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In Miami, Caribbean Hotel Investment in the Spotlight

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton Boldfaced names from across the Caribbean descended upon Miami on Thursday for Bisnow’s third-annual Caribbean Hospitality & Investment Summit. The high-level conference, which took place at the Intercontinental hotel in downtown Miami, brought together …

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Kimpton Is Opening Its First Hotels in Mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is coming to a new destination: Mexico. The fast-expanding hotel company, now part of the IHG umbrella, is planning to open its first properties in Mexico with a pair of Mexico …

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Saint Lucia Is Getting a Major New Golf Resort

 By Alexander Britell The developers of Canada’s famed Cabot Links in Nova Scotia are expanding to the Caribbean — and the result could be a significant addition to the region. Cabot’s first-ever international property will be a major new golf …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the leading events on the Caribbean tourism agenda is coming back for another year, with the third annual Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism Summit in Miami. The Aug. 1 Bisnow event, which is being …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Myrtle Beach-based National Hospitality Group is expanding in the Dutch Caribbean. NGH has revealed that it has added the Aruba Beach Club to its management portfolio. The Aruba Beach Club will be the company’s fourth …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

 A new addition By Dana NilandCJ 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 and …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: students in the HEAT programme By the Caribbean Journal staff The Yele Haiti foundation, in partnership with HVS, a leading global hospitality consulting firm, has launched the final phase of its project to train 120 Haitian students in hospitality …