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The Caribbean Travel Awards – 2014

 In many ways, travel defines the Caribbean. It inspires, it creates, it entertains, it employs. It moves people and it moves souls. And travel and tourism are the Caribbean’s largest economic driver. To celebrate the world of Caribbean travel, we …

Major Hotel Project Coming to Belize

 Above: Caye Chapel By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new resort project is coming to Belize’s island of Caye Chapel. The country’s government announced Tuesday evening that a leading Mexican luxury hotel development group had purchased the 265-acre island. …

A New Hotel in Curacao

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is eyeing the development of 3,000 new hotel rooms in the next five years, according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The twin-island state has been on a major development push …

 Above: the new Asu rootfop lounge at the Karibe Hotel in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has a brand-new, sleek rooftop lounge — at the Karibe Hotel in Petion-Ville Haiti. The new lounge, called Asu, is located at …

 Above: the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Morocco has named its new Ambassador to the Bahamas. Ambassador-Designate Mohammed Benjilany presented his letters of credence to Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling in a ceremony last week. The ceremony …

 Above: the Melia Nassau Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff The Melia Nassau Beach hotel is currently in the midst of a $19 million renovation, and the property has now unveiled four new restaurants. Three of the restaurants are located …

 Above: Robert De Niro signs the agreement By Alexander Britell Film star Robert De Niro has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a hotel project on the island of Barbuda. De Niro signed a memorandum of understanding with Prime …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff October was the strongest month for the Caribbean hotel sector in all of 2014, according to a new report from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy grew by 4.1 percent, the single-biggest improvement …

 Above: Water Island By the Caribbean Journal staff A long-dormant Caribbean island is getting a major development boost. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has approved a lease agreement for the Water Island Development Company for the redevelopment of …

 Above: construction at the Park Hyatt St Kitts By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction is expanding at St Kitts’ most anticipated hotel project. According to developers Range Development, five buildings are already up and work has begun on another 15 …

 Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts’ development boom continued this weekend with the groundbreaking of the new Prime Hotel and Condominiums project. The estimated $70 million project is approved under the twin-island federation’s …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Antigua (Photo: ABG) By Alexander Britell Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has signed a memorandum of understanding on a new $200 million tourism project the government announced. The project was signed by Browne …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor While the definition of “sexy” is different for everyone, there are some Caribbean resorts whose uniquely captivating combination of style, ambiance and good old-fashioned romance should put them at the top of every list of …

 Above: the Doubletree by Hilton San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff The Doubletree by Hilton Sasn Juan hotel has named Patrick Dawson the property’s new executive chef. Dawson comes to the Doubletree from the Mahogany Run Golf Course in …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Global hotel firm Kempinski is planning its first Caribbean hotel. The company signed an agreement last week with Dubai-based Range to manage a soon-to-be-built hotel in the Cabrits area of Dominica. The two sides …

 Above: Bequia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The St Vincent and the Grenadines Hotel and Tourism Association has named a new board of directors. The board includes a new president, Kim Halbich, along with Vice President Fitzroy Glasgow. …

 Above: the new Hyatt Place hotel in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff The first Hyatt Place hotel has opened in Panama. The Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown is the first Hyatt-branded hotel to enter the Panamanian market, and the latest …