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Island House Coming to Nassau

 Above: a rendering of The Island House By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new hotel coming to the Bahamas. The Island House, a 30-room boutique hotel, is slated to open next month in the tony Lyford Cay enclave of …

Where the Most New Caribbean Hotel Rooms are Being Built Right Now

 Above: the Riviera Maya (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Where’s the epicentre of the Caribbean-Mexico hotel boom? Right now, it’s the Yucatan Peninsula, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. The company’s Construction Pipeline Report for …

St Kitts Marriott Resort Undergoing “Soft Renovations”

 Above: the St Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The St Kitts Marriott and Royal Beach Casino is undergoing what the property describes as “soft renovations” throughout the property. The changes …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Panama City By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood is planning to debut a new W Hotel in the region, the company announced. The W Panama is slated to open in 2017 near the Zona Rosa neighbourhood of Panama City. …

 Above: Hotel L’Esplanade (All photos by Caribbean Journal) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — The palm trees know. You can see it in the way they shake, the way they wave in the wind in the late afternoon. They know …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon,CJ Travel Editor There are two types of Caribbean travelers in this world: People (like me) who walk into their hotel room and immediately set the air-conditioning to tundra-like temps. And those who love nothing better than to …

 Above: the new Marriott Port-au-Prince By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new hotel has opened its doors in Haiti. But while it’s a major boost for the country’s nascent tourism hopes, it might also be something else: a new …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There are now 28,698 rooms in the Caribbean-Mexico hotel construction pipeline, according to new data from STR. The end of January data represented a 6.8 percent increase in rooms under contract, compared with January 2014, …

 Above: Finest Playa Mujeres By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another new resort on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The Finest Playa Mujeres resort has officially opened its doors near Cancun. The property, which is operated by Excellence Group, officially …

  The Best Caribbean Honeymoon Destinations, from boutiques to large resorts across the islands. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Seclusion, tranquility, sultry nights tempered by cool ocean breezes … the Caribbean defines romance and honeymoons. The Caribbean and honeymoons amplify …

 Above: the Club Med Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Club Med Punta Cana resort is expanding. The company announced this week that it would be adding a new development called a Zen Oasis. The 78-room “escape” will …

 Above: La Samanna in St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff Belmond has named a new executive for global development, the company announced. Belmond has appointed James Simmonds as senior vice president for global development. He comes to the company …

 Above: the Rooftup Club at the O:live Boutique Hotel (All photos by CJ) Condado is hip, it’s energetic. It’s home to some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean, some of the best shopping. This is the Condado district of …

 Above: the Chic hotel in Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff SAN JUAN — The island of Tobago is now home to a brand-new boutique hotel. The property, called “Chic,” is located near the ANR Robinson International Airport. The announcement …

 Above: Carlos Escobar plays at the Condado Vanderbilt (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN – Carlos Escobar is playing “As Time Goes By.” It’s true. It’s been almost a century since this hotel first opened its doors …

 Above: the Floris Suite Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The Floris Suite Hotel in Curacao is set to debut a new spa, the property announced. The island’s boutique property will unveil a 1,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art spa this year. The new …

 Above: the new CHTA leadership team; from left, CMO Matt Cooper, COO Vanessa Ledesma, current President Emil Lee and new CEO Frank Comito (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has named a new …

 Above: a rendering of the new HIlton at Resorts World Bimini By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is expanding in the Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new planned resort in Bimini will debut under the Hilton brand, according to …