Hotel News


The Cove Altantis Is Upgrading Its Suites

 The Cove Atlantis is planning upgrades of its suites, the property announced this week. The property began refurbishing all of its suites beginning in December. The guest experience “will be enhanced further by new headboards, carpets and colorful wall art,” ... [ Read More ]


These are the New Caribbean Hotels for 2016

 The new and soon-to-open hotels worth checking out this year By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We aren’t holding our breath for the opening of the Bahamas’ troubled Baha Mar project next year, but we are getting excited about the slew ... [ Read More ]


Grand Cayman Marriott Sold

 Another Marriott changes hands By Alexander Britell Another high-profile Caribbean Marriott hotel has been sold. The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort has been purchased by Genbar Cayman Company, Ltd, in a deal arranged by CBRE Hotels. CBRE Hotels’ Christian Charre, ... [ Read More ]



 AMResorts is one of the Caribbean region’s fastest-growing hotel companies — and it got even bigger this year. The Apple Leisure Group subsidiary signed 17 new resort management deals since the beginning of January. With the addition of Sunscape Dominican ... [ Read More ]

negril cliff

 A new hotel has opened its doors in Negril, Jamaica. The Cliff Hotel, overlooking the cliffs of Negril, officially opened on Tuesday. The new property is a “reinterpretation” of the former Moon Dance Resort. The hotel includes 33 suites and ... [ Read More ]

 A new all-inclusive in Cancun By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Hyatt Ziva Cancun has officially opened on Punta Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, the 547-suite all-inclusive resort features nine restaurants; six bars ... [ Read More ]


 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

 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 ]


 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 ]