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This Company Is Adding Two New Cuba Resorts

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A leading Asian resort company is in the midst of a major expansion in Cuba. Archipelago International, the largest independent hotel company in Southeast Asia, is adding two resorts in Cuba, the company said. Archipelago …

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A Top Caribbean Hotel Reopens in Dominica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading sustainable hotels has officially relaunched in Dominica. The Jungle Bay Eco Villas has been reborn in Soufriere in southern Dominica, an important step for Dominica’s resurgent tourism industry. The popular …

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Kempinski’s First Caribbean Resort Is Opening in October

 By Alexander Britell The most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 in the Caribbean is set for October. Luxury hotel brand Kempinski has announced that its new hotel in Dominica will officially open its doors on Oct. 14 of this year. …

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 By Alexander Britell Dominica has been seeing a remarkable surge in tourism arrivals that are the latest sign of the destination’s post-Maria comeback story. Dominica, one of the Caribbean’s most naturally beautiful destinations, saw a spectacular first quarter, with 23,444 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is getting hot, and the latest new project to launch on the Eastern Caribbean island is a major expansion at its iconic Secret Bay luxury hotel. And it’s, well, very, very cool. The boutique …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury hotel brand Kempinski is adding a second hotel property in Cuba. The Swiss company, which debuted its five-star Gran Manzana Hotel Kempinski in Havana in 2017, will be opening a five-star luxury resort on …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Since its debut in 2011, Dominica’s Secret Bay has been one of the Caribbean’s bucket-list hotels: a stunning, cliffside eco-luxe retreat comprised of jaw-dropping villas. And now you can actually live there. The boutique Secret …

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 By Alexander Britell Dominica’s impressive tourism recovery has extended to its hotel sector, according to a media briefing on the heels of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in Nassau this week. Out of 962 rooms on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global luxury hotel brand Kempinski has named a general manager for its highly-anticipated hotel in Dominica. The company has appointed Michael J. Schoonewagen to the role, in which he will open the hotel and help …

 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is expanding to St. Lucia. The company, which is a part of Marriott International, has signed a management agreement with Dubai-based Range Developments to open a Ritz-Carlton in St. Lucia in 2021. Range Developments is also …

 A major hotel project in Dominica is moving forward. The planned Kempinski hotel will be the first five-star large resort on the Eastern Caribbean island. United Arab Emirates-based developer Range Developments has now tapped NH International as the main structural …

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 Dominica is looking to the Middle East. The Eastern Caribbean country’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, recently embarked on an investment mission to the United Arab Emirates. According to a government statement, Skerrit was slated to meet with “current and future …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Global hotel firm Kempinski is planning its first Caribbean hotel. The company signed an agreement last week with Dubai-based Range to manage a soon-to-be-built hotel in the Cabrits area of Dominica. The two sides …

 Above: a rendering of the Kempinski project (Photo: Gaviota Group) By the Caribbean Journal staff Swiss-headquartered hotel brand Kempinski is planning to open a hotel in Havana, Cuba. The hotel, which will be built by the Gaviota tourism group is …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Dominica and Dubai-based Range Developments have signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a 75-125 room, high-end luxury hotel project in the north of the island. …