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Melia Is Opening a Major New Theme Park in Punta Cana

 Melia Hotels International is opening a major new theme park destination in Punta Cana.  The company is planning to open what it calls a “world-class theme park” called Katmandu in the fall of 2022, in partnership with Falcon’s Beyond Global.  …

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The 11 Best Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resorts

 The all-inclusive landscape has been changing rapidly in the last few years, most recently with the acquisition of Apple Leisure Group by Hyatt. That move, which sent shockwaves throughout the industry, is part of a growing focus by major travel …

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Puerto Rico’s Wyndham Palmas Names New VP, Executive Chef

 The newly-rebranded Wyndham Palms Beach and Golf Resort has named a pair of new hires, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That includes the addition of Ruben Rodriguez as Vice President of sales and marketing and Yia Medina as the property’s new …

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 Colombian music superstar J Balvin is coming to Punta Cana.  Balvin is set to bring his NEON weekend events to Punta Cana in December, following a sell out of three NEON music festival weekends in Las Vegas in September.  The …

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 Melia is relaunching its premier resort in the Dominican Republic, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On June 15, the company will launch the former Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real as the new Paradisus Grand Cana, according to a statement.  The …

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 One of the premier all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana is open again.  The Paradisus Palma Real Golf and Spa Resort in the Dominican Republic officially reopened its doors this weekend, Caribbean Journal has learned.  “Paradisus is back,” the resort, which …

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 Melia Hotels has launched a free testing program for travelers at its hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.  The move helps travelers comply with the new CDC testing requirement for return travel to the United States.  Melia will be …

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 Spanish hotel giant Melia Hotels International is opening another new resort in Mexico, the company announced. The new Paradisus Playa Mujeres will open its doors in the summer of 2020, according to Melia.  The all-inclusive property will include a total …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s The Fives Hotels and Resorts brand has named a new vice president of hotel operations, a spokesperson for the property told Caribbean Journal. The property has tapped Renaus Pfeifer to the role, in which …

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 By Alexander Britell While San Juan has long been Puerto Rico’s undisputed tourism hub, the island’s efforts to ramp up tourism development have meant a look at new destinations for growth. That’s what has taken developers to Ponce, the second-most-populous …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s rapid Caribbean flight expansion has continued with the planned launch of another new service from Canada to Cuba. Sunwing will be launching a new route between Ontario’s North Bay and Cuba’s Cayo Santa Maria …

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 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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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel investment destinations has a brand-new property: Cartagena. The tourism destination on the Caribbean coast of Colombia is now home to a new adults-only, all-inclusive hotel by Spanish travel giant …

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 By Alexander Britell Hyatt is set to debut a new Hyatt Regency-branded hotel in Puerto Rico. The newest Hyatt in the Caribbean will be at the former Melia Coco Beach in Rio Grande on Puerto Rico’s northeastern coast. The transformed …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the top all-inclusive hotels in the Dominican Republic just took things to the next level. Spanish hotel giant Melia has officially opened its new Grand Reserve at the Paradise Palma Real, a 432-room …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia is returning to Costa Rica. The Spanish hotel giant has signed a deal to rebrand the Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort as the new Sol Tamarindo. The rebranding will take effect Aug. 1, according …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The largest hotel company in Cuba has added another major new all-inclusive to its portfolio: the Melia Internacional in Cuba’s tourism hub of Varadero. It’s a decidedly modern, innovative resort, immediately becoming perhaps the most …