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Pair of Major Caribbean Resorts Sold

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By Alexander Britell A pair of major resorts in St Thomas has been sold, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  An affiliate of Fortress Investment Group has purchased the Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort and Spa and the Noni Beach, Autograph Collection […]


The First-Ever Marriott Resort in Belize Is Now Open

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Marriott International has officially opened its first-ever resort in Belize: the new Alaia Belize.  The 155-unit residential resort, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is set on more than 20 acres, with more than 1,000 feet of beachfront access in Belize’s […]


JW Marriott Expands in Mexico

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Another JW Marriott has opened its doors in Mexico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The brand has opened the new JW Marriott Monterrey Valle, the fifth JW Marriott-branded resort in the country.  The hotel, which is owned by Fibra Inn and […]


Kimpton Opens New Resort in Tulum, Mexico

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Kimpton has officially opened its first-ever resort in the Mexican Caribbean, the new Kimpton Aluna Tulum.  The colorful, sleek 78-room hotel is set between downtown Tulum and the beach, with 72 rooms and six suites.  “We’ve taken the well known […]

“Incredibly Promising” Outlook for Puerto Rico Hotel Industry

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By Alexander Britell  Once again open for tourism, Puerto Rico has shown steady improvement in recent months as air arrivals continue to climb, particularly out of the island’s main gateway in San Juan.  But the island has also cultivated a […]

What’s Next for Highgate in the Caribbean

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By Alexander Britell In one of the most important deals of 2020, real estate and hospitality management company Highgate acquired Trust Hospitality, one of the leading Caribbean-focused hotel companies.  The aim was to help grow in the Caribbean and Latin […]


Marriott Opens New Aloft Hotel in Puerto Rico

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Marriott has opened its second Aloft hotel in the Caribbean – the new Aloft Ponce in Puerto Rico’s second city.  The new Aloft Ponce has a total of 152 guest rooms, with amenities like 55-inch flatscreen tVs, Bliss Spa toiletries and […]

How to Take the Perfect Five-Day Getaway in St Kitts

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St Kitts and Nevis has been open since last fall, but now it’s sweetening the deal for travelers who make the journey to the twin-island destination.  It’s called the St Kitts Five Day Getaway, and it’s a new program that […]

8 St Kitts and Nevis Hotels You Can Stay at Right Now

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St. Kitts and Nevis has evolved over the past decade or so into a multifaceted destination for both cruise stops and longer-term stays, with globally recognized attractions like the UNESCO-recognized Brimstone Hill fortress and the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, operating […]


Marriott Names New Global Development Officer

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Marriott International has named a new global development officer, the company announced this week.  The company has tapped Carlton Ervin to the role, in which he will oversee development around the world, including in the Caribbean and Latin America, focusing […]

Marriott Opens Residence Inn in Panama

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Marriott has debuted its first-ever Residence Inn hotel in Panama City, Panama, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The hotel has 144 suites set across 12 floors in the Punta Pacitica area of the capital.  The property has a lobby bar, daily […]

Marriott Names New CEO

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Marriott International has named its new chief executive officer following the passing of former CEO Arne Sorenson.  The company has tapped Anthony “Tony” Capuano to the role effective immediately.  Capuano, who has joined the company’s board of directors, had previously […]


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