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As 2024 dawns, it’s a new year for hotels and resorts as well, with new builds, renovations and game-changing additions fulfilling many a New Year’s resolution to find the perfect vacation getaway.

Silvestre Nosara, Costa Rica

Silvestre Nosara welcomes 2024 by the sea, unveiling a luxury hideaway in January that has beachfront access to one of the most consistent surf breaks in the world in Nosara, Costa Rica. Ushering in a new level of luxury to Nosara, the residential-style hotel is includes just nine expansive residences including a 4-bedroom rooftop penthouse, an exclusive tropical rooftop lounge serving coffee, cocktails and small bites from local purveyors, family-friendly amenities, and a studio space set to host world-class speakers, curated classes and wellness sessions. The speaker series kicks off in February with Dan Buettner, New York Times-bestselling author of Blue Zones.

Set on the iconic Playa Guiones—offering more than 330 days annually of rideable wave conditions—the property unites luxury, connection and learning, and is just steps away from Nosara’s restaurants, shops, bars and yoga studios.


Sunscape Dominicus La Romana

Reception “Zone” at Sunscape Dominicus.

Hyatt Hotels has announced the grand opening of Sunscape Dominicus La Romana, the newest addition to the Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt, following a multi-property collaboration with Be Live Hotels. The debut of the 854-room family-friendly resort marks the 16th Inclusive Collection property in the Dominican Republic and expands the Sunscape Resort & Spa brand’s presence in the destination following the recent opening of Sunscape Coco Punta Cana last month.

Located steps from the Caribbean Sea, Sunscape Dominicus La Romana offers spacious accommodations up to 1,800 square feet including connecting rooms, along with junior suites and family villas, all equipped with private balconies or terraces and amenities for the entire family, such as an in-room mini-bar with kid-friendly snacks, a coffee maker and free Wi-Fi.

Eleven dining outlets have something for every member of the family, from Amazonian delicacies to a buffet grill and even a food truck. An extensive array of family-friendly amenities allow parents to relax at the pool or beach while younger guests enjoy activities like movie nights and arts & crafts in the Explorer’s Club.

Travelers can get grand opening rates plus $200 in resort coupons with the Grand Opening Special through Jan. 14, 2024, for travel through Dec. 20, 2024.

The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club

Relaxation and luxury at the Westin Punta Cana.

The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club is redefining contemporary travel with newly refreshed rooms, two new restaurants and bars, a lobby transformation, and new additions to its meeting rooms. The property has revealed a refreshed transformation, introducing thoughtful accommodations and sophisticated spaces that blend modern comfort with inspiring exquisiteness.

Expanding the world-class gastronomic experience offered at the resort, the renovation includes the unveiling of Brassa, a steakhouse restaurant and BAO, a Pan Asian influenced restaurant. The transformation of the Lobby Bar elevates the dynamic Westin experience, and the new dock gazebo on the beach  offers the perfect landscape for weddings, photo sessions, special events and wellness areas.

Sonesta Ocean Point, St. Maarten

Sonesta’s new Seascape Pool experience includes drink service, swim-up bar and deck/shallow area loungers.

The Sonesta Ocean Point Resortthe iconic all-inclusive and adults-only luxe property located on the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten—has debuted a new Seascape Pool experience. Complete with both shallow area and deck loungers, drink service, swim-up bar, and exclusive views of the pristine Dutch-Caribbean coastline and world-famous plane spotting over Maho Bay, the debut of Seascape allows guests of Ocean Point a new way to enjoy the serene setting in year-round sunshine.

Seascape is the latest enhancement to the pool features available at the luxe resort with additional options including the signature Edge Pool with a zero entry cliff-side beach, semi-private exclusive swim-out pool suites, and the newly refreshed Point Pool. The sister property next door, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa has also made enhancements to the main Oasis Pool feature with a recent refresh.

Grand Cayman Marriott Resort

Room for the whole family at Grand Cayman Marriott’s newly renovated suites.

Grand Cayman Marriott Resort has embarked on an extensive renovation of rooms and suites. The comprehensive transformation is inspired by the eclectic atmosphere of the island, offering travelers the ultimate endless summer experience with an elevated and modernized design concept.

As part of the renovation project, the hotel will reposition its 15 junior suites by completely redesigning the space. New features include a partition to divide the bed and sitting areas for additional comfort and privacy. Four new spacious family guest rooms will feature custom bunk beds and a plethora of storage, setting these rooms apart from standard accommodations and making them perfect for families.

Aloft Hotel, Santo Domingo

A new rhythm came to the DR this winter with the opening of the Aloft Hotel Santo Domingo Piantini, a Marriott Bonvoy property, offering a pleasing mix of luxury, comfort and urban living in the heart of the capital, with spectacular panoramic views from a terrace splash pool.

In a nod to the brand’s approach, the property embraces the “glitch” design trend where technology and bold use of color are embodied in signature details in public spaces and guestrooms.

Each of its 192 dog-friendly rooms have ultra-comfortable Aloft beds in the artistic loft style; 55-inch televisions; gaming connectivity; and fast and free Wi-Fi. Additional amenities include the Re:charge fitness center and Splash Pool. Tactic, a private interactive space for creative meetings with natural light, equipped with modern audiovisual equipment; and Re:fuel by Aloft, a 24-hour coffee shop for a quick snack any time of day.