Hospitality Industry Partners
Industry partners are critical collaborators as we develop our best practice approach within our vocational curriculum.
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Established in 1953, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), one of the finest nonprofit member benefits of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), is the premier source for delivering quality hospitality education, training and professional certification that serves the needs of hospitality schools and industries worldwide. AHLEI continues to meet and exceed its education and training mission by providing materials for all levels of hospitality personnel via: online learning, distance learning courses, videos, seminars, textbooks, and study guides.
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Bay View Eco Resort
Bay View Eco Resort & Spa is a thirty-three room boutique type hotel situated on the cusp of a hill just four miles east of Port Antonio. Originally a coconut plantation, the layout of the property evolved around smaller buildings that existed previously, with great care at maintaining the natural flora and fauna.
Powered in part by solar energy, all rooms have been retrofitted with Inverter air conditioners with our water being pumped and purified from our very own spring. Most of the fruits and vegetables prepared in The Country Style Restaurant are grown on our own farm.
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Couples Resort Jamaica
Begin the journey – or write the next chapter to your love story – at Couples, Jamaica’s favorite all-inclusive luxury resorts. From Ocho Rios to Negril, our four oceanfront hotels were built on one idea: true love is the trip of a lifetime.
Couples Resorts proudly owns and operates four all-inclusive luxury boutique resorts in the Caribbean - four in Jamaica. Embracing a casual yet chic style infused with pure Jamaican island, each one offers a genuine, intimate and truly memorable experience.
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Developed in the 1960s, Frenchman’s Cove set the benchmark for top-end all-inclusive. Set above the gentle swells of the Caribbean Sea amidst expansive parkland and lush tropical growth, stunning cottages and rooms at The Great House villas provide comfort, privacy and access to the famous beach. After damages caused by hurricane in the 1980, the main building, the cottages and the spectacular landscape have all been restored as a more accessible, environmentally friendly destination for those seeking peace and beauty a little off the beaten track. They host the environmentally friendly and socially conscious, whether as individual visitors, wedding groups or small conferences.
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The Geejam resort ethos stems from synergizing local Jamaican flair with a singular approach to service, cuisine and accommodation. Nestled in the heart of the bush, this property's seven double rooms consist of three deluxe cabins, one suite, and a self-contained three-bedroom villa. Also included are a state of the art Recording Studio,Healing Spa, Swimming Pool (Sanwood only), Gym and Bushbar, forming an exclusive universe within the natural beauty of the grounds
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In Portland, Jamaica sits a place where the Blue Mountains meet the Caribbean sea, where coves and sun-drenched beaches beckon, rare hummingbirds dart among the lush tropical flowers, and the sound of Jamaican crickets lulls you to sleep. This is Port Antonio, where Goblin Hill Villas at San San Bay sits on twelve acres of lawns and gardens, overlooking sparkling Jamaican white sand beaches and turquoise Caribbean water. One of the most unspoiled corners of Jamaica, Port Antonio is an insider's glimpse into the Caribbean of yesteryear. In its heart, Goblin Hill's television-less villa vacation lifestyle offers the most potent relaxation around.
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Great Huts Resorts
Great Huts is Paradise on the Edge – where nature, heritage, artistry, comfort and spirituality converge – a beachfront eco-resort set in a jungle landscape, perched on cliffs that overlook the Eastern Caribbean. Our all-price-range accommodations welcome everyone from travelers of independent mind to couples who want everything taken care of for them.
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Hotel Mockingbird Hill
Jamaica's Most Sustainable Eco Boutique Hotel. Set on a hilltop on Jamaica’s northeast coast between the majestic Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Hotel Mockingbird Hill is Jamaica’s foremost 'green' hotel minutes from the most romantic Frenchman’s Cove Beach. A tranquil, serene, sanctuary with breathtaking vistas, laid back luxury and world class cuisine, Hotel Mockingbird Hill is the ultimate, authentic Jamaican experience.
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Jamaica Palace Hotel
Nestled in the hills of Port Antonio, stretched on 5 acres of land overlooking Turtle Harbor, the Jamaica Palace is an 18th century European palace. As the largest hotel in Port Antonio they offer 24 hour security, uniquely designed air-conditioned suites and rooms equipped with hand decorated beds, crystal chandeliers, free wifi, safety deposit box, European style bathtub and Georgian bay windows. The Jamaica Palace Hotel has 3 dining facilities, 4 bars (seasonal), lush green landscape and a unique pool shaped as the Island of Jamaica. Furthermore, they are located within walking distance to the most romantic private coves, beaches and attractions in Port Antonio.
