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Barcelo Revives Venerable Santo Domingo Hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barcelo Hotel Group is expanding in the Dominican Republic by reviving one of the country’s legendary hotels. The company has relaunched Santo Domingo’s venerable El Embajador hotel as the El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel. …

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Delta Resumes “Full Schedule” of Dominican Republic Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta has resumed its full schedule of flights to the Dominican Republic, the carrier announced in a statement Sunday. That included flights to Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Santiago. The Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of …

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Delta Adds More Flights From San Juan Ahead of Maria

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta has added two extra flights to and from San Juan to Atlanta this week ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Maria, the company announced. Delta is flying 757 and Airbus A321 aircraft from …

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 Hard Rock International has promoted Andrew Nasskau to be its new vice president of operations development, the company announced in a release. Nasskau had been serving as area vice president of operations, responsible for management, operations and preopening of Hard …

 Santo Domingo’s BlueMall shopping mall has expanded with a new location in the Dominican Republic. The BlueMall Punta Cana has officially opened its doors, with Grupo Velutini’s newest project offering a mix of shopping, services, restaurants and entertainment, evoking the brand’s …

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 The Dominican Republic’s capital is showing strong growth as a cruise destination, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Santo Domingo has reported a total of 97,087 passengers arriving to its ports of Don Diego and …

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 By Alexander Britell The Dominican Republic’s capital city of Santo Domingo has become an increasingly hip travel destination — and it’s about to get an even bigger boost. The five-star yoo hotel brand is opening its first-ever Caribbean property with …

 The Hotel Frances in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone is getting a major facelift. The historic property, which is currently closed, will be refurbished into a 20-room hotel thanks to an effort to rebuild the area by the Dominican Republic’s Ministry …

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 A boutique luxury boutique hotel has expanded in the heart of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone. The new Casa Antilliana is the latest boutique home by the Casas del XVI hotel in the storied old city of the Dominican Republic’s capital. …

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 By Alexander Britell It isn’t the longest vacation of the year, but it’s one of the most important: Labor Day, the summer travel season’s exclamation point. Maybe you block out a three-day weekend, or add on a few extra days. …

 The Dominican Republic’s tourism sector keeps growing. The country reported a total of 3,241,671 stayover tourists in the first half of 2017, a 6.5 percent increase compared to the first six months of 2016. The Dominican Republic has long been …

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 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

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 Hard Rock International has named current EVP for hotel and operations Jon Lucas as its new Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s international operations as well as key company departments. Lucas will report directly to Hard Rock International Chairman and …

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 A new food festival has come to the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo, one of the Caribbean’s emerging urban destinations, has launched a new culinary festival, SDQ Gastronomico, aimed at raising the city’s profile as a foodie hotspot. The festival, which …

 The Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo has completed a major renovation project. The project included a complete revamp of the hotel’s 196 guestrooms, its Club Floor, conference rooms, reception and lobby, along with modernization of the property’s pool and popular Kaffeto’s …

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 There’s just something different about a small hotel. Maybe it’s the intimate service you get, or the way the design vision of the owner seems to manifest itself better in the decor. Maybe it’s the little quirks, or the warm, …

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 It’s not a surprise that the Dominican Republic says it “has it all.” Because the diverse Caribbean nation has something for everyone, whether you want to gorge on gourmet delicacies, scale waterfalls or discover its pre- and post-colonial history; take …

 Uber’s motorbike-ridesharing service UberMoto has come to the Caribbean. The platform has officially launched operations in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, offering a new option for Dominicans and travelers looking to beat urban traffic. “With the arrival of UberMoto, …