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Monday, April 16, 2007

Cancun's Blue Bay Club Announces Kids Free Promotion

Blue Bay Club & Spa, Cancun announces its "Free Kids" promotion. Valid for travel April 15 - May 27, 2007, two kids (up to the age of 12) stay free when sharing a room with two paying adults. Rates for a Superior Room are $94 per person, per night and $104 for a Junior Suite per person, per night, based on double occupancy.

Rates include accommodations, all meals, gourmet dining, room service for continental breakfast, all drinks and cocktails, daily activities, nightly entertainment, non-motorized water sports, billiards and ping-pong, scheduled shuttle between the two resorts and hotel taxes and tips.

For an additional $30 per person, per night, travelers can upgrade to the Silver Plan, which includes everything in the all-inclusive plan, plus:

• Premier Menu at A la Carte Restaurants
• International brands in alcoholic beverages
• Room Service
• Lobster Dinner (seasonal)
• Bottle of water in the room daily
• Free use of Sauna, Steam-room and Jacuzzis at The Spa
• Safety box without charge
• 10% discount in all services and treatments at the Resort Spa
• 10% discount at the Beauty Parlor
• 10% discount in tours at the hotel Travel Agency


Saturday, April 07, 2007

New in Aruba

Aruba has long been a favorite family getaway thanks to its resorts, beaches, and multicultural atmosphere. Now families find several new hotel projects underway:

• The Wyndham Aruba has been reflagged as The Westin Aruba Resort following the completion of a $16 million renovation. The 481-room resort offers eight dining options, a 12,000-square-foot casino, Aruba’s largest swimming pool, and a spa.

• Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino has debuted its new open-air lobby, part of $20 million in improvements underway at the property. Renovation of the resort’s 336 guestrooms is planned for completion in May.

• The Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino has opened the $5.2 million, 13,000-square-foot Larimar Spa last fall.

• The Occidental Grand Aruba Resort, a luxury all-inclusive, has opened. The former Allegro resort has undergone $24 million in renovations and upgrades and now features 391 deluxe rooms and suites, seven restaurants, a spa, casino, and the Royal Club, and a 50-room boutique style hotel within the resort with exclusive check-in, private restaurant, 24-hour room service, and more.

• The RIU Aruba Grand will undergo a $40 million expansion adding 286 guestrooms. The resort will reopen as the five-star, 451-room RIU Palace.



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