Rohan Miller, the chief executive officer of Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited and Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited and executive vice-president and chief investment officer of Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, has been seconded to the exclusive management of the group’s hotel portfolio.
Miller took up his new role at the start of October, but he declined to say how long the assignment would last.
Sagicor Group Jamaica President and CEO Christopher Zacca said the group’s expanding investments in the resort sector made it necessary “to have someone with the talent, experience and expertise totally focus on building on the successes achieved to date”.
He said Miller would therefore concentrate on his job as Sagicor X Fund’s president and CEO.
His task is to nurture the properties acquired within the last five years to optimise their earning potential. The group, through various managed funds, owns four Jewel resorts, the most recent of which opened for business this summer, the Hilton Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, and the Hilton DoubleTree in Florida.
Another Jewel hotel is under consideration for Montego Bay. As now conceptualised at 800 rooms, it would be the largest hotel to be developed in Jamaica by a local business.
Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited itself owns the two Hilton-branded hotels and holds minority interest in some of the Jewel resorts. The hotels deliver revenues of US$150 million annually. That figure excludes Jewel Grande Montego Bay, which just opened for business.
Published in the Jamaica Gleaner
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