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Jamaica Is Now Open for Tourism — Here’s What to Expect

 Some of Jamaica’s most prominent resorts reopened today as the country reopened its borders for international travel, and more hotel reopenings are on the near horizon along with steady increases in flights from the U.S. to Jamaica. Crucially, Jamaica will …

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Playa Sells Two Jamaica Resorts

 In a move to “enhance” its liquidity, all-inclusive company Playa Hotels and Resorts has closed on the sale of two of its resorts in Jamaica.  The company has sold the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa in Ocho Rios …

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Why Belize Could Be Ripe for Hotel Investment

 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Caribbean Journal Invest (CJI) recently spoke with some top Belize real estate experts to find out why the Central American destination could be prime territory for hotel investment once the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is over. …

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 Another major global hotel brand has launched a new hygiene initiative — Hyatt. Accompanying similar announcements by Marriott and Hilton, Hyatt has revealed plans for a new “Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment” in light of the new realities of the hospitality …

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 Fresh on the heels of Marriott’s announcement of dramatic changes to hotel hygiene, hotel giant Hilton has revealed a new cleaning plan of its own.  In a nod to the changing world of COVID-19, Hilton said it was launching a …

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 In the first major casualty of the Caribbean hotel industry due to the novel coronavirus, St Kitts’ Ocean Terrace Inn has announced its permanent closure, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  In a letter by Ocean Terrace Inn Chairman Earle A. …

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 Sales of the Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Residences project are surging, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new project on Seven Mile Beach has sold more than 49 condominiums, bringing the sales total to more than $100 million, according to real …

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 Fresh off the announcement of a planned second Marriott hotel in Guyana, another new projet has broken ground, this time under the Hilton umbrella.  Guyana’s first Hilton hotel will be located southeast of the country’s Ogle International Airport.  The project’s …

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 The highly-anticipated new Dreams resort in Punta Cana is set to make its debut next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana is set on a crescent of beach northwest of Punta Cana, past Bavaro …

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 Historic inns, lush rainforests, classic beach bars.  St Kitts is a world away from the megaresort — a place for charm, for luxury and old-school Caribbean vibes.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the destination with all-inclusive convenience.  Enter …

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 Hilton’s Harbor Club resort in Saint Lucia has named a new executive chef.  The waterfront hotel, which is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, has tapped Cristian Rebolledo to the role.  The Harbor Club has also named Rebolledo as its new …

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 The new Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman resort is targeting a debut in 2022, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new project on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach will also include a significant residential component, which has already launched sales.  The project …

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 St Kitts has quietly been developing into one of the Caribbean’s hottest luxury destinations — and now it has another resort in its portfolio.  The KOI Resort St Kitts, which is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, has officially opened its …

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 Cancun, one of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel markets, is now home to another new property, this time the first-ever Canopy by Hilton in Mexico.  Hilton’s new lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton, opened the new Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla …

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 Hilton has been rapidly expanding its footprint in the Caribbean, and its latest resort in the region will debut on the island of St Kitts.  The highly-anticipated Koi Resort will open this month under Hilton’s Curio Collection brand, according to …

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 The historic El San Juan hotel, long one of the leading resorts in Puerto Rico, is now officially a Fairmont.  The Accor brand has officially taken over management of the beach resort, which recently completed a $65 million transformation project …

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 The Caribbean hotel sector is, in a word, buzzing. New hotels seem to be popping up every week, and it’s not just the traditional hotel hubs. Sure, there are new Caribbean hotels on the way in places like the Dominican …

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 Hyatt’s newest all-inclusive hotels have held their grand openings in the heart of Punta Cana in the  Dominican Republic. Playa Hotels and Resorts has debuted the new Hyatt-branded Ziva and Zilara resorts in Punta Cana’s tony enclave of Cap Cana. …