Carol Marcia Bourke, Managing Director, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa and Jewel Resorts ( a complement of (4) four all inclusive resorts) was born in England but moved to Jamaica when she was only 7 years old with her Jamaican father and English Mother. Her tourism journey began as a child when she was exposed to the Hospitality industry through her Mother who worked at Runaway Bay Hotel for many years.
In 1984 Carol officially joined the Hotel Industry as an Entertainment Coordinator with the infamous Hedonism II. Since that initial start she has accomplished many firsts including leading Seasplash Resort in Negril to be the first hotel to be Green Globe certified, being the first Jamaican Resident Manager at Wyndham Rose Hall and the first General Manager of the new Jewel Resorts brand in Jamaica which opened in 2010. Under her stewardship the resorts have grown in strength and number and have achieved many awards over its 8 years and with it her role to be Managing Director.
Her sense of corporate and social responsibility has seen all the resorts participation in community and recycling efforts, environmental projects, wellness and health fairs and many other activities with the help of her associates throughout the five properties. Carol possesses a distinctive blend of business acumen and social consciousness and has been a force in the lives of her associates, where she ensures they are developed and groomed for success.
As Managing Director of Jewel Resorts and Hilton Rose Hall, Carol presently serves as a director on the board of Red Stripe Jamaica Limited and is 1st Vice President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association. She also served as a Director of Tourist Product Development Company until February 2016 and was Chairman of the Audit Committee until that time. Carol received an award from her peers in 2016 when she was celebrated as the Hotelier of the Year Award.
Married to Richard and the mother of Samantha, Carol is passionate about the hotel industry and motivated to continue blazing her path of continued success.