Partner Gains 100% Ownership

Longtime partner gains full ownership of Tensing Pen

Owner plans to enhance Jamaican resort, establish local charity

It was love at first sight. Sam Petros first discovered Tensing Pen on a trip to Negril, Jamaica in 1989. He was walking on the west end road of the resort town, when he stumbled across Tensing Pen. That first night, he stayed in a treehouse room, called the Pillar, overlooking the cove and the Caribbean Sea. This was his first of many stays at the resort. After patronizing Tensing Pen for three years, he bought the resort in 1992 together with two partners. This year, he decided to take over the full ownership of the destination resort.

Plans for Improvements and Upgrades to the Boutique Resort

Sam has plans to upgrade, build and add on to sections of the resort, all while maintaining the natural beauty, architecture and mystique that makes Tensing Pen unique. This includes maintaining the lush tropical foliage that gives the resort its sense of secluded privacy and intimacy. Immediate plans are to upgrade and enlarge the bar and dining areas, as well as add sun decks along the Caribbean seafront. The second phase will be to upgrade the massage hut and build four more cottages to allow more visitors to share in the Tensing Pen experience. Throughout the upgrades, Sam intends to continue using local resources to support the Negril community. The entire resort is built from artisan materials such as local wood, hand-cut stone and thatch, all handcrafted by local tradesmen.

Supporting the Negril Community

Helping the local community and embracing Jamaica’s rich culture is a priority for Sam. Along with plans to improve the hotel, he intends to establish the Tensing Pen Foundation, a non-profit entity to support the education of special needs children, improvements in the Negril community and other local projects. Though Sam has plans for upgrades, his key priority is to maintain the relaxed, secluded and harmonious vibe of the resort. “My vision is to carry on the sense of ambience, generosity and hospitality that have always been the hallmarks of Tensing Pen,” said Sam. “Our guests carry so much love in their hearts for the resort, its staff and its dogs.”

Looking to Book a Room?

To make a reservation at Tensing Pen Destination Resort, book online, email or call at 1-800-957-0387, or from abroad +1-876-957-0387.