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IHG Adds Another Holiday Inn Express in Mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff IHG’s fast-growing Holiday Inn Express brand has opened another new outpost in Mexico, the company said this week. The latest Holiday Inn Express to make its debut in the country is the Holiday Inn Express …

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The Best Family Resort in Mexico

 By Alexander Britell “Would you like cucumber, lime or lemon in your water?” I don’t think I’d ever been asked this specific question before, even in Paris or Rome, in luxury hotels the world over. I was with my family …

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Hilton Is Expanding in Aruba

 By Alexander Britell and Dana Niland The Caribbean hotel industry is booming right now — but one global company is right at the top of the pipeline: Hilton. The company continues to ramp up its Caribbean expansion, one that has …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking for an affordable getaway to Playa del Carmen, Mexico? The bustling beach town on the Caribbean coast of Mexico is now home to its first Holiday Inn Express, following its debut this week. The …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Luxury brand Auberge Resorts has quietly embarked on a broad expansion push in the region since it first entered the Caribbean with the Malliouhana in 2014. Now, Auberge is adding yet another new property, this time …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has big plans in the Mexican Caribbean, and now the travel giant is adding yet another hotel in the region. Hilton has announced plans to open the Caribbean’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel, with …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has opened three new all-inclusive hotels in the wider Caribbean region. The newly-rebranded — hotels are the result of a strategic alliance between Hilton and all-inclusive leader Playa Hotels and Resorts, a relationship that …

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 While the Caribbean coast of Mexico is filled with everything-included hotels, finding the more authentic, European-plan hotels is not always an easy proposition. But if you look closely, you can find them. Indeed, tucked away in the sea of megaresorts …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new seafood hotspot in the heart of Playa del Carmen. The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen has unveiled its newest eatery, the Sushi ’n’ Raw Seafood Bar and Restaurant. The brainchild of Chef …

 By Guy Britton PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Fifth Avenue is alive at night, teeming with sound and color, filled with crowds and flavor. By day, there’s another melody, leisurely and light, a place to stroll and warm up before cooling off …

Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a lot to choose from on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. There are all-inclusives near Cancun; hip urban getaways in Playa del Carmen and rustic-chic retreats in Tulum. But our favorite place to stay …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new all-inclusive option in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean’s hippest enclave: Playa del Carmen. The Reef 28 has opened its doors on the Riviera Maya, a adults-only option just a short stroll …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu has reopened one of its most popular all-inclusive hotels in the Mexican Caribbean, the company announced this week. The Riu Tequila has relaunched in Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, following …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global hotel giant AccorHotels is acquiring a 50 percent stake in sbe, the company behind hotel brands like SLS. The two sides have signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations for AccorHotels …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Viceroy Los Cabos has officially opened its doors. The brand’s 15th property is set in the heart of San Jose del Cabo, the product of a collaboration with the Rodina Group, one of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Independent hotel brand Preferred Hotels and Resorts has added a new member property in the Caribbean. The eco-focused Hotel Xcaret outside Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Mexico is the latest property to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Playa del Carmen’s Mahekal Beach Resort has appointed a new director of sales and marketing, the property told Caribbean Journal.  The Mexican Caribbean resort has named Maria Elena Armenta to the role, in which she …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Palace Resorts’ Playacar Palace has reopened following a $14 million transformation project. The Playa del Carmen-area property underwent a major renovation, with everything from upgrades to the guest rooms, lobby and restaurants to totally new …