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Half Moon, a 400-acre beachfront destination resort in Jamaica, is undergoing a $75 million renovation and expansion that’s set to be completed in November. The updates to the resort coincide with its 65th anniversary and are being spearheaded by Hart Howerton architects, interior designers and landscape architects.

Half Moon | Entrance | Hart Howerton

The resort’s classic Anglo-Caribbean atmosphere will remain prevalent, with the addition of contemporary accents such as vibrant colors, prints and bespoke natural and woven materials that are reminiscent of Jamaica’s traditions and style.

Additions to the resort will include a new entry and Great House, 57 accommodations, two restaurants, a market café, a vegan café at the Fern Tree Spa, three bars, an expanded beachfront with a natural swimming cove and an adults-only swimming pool. (According to its website, the resort currently has 197 rooms and suites and 31 villas.)

“Since opening our doors in 1954, Half Moon has been known for its warm Jamaican hospitality infused with superlative comfort and luxury, and now it is time for our legacy to be reborn,” says Guy Steuart III, chairman of Half Moon. “It’s time to build anew and to continue to express ourselves in ways that are elegant in the 21st century.”


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