Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Adds to Caribbean Presence with Exclusive Resort in Aruba

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The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba: Set for 2013 opening

MIAMI, Fl. — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is pleased to unveil plans for The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, an exclusive 320-room oceanfront resort situated on the Caribbean island’s famed Palm Beach. Ushering in a new level of elegance in accommodations and amenities to the island, the grand resort will offer beautifully appointed rooms and suites, four dining outlets, a luxurious 13-treatment room spa, two swimming pools and a 24-hour casino. The hotel will also include The Ritz-Carlton Club Level, a private floor accessible only by elevator key, offering a savory selection of light fare and dedicated concierge service throughout the day.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

InselAir New Airline in Aruba

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ORANJESTAD, ARUBA November 30th, 2012- by placing his signature on the Air Operating Certificate, Minister Otmar Oduber officially recognized InselAir Aruba as the newest airline of Aruba.

For over 18 months InselAir Aruba worked on the creation of a new airline in Aruba which aims to promote tourism in Aruba by operating new routes.

In a meeting between Minister Oduber and InselAir in 2011 it was discussed what would be the best way to promote tourism to Aruba. In this meeting it was decided that the Aruban airlines each would strive to operate to different destinations, so that maximum output is achieved from those destinations for Aruba.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Up for adrenaline? Holiday Inn Resort Aruba goes Green!

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ARUBA December 1st, 2012- “Going Green” is more than just a saying, it is essential to the success as a hotel, and our role in corporate responsibility, as well our collective well-being as a planet and for the island. At the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba they recognize the impact of the business on the environment and are committed to conducting the business in a way that ensures environmental sustainability. All Hotels pertaining to the IHG Group are members of the Green Engage. The Green Engage programme is to reduce the Hotel’s carbon footprint by monitoring the use of water, electricity and the amount of waste materials produced. All staff are reminded daily to: Refuse, Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. Holiday Inn is Resort Aruba is dedicated in balancing their commitment to the Green Policy without compromising on the comfort, standards and enjoyment of its Guests. Holiday Inn Resort Aruba believes that environmental sustainability means good business! That’s why they are proud to be a leader in “greening” the hospitality industry in Aruba adding brand new premium bike’s as an amenity for their Guests. All Guests that stays on property with the Holiday Inn, can enjoy a complimentary thrilling bike ride or take a spin along Palm Beach on the low-impact biking trails which will leave them invigorated.

Story Courtesy of Aruba Daily

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts Offering Tech-Free Zones for Travelers Who Crave a Braincation

New survey shows travelers ready for some “Digital Detox” on their vacations.

For everyone who has ever had to deal with someone talking loudly into a cell phone while they were trying to relax, or felt pressured to be connected 24/7 to their job or elsewhere, The Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts collection is offering a solution.

The collection of nine exclusive resorts in seven locations across the Caribbean and Mexico will offer new optional “Braincation” tech-free zones beginning in December and running throughout the winter months. Guests wishing to enjoy some “digital detox” can retreat to a Braincation zone at each resort where they can enjoy peaceful relaxation with no cell phones or electronic devices in use. The Braincation zones will operate on the honor system and signs indicating an electronics-free environment will be designed to encourage guests to disconnect, relax and enjoy peaceful reading, conversation or other tech-free pursuits.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Say "I Do" and Stay in Paradise with the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba

All Inclusive Wedding and Honeymoon Packages

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ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – (December 12, 2012) – Whether looking for a picturesque sandy beach on which to exchange vows or a complete retreat for their first escape as husband and wife, couples will enjoy saying “I do” to the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Wedding and Honeymoon packages.

Brides and grooms who choose either the Divi Aruba All Inclusive or Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive for their marriage ceremony will also receive an added gift of savings. Once their wedding party books a minimum of 10 double occupancy rooms for at least five nights through participating vendors at the Divi Aruba, the newlyweds will receive a FREE honeymoon stay with an Oceanview room for up to 7 nights including:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

IHG Announces Renovation Plans for Upscale and Resort Properties in Key Caribbean Markets

IHG Announces Growth and Investment in the Caribbean

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced renovation plans for upscale and resort properties in key Caribbean markets, alongside recent additions to the region’s existing hotels. Owner and franchisee community continues to demonstrate confidence in IHG’s portfolio of strong brands, growing the Holiday Inn® Brand Family, including Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express® and Holiday Inn Resort®, as well as Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts estate.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Meet the Charming and Talented Chef Ever De Peña at Ike’s Bistro, Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

While instilled with traditional values of Caribbean hospitality the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa delivers a rewarding contemporary guest-experience. By offering a unique blend of beach-life and gourmet cuisine, spa pampering, and high-tech amenities, the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa creates the perfect backdrop against which guests quiet their minds and de-stress. Recently, the tropical garden terrace has been repositioned as Ike’s Bistro, serving a modern twist on Mediterranean cuisine under the guidance of the full-of-surprises Chef Ever De Peña.

Manchebo Beach, Aruba (PRWEB) November 08, 2012- Just 26 years of age, the chef has nevertheless been cooking for the past 11 years. Venezuelan-born and raised in Aruba he entered the apprenticeship program at the local vocational high school at the age of 15, and for five years combined school and hands-on training, in some of Aruba’s finest restaurants under the watchful eye of the island’s top chefs. While the first dish he ever prepared as a young man was Pasta Primavera, he today deftly composes beautiful dishes with subtle and complex flavors, under-promising and over-delivering, on taste and on presentation, each time!