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A Major New Resort Project in Barbados

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new resort is coming to Barbados. The Wyndham Hotel Group has announced plans to develop a new five-star project on the island. The 450-room resort will be called Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, a …

St James Point Project Coming to Bodden Town Area

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new condo-hotel project is coming to the Bodden Town area of Grand Cayman. The project comes as a result of an agreement between the government of the Cayman Islands and Beach Bay Land …

This Top Puerto Rico Hotel Has a New General Manager

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The W Retreat and Spa in Vieques has named Nathalie Urban its new general manager, Starwood announced. She joins the property after most recently working at the Presidente InterContinental Cancun resort. “Nathalie’s experience and proven …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott International is embarking on a major expansion push in Latin America and the Caribbean, the company said this week. The company said it plans to open 60 new hotels in Latin America and the …

 All-inclusives to try right now By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Summer’s over; the kids are back to school and there are still about 15 work weeks left before the holidays. But it’s not ALL bad news. The fall is …

 A special package for the holiday By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In celebration of the Día de los Muertos, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya will be offering a special package with an exclusive itinerary of tequila tasting, Mexican cooking classes, gourmet …

 Major marina project continues growth By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ new Port Ferdinand Marina and Luxury Residences has announced the opening of a new spa and fine dining restaurant. The project, developed by luxury resort brand UNNA, is a …

 A significant new property in the capital By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Kingston, Jamaica, will welcome a significant new hotel when the Courtyard by Marriott opens later this year. In fact, it’s the first new-construction hotel to come to Jamaica’s capital …

 “Much-anticipated breakthrough” By the Caribbean Journal staff Baha Mar contractor China Construction America has returned to the major project’s construction site, the development’s joint liquidators confirmed this week. The company has “returned to the site for analysis and assessment of …

 A major new all-inclusive in Ocho Rios By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — One of the most anticipated renovations and rebuilds in the Caribbean was finally unveiled earlier this summer in Jamaica. Located in the heart of Ocho Rios, it’s …

 A remarkable Caribbean hotel By Alexander Britell GRAND CAYMAN — My fiancée told me to look at the ground. No, I hadn’t dropped anything. She was pointing to the carpet. Because the carpet – the carpets – at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman …

 A new hotel executive in St Lucia By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The BodyHoliday has appointed Atanas Botev as its new General Manager. In his new capacity as GM he will be responsible for leading the management and development of all …

 A major new entry By the Caribbean Journal staff A top luxury brand is coming to Jamaica. Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts announced this week that it was planning to open a new Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resort to Montego Bay. …

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 Why you need to visit Fowl Cay By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As Caribbean resorts go, Fowl Cay is ne plus ultra. What better way to describe this 50-acre private-island resort where everything – and we mean everything – is …

 New hire at soon-to-open Riviera Maya hotel By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Thompson Playa Del Carmen, which will open in Riviera Maya this fall, has named Julian Smaldoni as its General Manager. In his capacity as general manager, Smaldoni will oversee …

 New options on the way By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Belle Mont Farm on Kittitian Hill has announced several new offerings for its planned reopening Nov. 1. The St Kitts resort development will reveal some new luxury accommodations and new dining …

 What’s next for troubled megaresort  By the Caribbean Journal staff The Baha Mar saga has taken a major step forward with the appointment of a provisional liquidator by the Supreme Court of the Bahamas. The ruling by the court means …

 Another new hotel for brand By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton Worldwide has debuted its second Curio hotel in Jamaica. The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa has joined Curio — A Collection by Hilton. The property, located in Ocho …