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Marriott Opens Residence Inn in Panama

 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 …

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Hyatt Is Opening a New Hotel in San Miguel de Allende

 Hyatt is planning to open a new hotel in the popular town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will debuting a new resort in the city part of its Unbound Collection by Hyatt.  The …

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Pandemic Leading to Second-Home Surge in Dominican Republic

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 Now in its ninth year, CJ’s Cool List has always sought to inspire different kinds of getaways — to hotels with personality, with purpose. And the latest edition is a journey through a diverse portfolio of places to stay, from mountain …

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 The all-inclusive Dreams Playa Bonita resort in Panama will be opening at the end of the first quarter, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort, which is parent company AMResorts’ only hotel property in Panama, will reopen on March 10, 2021, …

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 RIU Hotels and Resorts has reopened its Riu Playa Blanca in Panama, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The reopening of the 573-room resort, which is set in Panama’s “Arco Seco” region, means the company has now reopened all of its hotel …

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 Enterprise Holdings has announced the expansion of its Enterprise Rent-a-Car brand to both Aruba and Panama.  The new locations join sister brands National Car Rental and Alamo Rent a Car brands in the two countries.  Both locations are located in …

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 A new Webinar this week will take an in-depth look at two real estate markets on the Caribbean coast of Central America: Roatan, Honduras and Panama.  Caribbean Journal Invest has partnered with Selling the Caribbean on on the latest edition …

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 United Airlines is adding 35 routes across the Caribbean and Latin America in August, the carrier said this week.  That includes new flights to Cancun from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark and San Francisco.  United is also increasing its flights …

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 Panama-based Copa Airlines hopes to resume operations on June 1, 2020, pending approval from regional authorities. The move follows a 30-day extension of the suspension of all international flights in the country due to the coronavirus crisis. In addition, between …

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 Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts has introduced a new 360-degree quality, safety and hygiene program CleanComplete Verification, the company said this week.  The CleanComplete Verification program expands the “standards of quality and cleanliness” at the company’s 58 beachfront branded properties across …

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 Sunwing is suspending all of its outgoing Caribbean flights for the next two weeks amid the coronavirus epidemic.  The Canadian travel giant said it would be suspending all flights to its “sun” destinations for the next two weeks in order …

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 One of the Caribbean Basin’s most charming historic quarters will soon be home to a new Hyatt hotel.  Hyatt has announced plans to open the new Hotel La Compañia in Panama City, Panama’s Casco Viejo historic district.  The hotel will …

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 Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor.  The 735-foot-long, 55,254-gross-ton ship will be making its maiden voyage to Miami this week before launching a series of itineraries in the Caribbean …

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 Marriott International has announced the launch of its newest property in Panama.  The new Residence Inn Panama City is set in the capital’s Punta Paitilla neighborhood.  The 144-room property is the first Residence Inn in Panama, joining a local portfolio …

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