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Jamaica’s New 3,000-Room Hotel Project

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s hotel development boom is set to continue with plans for 3,000 new rooms in the parish of St Ann. The government of Jamaica said it had finalized the sale of land in the area …

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The Caribbean Boutique Hotel Awards – 2019

 It began with an idea. An idea to celebrate the jewels of the Caribbean hotel industry, the smaller, more intimate spaces through which hoteliers express their dreams, their personalities and their visions for what hospitality can be. And now the …

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Ponce Could Be Puerto Rico’s Next Big Destination

 By Alexander Britell While San Juan has long been Puerto Rico’s undisputed tourism hub, the island’s efforts to ramp up tourism development have meant a look at new destinations for growth. That’s what has taken developers to Ponce, the second-most-populous …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Riu Hotels and Resorts is reopening one of its all-inclusive hotel properties in Jamaica. Riu will be reopening its Riu Ocho Rios resort this month following a “complete refurbishment of the property.” …

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 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor St Vincent and the Grenadines isn’t your typical Caribbean vacation destination. The lush, volcanic island of St Vincent is by far the largest land mass in this archipelago nation, yet may be the least visited despite …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off an expansion to Guadeloupe, JetBlue has announced plans to launch new nonstop flights to Guyana on the southern edge of the Caribbean. The new flights will be operating daily from New York’s John …

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 By Julie BielenbergCJ Contributor ST VINCENT – It was perhaps fitting that the Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism was delayed by a storm. What was then-Tropical Storm Dorian delayed the beginning of the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 2019 sustainability conference …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader John Damiano of Harrison, NY, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach at the Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao. Have you taken a great …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has teamed up with the Nature Conservancy with the goal of creating a more resilient Caribbean. The organizations have signed an agreement to protect the environment and promote tourism sustainability. “It’s a perfect …

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 By Alexander Britell Six Senses’ first-ever Caribbean resort has officially broken ground in Grenada, adding to Grenada’s growing position as a luxury hotspot. The new Six Senses La Sagesse will be built on La Sagesse beach in Grenada’s St David’s …

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 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor July marked the Caribbean’s fourth-straight month with a decline in hotel occupancy, and for the second month in a row, we saw a rather steep decline because of lower demand and a rise in new inventory. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel construction in the Caribbean-Mexico region continues to boom, according to the latest numbers from analytics firm STR. The latest pipeline data for the Caribbean-Mexico region showed 31,968 rooms in construction across 155 projects in …

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 By Alexander Britell La Collecion Resorts, best known for its large portfolio of properties in Mexico, is expanding in Punta Cana. The brand’s parent company, Posadas, has announced plans to open its first Live Aqua-branded beach resort in Punta Cana. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality, the largest independent hotel management firm in the United States, is merging with multinational hotel firm Interstate Hotels and Resorts. It’s a major move for Aimbridge, which just announced a significant expansion …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s landmark Fort Young Hotel has named a new general manager, the property announced this week. The Fort Young has tapped Jose Abreu as its new general manager, in which role he will oversee the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy declined for the fourth straight month in July, according to new data from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotels reported 64.7 percent occupancy, a 6.5 percent decline compared to the same …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a hot new place to stay in one of Mexico’s most magical cities, San Miguel de Allende. The new boutique hotel is called Casa Delphine, and the tiny charmer has five suites in a …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing has revealed the launch date for its new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Cancun. The all-inclusive hotel in the Mexican Caribbean is slated to open March 1, 2020, the company said this week. The …