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CHTA President: Caribbean Missing Huge Tourism Opportunity

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is missing a huge opportunity to reap the economic benefits of tourism, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President Frank Comito said this week. Empty hotel rooms are costing the region billions of dollars …

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Caribbean-Mexico Hotel Construction Pipeline Surging

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico hotel construction pipeline is booming. There were 107 hotel properties comprising 22,325 rooms in construction last month in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region, a 41.5 percent jump compared to the same period last year. …

Holland America’s Newest Ship Set for December Debut

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line’s new state-of-the-art cruise ship is set for a December debut. The highly-anticipated Nieuw Statendam will have a capacity for 2,666 guests, with eight more staterooms than its sister-ship Ms Koningsdam. That includes …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has completed a series of upgrades to the property, including soft renovations of all 411 guest rooms. The changes included renovations to the resort’s Ruth’s Chris steakhouse,; a …

four seasons nevis renovation

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Four Seasons Resort Nevis is set to undergo a multimillion-dollar, multi-phase enhancement project this year. The multi-phase renovation to the 350-acre property will kick off in April 2018 with a redesign of all 196 guest …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Tropical, a resort in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, is undergoing a major upgrade to its room inventory. The Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort’s renovation project will cover all 282 rooms, of which the first phase …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the British Virgin Islands’ most beloved boutique hotels is reopening its doors in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Sugar Mill Hotel has announced it will be reopening on Dec. 1 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Mahogany Bay in Belize is planning a December debut, the property announced this week. The property, which will also include a beach club, is a new-build project set on 60 acres on Ambergris …

 The Caribbean hotel construction pipeline is rising, according to the latest numbers from hotel analytics firm STR. The Caribbean-Mexico region has seen a 9.3 percent year-over-year increase in the number of rooms in construction, according to the report. Overall, there …

 The Dominican Republic is seeing a hotel development boom. The Caribbean’s largest tourism destination is projecting more than 18,000 new hotel rooms by 2019, officials said at the recent Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange in Punta Cana. The 18,000 number comprises …

 By Alexander Britell Sandals has been upping its offering all over the Caribbean in the last few years, with upgrades and renovations at a host of properties. And now the company has even more new rooms to debut: new Love …

 Call us selfish, but when we’re staying at a Caribbean resort, having our own private pool is a convenience we just can’t pass up. And if you’re equally indulgent, you’ll want to check out this plunge-worthy roundup of our regional …

 As part of its companywide room transformation project, Sandals has unveiled its newest rooms in the Caribbean. The Sandals Negril Beach Resort has unveiled 72 totally renovated and reimagined rooms in its Bamboo Grove, Coconut Cove and Royal Cottage buildings, …

 A hotel development surge By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica is undergoing a hotel development boom. The Caribbean tourism giant will see 1,600 new hotel rooms break ground this year alone, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. The construction …

 Major room growth in Latin America, Caribbean By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Wyndham Hotel Group has reported record room growth in its Latin America and Caribbean portfolio for the second quarter of 2015, with 11 new properties and 1,281 new rooms …

 Above: the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande is slated to open this year By the Caribbean Journal staff There are around 1,600 new hotel rooms set to come on stream in Jamaica over the next 18 months, according to Tourism Minister …

 Above: Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is eyeing the development of 3,000 new hotel rooms in the next five years, according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The twin-island state has been on a major development push …

 Above: the NH El Rancho in Petion-Ville By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is hoping to see the construction of 3,000 new hotel rooms by the year 2017, the country’s Tourism Ministry said this week. The announcement came after Haiti …