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MCLEAN, VA — Hilton has signed on to develop an upscale, all-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton brand in Aruba in 2021.
The new-build 330-suite oceanfront Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort marks Hilton’s second hotel on the island and reinforces the company’s continued expansion plans in the Caribbean.
“The signing of Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort underscores Hilton’s commitment to expanding its portfolio across the Caribbean,” said Juan Corvinos, VP, development, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton.
“We are focused on continued growth in the region and bringing our industry leading brands to top destinations like Aruba. The new Embassy Suites by Hilton resort across Eagle Beach will be a wonderful complement to our existing Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino on Palm Beach, further extending our hospitality to a new area of the island.”
Located on J.E. Irausquin Boulevard across from the white sands of Eagle Beach and less than 10 km from the airport, hotel guests will get unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea and proximity to the area’s main attractions, dining and entertainment.
The new-build eight-storey 330-suite resort in Aruba will feature Embassy Suites by Hilton’s signature spacious suites equipped with a separate living area, private bedroom and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker.
The resort will provide 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a more than 3,000 square foot spa, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and casino. There will also be a three-meal signature restaurant, bar and grab-and-go dining option.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels and resorts in 25 countries across the Caribbean and Latin America.
The company says it is actively pursuing additional growth opportunities and currently has a development pipeline of more than 80 hotels throughout the region.