hotels

Caribbean-Mexico Hotel Pipeline Keeps Growing

 There were 39,434 hotel rooms across 226 projects under contract in the Caribbean and Mexico last month, according to the latest data from analytics firm STR. The total represented a 39 percent increase in rooms under contract compared to May …

Atlantis’ Big Relaunch Begins July 16

 Atlantis Paradise Island is in the midst of a major relaunch, with the biggest change set to debut on July 16 when the rebranded Coral Towers become The Coral hotel. The Coral is a transformation of the former Coral Towers, …

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 …

LATEST NEWS

 The Somerset on Grace Bay has named a new general manager. The Providenciales hotel has appointed Kevin Reeder to the role, in which he will oversee all operations at the 53-villa-and-suite property. “I’m privileged to be joining the outstanding team …

 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 …

beachfront hotels

 The perfect Caribbean beach getaway isn’t always as expensive as you think. Indeed, there are tucked-away bargains all over the Caribbean, where the sand count is high but the price is low. Serving up warm hospitality on idyllic coastlines, they …

 Last week the Atlantis hotel completed a successful two-day harvesting and out planting of corals to three coral reefs off New Providence that were destroyed by 2016’s Hurricane Matthew. The ongoing project – an initiative of the nonprofit, Atlantis Blue Project …

 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 …

 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 …

 BY ALEXANDER BRITELL The best kind of luxury is never loud, especially in the Caribbean. It means a beach with only the sound of soft waves; a window with just the sound of the palms, the rediscovery of the little …

 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 …

 Hyatt is expanding its footprint among Aruba hotels. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with Pelca Development for a Hyatt Place Hotel within the Aruba Airport Business Center in Oranjestad. The 116-room hotel will be the island’s …

 Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has long been at the forefront of the region’s green movement — and its profile continues to rise. Bucuti & Tara (our top-ranked property among Aruba hotels) was this year’s winner of the CHIEF Award …

 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 Whether you want to light a new love’s flame or simply head on a romantic retreat, there’s no better place to do it than the Caribbean, where every sunrise brings the promise of secluded sands …

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

 Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has named Rik van der Berg its new resort manager, the property announced. In the new role, van der Berg will oversee the daily operations of the resort. He had previously been serving as …

The Sands at Grace Bay

 BY ALEXANDER BRITELL The impossibly-white sands of Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales are lined with myriad resorts and hotels, each offering a gateway to one of the world’s greatest stretches of sand. But one is different. The Sands at Grace …