For Immediate Release
Contact: Roberta Turner
954-727-9977 ext 15
THE NEWS FROM THE CARIBBEAN IS ALL GOOD
Fort Lauderdale, FL, – SLS Hotels announced that it will be managing a 300-room hotel in the Baha Mar project on New Providence Island in the Bahamas and that it will also include 107 residences. Sam Nazarian's SLS Hotels currently operates hotels in Beverly Hills, California and Miami Beach, Florida. Other luxury brands already committed to the Baha Mar project include Rosewood's 200 room hotel and the Grand Hyatt's 707 room property. The project will also debut its Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, which is scheduled to open at the end of 2014. Baha Mar will also feature a Jack Nicklaus golf course and an ESPA Spa.
Azul Hotels & Villas has opened its first property outside of Mexico. It is the 136-room Azul Sensatori Jamaica on Negril's Seven Mile Beach. The resort caters to both families and adults who are accommodated in separate sections of the resort. There are several swim-up and Jacuzzi suites for adults and most rooms have an ocean view. All rooms have a balcony or patio.
The Turks and Caicos Islands and the Country of Belize were the Caribbean's fastest growing tourism destinations in the first quarter of 2014, according to government data. TCI reported a 30 percent increase in stopover arrivals and Belize enjoyed a 9.7 percent increase compared to the same quarter in 2013. The third fastest growing tourist destination in the Caribbean was the Cayman Islands, with a 9 percent increase.
The new Chic by Royalton was opened in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic by the Sunwing Hotel Group. It is an all-inclusive upscale adults-only resort with 323 suites, a spa and fitness complex, and six restaurants. Guests who upgrade to Chic's Diamond Club receive access to a lounge with premium drinks, snacks, a business center, butler service, and an exclusive beach area.
The Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic just completed a $30 million expansion program with new restaurants, refurbished rooms, a renovated lobby and an additional 177 guestrooms including fifteen suites. Palladium Hotels & Resorts has three other properties in Punta Cana, which are the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino, Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, and the Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium, an adults-only hotel with gourmet restaurants, seven pools, butler service, and more.
The number of British Airways flights from the UK to Barbados will be increased from 10 to 12 beginning December 10 through February 25, according to the carrier. The airline recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of its presence on Barbados.
CaribbeanWeddings.com was launched in 1999 and has become the largest portal on the Internet focusing exclusively on driving wedding and honeymoon business to hotels in the Caribbean region, including Mexico and Florida's Caribbean. It is the #1 site used by brides and grooms to research where to get married or honeymoon in the Caribbean, where to stay, and what each destination has to offer. The site is 100% focused on the Caribbean and visitors to the site do not get lost in the bridal clutter. When they decide on their hotel, they just click on the chosen hotel’s website link and book their event directly with the hotel. If they require assistance, they book through one of the site's qualified travel specialists. For more information, email Roberta@CaribbeanWeddings.com.
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