New St Martin All-Inclusive to Reopen in January

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The new Secrets St Martin, which had just opened its doors in March before the pandemic closed the global tourism industry, is set to reopen, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-inclusive resort on St Martin’s Anse Marcel will reopen on […]

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AMResorts Is Opening Its First Hotels in Saint Lucia

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI It was back in 2017 that AMResorts first announced plans for two new resorts in St. Lucia, but because of several delays including the COVID-19 pandemic, plans on an opening were up in […]


An Inside Look at the Transformed Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

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After a recent visit to the Dominican Republic by Caribbean Journal, it appears as though new COVID-19-related safety measures are making hotel guests feel comfortable booking at AMResorts’ two hottest properties in the country. CJ was on hand recently as […]


Secrets Royal Beach Resort Reopens in Punta Cana

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Caribbean Journal was on hand this week as AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group company, officially reopened the all-inclusive Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana following a $36 million renovation. The reopening ceremony — which consisted of a traditional interpretation of the […]

How AMResorts Is Faring Amid the Pandemic


By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Caribbean Journal Invest (CJI) was on hand Thursday for the official reopening of Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, where we sat down with Luis Nunez, regional commercial director of the Dominican Republic for AMResorts, to […]

Zoëtry Montego Bay Resort Reopens in Jamaica

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One of Jamaica’s top wellness resorts has reopened its doors with the relaunch of the Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica resort.  The all-inclusive Rose Hall-area resort welcomed back its first guests this weekend.  The reopening of the 49-suite property means parent […]

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AMResorts' Colette Baruth on What's Next for All-Inclusive

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Colette Baruth, senior vice president of global commerce and distribution for AMResorts, is an avid cruise fan, but that didn’t keep her from humbly admitting the industry’s expected slow period could benefit the all-inclusive hotel […]

Saint Lucia to See “Significant Increase” in Hotel Room Stock

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Saint Lucia is projecting what Prime Minister Allen Chastanet calls a “significant increase” in the island’s room stock over the medium term.  The island’s growing hotel pipeline is headlined by the estimated $300 million Canelles Resort in Micoud, a project […]

AMResorts Debuts Renovated Cancun All-Inclusive

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Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts has officially reopened the transformed Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun all-inclusive in Mexico.  It’s the first AMResorts property to reopen since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the company said.  The property, set in the beach town of […]


How AMResorts Is Making Its Hotels Cleaner

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Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts has introduced a new 360-degree quality, safety and hygiene program CleanComplete Verification, the company said this week.  The CleanComplete Verification program expands the “standards of quality and cleanliness” at the company’s 58 beachfront branded properties across […]

The Outlook for the Hotel Business in the Dominican Republic

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Lucien Echavarria, Northeast director of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, is both optimistic and cautious when predicting just how and when her country’s hotels will reopen to the world following the coronavirus. Echavarria, who […]

Dreams Is Expanding Its Resort in Curaçao

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AMResorts’ Dreams brand, which launched a new resort in Curacao at the end of last year, is expanding on the Dutch Caribbean island.  The adults-only Floris Suite Hotel will close after Easter to undergo a significant renovation, after which the […]


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