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Discover paradise at Jewel Resorts! They offer three of the most beautiful resorts in Jamaica: two adults-only resorts The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, and Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa; and our all ages Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort. Surrounded by a lush landscape, the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and sun-kissed beaches, these Jamaican resorts offer a perfect getaway for unforgettable all-inclusive vacations!
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Norse Hill Estate
Those seeking a relaxed alternative to the bustling hotels and resorts in Jamaica needn’t look further than Norse Hill Estate, largest estate and one of the most private vacation rental villas in Port Antonio, Jamaica: secret, safe and peaceful. The villa is timeless, classic perfection; eight acres of well-kept but jungle-like gardens, panoramic ocean views. Between the villa and the annexed garden cottage, family friendly Norse Hill Estate can accommodate up to 14 guests.
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Sea Bell Resort delivers a high level of luxury for friends, couples and families. Ideally located in Jamaica, this luxuriously equipped resort offers elegant & spacious king-sized & queen-sized rooms. Our resort is an exciting destination for a lovely wedding setting, pool parties, baby showers, bridal showers, day passes & even corporate events.
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Somerset Falls is a picturesque waterfall which is smaller and more tranquil than Dunn's River Falls. The falls run through a former indigo and spice plantation and are set amongst a scenic backdrop of woodland and rocks.
A blend of tranquility, entertainment and fine cuisine, Somerset Falls offers beautiful untouched scenery, peaceful nature, and cool vibes.
Located 3 miles from Frenchman Cove’s Beach, Trident Hotel offers ocean-front villas with terraces overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
The Trident offers thirteen oceanfront villas that blend modern with classic design. Each villa is spacious with airy interiors, decorative furnishings and art pieces, in addition to private terraces with pools. The Trident is contemporary tropical aesthetic with an elegant simplicity that make the villas an ideal luxury retreat.
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Port Antonio Community Partners
Community partners are well-versed and a part of the fabric of the Portland community therefore, our community partners are an integral component of the PAVE Center.
Alligator Head Foundation
The AHF focuses on Science, Art and Community: A collaborative approach to protecting fish stocks; restoring habitats and regenerating local economies.
They identify and deliver innovative solutions to strengthen national, regional and global policy for ecosystem resilience and adaptation to climate change. They also take a community driven approach to work for fish filled seas, abundant reefs and thriving communities.
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Island Aquatics Synchro
Island Aquatics Synchro team is the first synchronized swimming team in Jamaica. The team is lead by Olga Novokshchenova, a Russian two-time Olympic gold medalist in synchronized swimming.
The team has competed all over the world.
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Rio Vista Resort
Rio Vista is 4 miles west of Port Antonio on Jamaica's North Coast located in an area of spectacular natural beauty. It is nestled between the Rio Grande and the Caribbean
with breathtaking views towards the river and Blue Mountains.
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Titchfield High School
Titchfield High School is a secondary high school in Port Antonio, Jamaica, in the northern part of Portland Parish. The school was established in January 1786, and is the fifth-oldest high school in the country. According to the Alumni Association of Titchfield High, South Florida chapter, as of January 2008, there were 99 teachers for 1949 students in grades 7-13.
Titchfield was the first school to win Inter-Secondary Schools Girls Championships back to back, in 1963 and 1964 (its only two titles). In both 2011 and 2012, the school placed second in Television Jamaica's School Challenge Quiz; in 2016, coached by Mr C. Roberts and Mr O. Sparks, they won the competition, beating Campion College in the final match.
Yvonne Blakey, Coldwell Banker
Yvonne Blakey is a native Portlander and is a Licensed Real Estate Agent of Coldwell Banker. She also owns and operates Island Villas which manages some of the private villas in the San San Resort Area only 15 minutes from Port Antonio. Island Villas proudly presents an exclusive portfolio of privately owned luxury holiday villas with pools, beaches and scenic views for the discerning traveller in unspoiled Portland, Jamaica.
Light the Way Event Sponsors
We would like to recognize and thank the following Sponsors for making PAVE Centre and Light the Way event a success.