According a written statement, Issa said the property is closing after it became clear to him that “our strenuous two-year effort to arrive at a mutually satisfactory lease arrangement with the owners was not going to succeed.”
Travel Agent was told that any clients who are booked for May 1 or later will be moved to another property in Jamaica. Should someone wish to cancel, they can do so without penalty.
SuperClubs terminated the lease for “force majeure” but continued to operate the hotel in good faith during negotiations.
“The owners had ample opportunity to secure a new operator, but it appears none has been found,” continued Issa. “It is very unfortunate that we could not come to an arrangement to keep Breezes Rio Bueno open, but that is the nature of this business. Breezes Resorts are still as popular as ever, and we will be concentrating our efforts on all our resorts in Jamaica, Bahamas, Curaçao, Brazil, Panama and Cuba.”
SuperClubs took over operations at Breezes Rio Bueno in 1996. Soon after, it received the AAA Four Diamond resort rating and became a favorite destination for vacationers who enjoyed its Jamaican village setting.