MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – S Hotel Jamaica Debuts Elevating the Hospitality Scene in MoBay
The new 120-room S Hotel Jamaica made its splashy debut on January 27 with forward thinking design and a modern take on Jamaican hospitality. S Hotel’s prime location on famed Doctor’s Cave beach and the irie Hip Strip, serves as a stylish basecamp to explore the area’s new shops, restaurants and entertainment. S Hotel is a cosmopolitan as it comes but notably Jamaican as the hotel welcomes guests to their “home away from home,” balancing a cozy atmosphere with sophisticated amenities. Buzzing bars, a high-spirited pool scene, the exclusive Sky Deck for concierge floor guests, international restaurants, a café, spa with therapeutic plunge baths, a gym and spacious contemporary guest rooms, thoughtfully combine to create a modern and effervescent sense of place.
ST MAARTEN – The Return of Sonesta St Maarten Resorts
St Maarten is making a speedy recovery after Hurricane Irma last year and coming back “Stronger and Brand New” are the all-inclusive adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort that reopened December 15 and the all-inclusive family-friendly Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Casino & Spa, reopening Feb 27, 2019 just in time for spring break. Sonesta Maho Beach Resort will debut a modern new design and guest rooms will receive a thoughtful new layout keeping its signature family-friendly charms, array of restaurants and bars, Kids Club and fun daily activities. Sonesta Ocean Point now features a new lobby and new Casa Blue, a Spanish-style tapas restaurant, that debuted on the rooftop terrace above Azul restaurant.
VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO – Bohemian Eco-Vegetarian Finca Victoria Hotel Opened on February 1st
From Sylvia Demarco, the owner of the beloved Dreamcatcher hotel in San Juan, comes the debut of Finca Victoria an altruistic bohemian retreat on Vieques, renovated and restored after the hurricanes with respect to the land, food and culture of Puerto Rico. Finca’s newest incarnation will feature a central house with swimming pool, a large communal kitchen and dining area, spacious living room, lounge areas and five guest rooms all done in a colorful and detailed eclectic bohemian style. Finca Victoria opened February 1st and will expand In March with two Baez Haus tree-houses, and by summer, will offer a total of 10 rooms and cabins. In addition, complimentary vegetarian breakfast and yoga will be offered, a local artisanal boutique and a vegetarian food store with items made from the hotel’s vegetable and herb garden.The property aims to instate renewable energy and recycled water infrastructure to ultimately become entirely eco-sustainable with zero impact to the land.
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – The Historic Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando Hotel
Santo Domingo offers a cosmopolitan blend of Latin, Caribbean and European cultures and Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando Hotel, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, perfectly encapsulated these elements and offers guests the perfect base to explore the city and the reemerging Zona Colonial, with vibrant art galleries, a hip culinary scene and scintillating nightlife. The 92-room hotel offers luxurious accommodations in a one of a kind historical building housed in the restored 16th century home of the city’s founder and first governor, an archetype of the city’s colonial-style décor. Guests will enjoy an elevated historic and cultural gastronomic experience at 1502 Restaurante, inventive cocktails at the Taberna del Mojito and every modern amenity to ensure a comfortable stay.