FOR GRENADA: The 32-room
Blue Horizons Garden Resort will reopen July 5 with new
furnishings, a new color scheme and structural renovations,
according to owner Arnold Hopkin. The property has been
closed since last September to make repairs from Hurricane Ivan. Other
refurbishments include a redesigned La Belle Creole gourmet
restaurant and a new hotel entrance. Rates from July 5 through Dec.
15 start at $125 per room, per night, double in a superior studio.
For information, call (800) 223-9444 or visit www.grenadabluehorizons.com.
" The 19-room Cotton House, the only hotel on Mustique in
the Grenadines, reopened recently after a seven-month renovation
project that added the new two-bedroom Cotton Hill Residence,
complete with pool, outdoor rock shower, soaking tub and dedicated
staff. Private plunge pools were added to eight suites; all rooms
and baths were refurbished and include flat screen TVs and DVDs.
Wireless Internet access is offered throughout the property. For
rates and bookings, call (877) 240-9945 or visit www.cottonhouse.net.
" Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island, closed since last fall due
to hurricane damage, will reopen March 14. All resort, marina and
recreational operations with resume on that date. For details,
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" Caribbean Hotel Industry Conference [CHIC], June
26 to 29,
Hyatt Regency Miami. The U.S. location marks the first time that
the annual event, sponsored by the Caribbean Hotel Association,
will be held outside the Caribbean. CHIC details will be announced
shortly at www.caribbeanhotels.org.
" The 40th annual Carriacou Regatta, July 24 to Aug. 1, Carriacou in the
Grenadines. To celebrate the islands boat-building and boat-racing
traditions, the event will feature wooden boat races, model boat
races, donkey races, and music competitions. More than 3,000
returning locals and 2,000 visitors are expected. For schedules and
ticket prices, visit www.carriacouregatta.com.