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The Hotel Room Key of the Future

September 9, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: could this be the standard hotel key of the future? (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO—While there are still some scattered hotels where one can still find a physical key with a keychain, the vast majority of the world's hotel properties use the keycard. That could soon change, however. One of the top new luxury resorts in the more...

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Dreams Sands Cancun Opens Doors

September 4, 2014 | 10:51 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the Dreams Sands Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has opened its newest Caribbean hotel: the Dreams Sands Cancun. The property, which is AMResorts' 23rd resort in Mexico, opens after an extensive renovation and adaptation of the former Grand Oasis Viva property. The 438-room resort, located in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone, has 650 more...

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Hotel Highlight: A Spirited Welcome at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya

September 2, 2014 | 9:25 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor I’ve been lucky enough to stay at some nice hotels in my time, and more often than not there’s welcome token awaiting me in my room. Usually it’s a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit plate or fresh flowers. But I can’t say that I’ve ever received a welcome quite like this: Yep, right next to the Nespresso more...

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JW Marriott Opens in Santo Domingo

August 28, 2014 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the new JW Marriott in Santo Domingo (Photo: Marriott) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever JW Marriott in the Dominican Republic has opened its doors in Santo Domingo. The 150-room property, which is located in the capital's Piantini district, is located above the city's Blue Mall within a 15-story tower that first opened in 2010. "The more...

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Starwood Names New CFO

August 28, 2014 | 5:58 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the Westin Puntacana Resort and Club By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood Hotels & Resorts has named Thomas Mangas the company's new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mangas' appointment will take effect Sep. 29; he will be a member of Starwood's senior leadership team and report to the company's president and CEO, Frits van more...

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This Is the New Villa at Turks and Caicos’ Amanyara Resort

August 27, 2014 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the new villa at the Amanyara resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Amanyara Resort in Turks and Caicos has added a brand-new villa, Amanresorts announced. The six-bedroom beachside property has a total of 14,450 square feet, twice the size of the property's existing 20 four and five-bedroom villas. The new villa, which can accommodate up to 12 more...

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Grand Bahama’s Grand Lucayan Resort Names New Sales Manager

August 27, 2014 | 1:11 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grand Lucayan Bahamas has named Patricia Bradley its new national sales manager. Bradley, who will be based in Florida, will work to "develop effective strategies with a focus on the U.S. market and manage sales initiatives for both group and leisure business," the resort more...

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Caribbean Style: Checking Out Tommy Bahama’s New Watch Collection

August 25, 2014 | 3:57 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Kona Grand Prix Chronograph (photos by CJ) Not all wristwatches are made for the Caribbean. As is always true in the tropics, there's a proper vibe, a proper style. And Tommy Bahama has you covered, with a new series of wristwatches perfectly tailored for the heat and sand of the West Indies — with a Pacific twist. Tommy Bahama's new 2014 more...

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Hilton Debuts in Panama

August 25, 2014 | 5:58 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the new Hilton Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has opened the brand's first-ever property in Panama. The new Hilton Panama has officially debuted in Panama City, part of a 70-story mixed-use complex. The 347-room hotel, which was designed by BA-HAUS/KNF architects, includes a spa, meeting space and six food and bar options. It is located more...

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Hotel Highlight: The Eden Rock St Barth’s Freddy Mercury Suite

August 24, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the bathroom at the Freddy Mercury Suite at the Eden Rock hotel in St Barth (all photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor I expected the recording studio and media room. I wasn’t surprised by the tricked-out office and fully-equipped gym. Even the 40-bottle whiskey bar didn’t faze me. Instead, what caught my eye at Villa Rockstar – the more...

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