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Atlantis’ George Markantonis Named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year

 Above: George Markantonis (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY — George Markantonis has been named the Caribbean Hotelier of the Year, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association announced on Sunday evening. Markantonis, a native of Zimbabwe, is the president …

Deals of the Week: Cancun, Anguilla, Puerto Rico and Paradise Island

 The latest edition of our new Deals of the Week feature takes you to some of the most interesting Caribbean travel deals available right now. Here they are, from Cancun to Anguilla: Better Than a Sweater in Cancun The JW …

Atlantis Resort to Open in China

 Above: a rendering of Atlantis Sanya Hainan By the Caribbean Journal staff A Bahamian icon will soon open in China. Kerzner International announced this week that it would be developing the Atlantis, Sanya Hainan on Hainan island in China. Kerzner …

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 With great hotels typically come great hotel bars. And Nassau has both in large quantities. What we love about hotel bars is that they are a great way to sample the experience at a number of different properties, even if …

 It’s summertime! The weather’s heating up, work is slowing down, and it’s time for a vacation — to the Caribbean, of course. One of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean is that summer trade winds and island breezes can …

 Above: the Atlantis on Paradise Island By the Caribbean Journal staff Kerzner International has completed the refinancing of $145 million of the company’s debt, it announced this week. The company, which operates properties including the One & Only Ocean Club …

 Above: the Grotto Pool at the Atlantis resort By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace showed increased activity and interest, according to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. This year’s event, held at the Atlantis resort in …

 Above: The Cove By the Caribbean Journal staff Kerzner International Bahamas has appointed Cristian Sariego as senior vice president and general manager of The Cove Atlantis and The Reef Atlantis resorts in the Bahamas. Sariego was formerly the general manager …

 Above: Atlantis Paradise Island By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is looking to bring in 1.8 million stopover visitors in 2013, an increase from 1.6 million in 2012, according to Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe. The Minister was speaking at …

 Above: Atlantis in the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas said he has invited Alan Leibman, the CEO of Kerzner International Management, to pursue a high-end boutique resort in St Kitts …

 Above: BAIC farm manager Ayret Lightbourn answers questions from chefs about tomato production in North Andros (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston) By the Caribbean Journal staff A number of Bahamian chefs were on hand this weekend in North Andros to look at …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Brookfield Asset Management will assume Kerzner International’s ownership interests in the Atlantis Paradise Island resort, along with the interest in the One&Only Ocean Club resort, which is also on the country’s Paradise Island. Kerzner has …

 Above: Foreign Minister and Deputy PM Brent Symonette greets Wang Qishan, vice premier of China’s State Council in Nassau yesterday. (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) The Bahamas and China signed an economic-technical cooperation agreement at Paradise Island’s Atlantis resort the same day, …

 By Alexander Britell Earlier this month, we talked to Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace about what trends he had seen in the past few years for Bahamian tourism. We followed up with Minister Vanderpool-Wallace to find out …

 The Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace is the Bahamas’ Minister of Tourism and Aviation. After a global financial crisis that hit the tourism industry, and the Caribbean, rather severely, Vanderpool Wallace has moved to bring the Bahamas’ integral tourism sector forward. He …