From September 25 – 28 the Aruba Marriott hosted five international media from North America including publications EBONY, Black Enterprise, Best Hotels of the World, International Business Traveler, KelleeSetGo, Homefront Magazine, Islands Magazine and Globe and Mail.
Accompanied by Lisa Schwartz and Taylor Cinalli of Diamond PR the group stayed at Tradewinds Club, Marriott’s hotel within a hotel, exclusively accessible for adults only.
After sipping from the Patron Mojitos and Dirty Bird welcome cocktails in Marriott’s Great Room, the journalists enjoyed a sunset dinner at Marriott’s beachfront restaurant Simply Fish. On Thursday morning the group took a trip along the North coast with De Palm Tours private jeep safari visiting Aruba’s most scenic sites including the caves, Alto Vista, Baby Bridge and the Gold Mine ruins. The afternoon was reserved for spa treatments at the brand new Mandara Spa followed by a spectacular sunset sail with private yacht the Tranquilo. In the evening the ladies dived in bed at Screaming Eagle restaurant and were surprised with a special menu created by Chef Erwin. The 4-course dinner menu was served in “bed”, which introduced the press to a new luxurious dinner experience.
On Friday morning the press was invited to a private luxury brunch in the resort’s governor’s suite by General Manager Tom Calame and Hotel Manager Matt Knights. Omelet station, sushi, deluxe salads, hors d’oevres and mimosas were on the menu. Afterwards the ladies chose to paddleboard with Vela, while others relaxed at the H2Oasis adult’s only pool. The farewell dinner was hosted by Ruth’s Chris Steak House in their private dining room, where the group enjoyed sizzling steaks and signature cocktails.
The Aruba Marriott thanks Screaming Eagle, De Palm Tours,Tranquilo and Vela Windsurf for their cooperation and hospitality with the “Swim Laps of Luxury” press trip. #lapsofluxury