Month: May 2017

A New CEO at InterContinental Hotels Group

 InterContinental Hotels Group has named a new CEO, following the retirement of Richard Solomons. Solomons has been succeeded by Keith Barr, a member of IHG’s executive committee who has spent nearly 17 years with the company. Barr will take up …

The Best Islands for Luxury Shopping in the Caribbean

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We love trawling craft markets and buying cute little tchotchkes as much as any Caribbean shopper, but sometimes we’re prepared to invest a little more in a pricey designer bauble or high-end must-have. So where …

Jumby Bay Launches Organic Farm

 The private-island Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort off the coast of Antigua, has launched a new organic farm and kitchen garden. Accessed via foot path, the farm encompasses a vegetable garden, an herb garden and an orchard. It also houses …

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 Cayman’s Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa has appointed Virgil M. Napier to its team in the role of Director of Sales & Marketing. Napier comes to the Grand Cayman resort from the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA, …

Paradise Island Hotels

 Paradise Island was originally the private estate of a Swedish millionaire and called Hog Island. But today Paradise Island, the one-square-mile oasis just offshore from Nassau, Bahamas, lives up to its current name, offering sun-seeking vacationers miles of idyllic white-sand beaches; …

 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 …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jodi Michna, who sent in this stunning shot of sunrise on the island of Barbados. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

 Resorts World Bimini has named Patricia Lawrence as its new president, parent company Genting Malaysia Berhad announced. Lawrence will oversee all operations at the recently-completed resort, including gaming, hotel, transportation, dining and entertainment. Lawrence will also be responsible for the …

 BY GUY BRITTON It’s a booming industry in the Caribbean, and cruising shows no signs of slowing down. That’s particularly true in Jamaica, which has spent significant resources in recent years in an effort to improve its standing as a …

 Locale, a new “limited service” hotel brand, is coming to the Cayman Islands. Howard Hospitality Group has announced the launch of Locale, a new kind of hotel concept that will consist of “live and work” guestrooms and lofts catering to …

Ben & Jerry's One Love

 Ben & Jerry’s newest flavor is all about the Caribbean. The company has announced the launch of the new “Bob Marley’s One Love” flavor, named for Bob Marley’s legendary song. The flavor is the result of a partnership with the …

 The United States Virgin Islands has signed a landmark agreement with Airbnb that will allow the platform to collect the territory’s 12.5 percent hotel room occupancy tax. The agreement, the first of its kind in the Caribbean, will see the …

bermuda tourism open cover

 The iconic Rosewood Tucker’s Point Hotel and Resort in Bermuda has been sold, Caribbean Journal has learned. The property has been purchased by an affiliate of Miami-based Gencom, which owns hospitality and residential real estate around the world. Rosewood will …

 Jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. is opening its first-ever boutique on a Disney Cruise Line ship. The new boutique is located on Deck 4 of the Disney Fantasy ship, offering a selection of Tiffany jewelry, including engagement rings, “Return to …

caribbean travel

 An accomplished roster of speakers, including a top executive from Virgin Atlantic, a leading authority on tourism intelligence and a host of respected hoteliers, will address delegates attending the annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum, slated to take place from …

luxury villas

 In many ways, luxury villas are the ultimate Caribbean vacation experience. It’s far beyond — and very different — than spending your time in a resort. A villa means you aren’t just staying on an island — you’re living on an island, and in …

 Bonaire is launching its third annual Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program. From mid-August through early November, the Bonaire Fall Festival features a lineup of accommodation packages, unique excursions, underwater and topside adventures and culinary specials. “Maintaining a continuous flow of …

caribbean cruise port wi-fi

 Antigua and Barbuda is bullish on its tourism prospects, thanks in large part to a wave of new hotel developments. That was the mood at this week’s Showcase Antigua Barbuda, the destination’s leading travel conference, which began with a large …