Ian Ross Names Aruba Marriott Resort His Home-Away-From-Home
After a $50 million overhaul, beachfront resort the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has received positive guest comments about the hotel’s enhancements.
A recent post on the Orbitz blog by Ian Ross, Vice President of the Eastern Region for the well-known and popular electronic travel channel was a tremendous compliment for the resort. Out of all Caribbean islands and hotels in his portfolio, he mentions “Our Caribbean vacation destination of choice is Aruba. Our beach and home-away-from-home (for five years), is the Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino.”
With his family of 4, Ross loves beach vacations and enjoys the Marriott beach area to the fullest. “We think the Marriott has the best, cleanest and biggest beach around. As my son and I can only sit in the sun (even under the famous palapas) for only so long, there are a number of water sport activities, which we take full advantage of”, says Ross on the Orbitz blog.
The renewed Aruba Marriott Resort offers 411 fully equipped guest rooms with the newest technology, Marriott Revive bedding and the most spacious balconies in Aruba. With seven bars & restaurants on property, a free form pool, exclusive Tradewinds Club a-hotel-within-a-hotel, a Balinese-inspired spa, the 24hours excitement of the Stellaris Casino, beach fun and activities (yoga, aquaerobics, zumba, volley, bingo) for everyone, the Aruba Marriott is the playground for all generations. “We feel that it offers something for all of us, in addition to it being very comfortable and spacious”, commented Ian Ross.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino boasts 411 guest rooms – the most spacious on the island – each with large, private balconies overlooking the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. On property, seven restaurants and cafes provide fare from light to elegant, while the largest casino in Aruba, a 6,500 square-foot spa, free-form swimming pool with cascading waterfalls and high-energy health club offer entertaining diversions. Luxury hotel-within-a-hotel Tradewinds Club is the newest addition to this beachfront resort. To obtain more information call the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino at 888-PARADISE or visit www.arubamarriott.com.
Well, I'm staying there right now and it's not bad. The one thing you want to make sure is that you don't get an Atrium room. The lobby is open up to the eighth floor and all of the noise from the lobby and casino carries straight up the atrium. I'm sitting here at 11:40 listening to plates clanging, people yelling and noise from the casino.
Last night they had a singer in the bar until midnight. Normally I wouldn't care but we had to get up at 3AM to start our travels and just wanted to sleep. Instead we got to listen to bad renditions of all the "standards" including Sweet Caroline, twice. If we had paid anything close to full price I would be really unhappy right now instead of mildly annoyed.
Last edited by Chadd; 03-14-2010 at 10:42 PM.
The service at the hotel is excellent, the housekeepers are in the rooms at least twice a day. Once to clean the room and make the bed, another time to turn down the sheets and leave a chocolate on your bed. Other than the noise for the rooms that open up to the atrium, especially the third and fourth floors and starting at room X30 up to about x45 or x50.