Aruba: Blue Residences Opens Its Doors to Travelers



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Blue Residences, the first upscale condominium resort to open on Aruba’s Eagle Beach in 20 years, broke ground on March 3, 2014 when it officially welcomed its first guests. The property debuted its first tower – consisting of two five-bedroom penthouses, four three-bedroom penthouses, 12 three-bedroom units and 24 two-bedroom units, totaling 42 units – on March 1, 2014.

Blue Residences affords travelers with unobstructed views of the ocean in every unit, elevated ceilings in the bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms, private Jacuzzi terraces, fully loaded kitchens featuring upscale appliances and wireless Internet throughout the property. On-site amenities include a private beach and poolside butler service, concierge services and golf privileges at two nearby courses.

A second tower is scheduled to open in May 2014, while the third tower will open in January 2015. Upon its completion, the resort will boast 124 total units.

“The debut of Blue Residences marks an important event in the Aruba tourism industry, providing travelers with a selection of upscale condo-style units from which to enjoy everything the island has to offer,” said Herber Valkenberg, president of Icon Hotel Marketing, the North American representative for the resort.

Travelers can enjoy on-site amenities including a private beach protected by a jetty, an infinity swimming pool, full-service spa, fitness center, upscale restaurant and bar, mini market and deli and a landscaped sundeck. In addition to poolside butler service, guests have access to a Thrifty Car Rental desk, concierge services by De Palm Tours and can request pre-arrival grocery stocking and daily maid service. Visitors can also enjoy water sports at Eagle Beach and golf privileges at two nearby courses, including the 18-hole Tierra del Sol, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones.

Just four miles from Blue Residences, Aruba’s capital city of Oranjestad retains the charm of a quaint seaside village with the allure of a cosmopolitan, international tourist destination featuring stylish shops, gourmet restaurants, nightclubs and casinos. The city’s crystal-clear blue waters and miles of white-sand beaches often play host to music festivals and local cultural events, providing vacationers with many activities to enrich their stays.

Rates start at $225 per unit, per night March 1 – April 26, 2014 and from $150 per unit, per night, from April 27 – Dec. 20, 2014.

Blue Residences,  www.bluearuba.com