WILLEMSTAD - The $37 million renovation of a landmark 328-room beach hotel in Curacao is set for completion by fall 2019, breathing new life into the property, impeccably positioned on six acres of prime oceanfront real estate. The transformation of the Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino to the elegantly stylish Curacao Marriott Beach Resort, promises to bring a fresh feeling of luxury and excitement to an island regarded as the ultimate vacation destination for diving, outdoor recreation, and relaxing under the famous Caribbean sun.
Upon completion, the hotel, which was purchased in 2017 by Piscamara Beach Resorts, will offer 328 newly reimagined guestrooms and eight suites designed by Mexico-based Arquitectura de Interiores. The new look and feel features undertones of Dutch Naval influence and colonial elements woven throughout a clean, contemporary design. Rooms and common areas will share a cool color palette of blues and whites drawing inspiration from the area’s turquoise water and azure nights, enhanced by natural wood tones and vibrant pops of orange. Additionally, each guestroom and suite will feature a host of amenities including private balconies featuring ocean or pool views, large flat-screen TVs, luxurious bedding, and spa-inspired bathrooms. Suites feature expansive living areas and sleeper sofas.
Award-winning Caribbean-born Chef Dino Jatiani, who previously owned the acclaimed Temptation restaurant in St. Maarten, was tapped to help develop and oversee the property’s multi-million dollar food and beverage operation. The new Curacao Marriott will feature eight distinct dining and drinking outlets, including a sushi bar, craft cocktail bar, breezy pool bar, onsite marketplace, and more. A new signature fine-dining restaurant C-Spice will feature a modern take on upscale Caribbean dining for breakfast and dinner. The menu will feature Dutch Caribbean, European, and Latin American influences with fresh, locally-caught seafood and hand-picked local produce to create exciting, ever-evolving flavors. Guests will have the choice of dining inside or al fresco on the open-air terrace, and following dinner, enjoy a hookah and cigar lounge featuring a variety of premium rums and spirits in the adjacent courtyard.
In addition to a dream-worthy leisure experience, the property will cater to the meetings and conventions market with 9,000 square feet of functional outdoor and indoor meeting space. Options including the 5,000 square foot Royal Ballroom for events up to 375 attendees, a 3,000 square foot Queens ballroom, and a spectacular botanical garden featuring a bounty of lush, native plants and fresh, ocean air.
Additional enhancements to the property include an adult-focused lap pool joining a main family-friendly resort pool, state-of-the-art fitness center featuring the latest equipment, kids club and a picturesque walking path adjacent to the hotel. Catering to health-minded guests, the property will also feature daily exercise classes, including yoga, Pilates, and pool fitness.
The all-new Curacao Marriott Beach Resort is located at John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Piscadera Bay, 10 minutes from historic Willemstad, the island’s hub of dining, shopping, and entertainment and just 15 minutes from Hato International Airport. For more information, visit https://www.curacao-marriott.com/.