Hilton Embassy Suites Opening Soon
Hilton is opening a second resort on the island as of 2023.
It’s named the Embassy Suites, located near Eagle Beach, close to Divi Phoenix and the Butterfly farm.
The Embassy Suites will be the second Hilton Resort in Aruba, as the first one is Hilton Caribbean Resort, in Palm Beach.
The new resort is set to open and accept reservations in the quarter of 2023.
Here’s two pictures showing the construction stage of the resort at the moment (October 2022).
New Luxury Yacht Collection By Ritz Carlton
Ritz-Carlton launches a luxury yacht cruise collection and one of the yachts has Aruba in its itinerary.
This is the first luxury yacht cruise ship of the Ritz Carlton, named The Evrima.
The ship embarked on its maiden voyage on October 15, 2022 for a seven night cruise from Barcelona to Nice. In 2023 the ship has plans to cruise towards the Mediterranean, Central America, South America and tropical destinations, including Aruba.
According to Ritz Carlton, plans are to operate the ship for a 7 to 10 night cruise starting at $6000 a week.
Ritz Carlton’s concept for its new yacht collection was to introduce a luxury service and style in the cruise industry with a 624 foot yacht that can accommodate 298 passengers. Including 246 crew members.
Evrima has one of the highest staff and space ratios at sea, at the moment in the cruise industry.
The yacht features amenities like no other, including a main lounge area at the living room and lookout lounge, connected to a marina for access to water sports.
Also included are specialty restaurants, wine tasting room, sauna, spa, fitness room and infinity pool.
There’s a total of 149 suites available, each having a private balcony ranging between 300 and 1091 square feet. The luxury yacht Evrima also has 12 two story loft suites.
Are you ready to sail to Aruba in luxury? It will be an awesome sight to see Evrima!
Art & Fashion Week in Aruba
Local and international artists are painting murals in San Nicolas to prepare for the amazing artweek event in Aruba in November.
The event starts with a fashion show on November 2, 2022. This year’s art fashion is focused on climate change, and features 11 local and international designers.
Followed by the maint artweek event, Artweek, on November 4 – 6, 2022. There are over 80 local and international artists this year participating in Aruba’s artweek.
This will be the 5th year of Artweek in Aruba.
Aruba is becoming the Art Capital of the Caribbean, and also one of the rising stars in the fashion world.
You are invited to visit the Artweek and enjoy art in all its different forms, including but not limited to murals, paintings, dance, music, photography, cultural expositions and pop-up restaurants.
Lobby Bar in Palm Beach Closes Soon
One of the best bars in Palm Beach, known as Lobby Bar, is going to close soon.
Lobby bar posted the news on Facebook that it will close its doors soon permanently, until further notice.
The bar is closing because of unfortunate circumstances that make it impossible to cater to their clients on the level they want to achieve.
Known for fine dining and lounge experience, the lobby bar will be missed by many patrons.
TGI Friday Reopens at Paseo Herencia Mall
TGI Friday reopened its newly renovated restaurant this week.
Now they are located in the second floor entrance of Paseo Herencia.
The restaurant is ready to serve the best food and drinks, with a brand new decor design.
Renovations started in August 2022.
TGI Fridays remain with normal operation time.
Open for breakfast, as of 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Lunch is available as of 12:00 pm, and dinner is served until 11:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday).
Friday and Saturday, TGI Friday is open until 12:00am.
When you visit, try TGI’s iconic blue drink, the Electric Lemonade!
Norwegian Prima Cruise Ship Visits Aruba
Aruba received a first time visit by Norwegian Prima.
It’s the first of six cruise ships by Norwegian Cruise Line.
The ship is 229 meters long and has a capacity of 3215 passengers, with 1646 rooms.
This is not the first cruise ship to arrive for the first time this year, and it will not be the first one. Because, the Tourism Minister and Director of Aruba Ports Authority are looking for opportunities to attract more ships to dock on the island.
The ship is scheduled to return to Aruba once again in November.
There’s various other ships that are scheduled to arrive in Aruba for the first time.
The cruise industry was hit harder than the aviation industry, but Aruba’s cruise tourism recuperated very fast. It is expected that cruise tourism will recuperate 80% of the cruise passengers compared to 2019, at the start of the pandemic.
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