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Contact: Roberta Turner
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Fort Lauderdale, FL. – The Hyatt brand will be on two hotels opening in Jamaica in November on the site of the former Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall. They are the 284-room adults-only Hyatt Zilara and the 487-room family-friendly Hyatt Ziva. Hyatt will offer several complimentary amenities at the resorts, including a round of golf at the White Witch Course or at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, roundtrip transfers from the Sangster Airport in Montego Bay and access to Hyatt's airport lounges. Facilities at the resorts include two separate beaches, cascading pools, 24-hour suite service, fire pits, a full-service spa and wellness center, beach butler service, rum sommeliers, and 18 restaurants, bars and lounges. Bookings made through travel agents by October 31 will be discounted up to 50% off published rates.

American Airlines has begun service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The Cap-Haitien airport has undergone extensive renovation in anticipation of that service. Cap-Haitien is the second destination in Haiti served by American, the other being the capital, Port-au-Prince.

The Caribbean Journal announced its choices for where the best food can be found in the Caribbean. Among the top destinations were the following:

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Grand Case, St. Martin
  • Fort-de-France, Martinique
  • Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Willemstad, Curacao
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Gustavia, St. Barth

Toronto-based Sunwing Vacations will launch service on Saturdays from Toronto to St. Lucia later this month and on November 9 will begin service from Montreal to St. Lucia. On December 15, Sunwing will begin weekly direct flights from Ottawa to St. Maarten. It will also introduce service from Montreal to Cuba during the tourist season.

Hyatt opened its first Hyatt House hotel outside the United States when it welcomed the Hyatt House San Juan to the fold. The 126-room extended stay hotel is located in the Miramar section of Puerto Rico's capital and includes studio and one-bedroom suites with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the bay.

The new Riu Palace Antillas resort has opened on Aruba's Palm Beach. Featuring 482 rooms, this all-inclusive property is for adults only. It also offers three restaurants, two bars and a nightclub. It is next to Riu's Riu Palace Aruba hotel.

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