INTERNATIONAL REPORT—New properties are coming soon to the clear blue seas of the Caribbean, including the Tapestry Collection by Hilton’s debut in the region. Here’s a closer look:
Tapestry Collection by Hilton Signs ROK Hotel in Jamaica
Hilton has signed the ROK Hotel, Kingston, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, representing the brand’s debut in the Caribbean.
Slated to open in 2020, the 168-room property, owned by PanJam Investment Limited, sits in a multi-purpose complex on the Kingston Waterfront and will include retail, on-site entertainment and commercial office spaces.
Under redevelopment to further revitalize the Kingston Waterfront, the 12-story building originally opened in 1977 as the Oceana Hotel. Now, it is being transformed into ROK, The property will have an expansive pool deck on its first floor, as well as a fitness center, lounge area, restaurant, cafe and bar. ROK, Kingston will offer flexible space for meetings and events, and will also serve as an accommodation option for guests attending events at the Jamaica Conference Centre just across the street.
Hyatt Sings Deal to Bring Full-Service Resort to Puerto Rico
A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Coco Hotel 1 LLC for a new hotel, expected to open July 2019 as a Hyatt-affiliated hotel and then become Hyatt Regency Coco Beach Resort after an extensive renovation is completed this fall.
The 486-room hotel with 93-branded residencies will be managed by Aimbridge Hospitality and signifies Hyatt’s continued brand growth on the island of Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean region. The hotel will be the brand’s only full-service property in Puerto Rico. The hotel will operate as The Resort at Coco Beach, a Hyatt-affiliated hotel, from July 2019 until the renovation is completed.
The hotel will join four select-service Hyatt hotels open in Puerto Rico: Hyatt House San Juan, Hyatt Place Manati, Hyatt Place San Juan Bayamon and Hyatt Place San Juan City Center.
The hotel will be situated on a 1,000-acre peninsula within a private development known as Coco Beach on the northeast coast of Puerto Rico that includes 36 holes of championship golf. In close proximity to San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, the hotel will offer guests approximately 37,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space, spacious guestrooms including 93 upgraded suites with in-room Whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes, a club lounge and locally inspired dining destinations. Prior to its significant redesign, renovation and rebrand, the hotel was Melia Coco Beach.
St. Bart’s to Welcomes Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf
The Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf is scheduled open to open on the island of St. Bart’s this December as the first property in the Caribbean for the Barrière Group.
Designed by Gilles & Boissier, the hotel’s 24 rooms include 13 cottages and two junior suites, all with their own terrace and private plunge pool. The redesign also includes completely new loft and villa accommodations for elevated island escapes including a private home with six bedrooms, pool and multiple terraces showcasing the Caribbean sea.
Le Carl Gustaf’s dining options include Le Fouquet’s (the Paris-based, Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire restaurant) for French and Caribbean-infused cuisine and Shellona, for island-inspired bites.
The Diane Barrière Spa combines Parisian elegance with Caribbean well-being through treatments from French skincare brand Biologique Recherche.