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Starwood Has a New Brand Builder

 Above: the St Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood has a new brand builder. Starwood Hotels and Resorts has appointed John Peyton to the position of senior vice president for brands and shared services, …

Courtyard By Marriott Coming to Curacao

 Above: a rendering of the new project By the Caribbean Journal staff A Courtyard By Marriott is coming to the island of Curacao. The hotel, which will have 177 rooms and suites, is scheduled to open in 2017. The CMC …

Apple Leisure Group Expands With New Mexico Hotel

 Above: Los Cabos By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group is continuing its expansion in the wider region. The travel giant announced that it would soon be opening its newest Breathless branded resort in Mexico. The Breathless Cabo San …

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 Above: the Reef Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Reef Resort in Grand Cayman has joined the Wyndham brand. The property has been rebranded as the Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman. It had previously been a Wyndham Affiliate. “Becoming …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy numbers surged in February, according to the latest data from hotel analytics firm STR Inc. The region’s occupancy rose to 81.8 percent in February, a 5.2 percent improvement over the same month …

 Above: the Hilton Rose Hall in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff The recently-sold Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa will be getting a new brand. The 489-room property, which was purchased by Sagicor in partnership with Aimbridge Hospitality, will …

 Above: the existing Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts subsidiary is expanding its footprint in Costa Rica. The company announced this week that it had opened a second resort in the country, …

 Above: the existing Breathless property in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts’ expansion push in the Caribbean is continuing. The company announced that it would be introducing its Breathless Resorts and Spas brand to the Riviera Maya on …

 Above: the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt has officially begun offering free Wi-Fi in all of its hotels and resorts worldwide. The company launched the new initiative on Saturday, one which will apply …

 Above: Elbow Beach in Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff Elbow Beach Bermuda has appointed Heather Lamb as the resort property’s corporate and group sales manager, it announced Friday. Lamb will “manage sales efforts to grow group business, including meetings …

 Above: Hard Rock’s existing hotel in Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Hard Rock International is expanding its footprint on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The company announced this week plans to open the new Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun …

 Above: the Dream Inn By the Caribbean Journal staff This is the Caribbean’s newest bed and breakfast, and it’s not quite like any other guest house in the region. It’s modern, it’s artful, it’s a bit funky. It’s called the Dream …

 Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new condominium-hotel project has broken ground in fast-growing St Kitts. The T-Loft hotel and condo project at Pirate’s Nest in Frigate Bay has officially launched. The $40 million …

 Above: the Paradisus Palma Real (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International has named Conrad Bergwerf the new managing director of Paradisus Resorts Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the company announced. The role covers both the …

 Above: the new Four Points in Barranquilla, Colombia By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood Hotels and Resorts has opened its newest resort in the Caribbean Basin: the Four Points by Sheraton Barranquilla. The hotel is operated by GHL Hotels under …

 Above: Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt has opened its third all inclusive Mexico resort, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and Playa Hotels and Resorts announced. The new property is located at the former Dreams Puerto Vallarta, …

 Above: Kimpton’s EPIC hotel property Miami By the Caribbean Journal staff The biggest hotel company in Latin America and the Caribbean just got bigger. InterContinental Hotels Group has paid $430 million in cash to acquire boutique hotel operator Kimpton, the …

 Above: the ACOYA Hotel suites and Villas in Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Curacao has a new hotel, the ACOYA Hotel Suites and Villas. The property, which became fully operational in November, is part of the …