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Accor Names Executive Vice President For North/Central America, Caribbean

 Above: The MGallery Hostal Nicolas de Ovando in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Accor has named Dominique Colliat the company’s new executive vice president for hotel services for North & Central America and the Caribbean, it announced Wednesday. …

Bungalow Hotels

11 Caribbean Bungalow Hotels

 They’re not villas, they’re bungalows — small, typically one-story cottages that evoke the archetypal dream of Caribbean travel — just you and yours in a detached dwelling in plain view of the sea. And at these hotel properties in the Caribbean, …

Choice Hotels Taps Dennis Wynn For Caribbean Portfolio

 Above: the Comfort Suites in Paradise Island (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Choice Hotels has named Dennis Wynn to oversee the company’s franchise sales efforts in the Caribbean, the company announced. Wynn, who was appointed Director of Membership …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Grenada (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After three consecutive months of year-over-year decline, the Caribbean hotel industry rebounded with a strong month of May, according to a new report from STR. Hotel occupancy in the Caribbean …

 It’s the height of hospitality — where you feel like part of the family. This is true at most great hotels, but even more so at the best family-managed properties in the Caribbean. Indeed, the Caribbean stands out in the …

 Above: the Baha Mar project in the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff SLS Hotels is coming to the Bahamas. The luxury hotel brand will be managing a 300-room hotel at the Baha Mar resort project, which will include 107 …

 Above: the Grand Palladium in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is targeting the installation of green energy solution in Jamaica hotels, according to Energy Minister Philip Paulwell. The Minister said the push came against what he called the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy declined by 2.6 percent in April, the region’s largest monthly decline in almost four years. According to STR’s monthly trend report, Caribbean hotel occupancy finished April at 72.4 percent, down 2.6 percent …

 Above: Starwood’s St Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood Hotels & Resorts has named Martha Poulter its new executive vice president and chief information officer. Poulter, the former Chief Information Officer of GE Capital, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy continued its slow start to 2014 with another decline, according to STR. The region’s hotel occupancy fell by 0.4 percent in March compared to the same month in 2013, following a similar …

 IT’S THE Caribbean’s most abundant resource, and it’s powering a number of the region’s hotels: the sun. From hot water heaters to large-scale solar arrays, the Caribbean has an increasing number of solar-powered hotels. To continue our Earth Week coverage, …

 Above: a room at the Malliouhana in Anguilla, which is currently being renovated (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are 162 hotels and 26,647 rooms in the Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline, according to a new report from STR. …

 Above: the Cocos hotel in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s hotel sector is reporting its best first quarter since 2007, according to the Antigua Hotel and Tourist Association. Overall, Antigua’s hotel occupancy is up 1.4 percent …

 You’re planning a major conference. Or a business getaway. Or a small forum for company executives. Well, the Caribbean is the perfect place — with scores of hotels with top-level meeting space and all the perks you want during downtime — …

 Some countries are culinary destinations; some islands are culinary destinations; and some hotels are culinary destinations. The Caribbean is full of such hotel properties — the ones that view cuisine as integral to hospitality (and sometimes even more than that). These …

 What makes a boutique hotel … boutique? Is boutique just another word for a small hotel? Is a boutique hotel a small hotel with an upscale image, a unique design or a special theme? There are so many special small hotels …

 WHEN IT comes to the quality of a hotel, what’s under the surface counts — service, culture, food. But the way a hotel is thought out, the way it’s put together structurally and the way it simply looks, all make a …

 Above: the soon-to-be Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff US-based AMResorts is adding a pair of new hotels in the Caribbean region. The company will be taking over sales, marketing and brand management to the …