New Chairman for Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s hotel and tourism association has a new leader. The Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association, or CHATA, has announced that Hans Slier, owner of the island’s Papagayo Beach Hotel and Beach Resort, has been voted […]


A High-Level Caribbean Hospitality Forum

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By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the most important events on the Caribbean travel industry calendar is coming soon, with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s CHIEF forum set for June 22-24 in Miami. CHIEF, which stands for the […]


CHIEF Hospitality Conference Returns for Fourth Year

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The fourth annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum is slated for June 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, which puts on the Miami-based conference, says unity and innovation will […]


Why AMResorts Partnered With Cornell University


By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts has partnered with Cornell University on a new certificate program for AMResorts general managers, the company announced. The AMResorts Top Executive Certificate Program is a personalized business and hospitality development […]

A Must-Visit Caribbean Hospitality Conference

Caribbean hoteliers and industry stakeholders will gather in Miami for the third installment of the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum, slated to take place from June 2 to 4 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Produced by the Caribbean Hotel and […]

Carnival’s Fathom Brand Names Newest Hire

A new addition By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Fathom, Carnival Corporation’s “social impact” cruise line, has appointed Ron Fenska as its Vice President of Sales. Fenska will be responsible for leading the brand’s overall sales strategies and initiatives, including management […]


The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas Has Been Sold

The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has a new owner. The property, which recently underwent a $22 million renovation, is being acquired by Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Prime for $64 million from Marriott International. The deal for the 180-room hotel in the US […]

Airbnb Enters Cuba Market

Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Hospitality firm Airbnb is coming to Cuba. The short-term hospitality company announced the move on Thursday, making it one of the first US companies to offer accommodations for licensed US travelers since the […]

Jamaica's Hilton Rose Hall Sold; Aimbridge Hospitality to Manage Property

Above: the Hilton Rose Hall Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Aimbridge Hospitality has been tapped to manage the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Jamaica following the acquisition of the property by Sagicor. The property was put on […]


Dominican Republic to Host Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference

Above: Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will play host to the fourth annual Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) in November. The summit will take place from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14 at […]

The Caribbean's 10 Best Bed & Breakfasts

CALL THEM what you want; Bed and Breakfasts, Specialty Lodges, Intimate Inns, Boutique Hotels, the very definition of Caribbean hospitality and charm can be found in its smallest places.  The sheer variety of Caribbean accommodations and hospitality can boggle the […]

Benchmark Names GM For Curacao's Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

Above: the Santa Barbara Beach Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Philippe Eversdijk as the general manager of the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, COO Greg Champion announced Wednesday. Eversdijk comes to the 35-room […]


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