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Bermuda’s Fairmont Southampton Has Been Sold

 The biggest hotel in Bermuda has been sold.  The iconic Fairmont Southampton has been sold to a partnership led by Miami-based investment firm Gencom, the company announced.  The seller was Europe’s AccorInvest.  The hotel will be remaining under the brand …

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Silver Airways Resuming Abaco, Grand Bahama Flights

 In a crucial step for a pair of destinations in The Bahamas, Silver Airways is resuming flights to Abaco and Grand Bahama this week.  The Fort Lauderdale-based carrier will be relaunching service to both Freeport, Grand Bahama and Marsh Harbour, …

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Riu Reopens Riviera Maya All-Inclusive After $40M Renovation

 Spanish resort giant Riu Hotels and Resorts has reopened its Riu Palace Riviera Maya resort following a large-scale renovation project, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company transformed the Mexican Caribbean resort with what it called a “sleek, new modern style” …

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 A new hotel is coming to the heart of Cancun’s famous hotel zone next year, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Royal Uno All-Inclusive Resort and Spa, is the latest property from top resort company Royal Resorts.  Royal Uno, which …

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 Hilton has officially opened its first-ever resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.  Hilton’s LXR Hotels and Resorts collection has launched at the Zemi Beach House in Anguilla.  It’s Hilton’s first Anguilla property and the first-ever LXR Hotels and Resorts-branded …

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 Riu Hotels and Resorts has completed another major renovation, this time at its Riu Vallarta resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  The Flamingos Beach property has undergone an extensive renovation, according to a statement from the company.  The property, which was …

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 Riu Hotels and Resorts has continued its region-wide water park push.  The company has opened a new “Splash Water World” park in Costa Rica.  The large-scale aquatic center will be accessible for guests at both the Riu Guanacaste or the …

serenade punta cana

 Another new resort is coming to the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana.  It’s called Serenade Punta Cana, and the 625-room, all-inclusive beach resort will be set in Cabeza de Toro in greater Punta Cana.  The property, which is …

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 The Live Aqua Urban Resort in Mexico’s popular city of San Miguel de Allende has joined Preferred Hotels.  The hotel has become part of Preferred Hotels and Resorts’ Legend Collection, what the company calls the “ultimate portfolio of exceptional properties …

vista cabo san lucas spa

 There’s a new spa resort in the heart of Cabo San Lucas’ tourist corridor.  The new Vista Encantada Spa Resort and Residences is the latest project by Mexico Grand Hotels.  The boutique all-inclusive resort has just 36 suites, all of …

hotel occupancy slow

 October was a particularly slow month for Caribbean hotels, according to the latest hotel report from analytics firm STR.  While October is typically the slowest month of the year for the region, occupancy was lower compared to October 2018. The …

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 The Bahamas is one of the most fascinating travel destinations on earth.  From its incredible people to its remarkable natural beauty, there’s a reason why The Bahamas continues to be one of the world’s trending getaways.  And that’s why we …

bvi tourism 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, 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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 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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 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 …