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Hyatt House Opens First Property in Mexico

 The first-ever Hyatt House hotel in Mexico and Latin America has opened its doors in Mexico City. The Hyatt House Mexico City/Santa Fe includes 119 “residentially inspired” guestrooms, ranging from studios to kitchen suites with fully equipped kitchens. It also …

Popeyes Debuts at San Juan Airport

 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant has finally made its long-awaited debut at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. The beloved fried chicken chain is the latest addition to the quickly-changing airport, which has unveiled a slew of new …

Seaborne Airlines Resuming Antigua Flights

 Seaborne Airlines is resuming its nonstop service between San Juan and Antigua, the company announced. The service will launch July 21, with four nonstop roundtrip flights per week. Flights will depart San Juan on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with …

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 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 …

 Canadian pension investment manager PSP Investments and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste have acquired a combined 50 percent interest in Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, which manages the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Aerostar has operated the …

 The Caribbean real estate market continues to heat up, from luxe villas in St. Barts to penthouses in San Juan. But there’s one Caribbean real estate listing that tops them all: Palazzate, the mega-manse in Barbados that’s currently the Caribbean’s most …

 There’s a new hotspot in San Juan. The El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico’s capital has opened the new El San Juan Beach Club this weekend. The new beach club on Isla Verde beach transforms the outdoor environment of …

 The historic Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan has been listed for sale, Caribbean Journal has learned. The 572-room property, which first opened in 1964, is set in the heart of the increasingly hip Condado neighborhood of Puerto Rico’s capital. …

 Puerto Rico’s already-smoldering food scene is getting a major new addition. El San Juan Hotel is welcoming Puerto Rican native, Chef Juliana Gonzalez, back to Puerto Rico for the opening of the resort’s signature restaurant, Caña by Juliana Gonzalez. Created and …

 Marriott has opened its first-ever AC Hotel in the Caribbean: the AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado. Set in the increasingly chic residential district of Condado, the design-heavy hotel has 233 brand new guestrooms, including 46 suites. Onsite amenities …

 The San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has been sold to a buyer from China, brokerage JLL announced. The 527-key Condado resort’s sale was arranged by JLL on behalf of Rockwood Capital and Interlink Group. Terms of the deal …

 A luxury San Juan, Puerto Rico penthouse has hit the market for $3.2 million, Caribbean Journal has learned. Margaret Pena Juvelier of Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing on the property, which is located in the Candina Reef …

 San Juan, Puerto Rico will play host to the next edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference. The Caribbean’s largest marketing event, it will be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center from Jan. 30 …

 Southwest Airlines is continuing its rapid expansion push in the Caribbean in 2017. The carrier has announced that it will add a new nonstop route between Chicago Midway International Airport and San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Southwest is …

 How to stay cool in San Juan By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor From his tiny Old San Juan house, Juan Eddie Rosado has been keeping Sanjuaneros cool for 46 years. During that time he’s sold his refreshing cups of fruit-flavored …

 There’s a new wave of nonstop flights to the island of Puerto Rico. US-based Allegiant Air has launched nonstop service to Puerto Rico from three airports: Orlando, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. The flights began operating on Dec. 14. “Allegiant’s arrival in …

 Thousands of Caribbean Journal readers have spoken, and now there’s a winner. San Juan, Puerto Rico has taken home the crown as the Caribbean Journal Readers’ Choice Award winner for Caribbean City of the Year in 2016. San Juan beat …

La Casita de Rones

 It’s one of the world’s rum capitals, and now Puerto Rico has finally given rum a home in its top tourist destination: Old San Juan. La Casita de Rones officially opened this week as the flagship store of Rums of …