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Accor Names New CEO for Americas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding hotel giant Accor has named a new CEO to lead its North America and Central America regions, the company announced this week. The company has tapped Heather McCrory for the role, in which she …

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Royal Caribbean Is Buying the Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan Resort

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s biggest resort is being sold — to a unexpected buyer. Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International, in a joint venture with Mexico’s ITM, has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort. The …

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Radisson Taps New VP of Marketing for the Americas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Radisson Hotel Group has announced a new appointment to lead its Americas regional marketing strategy. Radisson has tapped Catherine Higgins Whiteside as its new vice president of marketing in the Americas. In the role, Higgins …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carlzon Rezidor Hotel Group has named four new senior appointments in the Americas region, the company said this week. Carlson has named Aly El Bassuni as senior vice president for franchise operations; Ross Hosking as …

 Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has named a new development officer for the Americas region, the company announced Tuesday. Carlson Rezidor has appointed Terry Sanders as its chief development officer for the Americas, based in Minneapolis and reporting to Ken Greene, …

 Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants has named Allison Reid its new chief development officer for the Americas region, the company announced. Reid comes to the company after having served most recently as senior vice president of North America development for Starwood …

 Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson is retiring, the company announced on Wednesday. CEO Richard H. Anderson has chosen to retire effective May 2, 2016, when he will be elevated to executive chairman of the Delta Air Lines Board of …

 Above: the InterContinental San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group has named Jorge Apaez its new Chief Operating Officer for the Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean region. The move comes after the retirement of industry veteran Alvaro …

 Above: the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Carlson Rezidor has named Fred Schwartz as the company’s new vice president of owner relations for the Americas region. Schwartz will report directly to Philip Silberstein, the executive vice …

 Above: Oracle Team USA in action (Photo: Giulia Caponnetto) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda has been selected to host the 2017 America’s Cup, America’s Cup Commercial Commissioner Harvey Schiller announced. The Atlantic island will be hosting the 35th edition …

 Above: Rosewood Little Dix Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has promoted Graeme Davis to vice president of operations for the Americas, the company announced. In the new role, David will “provide operational support for Rosewood’s …

 Above: the Hyatt Regency Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff The Americas Competitiveness Forum begins Wednesday in Port of Spain, Trinidad. This year’s conference will be the eighth edition of the forum, which is being held under the theme “The …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Responding to a pair of new travel warnings from the United States and Canada on Haiti last week, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said the country was …