Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire has announced its opening, marking the first international hotel brand to have a presence on the island. The 140-room property, conveniently located less than a quarter mile from the island's airport and five minutes from Downtown Kralendijk, opens with rates from $159.00 and a Marriott Rewards member offer of 10% off plus 2,000 bonus reward points.
The Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire will cater to leisure consumers as well as the business traveler with three meeting spaces totaling just over 2,700 square feet. Additional guest amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, infinity pool, and BLT Grille - an American steakhouse, with an onsite dive center scheduled to open in early 2017. Also featured is Courtyard by Marriott's signature state-of-the-art lobby flexible space, free Wi-Fi and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via GoBoard technology.
"The Courtyard now provides an accommodation option that complements the experience to be found in Bonaire. The appeal of this island is in its natural beauty. The untouched beaches, pristine and world-renowned diving, land and water adventures, and its position outside the hurricane belt are just the first few highlights that come to my mind," said General Manager Koen Hietbrink. "Bonaire is often overlooked, but those who are in the know will find an affordable and one-of-a-kind Caribbean escape."
Building design for the hotel was lead by Coleman Partners Architects LLC, who have extensive experience working with Marriott brands, including the Ritz Carlton in both Aruba and New Orleans, Renaissance Curacao and more. Rooms, designed in neutral shades with pops of color pulled from a spectrum of blues, offer Courtyard's CYnergy design and décor.
"By providing a unique design, and both recreational activities and business capabilities, the Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire is a perfect spot to work and ideal launch point for play," Hietbrink added.
With non-stop flights out of Newark, Houston and Atlanta, the destination is easily accessible, located less than a hundred miles off the north coast of South America.
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