Five Top Dominican Republic Resorts Close for Hurricane Repairs

Five major resorts in the Dominican Republic have closed in the wake of Hurricane Fiona.

Hyatt’s flagship Dominican Republic resorts, the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana, both managed by Playa Hotels and Resorts, are closing “for a period of time,” the company said.

Also closing are Playa’s Hilton La Romana Family, Hilton La Romana Adult and the Sanctuary Cap Cana resort.

The closures will “expedite necessary clean-up and repair work as a result of Hurricane Fiona,” Playa said in a statement.

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The Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is reopening in the first week of December.

The move came after “through evaluations of the state of the Playa Hotels and Resorts properties affected by Hurricane Fiona in the Dominican Republic.”

The resorts are expected to reopen “during the fourth quarter of 2022,” the company said.

The reopening dates include Nov. 1 for the Hilton La Romana Family; Nov. 15 for the

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Two Vermont resorts named among the best to see fall foliage

Looking for a scenic and inviting place to relax between leaf-peeping outings? A recent list named two Vermont resorts among the best in the US

Trips to Discover compiled the list “13 Best Resorts to Visit if You Love Fall Foliage,” and a Stowe and Barnard resort made the cut. Colorado and New York were the only other states to have multiple resorts making the list that covered accommodations from New Hampshire to Wyoming.

The criteria were hotels that “offer a luxury stay with picture-perfect fall foliage views,” according to the article from Sept. 23.

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Topnotch Resort in Stowe was featured for its views, hiking opportunities, fitness and spa.

“In the autumn, enjoy hiking hillside trails with spectacular vistas of the landscape blanketed with fiery reds, golden yellows and vivid orange hues and then hitting the resort’s 35,000-square-foot

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Florida boy whose family fled Hurricane Ian dead after falling from 19th-floor resort balcony

A family fleeing Hurricane Ian in Florida suffered a terrible tragedy on Thursday after their child fell over a balcony to his death.

Authorities found the young child dead after they responded to an emergency at the Sterling Reef resort building, according to local outlet WJHG 7.

Police officers and Emergency Medical Service personnel in Panama City Beach were informed that the young boy, 11, had fallen from the 19th floor of the resort building on Front Beach Road.

“To protect the privacy of those involved, we’re unable to provide any information as this is an ongoing investigation,” a spokesperson for the resort told Fox News Digital.

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The Sterling Reef resort in Panama City Beach, Florida, is seen in this undated Google Street View image.

The Sterling Reef resort in Panama City Beach, Florida, is seen in this undated Google Street View image.
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“Our deepest sympathies are with the family,” they added.

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These Maldives resorts are leading the charge on sustainability

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(CNN) — As the lowest-lying nation in the world — with much of it sitting just a few feet above sea level — the nearly 1,200 Indian Ocean islands scattered across the Maldives’ sun-soaked atolls are famed not just for their magazine-cover- ready beaches and bungalows, but for their increasing vulnerability to rising sea levels.

According to reports from NASAas much as 80% of these islands could be uninhabitable by 2050.
And that’s not the only pressing environmental threat. The island nation’s remote setting and limited refuse facilities — combined with a large influx of tourists (numbering more than 1.7 million annually, pre-pandemic) — has led to improper
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Station Casinos new resort in North Las Vegas clears hurdle

Station Casinos cleared a hurdle in its quest to build a new resort in North Las Vegas, as the company shakes up its real estate portfolio.

The North Las Vegas Planning Commission last week approved Station’s plans for a 67-acre hotel-casino at the northwest corner of Losee Road and the 215 Beltway in a hearing that featured pushback against a company that is also tearing down hotels in Southern Nevada.

Station’s newest project would be built in two phases and calls for a total of 600 hotel rooms and more than 75,700 square feet of casino space. It would also feature restaurants, a movie theater, banquet facilities and other amenities, city records show.

The proposed development would provide more than 1,100 construction jobs and, at full buildout, up to 840 permanent full-time jobs, Station representative Rebecca Miltenberger, an attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, told the commission.

The proposal is

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