Rose Hall Travel Guide
The beachfront resort, a favorite of reggae singer Sean Paul, will join the company's stable of hotels in Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Wyoming and St. Lucia. It will be official January 1.
The 398-room hotel is best known for its sweet location on two miles of white-sand beaches. It also has a spa, golf course, 13 tennis course and a whopping 54 pools.
UPDATE: According to Marriott's Twitter feed, their NOLA hotels are not taking reservations through Sept. 2 but current rezzies will be honored unless there's an evacuation notice.
Hurricane Gustav is whipping through the Caribbean right now and while no one knows just yet what it's impact will be when it hits the US, hotels in its wake are getting their emergency management plans in order.
The Half Moon Resort in Jamaica has already announced its cancellation policy.
In preparation for the storm, Half Moon will waive all cancellation fees for reservations scheduled for August 28 to September 1, 2008. Guests will be able to reschedule their visit at the original rate booked up to December 15, 2008 and between May - October 2009.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) for Half Moon, dealing with hurricane drama is nothing new. Thus the hotel boasts about being well-prepared to deal with hurricanes.
Last year, guests staying the midst of Hurricane dean were relocated to conference facilities in the Half Moon Shopping Village which doubled as a shelter. Let's hope Gustav doesn't force guests into that position again.
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