Skyline Hotel → government building → Courtleigh Hotel and Suites
Kingston: New Kingston and South
Skyline Hotel, 85 Knutsford Blvd, Kingston
- Opened June 3, 1970 by Knutsford Towers Limited (officially opened September 1973). The hotel had 160 rooms. There was a dining room, a pub lounge and entertainment.
- The hotel started losing on its operations after August, 1973, due largely to heavy competition from the neighboring Sheraton and Pegasus Hotels. And the owners were looking around for other uses for the hotel.
- In February 1976, because of the hotel's strategic location between the Sheraton and The Pegasus Hotels, the Government felt the Skyline Hotel could serve as a communications centre, as a location for conferences and also to accommodate persons who came to the island as guests of the government. It was purchased for J$2,978,500 and converted to conference rooms, offices and suites. It became the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- After a year of reconstruction, in September 1997 the building became the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites. It was oriented towards business travelers. It was the new location for the Courtleigh Manor. See clippings.
- But they were building a second floor without final KSAC approval. The contractor was ordered to stop.