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The Hotel Room Key of the Future

 Above: could this be the standard hotel key of the future? (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO—While there are still some scattered hotels where one can still find a physical key with a keychain, the vast majority of …

Dreams Sands Cancun Opens Doors

 Above: the Dreams Sands Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has opened its newest Caribbean hotel: the Dreams Sands Cancun. The property, which is AMResorts’ 23rd resort in Mexico, opens after an extensive renovation and adaptation of the former …

JW Marriott Opens in Santo Domingo

 Above: the new JW Marriott in Santo Domingo (Photo: Marriott) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever JW Marriott in the Dominican Republic has opened its doors in Santo Domingo. The 150-room property, which is located in the capital’s Piantini …

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 Above: the Westin Puntacana Resort and Club By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood Hotels & Resorts has named Thomas Mangas the company’s new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mangas’ appointment will take effect Sep. 29; he will be …

 Above: the new villa at the Amanyara resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Amanyara Resort in Turks and Caicos has added a brand-new villa, Amanresorts announced. The six-bedroom beachside property has a total of 14,450 square feet, twice the …

 Above: the Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grand Lucayan Bahamas has named Patricia Bradley its new national sales manager. Bradley, who will be based in Florida, will work to “develop effective strategies with a …

 Above: the new Hilton Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has opened the brand’s first-ever property in Panama. The new Hilton Panama has officially debuted in Panama City, part of a 70-story mixed-use complex. The 347-room hotel, which was …

 Above: Tegucigalpa By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group is continuing its regional expansion with a new Holiday Inn Express hotel in Tegucialpa, Honduras. The new hotel, which has officially opened its doors, has 108 rooms in the heart …

 Above: the wedding band just read “I Love You Nancy” By the Caribbean Journal staff A gold wedding band recently washed up on the shore of the Cap Maison hotel in St Lucia on Tuesday. The inscription on the ring …

 Above: Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International’s Paradisus Resorts brand has embarked on a wide-ranging new sustainability push, the company announced. The all-inclusive brand said it was looking to achieve four objectives: …

 Above: a rendering of the Sarani Resort in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff A new luxury resort property has broken ground on the private island of Isla Pastor off the Caribbean coast of Panama. Construction has begun on the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The vacation rental market is booming around the world, as established players continue to grow and startups continue to sprout. In the Caribbean, villas and vacation homes have long been popular options for travelers, and …

 Above: the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort in Bonaire By the Caribbean Journal staff The Divi Flamingo Beach Resort in Bonaire will undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation project beginning in September, the property announced. Renovations of the 129-room resort will include upgrades …