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New Head of St Vincent and the Grenadines Hotel and Tourism Association

 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. …

First Hyatt Hotel Opens in Panama

 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 …

Hilton Planning New Caribbean Hotel

 Above: Santa Marta (Photo: Proexport Colombia/Carlos Sueskun) By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton Worldwide has announced it will be opening a hotel in the Caribbean port city of Santa Marta, Colombia. Hilton signed a management agreement with Fidelcomiso Santa Marta …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the British Virgin Islands (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After a sluggish start to the year, the Caribbean hotel sector has rebounded of late, with hotel occupancy rising for the fifth consecutive month in October. The region’s …

 Above: Rosewood Mayakoba By the Caribbean Journal staff Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has named Daniel Scott the new managing director of Rosewood Mayakoba, the company announced. Scott assumed the position on Oct. 1; he now oversees operations for the 130-room …

 Above: a rendering of the Gansevoort Playa Imbert By the Caribbean Journal staff Gansevoort Hotel Group will soon be opening its second property in the Caribbean region. The company announced that it would be opening the Gansevoort Playa Imbert on …

 Above: Hyatt Zilara Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Playa Resorts Management has announced the appointment of Pilar Arizmendi as director of sales and marketing for MExico. Playa Resorts Management is the operational management component of Playa Hotels and Resorts, …

 Above: the Rosewood Mayakoba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Rosewood Mayakoba resort in the Caribbean coast of Mexico has unveiled a new outdoor dining concept. It’s called La Ceiba Garden & Kitchen, a 20,000-square-foot space that will include cooking …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico development pipeline is nearing 30,000 rooms, according to a new report from hotel analytics firm STR. There were 170 hotels and 29,572 rooms in the hotel development pipeline in the Caribbean and Mexico …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Luxury isn’t always synonymous with large. At these 15 high-end Caribbean boutique hotels – none bigger than 50 rooms – plush amenities come in petite packages. Graycliff, Bahamas With its period furniture and plantation-era styling, …

 Above: the new Riu Palace Antillas By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s newest resort opened its doors on Oct. 11. The new Riu Palace Antillas resort has debuted on Aruba’s Palm Beach. The adults-only, Aruba all-inclusive property has a total …

 Above: the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort By Alexander Britell The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort has been sold, global real estate brokerage CBRE Hotels announced. The 72-room hotel had recently undergone an extensive renovation programme. It is located on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a weak winter and early spring, the Caribbean hotel sector is showing improvement, according to new data from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy was 67.1 percent in August, a 1.9 percent …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff With a slew of new hotel projects on stream, St Kitts and Nevis’ government says it is planning to significantly increase the number of hotels in the twin-island federation. “Within …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico region will see almost 10,900 new hotel rooms open in 2015, according to the latest hotel development pipeline report from STR. The region is expected to see 58 hotels totaling 10,848 rooms debut …

 Above: a rendering of the Kimpton Hotel in Grand Cayman By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — Construction is officially underway at the Kimpton hotel project in Grand Cayman, according to Cayman Islands Director of Tourism Rosa Harris. The hotel will …

 Above: Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Wyndham is planning to open its first-ever hotel in Costa Rica, the company announced this week. The Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort will open in Guanacaste following the signing of a franchise agreement. …

 Above: could this be the standard hotel key of the future? (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO—While there are still some scattered hotels where one can still find a physical key with a keychain, the vast majority of …