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How Marriott Is Changing the Way It Cleans Its Hotels

 Is this the new normal for hotel hygiene?  In a nod to the new realities of the coronavirus pandemic, Marriott has announced a series of dramatic new changes to the way it cleans its hotels — in what could be …

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The Aruba Marriott Has a Spotify Playlist to Brighten Your Day

 One of the top hotels on the “One Happy Island” of Aruba has launched a new Spotify playlist to, well, help make people’s days happier in this very uneasy time.  It’s called “Aruba Marriott Island Tunes,” and the property says …

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How These Jamaican Hotels Are Stepping Up in the Coronavirus Fight

 A number of hotels in Jamaica have launched major efforts to help the country in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.  The Jamaica Ministry of Tourism is calling it “generous and courageous efforts of Jamaican properties in the collective fight …

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 Dominica’s Secret Bay and Fort Young hotels have shifted from catering to overnight guests to feeding frontline healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed “Koudmen Kitchen,” an homage to the Creole term that translates to “helping hand,” and led by …

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 Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Caribbean hotels showed double-digit performance declines during the weeks ending with March 14 and March 21 2020, according to preliminary weekly data from STR.   Before we get into the details of that impact, it …

caribbean antigua english harbour

 Is there a more iconic harbor anywhere in the Caribbean? It’s a place of many names: English Harbour; the Sailing Capital of the Caribbean; the old stomping grounds of Horatio Nelson; a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  No matter what you …

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 If you’re at home right now, you’re probably still dreaming about the Caribbean. And for those of us who can’t be in the region right now, there are still some ways to rediscover the Caribbean in your own home.  One …

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 The Conch Republic is officially the new home of the first in what will be a portfolio of five new Kimpton-branded Key West resorts.  InterContinental Hotel Group’s fast-expanding Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants brand has launched the new Winslow’s Bungallows hotel.  …

grand cayman eco friendly

 A new eco-friendly real estate development has launched on the East End of Grand Cayman. It’s called Sunrise Terraces, and it’s the brainchild of Steel Dreams Development. The project consists of a collection of duplex homes, all of which are …

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 The spectacular beaches of the Caribbean remain the region’s ultimate siren song for travelers. They’re the reason we sit at our desks, dreaming of the islands, placing ourselves there, even just for a moment.  They’re the essence of what makes …

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 The most highly-anticipated hotel opening of 2020 is here: the new Eclipse at Half Moon, Jamaica’s new standard-bearer luxury hotel, which has officially launched in the heart of Montego Bay. The 57-room beachfront hotel is a major new addition to …

adults-only hotels caribbean

 The Caribbean is filled with great adults-only hotels — but the vast majority of them are all-inclusive.  For many, that’s great, and an adults-only all-inclusive vacation can be wonderful.  But not everyone is seeking an all-inclusive experience; some want the independence …

jamaica construction projects

 A massive new destination hotel complex by Karisma Hotels and Resorts has officially broken ground in Jamaica.  The estimated $1 billion USD multi-hotel Sugarcane Bay Jamaica project is set on 226 acres in Llandovery in Jamaica’s “garden parish” of St …

caribbean hotels decline

 Caribbean hotels opened 2020 with the region’s lowest January occupancy level since 2011, according to data from STR.   For the month, occupancy was down 3.7% year over year to 66.5%. Average daily rate (ADR) also fell 1.5% to US$253.09, …

marriott caribbean pipeline

 From all-inclusives in Barbados to design-focused hotels in Jamaica, Marriott International added more than 10,000 rooms to its pipeline in Latin America and the Caribbean last year.  And the company is showing no signs of slowing down.  2019 was the …

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 Long gone are the days where the Dominican Republic was known only for inexpensive all-inclusive getaways: today the Dominican Republic can match any other destination in the Caribbean for the quality and variety of its luxe hotels, many of which …