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Hyatt Is Planning a New Thompson Hotel in Mexico

 Hyatt Hotels is planning to open a new Thompson-branded hotel in Mexico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new 150-room Thompson Monterrey will be the brand’s first in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.  The property, which will open in 2022, …

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Playa’s Fernando Mulet on the Future of All-Inclusive Hotels

 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Sine the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic halted Caribbean travel in March, new hotel regulations have been put in place that fans of all-inclusive resorts might have to take some time adjust to. But aside from adapting …

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The Hilton Barbados Is Open

 The Hilton Barbados resort has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The 355-room hotel, set just outside of Bridgetown, is now open and welcoming guests following Barbados’ tourism relaunch on July 12.  It’s the latest Hilton-branded resort to reopen in …

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 Riu Hotels and Resorts has reopened 11 of its all-inclusive resorts in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The reopenings include the Riu Palace Paradise Island in The Bahamas; the Riu Palace Aruba; the Riu Ocho Rios in …

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 The Mexican Caribbean, including Cancun, Grand Costa Maya (Bacalar, Chetumal, Mahahual), Costa Mujeres, Maya Ka’an, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Tulum), and the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres have now reopened to visitors, with …

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 As it prepares for the return of travelers, the Mexican Caribbean has launched a new program to ensure high sanitary standards in the tourism industry.  Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, the Governor of Quintana Roo, which is home to popular destinations like …

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 Prominent all-inclusive resort company Palace Resorts is reopening its hotels in Mexico.  The company will be reopening its resorts in the country on June 1, a Palace Resorts spokesperson confirmed to Caribbean Journal.  That includes both the company’s Palace-branded and …

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 A potential tourism recovery in the Mexican Caribbean will hinge on ensuring the swift return of direct access to the region’s air hubs in Cancun, Cozmuel and Chetumal, according to the Quintana Roo Tourism Board.  The Board, which represents destinations …

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 Playa del Carmen has seen a development boom in recent years, buoyed by strong growth in condominium and hotel construction and a surging tourism scene.  The newest listings in this buzzing town on the Caribbean coast of Mexico  is rather …

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 Puerto Morelos, the tiny beach town in Mexico that’s one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets, is about to get a major new luxury hotel.  It’s called The Fives Oceanfront Puerto Morelos, the third outpost by The Fives, a growing boutique …

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 Marriott’s Westin brand just opened a new hotel in the heart of Monterrey, Mexico.  The new Westin Monterrey Valle is the brand’s first-ever property in the city, and its eighth in Mexico.  The property, which is owned by Fibra Inn …

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 Spirit Airlines has continued its rapid Caribbean expansion with a major ramp-up of service to Cancun, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The low-cost carrier has kicked off new nonstop flights to Cancun from five United States cities.  That includes new flights …

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 Turks and Caicos Is Getting Its First Dream Hotel New York-based Dream Hotel Group is planning a big expansion in the Caribbean, and that will now include a hotel in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.  The company will be opening The …

 The Caribbean coast of Mexico has its first-ever Marley Coffee.  The Jamaican coffee brand has opened a new coffee house at T”he Fives Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen.  It’s just the second coffee shop by the brand, which is …

caribbean beach towns

 There’s a particular delight in finding the perfect beach town in the Caribbean, a place that manages to marry a pristine stretch of sand with a walkable, energetic, culture-filled mini-destination.  While great beach towns (and beach cities) abound in the …

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 New York’s Dream Hotel Group is planning a new hotel on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  The company has announced plans to open “Emma & Elissa by Dream Hotel Group” in 2023 in the fast-expanding beach town of Playa del …

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 La Collection Resorts’ Live Aqua hotel brand is set to open a new hotel in the heart of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  The new Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana is slated to open in March, the company …

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 Playa del Carmen has become one of the hippest beach destinations in the Caribbean in recent years, and a new Marriott hotel is about to up the cool factor in a big way. Marriott International is adding to its Caribbean …