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Caribbean Hotel Occupancy Sees Positive Growth

 It’s a small sample, but the Caribbean hotel sector is starting to show signs of a rebound, according to new data from hotel analytics firm STR. After a down year in 2016 and a slow start to 2017, Caribbean hotel …

Serenity at Coconut Bay Opens in St. Lucia

 One of the Caribbean’s most hotly-anticipated boutique resorts has debuted on the island of St. Lucia. Serenity at Coconut Bay, a boutique adults only all inclusive hotel-within-a-hotel at St. Lucia’s Coconut Bay, opened its doors last month with 36 luxury …

Marriott Port-au-Prince Names New Executive Chef

 The Marriott Port-au-Prince hotel in Haiti has appointed Chef Karem Khater as its new Executive Chef. A native of Egypt with more than 14 years of experience in the culinary arts, Chef Khater most recently served as the Executive Sous …

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 Another major new hotel project is coming to the island of Grenada. The Silversands boutique hotel is slated to debut on the island’s Grand Anse Beach in the spring of 2018. The property will include 44 suites and nine residential …

 The island of St. Lucia is in the midst of a full-fledged hotel development boom. The Eastern Caribbean island will add some 2,000 new rooms to its hotel stock over the next four years, according to tourism officials. Chief among …

 Hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass has been named as the new president-elect of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. The Group General Manager at Ocean Hotels in Barbados, Affonso-Dass was elected to the leadership role during the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Divided between the territories of St Vincent in the north and Grenada in the south, 32 enchanting islands (only nine of which are inhabited) are strung like pearls in a sapphire sea. These Grenadines, as …

 There were 15,781 hotel rooms in the Caribbean and Mexico region in construction last month, according to the latest data from analytics firm STR. That total came across 86 projects, representing a 23.2 percent increase compared to April 2016. Overall, …

 Far from the white sands of Grace Bay Beach, a new kind of resort is coming to Providenciales. Developer Grace Bay Resorts has announced the launch of sales for Rock House, a residential resort tucked into the limestone cliffs of …

 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 …

 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

 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 …

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 …

Dominican Republic Vacation

 It’s not a surprise that the Dominican Republic says it “has it all.” Because the diverse Caribbean nation has something for everyone, whether you want to gorge on gourmet delicacies, scale waterfalls or discover its pre- and post-colonial history; take …

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), …