Harlequin Hotels & Resorts to Open H Barbados in 2013; a Second Barbados Property to Open

barbadosLAS VEGAS, Nevada - As part of our ongoing coverage of the newly re-branded Luxury Travel Exchange International, Travel Agent sat down with Claire Lloyd, trade account manager for Harlequin Hotels & Resorts, and got the skinny on the company's new H Barbados luxury resort to open on the island in 2013 and also got the scoop that the company plans on opening a second property in Barbados as well, although no further details were available.

H Barbados will be a roughly 70-room luxury resort located on a beachfront area near Hastings. It's just a short 15-minute ride from the airport, Lloyd says.

Harlequin, which opened its flagship property, Buccament Bay Resort in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, plans an aggressive expansion in the next few years that includes such destinations as the Dominican Republic. Also, Mark Sawkins, vice president of operations for Harlequin Hotels & Resorts (as well as general manager of Buccament Bay Resort), has told Travel Agent in the past that the company is looking beyond the Caribbean and scouting destinations in Central and South America. In fact, the company officially plans on a new hotel in Brazil while Peru continues to be at the top of its wish list.

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