We also still have an unopened rum bottle with the 'lion label', to be honest we're too embarrassed to offer it to anyone!! I too am glad they changed to the palm trees, I used to squirm whenever we arrived at COR and saw those lions portrayed on the gateposts.
I'm now happy to recommend Couples to all my friends without having to explain that the lions logo was not a true description of the type of couples hotel where we spend our holidays!!!
Went to COR on the honeymoon in 1981 and have the bottle of rum and brochure to prove it. There are still a few remnants of the old COR logo at CTI, if you look closely. Check out the doors on the restrooms at the CTI tennis courts. And there are two other spots I know of, but you'll have to find them for yourselves.
Randy-I hope this post doesn't lead to the old logo's getting painted over. It's pretty cool finding these hidden gems. Thanks!
A classic and historic start to Couples Resorts. This is the cover of our first brochure - 1978
From original painting by Canadian artist - Heather Cooper.
The Lions captured the essence of what COR has and provides to all those that understood the meaning in the art:
If you look at the "couple”, they could only be playing around not doing other activities as some may have suggested. It is this original COR atmosphere of a loving playful fun, remembering why and who we married which captured so so many of us long-term repeaters for COR. The embracing lions still represent all that TI offers to those that come looking for that fun loving spark which may have been lost or hidden by the daily grind. They also fit in with the original lush gardens and tropical pools and streams COR had along with complete relaxation in the sun that only the lions seem to have on the Savannah.
LOVE - LOVE - LOVE the "twisted palm" logo ..... Don't care for the lion themed logo ..... I'm the biggest animal lover anywhere (especially cats - since Max & Ernie are my cat children) but to me, that's just a wee bit odd for a resort logo ...... Unless it was a Couples resort in Africa maybe ............. ???? Doesn't seem to fit with Jamaica at all.
We are proud to say ...we have and have hanging in our bedroom this poster, framed and preserved !
That logo was know throught the world in the 70's and 80's....I also own the gold and silver charm and wear them proudly. No one was offended...there was only Couple Tower Isle at the time...
Thank you Abe Issa....
I have a set of stuffed lions from the first time I ever went to Couples at COR in 1995.
It was repeaters week and the staff put gifts in the room everynight, including this. They are nestled next to each other, nothing dirty with velcro holding them together.