Chris Blackwell: Barefoot Jamaican Hotel Experience Pioneer

Sunday Times Travel, December 2013

  The Sunday Times Travel named Chris Blackwell as their star attraction calling him the perfect sundowner. Also in their Caribbean insider’s guide the author talks about Strawberry Hill being “the most blissed-out place on Earth.” He stayed at Strawberry Hill while in Jamaica cruising the Blue Mountain tours, specifically the coffee tour.

WSJ, June-August 2013

  WSJ featured Chris Blackwell in their June-August 2013 issue. In the article Blackwell shares his love for Jamaica through his latest homegrown hit, Pantrepant. Pantrepant is a 2,500 acre cattle farm 29 miles inland from Montego Bay. Guests of Island Outpost have the opportunity to visit the farm and have a farm –to-table dinner.

Chris Blackwell’s Jamaican Retreat

The Island Records founder and hotelier shares his love for Jamaica through his latest homegrown hit—his farm. ONE LOVE | The stone farmhouse at Pantrepant, one of Blackwell’s favorite retreats. ‘I fell in love with the tree,’ he says. ‘So I bought the tree as well as everything that came with it.’ NEARLY A QUARTER […]

T Magazine, May 2013

  T-magazine featured Chris Blackwell in their May 2013 issue and called him The Man With the Golden Ear. Chris Blackwell started Islands Records in 1959 and introduced Bob Marley to the world. 30 years later after signing U2, Grace Jones, and Cat Stevens he sold Island Records and focused on his hotel ventures. They […]

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Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Trade bare, leafless trees for bright green palm trees this February and jaunt to Jamaica to participate in their annual Reggae Month, which celebrates the country’s indigenous music and its most legendary ambassador, Bob Marley. The month-long celebration is timed around Marley’s Birthday (February 6) and is packed with live concerts, fashion shows, dance parties, […]

The Island Outpost Roots, Rock & Reggae Tour

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 […]

Island Outpost beats the summer heat with cool “free nights” Deals

Starting as Low as $95 a night, Vacationers Can Earn a Free Night in One of Jamaica’s Chic Hotspots JAMAICA (May 31, 2007) – Island Outpost, the effervescently hip and boutique hotel & resort collection in Jamaica, announces new summer deals at four of its popular retreats in Jamaica. Starting as low as $95 a […]

Island Outpost Names Carlos A. Coriano Director of Sales & Marketing

Executive Director of Andria Mitsakos Public Relations Now at Helm of Sales & Marketing for Chris Blackwell’s Boutique Resort Group JAMAICA (May 8, 2007) – Island Outpost proudly announces Carlos Coriano as director of sales & marketing. The boutique hotel collection of Jamaica and the Bahamas, the brainchild of Chris Blackwell, welcomes Mr. Coriano’s strategic […]

Inspiration Flows After Three Nights at Strawberry Hill

Inspiration flows after three nights at Strawberry Hill with complimentary Natural Mystic Music Tour Travelers Retreat to Island Outpost’s Mountain-Top Resort to Discover and Explore Legendary Vibes (JAMAICA – April 12, 2007) Nestled atop Jamaica’s Blue Mountains and part of Island Outpost’s collection of hotels, Strawberry Hill just introduced the Natural Mystic package honoring Bob […]