January 2017 | Business View Caribbean

70 71 balconies overlooking the re- sort’s lush, tropical gardens, its courtyard pool, or the powdery white sand beach caressed by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Facilities include free Wi-Fi in common areas, daily maid service, and 24-hour security. Complimentary Manag- er’s Cocktail Party is held every Monday evening, while Fridays are for the Beach Party which features live entertainment. Marley’s by The Sea, the resort’s beachside restaurant, offers a mouthwatering selection of breakfast and dinner choices, and its onsite bakery provides guests with an assortment of croissants, pastries, and banana bread, baked fresh, daily. Currently, about 70 percent of CocoLaPalm’s guests come from the U.S. Midwest, with about 20 percent from Canada and the United Kingdom, and 10 per- cent from Europe and the rest of the Caribbean. This year, Vassell says the marketing team will be expanding in order to attract more visitors from England and Germany. Sales and Marketing Manager, Andrea Brown, adds, “Right now, we are doing more The CocoLaPalm Resort AT A GLANCE The CocoLaPalm Resort WHAT: A European plan hotel WHERE: Negril, Jamaica WEBSITE: www.cocolapalm.com Preferred vendors n Perry’s Manufacturing Jamaica Ltd. www.perrysmfg.com n Samuels Hardware samuelshwngl@yahoo.com