Hotel News


This Top Puerto Rico Hotel Has a New General Manager

 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 ]

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Marriott Plans Major Caribbean, Latin America Expansion

 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 ]


Five Caribbean All-Inclusives You Should Visit Right Now

 All-inclusives to try right now By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Summer’s over; the kids are back to school and there are still about 15 work weeks left before the holidays. But it’s not ALL bad news. The fall is ... [ Read More ]



 A special package for the holiday By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In celebration of the Día de los Muertos, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya will be offering a special package with an exclusive itinerary of tequila tasting, Mexican cooking classes, gourmet ... [ Read More ]

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 Major marina project continues growth By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ new Port Ferdinand Marina and Luxury Residences has announced the opening of a new spa and fine dining restaurant. The project, developed by luxury resort brand UNNA, is a ... [ Read More ]


 A significant new property in the capital By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Kingston, Jamaica, will welcome a significant new hotel when the Courtyard by Marriott opens later this year. In fact, it’s the first new-construction hotel to come to Jamaica’s capital ... [ Read More ]


 “Much-anticipated breakthrough” By the Caribbean Journal staff Baha Mar contractor China Construction America has returned to the major project’s construction site, the development’s joint liquidators confirmed this week. The company has “returned to the site for analysis and assessment of ... [ Read More ]


 A major new all-inclusive in Ocho Rios By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — One of the most anticipated renovations and rebuilds in the Caribbean was finally unveiled earlier this summer in Jamaica. Located in the heart of Ocho Rios, it’s ... [ Read More ]


 A remarkable Caribbean hotel By Alexander Britell GRAND CAYMAN — My fiancée told me to look at the ground. No, I hadn’t dropped anything. She was pointing to the carpet. Because the carpet – the carpets – at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman ... [ Read More ]


 A new hotel executive in St Lucia By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The BodyHoliday has appointed Atanas Botev as its new General Manager. In his new capacity as GM he will be responsible for leading the management and development of all ... [ Read More ]


 A major new entry By the Caribbean Journal staff A top luxury brand is coming to Jamaica. Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts announced this week that it was planning to open a new Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resort to Montego Bay. ... [ Read More ]


 Why you need to visit Fowl Cay By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As Caribbean resorts go, Fowl Cay is ne plus ultra. What better way to describe this 50-acre private-island resort where everything – and we mean everything – is ... [ Read More ]


 New hire at soon-to-open Riviera Maya hotel By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Thompson Playa Del Carmen, which will open in Riviera Maya this fall, has named Julian Smaldoni as its General Manager. In his capacity as general manager, Smaldoni will oversee ... [ Read More ]


 New options on the way By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Belle Mont Farm on Kittitian Hill has announced several new offerings for its planned reopening Nov. 1. The St Kitts resort development will reveal some new luxury accommodations and new dining ... [ Read More ]


 What’s next for troubled megaresort  By the Caribbean Journal staff The Baha Mar saga has taken a major step forward with the appointment of a provisional liquidator by the Supreme Court of the Bahamas. The ruling by the court means ... [ Read More ]


 Another new hotel for brand By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton Worldwide has debuted its second Curio hotel in Jamaica. The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa has joined Curio — A Collection by Hilton. The property, located in Ocho ... [ Read More ]


 A new level of green By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s long been one of the Caribbean’s greenest hotels, but now Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts has attained a new level of green certification: LEED Silver. The designation comes ... [ Read More ]


 There are many ways to plan a great Caribbean trip — and a few wrong ways too. One way is to focus on where you want to go. But another is to focus on where you want to stay —  to focus your ... [ Read More ]