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Playa, Hilton to Partner on Caribbean All-Inclusive Expansion

 By Guy Britton PLAYA DEL CARMEN — In a move that will likely change the landscape of all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, two travel giants are partnering on a significant expansion push. Playa Hotels and Resorts and Hilton have announced a new …

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The 5 Best Barbados Hotels to Visit Right Now

 Elegance, style, luxury and grace. They’re the sorts of things that define the Barbados travel experience. And that’s particularly true in Barbados’ diverse hotel product, which tends to focus on the boutique, in size and spirit. The island’s best hotels …

The Puerto Rico Hotel Association Has a New President

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Puerto Rico’s hotels have a new top executive. The Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association has elected Pablo Torres, general manager of San Juan’s Caribe Hilton Hotel, as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. …

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 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor Caribbean hotels reported mixed results across the industry’s three key performance indicators in July. When comparing July 2018 with July 2017, occupancy fell 3.8%, which was the largest decline observed in the metric thus far this …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing all-inclusive developer Playa Hotels and Resorts has announced a major new appointment. The company has tapped Rachel Rothman as its new senior vice president of investor relations and strategy. Playa is the owner, operator …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The hottest all-inclusive in Barbados has added a brand new wing. The transformed Sea Breeze Beach House on the South Coast of Barbados has completed its new Luxury Collection, a collection of suites with upgraded …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the hottest new hotels in Mexico is adding a host of new offerings and initiatives, from culinary journeys to new sustainability drives. The Andaz Mayakoba, set in the heart of the Riviera Maya, is …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel markets continues to surge, according to new data from analytics firm STR. Curaçao’s hotel occupancy reached 80.3 percent in July, up 12.5 percent from the same period in 2017, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Want to live at one of the best hotels in the Caribbean? That’s precisely what you get at this penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, a four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom stunner that boasts 7,055 square feet of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dream Hotel Group, which is planning a big expansion into the Caribbean region, has tapped a new vice president to lead its development strategy. The company has named Jeff Donnelly as its new vice president …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a sluggish month for Caribbean hotels in July, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy declined by 3.8 percent year over year to 69 percent, the …

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 The Dominican Republic is more than just Punta Cana. But knowing where to go — and where to stay — is another matter. That’s because the country is filled with mini-destinations, from the antique charm of Santo Domingo’s  Colonial Zone …

 By Alexander Britell She’s worked for hotels, airlines and as a travel agent for almost three decades. Now, Caribbean travel expert Suzy Trott is becoming a voice for the Caribbean tourism industry in Europe with her newest venture, SilvaLining. The …

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 It’s Mexico, but it’s also the Caribbean. The Mexican Caribbean is a whole different universe on the western side of the Caribbean Sea, with a different energy, culture and hospitality philosophy. And just as the eastern Caribbean is filled with …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s beautiful, it’s quirky, it’s historic, it’s scenic and … it’s open. One of the British Virgin Islands’ leading hotels has officially launched its soft reopening: Guana Island. A spokesperson confirmed to Caribbean Journal that the first …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotels in Curaçao are having a strong year, according to the latest numbers from STR and the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association. The Dutch Caribbean island’s hotel occupancy was 75.6 percent in June, up 12.8 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia is splitting one of its signature Caribbean resorts into two distinct all-inclusive properties, the company announced this week. Melia will be transforming the Melia Caribe Tropical into Punta Cana into two resorts: the adults-only …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The British Virgin Islands is sizzling. Summer Sizzle BVI is launching its 10th Anniversary Celebration under the slogan Rebuild, Restore, Revive the BVI and inspire the next generation. The event, which has risen to become the …