For locals who usually start their Yuletide celebrations as soon as December rolls around, The Cliff Hotel in Negril’s West End has extended its summer deals to cover the first 20 days of the month.
“Typically, locals consider the entire month of December a festive time, and not necessarily just Christmas and New Year’s Eve. As soon as the kids are out of school, then that’s when the celebration begins,” Front of House Manager Taji Reid told the Jamaica Observer’s LetsTravelCaribbean.com.
“Beginning December 1 through to December 20, our locals can still take advantage of our summer rates, which is up to 50 per cent off. Then come December 21, that’s when our festive season really, really kicks in — that’s when we have our peak rates. However, we still have discounts for locals that want to book with us,” she added.
They’ve also made shorter stays more attractive for those who don’t have an entire week to be pampered at the luxury boutique hotel.
“We have relaxed our minimum night-stay restriction, which will make it even easier for locals to book the property. They wouldn’t need to book between five to seven nights, but they can now book a two-night stay, if they want,” said Reid.
Guests can look forward to lots of holiday cheer at The Cliff Hotel. As of December 1 the decorations will be up and staff will be sporting Santa hats. A spectacular Christmas tree lighting has been planned with accompanying caroling by employees and students from a local school. Sorrel and eggnog will provide a taste of the traditional Jamaican Christmas.
Then there’s the ball!
“Every year we have our New Year’s Eve celebration, and this too is open to the public. Even if you are not a guest at The Cliff Hotel, we have an a la carte option that is open so persons can come over and just ring in the new year with us,” said Reid.
She’s talking about Zest, the on-property restaurant that welcomes both guests and those who just want to have a scrumptious meal. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Whatever takes you to the property, you can expect excellent service. Keep an eye out for local and international celebrities who, Reid said, often show up without much fanfare.
“The important thing that must be known about the Cliff Hotel is everyone is treated as a VIP. You will have the experience of your life because you are treated just like a celebrity — every one of our guests is,” she said.