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Curaçao Sees Occupancy Jump

 Bucking the recent trend in the Caribbean, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao has shown a jump in hotel occupancy. The island’s hotels posted 76.9 percent occupancy in March, a 3.7 percentage-point increase over the same period in 2016. The …

Almost 39,000 Rooms in Regional Hotel Pipeline

 There are almost 39,000 rooms in 212 hotel projects under contract in the Caribbean-Mexico hotel pipeline, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. That total of 38,668 rooms represents a 25.9 percent increase in rooms under contract …

Hotel La Toiny

Hotel Le Toiny Is Expanding

 One of the Caribbean’s greatest luxury resorts (and one of the leading St Barts hotels) is getting bigger. The island’s Hotel Le Toiny will open eight new villas on Dec. 15, the property announced this week. The debut of the …

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Ocean Z

 Guy Britton explores Aruba’s hip new retreat You know it immediately — even before you enter. This little hotel is different, unique and just about the definition of a luxury boutique hotel. It takes a special type of guest to …

The House

 There’s something rather civilized about sipping a glass of champagne while you’re having breakfast on the beach. It’s moments like these that define the tranquil sophistication of The House, the Elegant Hotels boutique hotel that’s easily the best adults-only hotel …

 A new hotel brand is coming to the Mexican Caribbean: UNICO Hotels and Resorts. The brand’s first hotel is slated to open on the Riviera Maya early next year: UNICO Hotel Riviera Maya. The property will have 448 guest rooms, …

Manoah Hotel

 Another new hotel is coming to the island of Anguilla. The 25-room The Manoah hotel is slated to open on Anguilla’s Shoal Bay East in November, tourism officials announced at this week’s Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference …

Adults-Only Jamaica

 There’s a new Adults-Only Jamaica Hotel: Mangos. in the village of Coopers Pen, Trelawny, on the island’s northwest coast. The newly-rebranded Mangos Jamaica is a family-run adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, with a tennis court, a swimming pool (with swim-up bar), …

True Blue

 A boutique Grenada hotel looks forward By Andrea PerezCJ Contributor True Blue Bay Resort, One of Grenada’s top small hotels, has big plans. Right now, the focus is on exposing the resort and its brand to an international market, by …

 The newest Jimmy Buffett hotel By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’m not a Parrothead. I’ve never stepped on a pop top or blown out my flip-flop. And I’m definitely not searching for my lost shaker of salt. Yet I was …

Dominican Republic

 The Dominican Republic continues to lead the Caribbean hotel construction pipeline, according to the latest report from analytics firm STR. The country has 1,512 rooms in construction spread across six hotels. That’s followed in the wider Caribbean region by Mexico’s …

Blue Waters

 Some hotels are timeless. They take you to another era, another world. They make you feel like you’ve arrived somewhere different, somewhere special. The Blue Waters Hotel is precisely that kind of hotel. First opened in 1960, Antigua’s Blue Waters …

French Coco

 Martinique, one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations, has another brand-new hotel. Following the debut of the new boutique Hotel Simon in Fort-de-France earlier this year, another new property has opened its doors in Martinique: French Coco. The property is located …

Staniel Cay Yacht Club

 Maybe it’s its location in the far reaches of the Exumas, or its place as a must-visit stop on any Caribbean sailing pilgrimage. But there’s just something special about the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, a wonderful bungalow hotel on the …

Caribbean Hotel Construction

 Luxury hotels are leading the Caribbean hotel construction pipeline, according to a new report from hotel analytics firm STR. The luxury segment accounted for 23.3 percent of all rooms in the region in the “in construction” phase, according to the …

Spanish Court Montego Bay

 A major new hotel is coming to Jamaica’s Montego Bay. The Spanish Court hotel brand in Kingston is expanding to Jamaica’s tourism hub with the new Spanish Court Hotel, Montego Bay. The property is the result of a redevelopment of …

Aruba's Hotel Vision

 By Otmar OduberOp-Ed Contributor Our Aruban Government is promoting a policy to foster a balanced portfolio of on-island accommodations. The rationale for this policy, which will impact the future of the destination’s all-inclusive sector, is simple and imperative: Tourism is …

Dominican Republic

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy fell in April for the sixth consecutive month, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy dropped by 2.2 percent to 72.4 percent, although the decline …