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Wyndham Aruba earns AAA Four Diamond award

  • Published on: Feb 04, 2003
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The Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort & Casino has been recognized for excellence by the American Automobile Association with the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award for 2003.  The Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort & Casino is one of only four hotels on the island to earn the celebrated rating and joins a growing number of Wyndham properties to receive praise for exceptional service.

"This is one of the highest distinctions in the hospitality industry and validates the efforts we've made to achieve superior guest service and consistent guest satisfaction," said Rob Smith, general manager of the Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort & Casino.  "Further, this award demonstrates our staff's commitment to believing in Wyndham's brand philosophy of personalized service."

The AAA rates lodging establishments and restaurants based on a set of international standards, including the level of staff experience, decor, comfort and service.

"The Four Diamond Award represents the Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort & Casino's dedication to luxury in both the physical appointments and delivery of specialized service, and ranks the hotel among an elite of less than three percent of all AAA diamond rated lodgings," said an AAA spokesperson.

The Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort & Casino has recently made a number of property enhancements as it continues to establish itself as the leading business and leisure travel destination on the island.  In a ceremony that was attended by all of Aruba's dignitaries, including Prime Minister Nelson Oduber and Governor Olindo Koolman, the new landscaped park in front of the hotel was inaugurated and named the United Nations Plaza park.  The name was selected because Aruba is home to more than 60 different ethnic origins and receives visitors from around the world.

Other property enhancements include the addition of a fourth high-speed elevator and an upscale women's boutique.  Planned for 2003 is the installation of four new treatment rooms at the health center and the beginning of construction of the new 8,500 sq. ft. ballroom.  With this addition to its meeting space, the Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort & Casino will further strengthen its position as the premiere meeting resort on the island.

Located on the magnificent white sands of Palm Beach and just three miles from downtown, the Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort & Casino has 481 guest rooms, all with private balconies and ocean views.  Additional amenities include a pool with pool concierge service, a fitness center with spa services, a Kids Klub, tennis, water sports, nearby championship golf and high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms and meeting spaces.

The resort also offers a wide choice of world-class dining options including Caffe Baci, an Italian eatery set in an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere; Pago Pago, offering fresh seafood, steaks and innovative cocktails in an elegant setting complete with soothing piano music; and Blossoms, the only restaurant on the island serving well-appointed Japanese and Chinese cuisine with a sushi bar.  Breakfast buffet is served at The Greenhouse while the Terrace, located seaside, serves breakfast a la carte and lunch.  Guests can enjoy poolside cocktails at The Tambu Bar or visit the Sirrocco lounge for cigars, drinks and jazz under the stars.  The Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort & Casino is also home to the Cuban-style revue Havana Tropical, the only live dinner show on the island.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is an innovative, upscale hotel brand with properties located in the U.S., Caribbean, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.  Owned, managed and franchised by Wyndham International, Inc., Wyndham's brand philosophy centers on listening to the individual needs of business and leisure travelers, and responding with personalized services.  With a history of program firsts, Wyndham has developed Wyndham ByRequest, a unique guest recognition program that tailors each guest's stay according to their preferences, and the award-winning Women On Their Way program, which caters to the needs of women business travelers.  For reservations, call a travel planner, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts at 800-WYNDHAM or visit Wyndham on the Internet at

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