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Santo Domingo’s Hotel Frances to Get New Life

 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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Casas del XVI Expands in Santo Domingo

 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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5 Caribbean Getaways for Labor Day 2017

 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. …

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 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 …

Small Hotels

 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, …

Dominican Republic Vacation

 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, …

 Sun, sea and sand aren’t the only things you can enjoy on a Caribbean vacation. Beyond the beach lie remnants of a bygone era that remind us of where we’ve come from as a region, and even today influence where …

 Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir has announced a pair of flight cuts, citing a desire to “increase the reliability” of its network. The Curacao-based airline has taken out its flight to both Barranquilla, Colombia and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Insel also …

Caribbean destinations to visit in 2017.

 Our annual Where to Travel list isn’t about the Caribbean you know. It’s about the Caribbean you have yet to discover. This is all about the places you may have never thought about, destinations that will fascinate you and move you; …

Caribbean Air Hub

 The Turks and Caicos Islands has a big plan: to become a new regional air transport hub for the Caribbean. That’s the vision by the territory’s government and its largest air carrier, InterCaribbean Airways, which has released a new expanded …

Miami Hot

 There’s a new must-visit restaurant and lounge in the Dominican Republic’s capital. It’s called Miami Hot, and it brings South Beach flash to the La Yuca district of Santo Domingo. The eatery, which debuted earlier this summer, features a mix of …

LACNIC

 LACNIC On the Move heads to Dominican Republic’s capital By Gerard BestCJ Contributor Tech experts from Latin America and the Caribbean will gather in Santo Domingo this month for an important meeting of the region’s Internet community. LACNIC On The …

Hampton By Hilton Las Americas

 Another new hotel is coming to one of the Caribbean’s hotel development hubs: the Dominican Republic. Hilton Worldwide has broken ground on a new Hampton by Hilton Las Americas hotel near the Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo. The …