Westin to open on St. Maarten

Located on the Dutch side of the Island, the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa and Residences are looking to open in the autumn of 2006 The resort will offer 310 luxurious guest rooms, suites, oceanfront dining, a full-service spa, casino, a wide array of amenities and expansive meeting and event venues.

The 99-unit residences will be located on the resort grounds offering owners full access to the resort’s services and amenities.

The property will fly the Westin flag under a license agreement and is owned and managed by Columbia Sussex, owner, developer and operator of more than 85 hotels around the world.

“This hotel will be a welcome addition to Westin’s Caribbean resort expansion in choice destinations and we are thrilled to have a presence on St. Maarten, one of the world’s most popular tropical vacation spots,” said Sue Brush, senior vice president, Westin Hotels & Resorts.

“St. Maarten, like Westin, carries a rich history and we’re delighted to be able to offer our guests the Westin experience on this lovely island.”

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“We have successfully built and operated properties in the Caribbean, as well as gaming properties in the U.S.,” said Columbia Sussex President, William Yung.

“Our new St. Maarten resort and residences will allow us to leverage our extensive experience in developing resorts and gaming hotels.”

Situated on the Dutch side of the island and high up on one of the island’s pristine 37-plus beaches on just 37 square miles, the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa and the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Residences will be a luxurious tropical paradise in a scenic setting. While most accommodations boast ocean-views, all of the exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites will feature balconies with French doors, upscale amenities and oversized bathrooms.

The resort will boast more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor flexible meeting and event space, including a 10,000 square-foot ballroom.
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