Undergoes $10 Million Renovation
|Philipsburg, ST. MAARTEN (November 19, 2004) A major resort
property on St. Maarten, Great Bay Beach Hotel & Casino, is undergoing
a massive $10 million renovation program and will open its doors to guests
on January 22, 2005.
"Our commitment to quality is clear," said Keith Graham, Great Bay Beach Hotel & Casino Managing Director. "We treasure the tradition and history of the Great Bay Beach Hotel and place a high priority on combining modern amenities and stellar service expected by today's guests. Celebrating its 29th anniversary as a hotel, we are delighted to have Great Bay in the ranks of St. Maarten's finest hotels."
The historic Great Bay Beach Hotel & Casino is a legendary landmark on the tip of St. Maarten's longest stretch of beach, the only resort close to the heart of the Dutch capital of Philipsburg. Upon re-opening after the renovation, the hotel will be upgraded to a four-star rating with newly created areas such as a lobby bar/evening lounge, a third 'infinity' swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The resort will offer five restaurants featuring Caribbean, Italian, and Japanese cuisine as well as a beachfront restaurant and an upgraded Bella Vista ocean view restaurant for breakfast and lunch. The hotel lobbies and public areas have been redesigned and extended to include a light and modern design Lounge Bar, which will feature live entertainment in the evenings.
Each of the resort's 210 hotel rooms and 50 suites are also being completely remodeled. All rooms will receive new tiling, fixtures, bathrooms, furniture, bedspreads and draperies. Each are furnished and decorated to reflect the character and charm of this Dutch Caribbean island. Interior color schemes accentuate the bright island flavor.
Few other tropical ports can boast an array of fine duty-free stores that equal those found on St. Maarten, especially along the shopping Mecca of Front Street in Philipsburg. With the resort's ideal location, guests are able to take advantage of everything that the bustling capital offers all within walking distance.
Great Bay Beach Hotel & Casino
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