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Above: the new beach shack at Jumby Bay

A New Beach Shack at Jumby Bay

 West Indies fare in the spotlight By the Caribbean Journal staff Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort, has a new “beach shack.” The new culinary offering at the private-island resort off the coast of Antigua offers authentic Antiguan fare and Caribbean-accented cuisine ... [ Read More ]


Caribbean Hotel Occupancy, Revenues Continue to Climb

 Numbers keep rising By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean hotel sector is continuing a very solid 2015, according to the latest report from STR Inc. The region’s hotel occupancy was 75.7 percent in July, a 3.6 percent year-over-year increase ... [ Read More ]


This Cancun Resort’s New Culinary Push

 A new focus on food By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Oasis Hotels & Resorts has debuted six new restaurants at its Grand Oasis complex in Cancun this year, following a $30 million renovation project that placed significant focus on elevating its ... [ Read More ]


Above: the new holistic bath house at Jamaica's Rockhouse (Photo: Michael Condran)

 Rockhouse launches “Holistic Bath House” By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its spa, Jamaica’s Rockhouse Hotel has opened a brand-new “Holistic Bath House” perched above the cliffs of Pristine Cove. The new structure features two ... [ Read More ]


 Thompson Hotels is coming to the Caribbean By Alexander Britell Thompson Hotels is expanding to the Caribbean. The company announced the planned opening of its new Thompson Playa del Carmen this fall on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the brand’s first hotel ... [ Read More ]

A Schiller bike-catamaran hybrid.

 Sugar Beach partners with Schiller Bikes By the Caribbean Journal staff Ever want to bike on water? Now you can. It’s the first partnership of its kind: St Lucia’s Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort has partnered with Schiller Bikes to ... [ Read More ]

The recently-opened Hilton Aruba

 A new way to check in By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Hilton Worldwide has introduced its new Digital Key, a new feature of the Hilton HHonors app which provides frequent guests the option to bypass the hotel’s check-in desk and access ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the new Riu Palace Antillas By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s newest resort opened its doors on Oct. 11. The new Riu Palace Antillas resort has debuted on Aruba’s Palm Beach. The adults-only, all-inclusive property has a total of ... [ Read More ]


 Above: could this be the standard hotel key of the future? (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO—While there are still some scattered hotels where one can still find a physical key with a keychain, the vast majority of ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Dreams Sands Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has opened its newest Caribbean hotel: the Dreams Sands Cancun. The property, which is AMResorts’ 23rd resort in Mexico, opens after an extensive renovation and adaptation of the former ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the new JW Marriott in Santo Domingo (Photo: Marriott) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever JW Marriott in the Dominican Republic has opened its doors in Santo Domingo. The 150-room property, which is located in the capital’s Piantini ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Westin Puntacana Resort and Club By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood Hotels & Resorts has named Thomas Mangas the company’s new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mangas’ appointment will take effect Sep. 29; he will be ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the new villa at the Amanyara resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Amanyara Resort in Turks and Caicos has added a brand-new villa, Amanresorts announced. The six-bedroom beachside property has a total of 14,450 square feet, twice the ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grand Lucayan Bahamas has named Patricia Bradley its new national sales manager. Bradley, who will be based in Florida, will work to “develop effective strategies with a ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the new Hilton Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has opened the brand’s first-ever property in Panama. The new Hilton Panama has officially debuted in Panama City, part of a 70-story mixed-use complex. The 347-room hotel, which was ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Tegucigalpa By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group is continuing its regional expansion with a new Holiday Inn Express hotel in Tegucialpa, Honduras. The new hotel, which has officially opened its doors, has 108 rooms in the heart ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the wedding band just read “I Love You Nancy” By the Caribbean Journal staff A gold wedding band recently washed up on the shore of the Cap Maison hotel in St Lucia on Tuesday. The inscription on the ring ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International’s Paradisus Resorts brand has embarked on a wide-ranging new sustainability push, the company announced. The all-inclusive brand said it was looking to achieve four objectives: ... [ Read More ]