A new Choice for Curacao
ASCEND Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International announced its Caribbean growth with the addition of the ACOYA Hotel Suites and Villas on the island of Curacao to its growing portfolio.Ascend Hotel Collection is an international portfolio of independent hotels that uniquely reflect the character of their host cities. For guests, Ascend hotels deliver a richly local experience. For hoteliers, the great appeal of Ascend is that the Collection allows operators to maintain their individuality while giving them access to Choice Hotels International’s robust distribution system and industry leading Choice Privileges loyalty rewards programme, along with support from a vast network of other member hotels around the globe.“Ascend Hotel Collection is extremely pleased to welcome the ACOYA Hotel Suites and Villas to our distinctive portfolio of hotels and to be able to offer guests a truly elegant island stay,” says Michael Murphy, senior vice-president of upscale brands at Choice Hotels International. “With its commitment to delivering a uniquely authentic Caribbean experience through a high level of service, ACOYA represents the essence of Ascend Hotel Collection.” Deep in the southern Caribbean and near the islands of Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao offers world-class diving, gorgeous golden sand beaches, invigorating outdoor adventure and a rich history dating back to 1499 and the exploration days of Christopher Columbus. ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas embodies the history and vibe of the place.THE HOTELACOYA Hotel Suites and Villas is an upscale, charming island vacation resort located on 10 pristine tropical acres. The property surrounds a magnificent natural lake, formed by water from all over the island naturally flowing to this central location, providing unparalleled water views for guests. Located in the centre of Willemstad near Mambo Beach, approximately 15 minutes from Curacao International Airport, the hotel offers easy access to local beaches and other area attractions. At ACOYA, guests can choose from spacious studios, suites and villas that are fully equipped with upscale amenities such as LCD TV, fully equipped kitchen, 220 and 110 volt electric outlets, coffee makers and in-room safe. Additional hotel amenities include laundry service, beach towel service, daily housekeeping, car rental, shuttle service to neighbouring beaches, and free wi-fi.THRILL SEEKERS INVITEDThis tranquil, family-oriented resort is conveniently located near some of the most beautiful beaches and exciting tourist attractions in Curacao. The island is renowned for its coral reefs, which make for excellent scuba diving. ACOYA’s Dive Centre provides guests with a fully certified diving school that provides courses led by experienced instructors. The Dive Centre also has a private pool for lessons and practice before guides take guests out to the beautiful coast. Also located near the hotel is the Hato Cave, a historic attraction said to be over 200,000 years old. This cave originally housed Amerindian Arawaks before serving as the hiding place for escaped slaves during the slave trade. No visit to Curacao would be complete without a trip over to Handelskade, Curacao’s famous Old Dutch waterfront. Visitors can shop, grab a quick meal and watch the ships come in.By providing a diverse selection of rental home types, ACOYA is a great Caribbean location for a family getaway. The ACOYA Kids Club & Playground provides a variety of activities for kids and professional supervision allows parents some time to relax. The entire family can enjoy the beautiful three-level pool area, which includes a pool for children, Jacuzzi, man-made beach area and plenty of lounge chairs. Guests can also choose to relax in cabanas, surrounded by palm trees, and enjoy service from Seasons Restaurant. The pool is the perfect place to enjoy the pleasant Caribbean weather and take a refreshing dip. Link for the Agent Alert!