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Ritz-Carlton Reserve Expanding to Mexico

 Set along the coastline of  San José del Cabo with views of the Sea of Cortez, Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will make its debut in early 2018. This opening marks the fourth resort in the Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio, and the …

Expedia: Luxury Travel Demand Is Rising in the Caribbean

 Luxury travel demand is rising in the Caribbean, according to a new report from the Expedia group. The online travel agency says demand for luxury properties rose across much of the Caribbean in 2016, with an overall increase in demand …

Sandals Weathers Hurricane in Exuma

 While Hurricane Matthew passed over Exuma as a Category 3 storm, Sandals’ Emerald Bay resort sustained just “superficial damage,” according to the company. The resort never lost power and guests remained comfortable, Sandals said in a statement following the passage …

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Dominican Republic

 Caribbean hotel occupancy fell year-over-year last month for the 10th month in a row, according to hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s occupancy was 66 percent in August, down 2.4 percent from August 2015, although the 2.4 percent drop was …

AC Hotel San Juan

 Marriott’s AC hotel brand is coming to the Caribbean with the new AC Hotel San Juan. The new property has broken ground at 1369 Ashford Avenue in San Juan’s active Condado neighborhood. The property will take over at the former …

The Landings St Lucia

 The Landings St. Lucia resort has announced its ‘Christmas in July’ package, offering 40 percent off all room rates for stays between December 17 and 25, 2016. The the package also includes a free guide to Pigeon Island National Park, …

 Caribbean hotel occupancy fell in May for the fifth straight month, according to new data from STR, a data and analytics specialist. The region’s hotel occupancy fell by 3.1 percent in May compared to the same month in 2015. Average …

Round Hill Jamaica

 One of Jamaica’s leading resorts has announced two new hires. The property just outside of Montego Bay has named Nikeshia Clarke its new sales and marketing manager and Keniesha Clarke its new Wedding and Event Planner. “We are proud to …

pineapple beach club antigua

 Sandals has sold its Grand Pineapple Antigua all-inclusive resort to Elite Island Resorts. The sale, which will become effective May 30, 2016, will see the hotel renamed and rebranded as the Pineapple Beach Club under Elite Island Resorts’ ownership. The …

 The Cove Atlantis is planning upgrades of its suites, the property announced this week. The property began refurbishing all of its suites beginning in December. The guest experience “will be enhanced further by new headboards, carpets and colorful wall art,” …

 The new and soon-to-open hotels worth checking out this year By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We aren’t holding our breath for the opening of the Bahamas’ troubled Baha Mar project next year, but we are getting excited about the slew …

 Another Marriott changes hands By Alexander Britell Another high-profile Caribbean Marriott hotel has been sold. The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort has been purchased by Genbar Cayman Company, Ltd, in a deal arranged by CBRE Hotels. CBRE Hotels’ Christian Charre, …

 AMResorts is one of the Caribbean region’s fastest-growing hotel companies — and it got even bigger this year. The Apple Leisure Group subsidiary signed 17 new resort management deals since the beginning of January. With the addition of Sunscape Dominican …

 A new hotel has opened its doors in Negril, Jamaica. The Cliff Hotel, overlooking the cliffs of Negril, officially opened on Tuesday. The new property is a “reinterpretation” of the former Moon Dance Resort. The hotel includes 33 suites and …

 A new all-inclusive in Cancun By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Hyatt Ziva Cancun has officially opened on Punta Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, the 547-suite all-inclusive resort features nine restaurants; six bars …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major boost to Haiti’s burgeoning tourism sector, Marriott International has announced that its Autograph Collection is expanding to Haiti. The Habitation Jouissant boutique hotel in Cap Haitien will join the Autograph Collection in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Two of Marriott’s hotels in the Caribbean are for sale, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Courtyard Port of Spain in Trinidad and the Courtyard Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic are both listed for sale …

 A very cool new opening in Mexico By the Caribbean Journal staff A major addition to Playa del Carmen is now officially open. Thompson Playa del Carmen, the brand’s first Caribbean region hotel, debuted on the Riviera Maya this weekend. The …