Spanish hotel group Iberostar will take over management of the landmark Hotel Riviera in January. The property will become the brand’s twelfth establishment in Cuba and second in Havana. On completion of the renovation work, the hotel will acquire five status and offer all the amenities and services associated with the company’s Premium Gold category.
Sandals Resorts has re-launched the award-winning Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa as Sandals South Coast. The totally reimagined Luxury Included resort unveils recent renovations that embrace and incorporate the natural beauty and bounty of the 50-acre property’s stunning beachfront setting in Jamaica’s South Coast region.
Kimpton is set to open its first island resort on Grand Cayman. The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa will feature a luxurious spa with seven treatment rooms with a full array of soothing services in addition to a state-of the-art fitness centre and weekly group fitness classes.
The Pink Sands Club, located on Canouan Island in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, will welcome guests from October 10th. Under new ownership, the 26-suite, six-villa hotel will set a new benchmark for a Caribbean archipelago already synonymous with ultra-exclusive hideaways.
Ani Villas has announced plans to debut its fourth property in the Dominican Republic next summer. Now under construction, the new resort juts into the Caribbean on a four-acre, north coast peninsula, minutes from the country’s best beaches and a Trent Jones clifftop golf course reminiscent of Pebble Beach.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts is opening the Four Points Havana - the company’s first hotel in Cuba. The move represents a watershed moment for the fast-growing Four Points brand. The opening comes on the heels of the ground-breaking deals signed by Starwood in Cuba earlier this year, which established Starwood as the first US-based hospitality company to enter the market in nearly 60 years.
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Capital Group, a private real estate investment firm, have announced that Four Seasons will assume management of the Viceroy Anguilla resort, which is owned by funds affiliated with Starwood Capital Group. Following the resort’s annual closure from August to October, the property will reopen as Four Seasons Resort & Private Residences Anguilla.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has signed three new hotel deals in Cuba, marking the first United States-based hospitality company to enter the market in nearly 60 years. The news comes as president Barak Obama visits the Caribbean island today. He becomes the first sitting American president to land in Cuba since his predecessor Calvin Coolidge visited 88 years ago.