The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba has opened its doors on the island’s pristine Palm Beach, marking the hotel group’s sixth luxury resort in the exclusive Caribbean and Mexico portfolio.
The property features 320 guestrooms, including 55 suites, with private balconies and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea.
Two Ritz-Carlton suites deliver panoramic oceanfront views with outdoor showers, while the expansive Club Lounge sits atop the building on the seventh floor with 34 rooms and an endless array of cuisine, beverages and personal service.
“We are thrilled to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Aruba, a unique island paradise in the Caribbean known for its beautiful sun-kissed beaches, arid landscape and diverse cultural heritage which can be found no place else,” said Herve Humler, president, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
“Our Ritz-Carlton customers have long awaited this luxury property and we are confident The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba will help to put this destination on the map for luxury travellers and further enhance the memorable travel experiences available for guests from around the world,” he added.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa will be the largest on the island revealing a 15,000 square foot tranquil oasis complemented by 13 intimate treatment rooms, salon, boutique and a variety of naturally-influenced indigenous services.
Signature island-inspired treatments incorporate the natural elements of Sky, Water, Earth and Fire, infused with locally grown ingredients native to the island of aloe, coconut and cactus, all enhanced by the healing components of herbs and rich earth minerals.
The hotel’s culinary offerings display a selection of four savoury fine dining experiences that reflect Aruba’s oceanfront backdrop coupled with authentic dishes and rich flavours.
Madero Argentinian Grill features an assortment of specialty cocktails, light bites and poolside seating overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Solanio offers an all-day trattoria with outdoor terrace seating or dramatic open-air kitchen views, Les Crustaces pays homage to impeccably prepared seafood in a fine dining setting, while hand-crafted cocktails and flavourful small bites are presented at Divi Bar & Lounge, the resort’s lobby lounge bar named for Aruba’s wind swept Divi Divi trees unique to Oranjestad and the island.
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba introduces exceptional meeting, corporate retreat, and special event space with a selection of indoor and outdoor venues, including a 7,500 square foot ballroom divisible into three salons, three meeting rooms and a selection of outdoor locations, including poolside decks, manicured lawns and a beachside reception area.
The beach resort also features a 24-hour 15,000 square foot vibrant casino in an island paradise paired with an assortment of casino games ranging from traditional table favourites to over 300 slot machines.