The 336-key Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort has reopened following a $40 million renovation financed by Piscamar Beach Resort B.V.
The redesign of the property, which is managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, represents the latest in design thinking from the Marriott Hotels brand.
“As we continue to re-invent concepts and grow our portfolio across all product categories, we are grateful to be working with such an established and respected hospitality brand as Marriott Hotels for a product of this calibre,” said Rob Smith, executive vice-president, Aimbridge Hospitality. “Proud to see that our vision for Curaçao has finally come to fruition, we hope to continue this momentum with Marriott International in the Caribbean. With our consistent regional growth in markets such as Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Croix, Curaçao was a natural next step in our expansion plans and we look forward to seeing the success of this crown jewel in the Antilles region.”
“At Marriott Hotels, we strive to create spaces where our guests can feel their most inspired,” says Manny Rappenecker, vice-president, Marriott Hotels. “The reimagined Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort more than lives up to that promise—melding our signature clean design aesthetic with local touches inspired by the beautiful Caribbean surroundings to give guests the ultimate space to relax and recharge.”
Highlights of the reno include:
- a clean, contemporary design that combines Dutch Colonial Architecture with plantation-style elements;
- colour palette consisting of soothing neutrals, accessorized with blues and turquoise and accented with pops of orange and brown wood tones;
- ocean- or pool-view guestrooms equipped with private balconies, large flat-screen TVs, plush bedding, spa-grade bathrooms and artwork made from local recycled plastics;
- culinary experiences opened and refined by award-winning Caribbean-born Chef Dino Jagtiani, including a fine dining restaurant called C-Spice, craft cocktail bar and pool bar;
- 20,000 square feet of outdoor event space (botanical garden and oceanfront);
- two ballrooms (5,000-square-foot Royal Ballroom and 3,000-square-foot Queens Ballroom);
- and a state-of-the-art gym with daily classes including yoga, Pilates, pool fitness and more.
“With an increase in the number of tourism arrivals from North America to Curaçao last year, we see the demand rising for a top-notch hospitality experience on the island,” said Hal Davis, the resort’s director of sales & marketing. “The reopening of the resort introduces a unique Dutch-Caribbean full-service resort experience, and we look forward to creating memorable moments for guests visiting the island for the first time.”