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Barceló Is Opening a New All-Inclusive in Mexico

 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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Relais & Chateaux’s Newest Caribbean Hotel Is in Dominica

 Relais & Chateaux, the global collection of boutique luxury hotels, has added its newest property in the Caribbean, and it’s a special one: Dominica’s Secret Bay. The boutique luxury eco-resort in northern Dominica is now Relais & Chateaux’s seventh property …

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Southwest Airlines Resuming More Caribbean Flights

 Southwest is returning several seasonal routes to the Caribbean, the carrier said this week.  Southwest has announced the return of several flights for the upcoming 2020 season, it said.  That includes nonstop flights from Atlanta to both Cancun on the …

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 Puerto Rico says it’s in the midst of a tourism boom, and another carrier is set to launch new daily nonstop flights to the island.  Beginning Nov. 14, Frontier will be operating a new daily flight between Newark Liberty International …

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 Playa Hotels and Resorts has appointed a general manager for its soon-to-debut resorts in the Dominican Republic’s Cap Cana. The all-inclusive company has tapped Pedro Tomas to the role, in which he will oversee both the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt …

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 Radisson Hotel Group has named a new chief operating officer for the Americas region, including the Caribbean.  The Minneapolis-based company has tapped Aly El-Bassuni for the newly-created position, in which he will be responsible for “driving operational strategies across the …

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 The historic Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando hotel in the Dominican Republic has named a new general manager, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property, set in a centuries-old corner of Santo Domingo’s charming Colonial Zone, has tapped Luigi Di Ciaccio to …

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 A new $150 million Margaritaville resort project is coming to the Dominican Republic.  The new Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Cap Cana has broken ground in the tony Cap Cana section of Punta Cana.  The all-inclusive property is the first-ever …

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 November is one of our favorite times of year to travel to the Caribbean. The weather is glorious, the crowds are less and the deals are plenty. But it’s also close enough to peak season that you’ll still get much …

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 Global all-inclusive resort brand Club Med has appointed Sabrina Cendral as its new Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Caribbean Journal has learned. In her new role, Cendral will unite and oversee U.S. sales and marketing, while also driving marketing strategies …

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 Hilton has opened its first-ever Homewood Suites hotel in the Dominican Republic — and the brand’s first-ever hotel in the Caribbean, period.  The new Homewood Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo has debuted in the Dominican Republic’s increasingly popular capital city. The …

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 Hyatt has opened another new hotel in the Caribbean, with the debut of the new Hyatt Place in Aruba.  The second Hyatt-branded hotel in Aruba, the Hyatt Place Aruba Airport is the fourth Hyatt Place hotel in the broader Caribbean …

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 Surging travel company Apple Leisure Group is adding yet another new resort in the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean’s hotbed of hotel development.  Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts subsidiary will be opening its new Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana in the first …

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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 Alexander Britell Hilton is adding a new Dominican Republic resort to its growing portfolio of all-inclusive properties in the wider Caribbean region. The dual-resort Hilton La Romana will be opening its new family-friendly section on Dec. 1, according to …

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 By Alexander Britell Radisson Hotel Group is opening a new hotel on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Aruba is the product of a partnership between Radisson and Beachside …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff All-inclusive company Playa Hotels and Resorts is opening a pair of high-profile all-inclusive Hyatt-branded resorts in the Dominican Republic in November. Playa, which has a regional portfolio of 21 resorts, will be debuting two new …

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 It began with an idea. An idea to celebrate the jewels of the Caribbean hotel industry, the smaller, more intimate spaces through which hoteliers express their dreams, their personalities and their visions for what hospitality can be. And now the …