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Caribbean Hotel Report: Occupancy Numbers Continue to Decline

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy continued its slow start to 2014 with another decline, according to STR. The region’s hotel occupancy fell by 0.4 percent in March compared to the same month in 2013, following a similar …

Holiday Inn Express Debuts in San Juan, Puerto Rico

 Above: the new Holiday Inn Express in San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff A new Holiday Inn Express has opened its doors in San Juan, Puerto Rico, InterContinental Hotels Group announced. The 115-room hotel is the fourth IHG property …

The Caribbean’s Best Hotels For Food

 Some countries are culinary destinations; some islands are culinary destinations; and some hotels are culinary destinations. The Caribbean is full of such hotel properties — the ones that view cuisine as integral to hospitality (and sometimes even more than that). These …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Sheraton Santo Domingo By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Sheraton brand has officially returned to Santo Domingo. Starwood Hotels and Resorts this week announced the debut of the new Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel at the former Melia …

 What makes a boutique hotel … boutique? Is boutique just another word for a small hotel? Is a boutique hotel a small hotel with an upscale image, a unique design or a special theme? There are so many special small hotels …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy dropped by 0.1 percent in February, according to the latest Caribbean Trend report from hotel analytics firm STR. Caribbean hotel occupancy finished February at 77.3, a 0.1 percent drop from the same …

 Above: construction at the Baha Mar in New Providence (Baha Mar photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas currently leads the Caribbean in the number of hotel rooms under construction, according to a new report from hotel analytics firm …

 Above: the Casas Del XVI boutique hotel in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Santo Domingo has a new boutique hotel. The Casas Del XVI, which officially opened earlier this month, is a group of restored 16th-century mansions in …

 Above: a rendering of the lobby at the new Sheraton Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s newest Sheraton hotel is set to open its doors this month. The new Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel, located on the waterfront …

 Above: CHTA CEO Jeff Vasser By Alexander Britell MIAMI – Jeff Vasser took over as the Director and CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association at the end of 2013, having most recently served as president and COO of …

 Above: the new Radisson Cartagena Ocean Pavilion Hotel in Cartagena By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Radisson Cartagena Ocean Pavilion hotel has opened its doors in Colombia. The 233-room beachfront resort is set on La Boquilla Beach on the …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Dominica and Dubai-based Range Developments have signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a 75-125 room, high-end luxury hotel project in the north of the island. …

 Above: a rendering of the Baha Mar resort project in New Providence By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico hotel development pipeline reached 26,557 rooms in January, a 30 percent increase over January 2013, according to a new report from …

 Above: the Melia Caribe Tropical in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Melia Caribe Tropical resort in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana region has named Florian Connert its new director of sales and marketing. In the new …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has begun work on the site for the planned hotel in the Little Bay area. Material from the ongoing Gun Hill Excavation Project is currently being offloaded at the proposed site, the …

 You might call it the New List, or the Next List. It seems like there’s a new hotel property opening up in the Caribbean every day, and these are the hotel properties we’re excited about for 2014. These properties, which …

 Above: the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY — The Spanish Court hotel in the New Kingston neighbourhood of Jamaica’s capital is set to complete an expansion project. The hotel, which currently has 110 rooms, is …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY — A new hotel is set to break ground in Tobago in the first quarter of this year. The Indigo Bay resort, which will have 79 suites, will be located on …

 

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