herb garden display in the restaurant.
Reflecting on the significance of the restaurant opening, Ian Dear, Chairman & CEO Margaritaville Caribbean Group said, “We are immensely proud of Bob Marley’s One Love restaurant, and we are delighted to welcome 70 new team members who join us in bringing to life this tribute to one of Jamaica’s finest sons. Over 40 years since his untimely passing, Bob Marley is incredibly loved and revered all over the world and we know that many of Sangster’s passengers will want to enjoy a taste of Jamaican hospitality and cuisine, with a menu inspired by the man himself. We are honoured that the Marley Family has entrusted us to bring this initiative to life.”