In celebration of Island Record’s 50th anniversary and marking the incredible contributions to the reggae culture, entertainment mogul Chris Blackwell’s Island Outpost is now offering a complimentary music package to reggae fans who want to rock back to the roots and flow into the music scene.
The Roots, Rock & Reggae tour offers emerging artists and music aficionados to hone in their beat when booking six nights or more in any of or a combination of Island Outpost’s artistically influenced hotels, Strawberry Hill, Geejam and Jake’s, now through now through December 14th, 2009 with stays in specific room categories:
Room: Studio Suite. Situated on the mountaintop to stunning effect, Gong, Tree, Cedar and 59 Steps make up the property’s four studios suites. Housing palatial four-poster beds with all-purpose kitchenettes, bathrooms and balconies, the studios capture the refined luxury and absolute peacefulness of the property. Each studio offers a quiet, personalized environment and features an uninterrupted canvas of the city lights of Kingston
Room Rate per Night: $595
In addition to touring Chris Blackwell’s wall of fame at Strawberry Hill, take a day to truly dive into the roots of the reggae culture. Tour the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the life and achievements of the phenomenal Reggae artist who Chris Blackwell led to international acclaim. Emerge through a musical history of artifacts, memorabilia, numerous writings and photographs, and other awe-inspiring mementos. The museum is Bob Marley’s former place of residence and was home to the Tuff Gong record label. Feel the vibe and get inspired from the hundreds of artists, musicians, and producers from all over the world who have previously recorded at this studio and visited the museum.
Room: Ska. A unique cabin named in homage to the legacy of its respective Jamaican musical genres, Ska offers a mellow, airy octangular space with glass doors opening onto an elevated surround sound view. Ambient reverb of the sound-systems rolling across the hills or a rooster announcing the day can easily be heard from the room’s balcony or the cabin’s private hot tub.
Room Rate per Night: $595
A recently refurbished state-of-the-art recording studio is one of Geejam’s most prized features. An A-list of international music talent, including Gwen Stefani and No Doubt, Common, India.Arie, Björk, Tanya Stephens, Sly and Robbie and Gorillaz, have all written and recorded at the property. In addition to the top-of-the-line technology, including Pro Tools and a Neve console, the atmosphere at Geejam also lends itself to the continuous flow of creative juices. Even if not a professional, guests can book time on the mic to fulfill that lifelong fantasy with the 3-hour complimentary session. Studio packages are available to those booking a recording session. The three hour studio experience includes an introductory session in the control room and a demo session on the mic in the live room. Learn how a recording is assembled from tracking to mixing using the Pro Tools and start recording your stardom!
Room: Deluxe One Bedroom Oceanfront. The ocean spray can be felt from the veranda of Seapuss, the deluxe oceanfront room. The aquatic theme enhanced by warm Moroccan accents redefines island groovy chic. Queen-sized bed offers ultimate refuge, while the private outdoor showers complete the perfect bathing ritual
Room Rate per Night: $295
The bohemian atmosphere comes as no surprise here: Jake’s is run by the Henzell family, also responsible for Jimmy Cliff’s The Harder They Come, the hippest Caribbean film of all time. Sally, its set designer, unfurled her talents here. Receive a Harder They Come DVD and CD and a poster, and take a beautiful drive down Jamaica’s southwestern coast from Sav-La-Mar leading to Belmont’s fishing village which is the birth and resting place of one of the Wailers’ founding members…Peter Tosh.
For more information on the Roots, Rock & Reggae Tour and to create your memorable musical journey, visit islandoutpost.com or call 1-800-OUTPOST.
Created by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and Palm Pictures, Island Outpost properties are known for their interesting character and stunning surroundings and strive to offer their clients a feeling reminiscent of staying at a friend’s home. The group includes Goldeneye, Strawberry Hill, Jake’s, Geejam, The Caves and an exclusive selection of villas in Jamaica as well as Pink Sands on Harbour Island in The Bahamas. islandoutpost.com
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