In October of 2017, the Poarch Creek casino operation purchased two new gaming properties on islands in the Caribbean. These were the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino on Oranjestad, Aruba, and the Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino in Willamsted, Curacao. While the terms of the deal were kept private by the operation, the Aruba property has 431 rooms and two luxury shopping malls, as well as a 40-acre private island. The Curacao property has 237 rooms and suites. The operation has revealed that it will spend $55 million to upgrade and renovate these locations.
This article was originally published on Caribbean Journal.
Two major casino hotels in the Caribbean have been sold.
US-based Wind Creek Hospitality, an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has acquired both the Aruba Renaissance Resort and Casino and the Curacao Renaissance Resort and Casino.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Both resorts will continue to operate under Marriott’s Renaissance brand, the company said.
The resorts are located in two of the Caribbean’s bustling downtown areas: Oranjestad, Aruba and Willemstad, Curacao.
“We are thrilled to add these incredible properties to our Wind Creek portfolio,” said Tribal Chair Stephanie Bryan of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, owners of Wind Creek Hospitality. “We look forward to being part of the communities in Aruba and in Curacao. I know our guests will love being able to travel to two of the best Caribbean destinations as part of our Wind Creek Rewards program.”
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