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The Jamaica Pegasus was named Jamaica's Best M.I.C.E Hotel for 2021 at the second annual World M.I.C.E Awards, reaffirming its status as Kingston's premier address for business hospitality. A global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, and Exhibitions (M.I.C.E.) industry, the World M.I.C.E Awards is the sister event to the prestigious World Travel Awards, now celebrating its 27th anniversary.

Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board, commented on the award, saying: "We are very pleased that The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel has earned this prestigious distinction as our island's top M.I.C.E hotel for 2021. Their facilities and services are indeed outstanding, and the excellent staff ensures a memorable experience for clients. They are a valued partner for group business coming into Jamaica and a tremendous asset to our tourism product."

The Jamaica Pegasus carries a distinguished track record spanning 40+ years as Kingston's foremost venue for business travel, corporate meetings, and special events. The property's 15,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor conference space includes a strikingly elegant Grand ballroom, boardroom-style meeting rooms, and lush garden settings ideal for al fresco receptions.

All conference rooms are equipped with air conditioning, comfortable seating, and the latest in state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, offering expanded bandwidth up to 150mBs for live streaming. Full-service catering options, encompassing everything from simple coffee breaks to multi-course, Jamaican or international-themed banquets, are also available.

"As with the overall guest experience at the hotel, it is our tremendous team members that make the biggest difference in ensuring that M.I.C.E events at The Jamaica Pegasus are second to none," noted Nicola Madden-Greig, Group Director of Marketing and Sales. "Over the years, our highly skilled and experienced team has successfully hosted meetings and conferences for delegates from the United Nations, various heads of state, and even royalty. This award is a tremendous credit to their professionalism and dedication to excellence."

World M.I.C.E Awards are determined by votes cast by M.I.C.E industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.

No stranger to awards and accolades, The Jamaica Pegasus has been honored in recent years as follows:

·      Tourism Service Excellence Awards: Resort Area Champion (2016)

·      Hospitality Jamaica Best Conference/Business Hotel (2016)

·      Hospitality Jamaica Best E.P. Hotel (2016)

·      Annual Taste of Jamaica: Six Gold, 25 Silver and 15 Bronze medals, including the coveted    

       Senior Team Champion title (2016-2021)

"We've always taken great pride in the many awards and honors that fill the trophy case at The Jamaica Pegasus, but considering the challenges of the past year, being named the #1 M.I.C.E. hotel in Jamaica for 2021 is particularly sweet," said Managing Director, Kevin Hendrickson. "This award speaks to the strength and professionalism of our team, as well as the resiliency of our group to succeed even in the toughest of circumstances."

The 300-room Jamaica Pegasus is located within New Kingston's prime commercial district, home to such noted attractions as Devon House, The Bob Marley Museum, and Emancipation Park. The hotel's ideal location allows guests to do business and enjoy the best of Kingston with ease.

For reservations and more information, guests are encouraged to call The Jamaica Pegasus at Tel: 876-926-3691, or visit

For more information on the World MICE Awards, visit