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Contact: Roberta Turner
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Fort Lauderdale, FL. – The Caribbean Journal has released its selections for the Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in the Caribbean:

  • Graycliff – Bahamas
  • Round Hill – Jamaica
  • Casa Colonial – Dominican Republic
  • Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa – Martinique
  • Ladera – St. Lucia
  • Goldeneye – Jamaica
  • Secret Bay – Dominica
  • Laluna – Grenada
  • Rock House – Bahamas
  • Tortuga Bay – Dominican Republic
  • Le Toiny – St. Barth
  • The House – Barbados
  • Casas del XVI – Dominican Republic
  • The Horned Dorset Primavera – Puerto Rico
  • Hotel L'Esplanade – St. Martin

The landmark St. Barth Isle de France has reopened as the Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France, one of three properties in the LVMH management portfolio. The hotel, which is located on Flamands Beach, includes 40 suites, bungalows and villas together with the La Case de L'Isle restaurant, the only Guerlain spa in the Caribbean, a new White Bar poolside lounge, and special "alchemists" who create made-to-order beverage experiences for guests.

American Airlines is increasing its service to Martinique in the Caribbean. It will be offering six daily flights per week beginning next summer. On November 12 this year, American will launch a new weekly Wednesday flight to Martinique. It also connects to Martinique from Miami via San Juan each day on Seaborne Airlines.

Sun Country Airlines announced seasonal service from Minneapolis to New Providence, Bahamas two to three times a week. The service will commence in January, 2015 and continue through April. The announcement came after the 2014 World Routes Forum, which attracts international airline, airport and tourism officials.

Sky Bahamas Airline re-launched its Freeport, Bahamas to Fort Lauderdale, Florida service five to six days a week. The airline indicated that its decision was prompted by high customer demand.

The Gansevoort Hotel Group will open its newest oceanfront resort, Gansevoort Playa Imbert, in mid-December. The resort will be located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic and will feature 48 suites comprised of one and two-bedroom lofts, three-bedroom apartments with private pools and large terraces, and four-bedroom penthouses each with a private rooftop Jacuzzi. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer dramatic seascapes from every guestroom.

Sunwing Airlines on November 1 began new weekly direct flights into Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas from two Canada gateways, Vancouver and Calgary. Sunwing now offers direct service into Grand Bahama from 8 Canadian gateways, including Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax. Sunwing Vacations is the tour operator for Sunwing Airlines as well as for the Memories Grand Bahama Beach and Casino Resort that opened on Grand Bahama earlier this year.

This Fall, Hyatt will open its first-ever all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, the adults-only Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall. Both resorts are located on 1,200 feet of private coastline on the northern coast of Jamaica. The Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall will have 387 suites, including 28 swim-up sites, and The Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall will have 234 suites.

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