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A Major New Hotel Is Coming to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

 Thompson Hotels is coming to the Caribbean By Alexander Britell Thompson Hotels is expanding to the Caribbean. The company announced the planned opening of its new Thompson Playa del Carmen this fall on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the brand’s first hotel …

Hilton’s New Digital Room Key

 A new way to check in By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Hilton Worldwide has introduced its new Digital Key, a new feature of the Hilton HHonors app which provides frequent guests the option to bypass the hotel’s check-in desk and …

Rum Journal: A Very Cool All-Inclusive Bar in Puerto Plata

 It’s not like any all-inclusive bar in all of the Caribbean. It’s not really like any other bar, either. And that’s a very good thing. This is the Vintage Club Bar at the all-inclusive Gran Ventana Beach Resort in Puerto …

LATEST NEWS

 Slight increase in rooms under contract By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico Hotel Construction Pipeline is up to 167 hotels and 29,113 rooms, according to the latest STR Construction Pipeline report. That represented a 3.5 percent increase in rooms …

 Exploring the Queen’s Gardens By Alexander Britell SABA — I don’t eat lobster very often. Sure, I like it. But when I go to a restaurant that seems good, I always feel that the way to see what the restaurant …

 Beyond the overwater bungalow in Guadeloupe By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one step beyond the overwater bungalow. It may just be the first of its kind in the Caribbean — a floating hotel. It’s called Aqua Lodge, and it’s set …

 A new top chef at Calabash Cove By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Calabash Cove Resort and Spa in St Lucia has announced the appointment of Thierry Lazarus as Executive Chef. In this capacity Lazarus will lead the culinary team …

 Exploring the best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for solo and single travelers By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor More Caribbean travelers than ever are choosing to fly solo, but single status is no barrier to the value and convenience that …

 Big changes at Curaçao resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s Kontiki Beach Resort has embarked on a major upgrade project, according to the country’s tourist board. The 80-room property has announced a full room product upgrade. The project includes …

 Major room growth in Latin America, Caribbean By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Wyndham Hotel Group has reported record room growth in its Latin America and Caribbean portfolio for the second quarter of 2015, with 11 new properties and 1,281 new …

 Another new property as expansion continues By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts’ regional expansion continues. The company announced plans to open a Sunscape Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta in December. That would be the company’s fourth property in the …

 A New luxury brand on the island By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Costa Rican luxury hotel company Nayara has launched construction on its newest location in Puerto Rico’s Toro Verde mountain country. The Tourism Company of Puerto Rico (PRTC) is estimating …

 The program relaunches By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay has announced the re-launch of its annual Hurricane Guarantee. The program at the all-inclusive hotel provides consumer purchase protection in two forms during the Atlantic hurricane season. …

turks and caicos hotels

 Think top Turks and Caicos hotels and you probably think of high-priced hotels in the tourist hub of Providenciales. Think again. Our picks for the best Turks and Caicos hotels aren’t all expensive and they aren’t all in Providenciales. But they are …

 A Major Caribbean hotel trade By the Caribbean Journal staff The iconic El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel, has been sold. An affiliate of Blackstone has sold the property to a partnership including Leon, Mayer & Co, Fundamental …

 A call for a collective approach By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Caribbean tourism industry leaders must work together in order to ensure sustainable growth in the region, according to Choice Hotels International, Inc. executive Bill Clegg. Referencing data from Smith …

 Hotel sector continues to strengthen By Alexander Britell The Caribbean hotel sector continues to show strength, according to the newest report from STR Inc. The region’s hotel occupancy rose to 69.8 percent in June, up 2.6 percent from the same …

 Haiti’s hotel product continues to grow By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new hotel has opened its doors in Haiti. The Hotel L’Ermitage de Pandiassou, a boutique property near the area of Hinche, is now officially open. The property includes 28 …

 

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