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Blue Diamond Resorts to Take Over Management of Antigua's Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

TORONTO, CA. August 15, 2017 - Blue Diamond Resorts, the Caribbean's fastest-growing hotel company, is proud to announce that it will be taking over the management and operation of Antigua's largest all-inclusive resort, the 464-room Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, beginning September 1, 2017.

"We look forward to bringing our operations to the beautiful Island of Antigua, and to applying our management experience to this popular resort" said Jordi Pelfort, Managing Director of Blue Diamond Resorts.

Known to be one of Antigua's best all-inclusive resorts for its value, Jolly Beach Resort & Spa is set on powdery Jolly Beach, and is enveloped by 40 acres of lush tropical garden and greenery. The resort offers guests a selection of accommodations in six categories, each featuring a private balcony with stunning views to enjoy the gentle Caribbean Sea breeze.

For more information on this new resort experience from Blue Diamond Resorts, visit our website www.bluediamondresorts.com

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Since inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has risen to become the Caribbean's fastest growing resort company of 35 properties exceeding 14,000 rooms in seven countries. Taking an innovative approach to differentiating brands under each market's demands, Blue Diamond Resorts' ever-expanding portfolio is more impressive than ever. Award-winning Royalton Luxury Resorts offer signature All-In Luxury® amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™, and in-suite wellness elements such as the exclusive handcrafted DreamBed™. Royalton Luxury Resorts' adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience, plus the stylish All Exclusive™ CHIC by Royalton, a social vacation experience. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril has been revived to provide those over 21 an upscale and au naturel vacation along an exclusive shore for the ultimate in privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa is an experience for families or adults featuring on-site splash parks, themed characters Toopy & Binoo™, and an innovative teen's lounge. Starfish Resorts are solely found in Cuba and offer amazing value for customers with convenient locations, comfortable accommodations. In September 2017 Blue Diamond Resorts will manage Jolly Beach Resorts & Spa, Antigua's largest all-inclusive resort with 454 rooms, on a world-famous beach that shares its name.

Contact:
Natalie Walsh
nwalsh@bluediamondresorts.com
+1-647-545-6926

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