Clifton George Reader was promoted to Managing Director of Moon Palace Jamaica in November 2016; Palace Resort’s first property outside of Mexico. In his role as Managing Director, Reader oversees the overall operation of the resort including staff development, budgeting and guest satisfaction. He is also tasked with overseeing the new projects of the resort. The President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) 2021-2022, he also serves as a Councilor for the Ocho Rios Runaway Bay Chapter of the JHTA.
Reader’s impressive hospitality career spans over three decades among various local and international hotels. Prior to his post as Director of Moon Palace Jamaica, Reader served as General Manager of Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa, as General Manager of Beaches Negril Resort & Spa and Beaches Sandy Bay. Reader brings a deep rooted understanding of the local market and region, valuable experience and great enthusiasm to his post at Moon Palace Jamaica.
Reader also serves as the President of the Moon Palace Foundation, the social and welfare arm of the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande. The five areas of focus are: Health, Wellness, Education, Environment and Dreams. Its mission is to improve the lives of individuals especially that of the staff and their families and the community in which the resort does business. The Foundation provides assistance, referral or financial support to enhance the health, welfare, education and happiness of these persons as well as to raise environmental awareness.