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My Life, Family and Friends from the Founder of Rondel Village

My Life, Family and Friends by Joyce McNeill Wright

We are so proud to announce that Joyce McNeill Wright, founder of Rondel Village, has come out with her first publication.

Joyce was born on April 3, 1920 in Kingston, Jamaica. She is the fifth of six children born to Eustace and Blanche McNeill of Pear Tree Grove, St Catherine and Kingston.

In 1944 she married Dr. Claude Wright of Sierra Leone. The marriage produced four daughters and a son. The Wrights travelled extensively between London, Sierra Leone and Jamaica, before finally settling in Jamaica.

Over the years, Joyce has studied physiotherapy in London, operated a restaurant, bred rabbits extensively, cultivated anthuriums commercially, and founded Rondel Village, a 56 room hotel in Negril Beach in the parish of Westmoreland.

Pictured above is Joyce with her 4 children – Celina, Frances, Carolyn, and John. In the photo on the right she is celebrating her 97th birthday!

In 2015,  the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association presented Joyce Wright with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Rondel Village celebrated its 30th Anniversary on November 14, 2015! Joyce Wright Lifetime Achievement AWard 2015Rondel Village has gotten a lot of recognition throughout the years. Some awards include: the Award of Excellence for the Booking.com Guest Review Awards for 2015, Hospitality Jamaica Award for Best Small/Boutique Hotel, Powering Global Travel Award for 2015 by tour operator GTA, as well as many more. We are so proud of Joyce Wright’s accomplishments and grateful for this Rondel Village family which she established. We look forward to the next 30 years and beyond!

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