Hotel News


Marriott Is Adding a Second Hotel in Haiti

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major boost to Haiti’s burgeoning tourism sector, Marriott International has announced that its Autograph Collection is expanding to Haiti. The Habitation Jouissant boutique hotel in Cap Haitien will join the Autograph Collection in ... [ Read More ]

Courtyard Marriott Port of Spain in Trinidad

Two More of Marriott’s Caribbean Hotels Are For Sale

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Two of Marriott’s hotels in the Caribbean are for sale, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Courtyard Port of Spain in Trinidad and the Courtyard Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic are both listed for sale ... [ Read More ]


Thompson Playa del Carmen Is Now Open

 A very cool new opening in Mexico By the Caribbean Journal staff A major addition to Playa del Carmen is now officially open. Thompson Playa del Carmen, the brand’s first Caribbean region hotel, debuted on the Riviera Maya this weekend. The ... [ Read More ]


Seven Mile Beach

 A significant new project in the Cayman Islands By Alexander Britell In a potentially significant deal, Howard Hospitality Group has announced the acquisition of Grand Cayman’s Treasure Island resort. HHG said it had already begun planning a major redesign and ... [ Read More ]

A rendering of the new Kimpton hotel in Cayman

 Major new project in Cayman By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Kimpton Hotels has announced a November 2016 opening date for Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. It will be the San Francisco-based brand’s first hotel ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Anguilla’s Zemi Beach House has begun taking bookings ahead of its February 2016 opening. The property launched bookings Nov. 9 for stays commencing Feb. 1, 2016. The boutique hotel will open with 70 keys, with ... [ Read More ]


 By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — We had questions. Was it Zilara and Ziva or Ziva and Zilara? And which one was which?  Apparently others have the same questions, so on a recent trip to Jamaica we made a reservation ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff It might be one of the rarest spa treatments in the Caribbean — and among the most powerful. It’s Viceroy Riviera Maya’s Temazcal Ritual, now offered in a larger and improved sweat lodge. The treatment, which ... [ Read More ]


 ARUBA — A classic hotel design never gets old. Morris Lapidus, famous for hotels like the Fontainebleau in Miami, made this Aruba’s first “it” hotel when it debuted in 1955 as simply the “Aruba Hotel.” But now the venerable design ... [ Read More ]

Photo: Lucas Moore

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the first of its kind in the Caribbean — a dedicated surfing resort. SASS Global Travel has announced its first-ever surf resort in the Caribbean at Las Palmas Inn in Rincon, Puerto Rico. The ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’ Eden Roc at Cap Cana resort is undergoing a major renovation of its beach club. The $5 million project includes renovations and refurbishments to the beach club facilities. The first phase of ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff The San Juan Marriott has a new general manager. The Puerto Rico property has named Jose Gonzalez its new GM, it announced this week. Gonzalez comes to the hotel after previously serving at the JW ... [ Read More ]

haiti cover

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new all-inclusive resort is opening soon in Haiti. The opening of the Royal Decameron could prove to be a major boost to Haiti’s nascent tourism sector. The property is slated to debut Dec. ... [ Read More ]


 A new boutique hotel in the Dutch Caribbean By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s a new place to stay in Curaçao. Bayside Boutique Hotel opened this summer at the Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort, less than 10 minutes from ... [ Read More ]

Above: the signing ceremony for the development agreement

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new resort is coming to Barbados. The Wyndham Hotel Group has announced plans to develop a new five-star project on the island. The 450-room resort will be called Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, a ... [ Read More ]

Above: the East End of Grand Cayman

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new condo-hotel project is coming to the Bodden Town area of Grand Cayman. The project comes as a result of an agreement between the government of the Cayman Islands and Beach Bay Land ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff The W Retreat and Spa in Vieques has named Nathalie Urban its new general manager, Starwood announced. She joins the property after most recently working at the Presidente InterContinental Cancun resort. “Nathalie’s experience and proven ... [ Read More ]

The Marriott Port-au-Prince

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott International is embarking on a major expansion push in Latin America and the Caribbean, the company said this week. The company said it plans to open 60 new hotels in Latin America and the ... [ Read More ]