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British Virgin Islands Tourism Is Surging

 The British Virgin Islands is seeing a major tourism rebound so far this year, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Virgin Islands reported 172,776 stayover tourist arrivals in the first half of 2019, representing …

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Relais & Chateaux’s Newest Caribbean Hotel Is in Dominica

 Relais & Chateaux, the global collection of boutique luxury hotels, has added its newest property in the Caribbean, and it’s a special one: Dominica’s Secret Bay. The boutique luxury eco-resort in northern Dominica is now Relais & Chateaux’s seventh property …

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Cayman Islands Tops 7,000-Room Milestone

 The Cayman Islands has topped the 7,000-room milestone, tourism officials told Caribbean Journal this week.  The destination has added more than 1,000 new rooms in the last three years, with the condominium and villa categories accounting for 73 percent of …

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amaterra

 Marriott is ramping up its Caribbean all-inclusive expansion in a big way  The company, which several months ago announced plans to enter the increasingly competitive all-inclusive market, had already announced five new projects and plans to purchase Barbados’ popular Elegant …

harbor club saint lucia

 One of Saint Lucia’s newest hotels has unveiled a new brand identity.  The Harbor Club, which is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, has announced a new “lifestyle” identity under a newly-appointed general manager, Lester Scott.  The rebranding will include new …

jamaica investment

 Jamaica is looking to grow investment in the tourism industry “beyond the development of hotel rooms,” according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  That means developing opportunities for more projects in technology, infrastructure and services, he said.  “The tourism industry is …

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 Playa Hotels and Resorts has appointed a general manager for its soon-to-debut resorts in the Dominican Republic’s Cap Cana. The all-inclusive company has tapped Pedro Tomas to the role, in which he will oversee both the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt …

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 Radisson Hotel Group has named a new chief operating officer for the Americas region, including the Caribbean.  The Minneapolis-based company has tapped Aly El-Bassuni for the newly-created position, in which he will be responsible for “driving operational strategies across the …

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 Grand Bahama’s tourism comeback has begun in earnest.  After major cruise lines like Bahamas Paradise and Carnival have already resumed sailings to the destination, a number of hotels have also reopened their doors in Grand Bahama.  That includes the Lighthouse …

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 Marriott International is buying a major hotel group in Barbados.  The world’s largest hotel company has reached an agreement to buy Barbados’ Elegant Hotels Group.  Elegant Hotels owns and operates a total of seven hotel properties in Barbados, with a …

aruba hyatt

 Hyatt has opened another new hotel in the Caribbean, with the debut of the new Hyatt Place in Aruba.  The second Hyatt-branded hotel in Aruba, the Hyatt Place Aruba Airport is the fourth Hyatt Place hotel in the broader Caribbean …

punta cana palladium

 Spain’s Palladium Hotel Group is adding a new dining and show concept at its TRS Turquesa Hotel in Punta Cana.  The CHIC Cabaret and Restaurant will open this winter at the Dominican Republic property, joining existing locations at the TRS …

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 All-inclusive brand Club Med is in the midst of a significant expansion of its resort on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.  The company is investing around $44 million on a major transformation and expansion project at the resort, which …

preferred mexico

 Preferred Hotels and Resorts has added three new properties to its portfolio in Mexico. Preferred, the largest independent hotel brand in the world, has added the Marival Distinct Luxury Residences in Nuevo Vallarta, the Marival Armony Luxury Resort in Punta …

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 Marriott is planning a big comeback in St Thomas, with plans to reopen its signature Frenchman’s Reef resort and open a new resort under the Autograph Collection brand.  The combined $200 million project will see both properties open in 2020, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt Hotels is launching a new brand in its global portfolio: Caption by Hyatt. The new “lifestyle” brand aims to “bring people closer together, allowing them to work, eat or socialize in comfortable, flexible, communal …

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 We can’t say it enough: The Bahamas is open for business, from Cat Island to Eleuthera, Harbour Island to Exuma, Bimini to Long Island. But Nassau remains the country’s travel hub, its most complete — and popular — destination. And while …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s The Fives Hotels and Resorts brand has named a new vice president of hotel operations, a spokesperson for the property told Caribbean Journal. The property has tapped Renaus Pfeifer to the role, in which …