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At a New Dominican Republic Resort, the Art of Modern Caribbean Design

 The newest resort in the Dominican Republic, Club Med Miches, Playa Esmerelda is now open, and Hilary Lancaster, CEO of Fusion Interiors Group, which designed the property, gave Caribbean Journal an insight into how she achieved the look of the stunning new …

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In Grand Cayman, Redefining the Pinnacle of Caribbean Real Estate

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton I’ve just ordered breakfast, requested a tee time at North Sound Golf Club for this afternoon and booked the spa treatment for tomorrow — all achieved with a few texts with Megan. Megan is the …

Rosewood Antigua Adds Piet Boon to Design Team

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua has named renowned designer Piet Boon to lead the interior design and other concepts for the project. Regional player OBMI is handling the architecture for the project. Studio …

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 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s hippest hotel is expanding. Puerto Rico’s celebrated O:live Boutique Hotel, set in the heart of San Juan’s chic Condado district, is opening a brand new property next door. It’s called O:LV Fifty Five, and O:live’s …

 By Stephanie TylerCJ Contributor When people envision the Caribbean, they think of nature at its best—sparkling waters, white sand beaches, lush tropical forests, and sunny weather for days. Whether venturing off to a resort suite or luxurious vacation home, vacationers …

 One design firm is making waves in the Caribbean. International Design Concepts is expanding its reach in the Caribbean, with several new projects in the works. The company, which is based in Miami, is working on new interior design projects …

 JetBlue is planning a total restyling of its Airbus A320 cabins, the company said this week. The new cabins will include what the carrier is calling a “fully connected in-seat experience.” That will include free gate-to-gate Fly-Fi high-speed Internet, a …

Le Toiny St Barth

 One of the Caribbean’s top luxury hotels has unveiled a new look. Hotel Le Toiny in St Barth has reopened after an extensive renovation overseen by London-based interior designer Lady Bee Osborn. The boutique resort, which has 15 “villa suites,” …

 In June, the US Census Bureau announced that for the first time, Millennials, or people born between 1982 and 2000, now outnumber baby boomers, numbering 83.1 million in the US. That means a huge and booming travel population that will …

 Above: the design for the new airport in Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands Airport Authority is planning a major redevelopment and expansion of Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport, and now the concept designs have …

 Above: Owen Roberts International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands has tapped a Jacksonville, Fla.-based firm to provide design and construction consultancy services for the planned expansion of Owen Roberts International Airport. The RS&H won the bid …

 Above: SALT Plage in St Kitts (All photos by CJ) It’s only opened earlier this year, but SALT Plage, the new beach bar at St Kitts’ Christophe Harbour development, just might be the coolest beach bar on the island. Whether …

 By Steve FoxCJ Contributor ONE OF the first questions we ask a new client when embarking on the design process is: do you want to use air conditioning in your new home? For some, there’s no debate; the house will …

 WHEN IT comes to the quality of a hotel, what’s under the surface counts — service, culture, food. But the way a hotel is thought out, the way it’s put together structurally and the way it simply looks, all make a …

 Above: a rendering of Honeycomb (Photos: Bjarke Ingels Group) By the Caribbean Journal staff The project is called “Honeycomb,” and it doesn’t really look like anything else in the Caribbean. Honeycomb, a group of luxury residences, is part of an …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The planned port project in Montserrat’s Carr’s Bay has reached the 90 percent design stage, the territory’s government said. Last week, representatives from consulting firm Halcrow presented on the plans for the port. …

 Above: the lobby and bar at the Best Western Premier Haiti (Photo: Aimbridge Hospitality) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Best Western Premier has opened its doors to guests in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Petion-Ville. The hotel, which will officially …

 Above: Grenada’s former Parliament building (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Ministry of Works has now signed an agreement with local architecture firm COCOA (Caribbean Office of Cooperative Architecture) to design the country’s new Parliament building. COCOA had …