Are We There Yet? | Aruba baby!
Aruba… like heaven on earth! And now visitors can indulge in a new high-end property – the Hilton Hotels & Resorts is opening a 355-room Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, a 15-acre beachfront oasis in Palm Beach, Aruba.
“Aruba is the quintessential Caribbean island with its strong European influence, long stretches of white beach and eclectic culinary scene,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide, in a press release. “As one of the most revisited destinations in the region, this opening marks an important milestone as we continue to expand our global presence and deliver on our commitment to providing diverse experiences for our guests.”
Located on the largest beachfront stretch of Palm Beach and less than 10 miles from the capital city of Oranjestad, Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino welcomes guests to a premier resort experience. Featuring architecture designed by Morris Lapidus, renowned architect of some of Miami’s most famous hotels, as well as the The Condado Plaza Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan – New York City, unmatched beaches, enchanting gardens, an expansive pool complex, kids club, watersports and dive center, world-class spa, on-site casino and culinary choices for the most discerning palate, this resort offers something for everyone.
“The opening of Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino is celebrated with pride,” said Tom Potter, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide. “This project is a magnificent addition to our Caribbean portfolio with its remarkable connection to the island’s past and exceptional team members who bring traditional Aruban hospitality to life. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this hospitable community, and extend Hilton’s warm welcome to the island’s residents and visitors.”
The upscale Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino features 355 charming guest rooms, including executive floor rooms and suites, outfitted with comfortable and luxurious bedding, flat screen TVs, wireless Internet access, coffee maker and more. Rooms offer a tropical décor, views of the gardens, pools or sea, and spacious balconies for outdoor relaxation. Executive floor guests enjoy special access to an executive lounge, private concierge service and rooms featuring custom artwork.
An ideal choice for weddings, corporate events, intimate parties and galas, the property provides nearly 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space for any occasion. Indoors, the hotel offers more than 15,000 square feet of flexible function space including eight meeting rooms with total capacity for more than 900 guests, five private intimate meeting rooms for smaller gatherings, a Grand Caribbean Ballroom accommodating more than 900 guests and two business centers. Outdoors, approximately 24,000 square feet of lush tropical landscape can accommodate up to 2,000 guests.
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino offers a memorable dining experience with award-winning options offering everything from casual fare to fresh seafood. La Playa Torchlight Dinner offers a romantic beachfront exclusive dining experience with a personal server and four-course dinner, Gilligan’s Beach Bar & Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner offering comfort food favorites in a friendly casual environment, Laguna Restaurant welcomes guests to indoor and outdoor dining featuring Caribbean fare and health-inspired cuisine, Mira Solo, meaning “look at the sun” in Papiamento, is the first and only martini and wine bar in Aruba and Sunset Grille is the resort’s award-winning signature restaurant serving international specialties including steak and seafood dishes.