Celebrity Events in Jamaica at Secrets Resorts & Spas

The third week of January kicked off the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival just outside of Montego Bay. The 2012 festival honored 50 years of independence for the people of Jamaica including performances from the biggest names on the world’s stage including: Celine Dion, Cee-Lo Green, Kelly Rowland and Shaggy.

The three night festival is growing in popularity and draws over 40,000 people and being such an acclaimed music event, celebrities are attracted to the Montego Bay area during the Festival. We were thrilled to host award-winning performers Ne-Yo, Adrienne Bailon and Keri Hilson to our very own Secrets St. James and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay.

Adreinne Bailon, Ne-Yo and Keri Hilson walk the red carpet.

During the celebrities’ Unlimited-Luxury® stay with us they hosted an invitation-only VIP beach cocktail party on-site, at which Ne-Yo sipped on Grey Goose and Baileys and thanked everyone for making him feel so welcome in Jamaica. The beach party also celebrated the launch of Ne-Yo’s album Compound Island, the Caribbean leg of his record label Compound Entertainment.

 During the guest’s time in Jamaica they hung out with fellow recording artist, Shaggy and actor Rockmond Dunbar.

Invited guests hang out at the Beach Party.

Rockmond Dunbar, Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson, Shaggy and Adrienne Bailon hang pool-side at the beach party.

The celebrity guests attended the Movie Premier of Red Tails at the Palace Cineplex in Montego Bay, a movie by renowned producer George Lucas, which boasts an impressive cast including Cuba Gooding Jr and Ne-Yo.

Ne-Yo does an interview at Secrets Wild Orchid.Adrienne Bailon walks the red carpet.

Adrienne Bailon walks the red carpet.

To see more photos of the the celebrities stays check out the Secrets St. James Montego Bay and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Facebook pages!

Celebrity Sightings at Secrets Wild Orchid

Grammy-Award winner and multi-platinum R&B artist, Ne-Yo, recently visited Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay. He flew in from his current hometown of Atlanta, GA, to perform at a concert in Negril for Appleton Temptation Isles (ATI).

While Ne-Yo was only in town for a limited time, he made the most of his short stay with us. He enjoyed the luxurious accommodations of our Presidential Suite, and took advantage of ordering room service the morning of his departure (scrambled eggs, fresh orange juice and authentic Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee…yummy!) Ne-Yo took a moment to pose for a quick picture at the resort before heading home.

Ne-Yo’s visit comes on the heels of another recent celebrity sighting at Secrets Wild Orchid. Just last week, Nicki Minaj, breakout rap and R&B artist, was spotted at our resort while in town to perform for the 2011 Reggae Sumfest. She also enjoyed our Presidential Suite and was captured in a few photos during her stay that were published on GossipCenter.com.