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From Dominica to Turks and Caicos, 5 Secret Luxury Hotels

 They’re luxury hotels — off the radar. Some are closely-guarded secrets, others are just plain undiscovered. All of them offer a unique brand of Caribbean luxury that is the pinnacle of the hospitality experience, from more traditional retreats to the …

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Hilton’s New Caribbean Head

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has appointed a new head of its Caribbean and Latin America operations, Caribbean Journal has learned. The company has appointed Jorge Giannattasio to the role, in which he will oversee a region where Hilton …

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Signs of Improvement for Caribbean Hotel Industry

 By Fatima ThompsonCJ Contributor May produced positive overall performance results for hotels in the Caribbean thanks to just the second room-rate increase of 2018. Occupancy was down (-0.9%) for the seventh month in a row even with lower room inventory …

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 Sure, lots of Caribbean hotels are on the beach. But how many of them are right on the beach? How many have rooms where you can literally step out onto the sand? That’s the difference between a beach hotel and …

Loren At Pink Beach

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda’s hip new Loren at Pink Beach boutique has added a new range of accommodations, according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The property has opened seven standalone villa residences, ideal for larger groups of family …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton There’s something special about the blue. When you make your way down Antigua’s southwestern coast, you begin to see it. It’s not blue, it’s not green, it’s not turquoise. It’s a stunning, bold aquamarine, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ibiza-based Sirenis Hotels and Resorts is planning a major relaunch in Punta Cana. The company will be rebranding its Sirenis Punta Cana Resort Casino and Aquagames in the Dominican Republic as the Grand Sirenis Punta …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy continued its decline in May, according to the latest report from analytics firm STR. The region’s occupancy was 64.4 percent in May, a 0.9 percent drop compared to the same period in …

 By Guy Britton Maybe you’ve been to the beaches of Punta Cana, the sights of Santo Domingo, or the golf courses of La Romana. But here, hidden away among the large resorts of Puerto Plata, there is a jewel. This …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association officially has a new president. Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass has taken the reins as the new president of the CHTA. Affonso-Dass succeeds outgoing President Karolin Troubetzkoy, who was hailed …

Bucuti & Tara

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has named a new lead for its sales and marketing efforts. The property has tapped former team member Susan Logan for the role, in which she will oversee sales, marketing, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the leading resorts in St Croix is planning a relaunch. The US Virgin Islands’ Renaissance St Croix Carambola Resort is targeting a reopening in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to an update …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ritz-Carlton San Juan is planning a 2019 return, Caribbean Journal has learned. The luxury Puerto Rico resort will likely be open and operational in the second quarter of 2019, according to an Marriott’s Paradise …

 By Alexander Britell Tucked away on the charming northeastern corner of Antigua is a significant new hotel project for the Caribbean. This is Hodges Bay, one of the most exciting hotels in the region in some time — and Caribbean Journal …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding InterContinental Hotels Group has added another new brand. The company has launched a new upscale hotel brand, voco [sic], which will first launch in Australia. The brand will “combine the informality and charm of …

beach hotels

 It’s one of the loveliest discoveries you can make in the Caribbean: the off-the-radar beach hotel, tucked away on its own little stretch of sand, charming and private, unpretentious and uncrowded. While the region teems with terrific beach hotels, some …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a pretty big week for tourism in Los Cabos, with the opening of a second major branded resort in the area. Montage Hotels and Resorts has opened its new Montage Los Cabos on …

 By Alexander Britell It’s back. One of the Caribbean’s most beloved hotels has reopened its doors on the island of St Thomas: the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. In a huge step forward for the tourism industry in St Thomas, the …