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This Is Aruba’s Hottest Boutique Hotel

 For years it was Aruba’s most beloved “small hotel,” a tiny oasis of 14 rooms just across from Palm Beach.  Now, after a major transformation project, Aruba’s family-owned Boardwalk has officially relaunched as a full-fledged boutique hotel, the Boardwalk Boutique …

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Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Lead Caribbean Hotel Growth

 Hotel construction continues to grow in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region, according to a newly-released report from hotel analytics firm STR. And that is led by two of the region’s tourism powerhouses: the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  In the Caribbean, the …

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The Caribbean’s Newest Boutique Hotel is In Antigua

 One of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations has a new boutique hotel.  It’s called The Great House Antigua, and it’s set in a 350-year-old stone estate turned into a boutique hotel set on 26 acres of tropical gardens. For 60 years, …

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 Flights from the United States are set to return to Grand Bahama, according to a statement from the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board.  Officials are targeting the middle of this month for the resumption of flights from the United States.  …

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 Hyatt has opened another new hotel in Colombia, this time with the debut of the Hyatt Place Bogota Convention Center.  It’s the latest debut for the Hyatt Place brand in the wider Caribbean Basin region, following the recent debut of …

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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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 It was bound to happen. After six straight months of occupancy declines in the Caribbean, the region’s hotel room rates were down in year-over-year comparisons for the first time in 2019.   Compared with September 2018, Caribbean hotel occupancy dropped …

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 There’s a new adults-only, all-inclusive resort in Barbados. Barbados’ popular Accra Beach Hotel and Spa in Barbados has added a new luxury property to its portfolio called “The Abidah by Accra.” 
The resort, which first opened its doors this summer, …

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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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 Sonesta has completed its high-profile relaunch of its two major St Maarten resorts, the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and the Sonesta Ocean Point Resort.  In a statement this week, Sonesta Resorts St Maarten said the dual-property complex was now “fully …

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 Costa Rica’s tourism sector is about to get a major boost from Europe. European carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching new flights to Costa Rica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The air giant is launching four flights per week from …

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 Divers have long known the charms of the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, home to some of the most marvelous diving (and snorkeling) in the hemisphere.  But, increasingly, more and more travelers are beginning to discover that there is far …

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 One of Aruba’s most beloved hotels is getting bigger.  Aruba’s Boardwalk Small Hotel will soon debut the fruits of a major expansion project that will see the property rebranded as the Boardwalk Boutique Hotel.  On Nov. 15, the Boardwalk will …

 Nearly 15 years after opening as Sandals Whitehouse, the Sandals South Coast resort is the only major hotel development on the south shore of Jamaica. And as long as that remains the case, this all-inclusive hotel will remain a special …

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 The most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 is being accompanied by the launch of its own airline. The soon-to-open Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica has announced that it will be launching its own air service to the island, a …

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 Preferred Hotels and Resorts has added three new properties to its portfolio in Mexico. Preferred, the largest independent hotel brand in the world, has added the Marival Distinct Luxury Residences in Nuevo Vallarta, the Marival Armony Luxury Resort in Punta …

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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 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 …