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Curaçao Marriott Shows Its Pride And Joy

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“Biba i laga Bibi,” which translates to “Live and Let Live,” is the philosophy of sun-drenched Curaçao, and the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino encourages LGBT vacationers to experience its gay-friendliness and relaxed ambiance. With its Pride & Joy Couples Package, the Caribbean beach resort, located on Piscadera Bay, lets gay and lesbian vacationers experience that atmosphere and the island firsthand.

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Whether guests are in town to celebrate Pride or simply relax and enjoy more than 35 beaches, diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, kayaking or horseback riding, the Marriott Curacao resort is ready to welcome sweethearts with luxurious rooms and convenient services to pamper. The 247 rooms and suites with tranquil blue hues boast private balconies or terraces where guests can relax with a glass of wine before heading to bed for a sound night’s sleep on cotton-rich sheets and plenty of fluffy pillows. Lovers also will appreciate high-speed Internet access, mini-refrigerators and cable/satellite TV.

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[gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-calendar” icon_color=”#F092Be” icon_position=”left” title=”Planning Tip” ]Curaçao will host their annual Pride celebration September 26 through October 2, 2016. Curaçao Pride 2016 will feature 7 days full of parties and events. Visit www.curacaopride.com for details.[/gdlr_box_icon]

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The Emerald Casino offers a variety of gaming options with more than 10 gaming tables that include blackjack, Texas bonus, American roulette, Caribbean stud poker and craps as well as 90 slot machines. The Health Club & Fitness Center offers the couple’s massage, included in the Pride & Joy Package in addition to services such as facials, body scrubs, manicures, pedicures and waxing.

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Travelers looking for adventure can explore the onsite, five-star PADI Dive and Water Sports Center offering a full-range of diving courses, snorkeling and romantic sunset boat trips. Local Curacao attractions include Dolphin Swim and Encounter, Willemstad City, Ostrich Farm and Curacao Sea Aquarium.

The Pride & Joy Couples Package includes:

  • beach front accommodations
  • a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • breakfast buffet daily for two in Palm Cafe
  • a romantic dinner for two on the beach
  • a couple’s massage

The Curacao resort’s Pride & Joy Couples Package is valid through December 31, 2016. Rates start at $343 per night plus applicable tax and service charge. A three-night minimum stay is required. When booking online or calling 1-800-228-9290, guests should use the promotional code 4LG. Package is based on availability and subject to restrictions.

Chase is the Founder and Creative Director of therepubliq.com, Host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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New Hyatt Place Hotel Breaks Ground at Austin’s Airport

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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is one step closer to getting a new hotel after a ground breaking ceremony for a new Hyatt Place Hotel. The four-story, 77,000 square foot and 139-room hotel, scheduled to open in spring 2017, is being built on undeveloped land located adjacent to planned retail development, off Presidential Boulevard between the airport’s Cell Phone Lot and the Hilton Austin Airport.

The hotel will take advantage of the close proximity to the airport terminal as well as a proposed retail development adjacent to the property. The hotel design places the entry along the airport’s main roadway, Presidential Boulevard. This access point will be highly visible and very convenient for passengers traveling through the airport.

The hotel will include a main lobby, café and dining area, meeting rooms, state of the art fitness center and resort style pool. Convenient surface level parking will be provided for hotel guests. In an effort to maximize building efficiency while limiting the environmental impact, the hotel will achieve LEED Silver Certification as well as an Austin Energy Green Building Two Star Rating.

The hotel is a privately developed and owned project by ABIA HP, LLC on leased land from ABIA Retail, LLC and the airport. Two local businesses, Journeyman Construction, Inc. (general contractor) and JCI Hospitality, LLC (developer and operator) will work on the project.

Source: Press release

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