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More Than 7,500 New Hotel Rooms in the Pipeline in Jamaica

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Jamaica has more than 7,500 new hotel rooms set to come on stream in the next three years, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  There are a number of major hotel projects “slated for implementation” between 2021 and 2023, Bartlett […]

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Top Caribbean Resort Sold for $55 Million

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Playa Hotels and Resorts has sold another hotel in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has completed the sale of the former Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun in the Mexican Caribbean for a total consideration of $55 million in […]


Secrets St Martin Delays Reopening

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The Secrets St Martin all-inclusive resort has delayed its reopening, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new all-inclusive resort in St Martin, which has been slated to reopen on Jan. 29, will now be reopening on March 1.  The company confirmed […]


Secrets Is Opening a New All-Inclusive in Playa del Carmen

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AMResorts’ Secrets brand is set to expand in the Mexican Caribbean this year, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will be opening its new Secrets Playa del Carmen Resort and Spa in the “heart of the Riviera Maya,” this year, […]

New St Martin All-Inclusive to Reopen in January

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The new Secrets St Martin, which had just opened its doors in March before the pandemic closed the global tourism industry, is set to reopen, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-inclusive resort on St Martin’s Anse Marcel will reopen on […]

A Leading Punta Cana All-Inclusive Just Reopened

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One of the leading all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana has made its return, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  Palladium Hotel Group’s TRS Cap Cana began welcoming back guests this week in the most exclusive corner of the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub […]


An Inside Look at the Transformed Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

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After a recent visit to the Dominican Republic by Caribbean Journal, it appears as though new COVID-19-related safety measures are making hotel guests feel comfortable booking at AMResorts’ two hottest properties in the country. CJ was on hand recently as […]

Choice Hotels Adds AMResorts All-Inclusives to Loyalty Program

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Choice Hotels has completed the onboarding of more than 50 AMResorts all-inclusive resorts to its network.  The move is the result of a strategic agreement with AMResorts’ parent company, Apple Leisure Group, signed last year, which allows for members of […]

All-Inclusive Secrets Cap Cana Reopens in the Dominican Republic

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The Secrets Cap Cana resort has officially reopened in the Dominican Republic’s most exclusive enclave.  The 457-room all-inclusive resort began welcoming guests again on July 15.  The move comes after the Dominican Republic relaunched its tourism industry on July 1.  […]


Two Punta Cana Resorts "Exchange" Brands

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AMResorts has “exchanged” brands at a pair of resorts in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  The company said the Now Larimar Punta Cana will reopen as the adults-only Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. What was the Secrets Royal Beach […]

15 Hot New Hotels for the Caribbean in 2020

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The Caribbean hotel sector is, in a word, buzzing. New hotels seem to be popping up every week, and it’s not just the traditional hotel hubs. Sure, there are new Caribbean hotels on the way in places like the Dominican […]

Aruba Is Getting a New Secrets Resort

The Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company is making its debut on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.  Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts company is bringing a Secrets-branded resort to Aruba’s Baby Beach.  The 600-key Secrets Baby Beach Aruba is slated for completion […]


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