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New President for Dominican Republic’s Hotel and Tourism Association

 Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff By the Caribbean Journal staff ASONAHORES, the Dominican Republic’s hotel and tourism association, has named Simon Suarez its new director. Suarez will officially be presented on Sep. 3 in a …

Modest July For Caribbean Hotel Sector

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy rose by 0.6 percent in July, according to a new report from STR. Occupancy stood at 70.7 percent at the end of the month, a modest increase compared to the same month …

The Caribbean’s Newest Boutique Hotel Opening in Vieques

 Above: El Blok in Vieques By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s newest boutique hotel is readying for its soft opening this month in the town of Esperanza on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, and it’s not quite like …

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 Above: Petit St Vincent in the Grenadines (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon PETIT ST VINCENT — There are many things to love about Petit St Vincent, this all-inclusive private island resort in the southern sweep of the Grenadines: …

 Above: a rendering of the project (Graphics: OBMI) By Alexander Britell A new resort project is coming to Bermuda. A planning application has been submitted for the Bermudiana Beach Resort in Bermuda, the proposed redevelopment of the island’s South Shore development. …

 Above: a rendering of a room at the Melia Cartagena de Indias By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia is the latest international brand looking toward Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. The company announced Wednesday that it would be opening a …

 Above: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne has signed a memorandum of agreement with Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi on a $120 million …

 Above: the US Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff A new hotel is coming to the United States Virgin Islands. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh announced this week that the Water Island Development Company had been selected …

 IT’S PERHAPS the ultimate Caribbean arrival: gliding onto the water on a seaplane, stepping on the dock and walking right to your hotel room — or doing the same in a helicopter. Well, you can make just such an entrance at …

 Above: the agreement’s signing in Antigua (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s government has signed a memorandum of understanding on a new hotel and housing project. The MOU is a “statement of the mutual intent and …

 Above: a rendering of the Third Turtle Resort and Marina By the Caribbean Journal staff A $100 million hotel project is coming to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The development agreement for the “Third Turtle Resort and Marina,” which would …

 Above: construction at the Kittitian Hill project in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — This may be a relatively small island, but it seems hard to go anywhere here without seeing a new hotel or condominium …

 Above: Emil Lee (centre) with CHTA CEO Jeff Vasser and outgoing President Richard Doumeng By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has a new president. Emil Lee, general manager of the Princess Heights Hotel in St …

 Above: a studio deluxe at the Bubali Bliss Studios in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba has a new boutique accommodation: the Bubali Bliss Studios. The 10-unit property consists of 10 apartments and studios in what it calls a …

 Above: a rendering of the Kempinski project (Photo: Gaviota Group) By the Caribbean Journal staff Swiss-headquartered hotel brand Kempinski is planning to open a hotel in Havana, Cuba. The hotel, which will be built by the Gaviota tourism group is …

 Above: the Embassy Suites is located in the city’s Silver Sun Gallery complex By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton’s Embassy Suites brand has opened a new hotel in Santo Domingo. The new property in the Dominican Republic’s capital is a …

 Above: a rendering of the Carbonera Club By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s government said Friday that an estimated $350 million hotel and tourism project was coming to the island. The five-star project is called the Carbonera Club, and it …

 Above: Grenada (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After three consecutive months of year-over-year decline, the Caribbean hotel industry rebounded with a strong month of May, according to a new report from STR. Hotel occupancy in the Caribbean …