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Ritz-Carlton Aruba to Open in November

 Above: a rendering of the Ritz-Carlton Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is planning to open in November, the company announced this week. The property will include 320 oceanfront rooms and suites and a 15,000-square-foot spa, a …

AMResorts to Open New Hotel in Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana

 Above: the Now Onyx Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts will be opening a new property in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana this year. The 750-room Now Onyx Punta Cana is slated to open in November, according to …

Caribbean Hotel Occupancy, Revenues Show Improvement

 Above: Jade Mountain in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy rose 4.7 percent to 78.7 percent in February compared to the same period in 2012, according to data from STR released this week. The region’s hotels …

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 Above: the former Sonesta in Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff The site of the former Sonesta Hotel in Bermuda has been sold, according to global brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle, which handled the transaction with Bermuda’s Rego Sotheby’s International Realty. …

 Above: the Waldorf Astoria Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has expanded to Panama, with the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Panama in Panama City. It is the first-ever Waldorf Astoria hotel in the Latin …

 Above: a rendering of the Best Western Premier Haiti By Alexander Britell The Best Western Premier in Haiti, which had planned to debut March 15, has pushed back its opening to the first week of April, Caribbean Journal has learned. …

 Above: the Sonesta Hotel & Casino Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Sonesta has opened its first hotel in Panama. The 304-room Royal Sonesta Hotel & Casino Panama is located in Panama City’s business district, a few miles from Tocumen …

 Above: the Malliouhana Hotel in Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Auberge Resorts has been tapped to manage and rebrand the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa in Anguilla. The 55-room property, which shuttered in May 2011, was acquired by Chicago-based Adventurous …

 Above: the Doubletree San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff The Doubletree San Juan hotel has named a new executive chef and Food & Beverage director, the property announced Thursday. Hector Rosario has been named the new executive chef at …

 Above: Abaco By the Caribbean Journal staff A new programme in the Bahamas will help the country’s hotel sector go green. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action-Advanced Programme, which launched this week, aims to improve the competitiveness …

 Above: the Atlantis Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives recently elected its new officers for the 2013-2014 term. The elections took place at the organization’s Annual General Meeting ahead of the Caribbean Travel …

 Above: the Laluna hotel in Grenada By Alexander Britell Caribbean hotel occupancy rose 7 percent in 2012, according to year-end data released Wednesday by STR. Regional occupancy stood at 66.3 percent for the year, up from 61.9 percent at the …

 Above: the KU site By the Caribbean Journal staff Anguilla Chief Minister Hubert Hughes has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a new hotel in Shoal Bay, the government announced. The signing paves the way for a new hotel project …

 The Caribbean is not short on terrific hotels. Every island — every destination — has a range of interesting, original, luxurious properties sure to satisfy any traveler to the region. But this year, we wanted to offer our take on 10 …

 Above: Panama’s first JW Marriott hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The first JW Marriott hotel has opened in Panama, Marriott announced. The 118-room JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is located in the Buenaventura beachfront community in the …

 Above: the Secrets Aura Cozumel By the Caribbean Journal staff The Secrets Aura Cozumel has opened its doors in Mexico, according to AMResorts, which provides brand management services for Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Sunscape Resorts and Secrets. It is …

 Above: Sandy Lane in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy rose 11 percent in October compared to the same period in 2011, according to a report from STR. Occupancy stood at 54.8 percent in the region in …

 Above: the Hotel Convento in San Juan, Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Sandy had a widespread impact on hotel occupancy across the Caribbean region, according to data from hotel data firm STR Global. The storm, which hit …