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Bermuda’s Fairmont Southampton Has Been Sold

 The biggest hotel in Bermuda has been sold.  The iconic Fairmont Southampton has been sold to a partnership led by Miami-based investment firm Gencom, the company announced.  The seller was Europe’s AccorInvest.  The hotel will be remaining under the brand …

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At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Look at the Ancient Caribbean

 A special exhibition highlighting the artistic achievements of early Caribbean civilizations will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning December 16. Showcasing more than 40 works drawn primarily from The Met collection and augmented by select loans …

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Gencom Buys Auberge Resort in Costa Rica

 The Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection, a luxury resort in Costa Rica, has been acquired by hospitality investment firm Gencom.  The property, which aligned with Auberge Resorts Collection in 2015, is the latest in a series of expansion moves by …

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 Riu Hotels and Resorts has continued its region-wide water park push.  The company has opened a new “Splash Water World” park in Costa Rica.  The large-scale aquatic center will be accessible for guests at both the Riu Guanacaste or the …

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 Spain’s Barceló Hotel Group is bringing a new adults-only, all-inclusive resort to the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  The new Barceló Maya Riviera is set to debut Dec. 15 in the heart of the Riviera Maya, a company spokesperson told Caribbean …

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 Costa Rica’s tourism sector is about to get a major boost from Europe. European carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching new flights to Costa Rica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The air giant is launching four flights per week from …

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 Hyatt is opening another new hotel in Costa Rica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Hyatt Place San Jose Cariari will be set in the heart of the most important economic hub in the country, about a mile from the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel brand is coming to the French side of St Martin. The highly-anticipated Secrets St Martin Resort and Spa will be making its debut on Feb. 1, 2020, Caribbean Journal has learned. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-debut Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun in Mexico is adding another major component to the project: an adults-only resort. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a 380-suite “upscale oasis” for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montego Bay is booming. The Jamaican travel hub, which is seeing a massive boost in new airlift in 2019, will get another lift in November with the launch of new daily American Airlines flights from …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is adding a new nonstop route to San Jose, Costa Rica. The New York City-based carrier is launching a new thrice-weekly route between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and San Jose, Costa Rica. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Previously open only to groups, Costa Rica’s Kinkára glamping resort has officially opened its doors to individual travelers. The property, part of the Cayuga Collection of sustainable resorts, is set on 800 acres in the …

Panama Canal Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is planning a big push to the Panama Canal this upcoming season. The cruise line will run a total of 32 sailings to the Canal from September 2019 and May 2020, it …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch airline KLM is expanding its network in the Caribbean Basin this winter with the launch of new flights to Costa Rica. The airline is set to launch four weekly flights between Amsterdam and Guanacaste’s …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a widespread expansion at the end of last year, the world’s largest airlines is set to again ramp up its Caribbean network this winter, Caribbean Journal has learned. American Airlines will be expanding with …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Villa Buena Onda boutique adults-only hotel in Costa Rica is in the midst of an expansion. The hotel, which is comprised of a 10,000-square-foot property in the heart of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province, has …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Costa Rica’s leading hotels has announced the upcoming launch of a major new spa. The Retreat Costa Rica, set on Crystal Mountain in Atenas, is set to debut a new 7,000-square-foot Vida Mia …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new luxury glamping resort is coming to Costa Rica. The Nayara Tented Camp, set to open this fall, will be set in the heart of the Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica. It’s …