Ocho Rios Seafood Festival gets huge boost
The annual Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, fresh from securing sponsorship agreements with the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, got another shot in the arm Sunday when Hah-R-Mony Entertainment signed on as title sponsor.
Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, the backing of Hah-R-Mony, arguably the top entertainment company in the island, is considered very significant and according to festival organisers, "an extraordinarily big deal."
As title sponsor, Hah-R-Mony will now have pride of place in all the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival marketing and promotional campaign leading up to the August 1 (Emancipation Day) staging at the Turtle River Park, Ocho Rios.
"This is a very significant development and also a very defining moment for the festival," explained Camille Miller, the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival's marketing manager.
"This Hah-R-Mony deal is especially sweet for the festival and also the resort town of Ocho Rios given that it comes on the heels of the support we have already got from both the JTB and the Culture Ministry."
Miller noted that patrons can now expect a full family oriented treat from a professional and first class entity which has been providing quality entertainment inside the hotels for nearly 10 years.
"The Ocho Rios Seafood Festival is now definitely a can't miss event," she added. "The Hah-R-Mony partnership has taken on added significance and will certainly propel the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival to the very top of the list of festivals here in Jamaica."
Unique Jamaican story
Hah-R-Mony Entertainment Limited is a promotional company that was established in 2009, and which currently operates in 29 hotels and employs more than 100 persons.
For his part, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hah-R-Mony Ho-Chi-Min Castillo, said his company is thrilled to be the title sponsor for the festival, promising the widest and biggest array of entertainment offerings to ever be assembled at a single day event.
"The fact that the event will be on Emancipation Day will give us the opportunity to tell the unique Jamaican story through entertainment," Castillo pointed out.
"We are going to have the drummers, the acrobats and the magicians. We are going to bring out what the guests have been seeing in the hotels to the wider Jamaican audience. It is going to be magnificent."
Castillo added that Hah-R-Mony is all about the Jamaican and Caribbean experience, noting that "with our professionalism in the business of entertainment, we have acquired invaluable experience and expertise which will be on full display on August 1 at the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival."
"This is a very good marriage for us with the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival," he added. "We pride ourselves in providing diverse performances to our audiences with a creative mixture of cultural attributes from all over the Caribbean.
Hah-R-Mony is strategically headquartered in the tourism Centre of Jamaica - Montego Bay. Since 2009, the company has taken the entertainment industry by storm, having the most productions of any company inside the hotels on the island's northern coast.