These are the picks for the top 25 luxury Caribbean resorts for 2013, in no particular order.
Starwood and Baha Mar executives have refused to confirm or deny if the Sheraton brand will e pulled from the Cable Beach hotel. Such an exit would be a blow to Baha Mar.
Domestic economic conditions remained challenging during the review month, reflecting continued weakness in the major tourism sector, which offset steady gains in capital formation provided by various foreign investment-led construction activities.
Frank Comito, Executive Vice President for the past ten years of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association, will be stepping down effective January 30th, 2014 to pursue other opportunities.
Hoteliers and tourism officials in Bermuda have been watching island neighbours in the Caribbean, where major hotel developments are taking place.
Thirteen young Bahamians have been awarded scholarships to pursue tourism-related studies. This year’s awards were valued at $70,000, making it the largest single year disbursement since 2005.
Baha Mar marks another milestone in a year of substantial progress by announcing its senior operating executives for Rosewood at Baha Mar, Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar and Mondrian at Baha Mar.
Hotel development in the Bahamas has restarted quicker than other Caribbean islands, in part due to a recently updated government measure which slashes construction costs.
The first SLH resort in The Bahamas, Tiamo is an exclusive paradise that is only accessible by boat or seaplane and has just 10 villas hidden around the resort.